The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange, Part 2: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story

written by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 20, 2019 In her ongoing special investigation into the detention of Julian Assange, Lissa Johnson turns to the art of smear, and how to corrupt a judicial system. On Friday 14th February, the Editor in Chief of news website Consortium News, Joe Lauria, visited Sydney to … Continue reading The Psychology Of Getting Julian Assange, Part 2: The Court Of Public Opinion And The Blood-Curdling Untold Story

The Eye of Sauron is Upon Us

Written by James Heddle  EON Edited by O Society  Mar 13, 2019 5G - Surveillance Capitalism on Steroids Part 2 of The Panopticon Perplex Tolkin’s fictional Dark Lord Sauron used a magic all-seeing orb to overlook and intervene in the affairs of Middle Earth - Now we have our own real world counterparts "We have work … Continue reading The Eye of Sauron is Upon Us

You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Cannot Keep a Herd of Sheep from Going to Slaughter

by O Society Mar 11, 2019 "Mind-monkey" 心猿 "Intention-horse" 意馬 Google Translate: 心猿意馬 = Xinyuanyima = "monkey mind thought horse" = "distracted; indecisive; restless" The ape swings from tree to tree; put the horse back in its stall image: Gibbons and Horses 10th century Song You can lead a horse to water; but you cannot … Continue reading You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Cannot Keep a Herd of Sheep from Going to Slaughter

Teen who vaccinated himself says his anti-vaxx Mom gets her misinformation from Facebook (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to Echochamber Friday, which is when we decide to read articles we'd normally skip over so we don't become frogs in a well. For instance, I am not on Facebook, so I was unaware until just now the Andrew Wakefield minions are at it again. by O Society March 8, 2019 If you are … Continue reading Teen who vaccinated himself says his anti-vaxx Mom gets her misinformation from Facebook (Echochamber Friday)

The Art of Unlearning

written by Scott Young edited by O Society Mar 7 2019 “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” ~ Mark Twain Dear Quote Investigator (question): The Oscar-winning 2015 film “The Big Short” begins with a display of ^ this ^ statement. The … Continue reading The Art of Unlearning

We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us: Age of Surveillance Capitalism

From the very first page, I was consumed with an overwhelming imperative: everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense. Amy Goodman interviews Shoshana Zuboff  Democracy Now! Mar 1, 2019 Corporations created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences. That is the conclusion of an explosive new book that … Continue reading We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us: Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Workism Religion Is Making Americans Miserable

For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver. by Derek Thompson Atlantic Feb 24, 2019 In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend. … Continue reading The Workism Religion Is Making Americans Miserable