Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Complaints about “capitalism” have become more common the last few years in the United States. This has been a welcome development. Anytime the collective perspective is widened, it’s beneficial to at least some degree. In a complementary way, calls for “socialism” have also become more … Continue reading Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)

The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

by Ellen Brown Web of Debt edited by O Society April 26, 2019 As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is close, … Continue reading The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us

Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality

It is because Republicans aren’t afraid of socialism — Republicans are afraid of equality with people they see as inferior to themselves by Nicolas Powers TruthOut edited by O Society April 11, 2019 "They want to take away your hamburger!” former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka declared in February. “This is what Stalin dreamt about … … Continue reading Conservatives Don’t Hate Socialism, Conservatives Hate Equality

What Does “Freedom” Mean?

America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.   by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute edited by O Society March 21, 2019 The Oregonian reported fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population … Continue reading What Does “Freedom” Mean?

Bernie Sanders’ Policies are Mainstream, Normal, and Popular No Matter How Often He’s Called a “Socialist”

  Bernie Sanders isn't a radical: Noam Chomsky is exactly right regarding how mainstream Bernie's policies really are The idea that Sanders is an extremist is patently false — it's the Republican movement that's radical by Sean Illing Salon edited by O Society Mar 18, 2019 Lost in the discussions about Bernie Sanders's “socialism” is … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Policies are Mainstream, Normal, and Popular No Matter How Often He’s Called a “Socialist”

The Narcissism of Capital

by Mawr Gorshin Infinite Ocean edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 Photo by Carlos Herrero on Pexels.comIntroduction Analysis of the 1944 film adaptation of Gaslight, leads to a recognition of ‘political gaslighting.' In abusive interpersonal relationships, the abuser fabricates, denies, and distorts the truth to disorient the victim. The super-rich, as well as the … Continue reading The Narcissism of Capital