The Myth of America Meritocracy

    https://youtu.be/meiU6TxysCg What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? by Ron Unz American Conservative (PDF) edited by O Society Mar 21, 2019 Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Timesstory broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a … Continue reading The Myth of America Meritocracy

The Children Are Coming, The Children Are Coming…

...and they are pissed! Adults refuse to fix the world's glaring problems, so the kids stand up for themselves Common Dreams edited by O Society Mar 20, 2019 Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the … Continue reading The Children Are Coming, The Children Are Coming…

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

A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

written by Bruce Levine March 15, 2019 Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in Macy’s window at high noon and tell me it smells like roses.” Johnson…   Lyndon Johnson famously proclaimed his requirements for an appointee: “I want him to kiss my ass in … Continue reading A psychologist explains how people become anti-authoritarians

Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

Meritocracy is a marketing gimmick. Just like “New & Improved” is a marketing gimmick. This one’s called “Nothing Sells Like Success.” This marketing slogan helps the Harvard MBA and JD crowd sleep at night. Ethics and real philosophical debate are not allowed at MBA school. No, they aren't. Ain't allowed in Congress either. No, it … Continue reading Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

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

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