Donald Trump is but one symptom of a wider problem, one which weakens the United States on the international stage. by Stephen Walt Foreign Policy edited by O Society March 27, 2019 If we’ve been paying attention, Americans received some rude wake-up calls in recent years. What unpleasant news do these messages convey? Our country is much … Continue reading America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat
Bang. Another massacre. Was it kids again this time? by Jim Wright Stonekettle Station And that, my friends, is exactly the power the gun nuts in this country want every person to have. This slaughter is exactly the future the National Rifle Association and their pet politicians wanted. This is the power the NRA wants … Continue reading 7 Stages of Gun Violence
This Land; A Musical Interlude with Gary Clark Jr https://youtu.be/9KgNaRQ_J-c by O Society Feb 25, 2019 Having an ongoing discussion with several of our O Society readers and writers about American Exceptionalism aka "Celebrating other people's accomplishments as if they were your own." Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes it is not so good. … Continue reading This Land; Gary Clark Jr (Musical Interlude)
by Mark Manson Imagine this: you’re a kid again, and you want to sell lemonade in your neighborhood. So you set up your little lemonade stand with your cardboard sign written in crayon and get to work. The first day, one person comes and buys some lemonade. Then the second day, two people come. Then … Continue reading The American Dream is Killing Us
The nation shopped while our democracy crumbled, and this escapist consumerism is what birthed Trump. by BOB HENNELLY Salon Just when we thought the media’s hysteria and hand-wringing over Trump occupying the White House reached its climax, his latest antics and disclosures of past wrongdoing took it all to a higher level. It is a cycle that … Continue reading Our Empty National Soul
by Danny Haiphong Black Agenda Report Dec 12, 2018 Clinton’s reemergence is a dangerous reminder of who she really is: a “too big to fail” parasite of finance capital and the war machine. “Her embarrassing defeat to Trump did not cause the ruling elites to disinvest from the Clinton machine.” https://youtu.be/GML1ketVPmU Black revolutionary Malcolm X … Continue reading Hillary 2020 is Too Big To Fail: Malcom X’s American Nightmare on Steroids
The Long Struggle for America’s Soul by By Andrew Delbanco NYTimes Nov 2, 2018 Like many Americans, I’ve been following events at our southern border — the separation of children from their parents; the president’s denigration of nonwhite migrants as criminals, rapists and animals; his bluster about denying birthright citizenship to their children; and his … Continue reading What if Donald Trump is what America is all about?