The Identarian Hijacking of Left Wing Politics

identarian: adj (comparative more identarian, superlative most identarian) Of or pertaining to the formation of identity. by LeftInNewZealand edited by O Society June 9, 2019 As the days go by, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to declare myself as someone "from the left." Although deep down I know this is where my politics and morals lie. … Continue reading The Identarian Hijacking of Left Wing Politics

Climate Crisis and Conflict Cause Immigration Crowd Surge (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 15)

by O Society April 13, 2019 One of our readers pointed out Steve Bannon - political strategist for Donald Trump and Robert Mercer, major player in the Cambridge Analytica and Breitbart stories - is currently going toe-to-toe with the Pope. Bannon is a self-described Catholic, so what's up with that? Shouldn't he bow his head … Continue reading Climate Crisis and Conflict Cause Immigration Crowd Surge (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 15)

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

Elmer Gantry and the Global Rise of the Christian Right

If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. by John Feeley Foreign Policy in Focus edited by O Society He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does attend services, for instance on Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day. Otherwise, the president … Continue reading Elmer Gantry and the Global Rise of the Christian Right

Why do you think Bernie Sanders has difficulty getting the support of African Americans? (a Sunday school sermon)

Someone asked me this question recently: "Why do you think Sanders has difficulty getting the support of African Americans?  There is no reason I can see for this lack of support..." ^This is a fantastic question. I don't know exactly what the answer is. Let's find out... by O Society Feb 24, 2019 First off, … Continue reading Why do you think Bernie Sanders has difficulty getting the support of African Americans? (a Sunday school sermon)

Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be ‘Liberal’ Anymore?

by Nikil Saval New York Times July 5, 2017 ‘‘Liberal’’ has long been a dirty word to the American political right. It may be shortened, in the parlance of the Limbaugh Belt, to ‘‘libs,’’ or expanded to the offensive portmanteau ‘‘libtards.’’ But its target is always clear. For the people who use these epithets, liberals are, … Continue reading Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be ‘Liberal’ Anymore?

Seven things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

by GRETA CHRISTINA   Raw Story Jan 21, 2019 "Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” How many people … Continue reading Seven things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand