Neoliberalism Forever!

by O Society June 24, 2019 https://youtu.be/kRZe9cR1zqc In America, most folks don’t really understand what neoliberalism is or what socialism is or what being a reactionary is either. Ain't nobody got time for that! Instead, politics is devolved into WWF Wrassling complete with heel vs. face storylines, which helps keep the average person from even … Continue reading Neoliberalism Forever!

‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent by Adam Winkler Atlantic edited by O Society June 22, 2019 Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of … Continue reading ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

Russia-gate and Inauthentic Opposition

by Paul Street CounterPunch edited by O Society June 4, 2019 If historians still exist years from now, some of them will be struck by how Donald Trump’s Democratic Party critics and their media allies obsessed over the 45th United States President’s real and alleged connections to Russia while saying comparatively little about his enactment … Continue reading Russia-gate and Inauthentic Opposition

The faux revolution of mindfulness

by Ronald Purser OpenDemocracy edited by O Society May 25, 2019 According to its backers we’re in the midst of a “mindfulness revolution.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, recently dubbed the “father of mindfulness,” goes so far as to proclaim that we’re on the verge of a global renaissance, and that mindfulness “may actually be the only promise … Continue reading The faux revolution of mindfulness

Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

Capitalist realism (aka neoliberalism) is the ambient all-pervasive atmosphere where it's just sort of implied capitalism is all there is. It conditions how we view the world, how we work, our social relations, even our thoughts and behaviors. When it comes to mental health, capitalist realism frames mental illness as a purely chemical imbalance in … Continue reading Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

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)

Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion

by Graham Peebles Counterpunch edited by O Society May, 8, 2019 The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency … Continue reading Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion