The Psychology of Getting Julian Assange Part 3 – Wikileaks and Russiagate: Trust Us, We’re The CIA

by Lissa Johnson New Matilda edited by O Society Mar 21, 2019 In the third of her special investigative series on Julian Assange, clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson sheds a little more light on the ways the world’s most consistently dishonest state co-opted so many otherwise intelligent people into shooting the messenger. Julian Assange is in … Continue reading The Psychology of Getting Julian Assange Part 3 – Wikileaks and Russiagate: Trust Us, We’re The CIA

The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes

by Zeynep Tufekci Wired Feb 18, 2019 IN THE SUMMER of 2006, Fidel Castro unexpectedly announced he was temporarily handing over power to his brother. Turns out he needed to undergo intestinal surgery. Afterward, an anchor on state-run television read a statement, said to have been written by Castro, attesting that all was well. But there … Continue reading The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes

Worshipping the Electronic Image

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Feb 18, 2019 Donald Trump, like much of the American public, is entranced by electronic images. He interprets reality through the distortions of digital media. His decisions, opinions, political positions, prejudices and sense of self are reflected back to him on screens. He views himself and the world around him as … Continue reading Worshipping the Electronic Image

It’s Not An Easy Thing To Admit When You’re Wrong; That’s Why I Won’t Do It

by Bob Lansdown All of us do or say the wrong thing from time to time. It’s my belief that what matters most is not the mistakes we make in life, but how we choose to respond after we’ve made them. Refusing to acknowledge our errors is easy: We simply presume that we are correct … Continue reading It’s Not An Easy Thing To Admit When You’re Wrong; That’s Why I Won’t Do It

The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

(Editor's note: O Society readers will recognize this as just another manifestation of the Conservative Moral Hierarchy . The reason this manifestation is so acute the specific case of AOC is her presence in Congress violates the CMH in multiple status categories: race, sex, age, wealth...)  Laura Basset Yahoo! News Jan 11, 2019 Conservatives’ bizarre, … Continue reading The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

Someone Finally Connected the Dots: Russiagate is Helping Trump

  Darius Shahtahmasebi interviews Aaron Maté Jan 4, 2019 Aaron Maté is a journalist known for his work as a host/ producer at the Real News, Democracy Now, and Al Jazeera English. He is also a contributor at the Nation, who dedicates much of his column space to debunking claims the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian … Continue reading Someone Finally Connected the Dots: Russiagate is Helping Trump

It isn’t just the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica – The Koch Brothers Own a Data Mining Company That Gives Your Personal Info to Politicians Too

The Koch Big Brothers Are Watching You https://youtu.be/ao0uFIuF_HQ Cambridge Analytica, owned by Robert Mercer, is in the news, but other companies — like the Koch Brothers’ i360 and Karl Rove’s Data Trust — are far more dangerous, says investigative reporter Greg Palast Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining by … Continue reading It isn’t just the Mercers and Cambridge Analytica – The Koch Brothers Own a Data Mining Company That Gives Your Personal Info to Politicians Too