The idea of absurdism attempts to describe the human condition, but it can also help us understand our current social climate by Kameron McNair Daily Beast edited by O Society May 18, 2019 It’s hard for any person to log into social media without seeing something that makes them do a double take—maybe it’s a puppy … Continue reading Twitter, Trump, and Sisyphus: The United States of Absurd
Psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says there's a simple reason incompetent men become leaders written by Nicole Karlis Salon edited by O Society April 4, 2019 It is perplexing to think although humans have unprecedented, near-instant access to more historical information than at any other point in history, we are in a political epoch characterized by a … Continue reading How incompetent men fail their way to the top
written by Maureen Herman & Katie Schwartz edited by O Society Mar 12, 2019 If Trump has a Personality Disorder it may be the “What” in the collective “WTF?” PHOTO BY CBS TELEVISION (LOST IN SPACE) “Danger, Will Robinson.” The presidency and public are in transition, awkwardly adjusting from Obama’s audacity of hope brand to … Continue reading Trump’s Personality Disorder: the “What” in our collective “WTF?”
an interview with Lance Dodes Raw Story Mar 1, 2019 This week, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified before the House Oversight Committee about his role in facilitating Trump’s potential crimes and misbehaviors. At the same time, Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The summit failed to secure a de-nuclearization … Continue reading Mr. Trump is a sociopath, in that he meets every criterion for the official diagnostic term “Antisocial Personality Disorder.”
Medhi Hasan interviews David Cay Johnston and Bandy X Lee Deconstructed Jan 21, 2019 Audio of interview is here. DONALD TRUMP’S ROSE Garden speech last week announcing his emergency declaration over the “crisis” at the southern border was rambling, incoherent, and unhinged: in short, everything we’ve come to expect from the 45th president of the United … Continue reading Crazy in Chief: Why Don’t the Media Discuss Trump’s Mental Instability?
by Adam Schiff Washington Post Feb 21, 2019 Adam B. Schiff, a Democrat, represents California’s 28th Congressional District in the House and is chairman of the Intelligence Committee. This is a moment of great peril for our democracy. Our country is deeply divided. Our national discourse has become coarse, indeed, poisonous. Disunity and dysfunction … Continue reading An open letter to my Republican colleagues – What Would Lincoln Do?
I Am the Walrus by the Beatles. by Fred Reed Fred On Everything Feb 8, 2019 American government has become a collection of sordid and dangerous clowns. It was not always thus. Until Bush II, those governing were never lunatics. Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Obama, Clinton had their defects, were sometimes corrupt, and could be … Continue reading Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show