Tuesday, 17 July 2012
... and doubling down so people don't realize they are lying and lynch them. But it's having the opposite effect. It's so sad because I know many in the GOP are heading for an old fashioned lynch mob, including innocents and people who should just be in jail and I'm almost helpless to stop it. So my blogs are tough cause I'm trying to save lives (Yes, I'm going by the numbers. Minor people like O' Reilly or Limbaugh don't matter to me. I would rather save innocents.)
In the South you are either "one of ours" or "one of thiers" [“Anatomy of Injustice”: Death in a small town]. Nixon used this racist strategy to fool the South during a time of confusion (they used to be Democrats and now they think they are "Republicans"). Once loyalty is bought they stay loyal (basic slave mentality, I think the slave behavior from the early days of the Republic transferred to the white Southern population just like the beliefs of Native Americans did (i.e. because of guilt). Brings new meaning to the phrase, "What is killed becomes the father"). Anyways, meet Rush Limbaugh the Leader of the GOP & The Last Light of Nixon...
The following Rush Limbaugh example shows that there is literally a market for stereotypes and bigotry with an angry tone (a 'self-righteousness') and that he is either still on drugs or he is in need of psychiatric care...
Moment Of Zen: Notice what the members of the crowd are shouting, especially at approx 2 mins into the following video: "You are the Anti-Christ"
On Rush Limbaugh...
Turns out Rush Limbaugh is well respected in the Republican party. He's supposed to be one person who "speaks everyone's mind" (which reminds me of the borg). All this time I spent in Oklahoma and I never realized that the leader of the crazy, violent, fundamentalist rhetoric was basically one man. A radio shock jock.
Fox News compares Rush Limbaugh to Bill Maher, and accuses comedians of having a liberal double standard.
Notice how paranoid and delusional Rush Limbaugh is (probably because of the drugs he has been on, they must have messed with his brain!)...
Heatsteria: Part-time weather balloon Rush Limbaugh exposes the government-manufactured heat index conspiracy, while SpongeBob brainwashes kids with global warming propaganda.
Rush Limbaugh [at 1 minute 34 seconds] 'they are playing games with us, messing with our heads with this heat index thing, government trying to tell us how to feel (an example of full blown paranoia... and of a fat guy getting disturbed by a composite number as layers of fat make it harder for the body to regulate it's temperature i.e. it's bad for metabolism)
The following is proof that birds of a feather, really do, flock together!
Or, in this case, sluts, such as Rush, Newt and Cain, stick together! (eewww! I meant protect each other sheesh!)
Background info (news reports):
Hermain Cain's story has changed a number of times as his campaign desperately tries to fend off allegations that he sexually harassed a number of female employees while running a Washington lobbying organisation.
As the number of sexual harassment allegations increased... people realized that Herman Cain was only ONE extra marital affair behind Newt Gingrich!
He Said, She Said, She Said, She Said, She Said, She Was Paid Not to Say
Allegations of an extramarital affair lead Herman Cain to reassess his candidacy and consider leaving his election-lover's pizza half-baked.
Turns out it's true!
Indecision 2012 - Herman Cain Won't Be Stopped
Herman Cain appears on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" shortly after a fourth woman steps forward with graphic sexual harassment accusations.
Even Rush Limbaugh will NOT go against a fellow conservative slut... er, black pizza guy (also see the second paragraph of this post)...
Herman Cain's sexual harassment scandal doesn't hurt his campaign fundraising, and Rush Limbaugh shares his racial stereotype expertise...
Rush Limbaugh continued to defend Herman Cain against slut ... er, extra-marital affair... accusations...
When Newt Gingrich has proven himself a slut, Herman Cain has proven himself a slut... and Rush defends them... then obviously, Rush likes sluts of the male variety. In fact, Rush Limbaugh could easily be a closet homosexual who wants Harman Cain all to himself! (note: closet homosexuals do often marry women)
What the question has become now...
Rush Limbaugh is a "shock jock". In the United States there are people such as Limbaugh or that other guy who was on radio but is now on Satellite Radio (probably would be considered a liberal shock jock, name is Howard Stern) who say and do shocking things to gain publicity. Limbaugh is one of these people.
What's interesting is that the whole GOP and Fox News is copying him! Why the hell would do they that?
1. Relevant: 1st: "Ever wonder why it is that Fox News can lie over and over again - yet continue to call itself "News"? It's because Fox News is a corporation"--- and so they are allowed to! Proof is here.
2. Notice that Murdoch has been involved in phone hacking scandals on stuff related to 9/11 and murdered children... then read this = I have outlined all the treasonous activity by the Murdochs, the owners of the news channel that copies Limbaugh, here
Note 1: Defined as 'war on citizens' by the Constitution -i.e. look-up article 3, section 3 of the US Constitution.
Note 2: Mitt Romney said "It's not the language I would use", i.e. he believes using contraceptives to reduce the problem of ovarian cysts is being a slut! i.e. he is participating in Fox-News/GOP slander (also notice - below - that Mitt Romney uses the same tactic of silent agreement with Donald Trump on the birther "issue", this is how he "tells" his followers that these people are right, he just can't say it cause this is an election. This man MUST be vetted properly!!!)
Donald Trump is a guy who has failed at EVERY business he has attempted (and gotten bailed out by friends). Currently Trump does a show called "Apprentice" where he teaches the tactics that brought him 4 bankruptcies ... to everyone... for free! [BTW, how incompetent MUST Donald Trump be to bankrupt a CASINO?] He is also a part of the GOP, so he is using the same "he is an alien" strategy (this strategy takes many forms, from "closet muslim" to "anti-christ" (see above) - Publicly they say closet muslim (or whatever is politically correct) and privately they say anti-christ, basic Southern racist behavior (don't let anyone know what we think but get angry at the kids if they act like us cause we didn't teach them to lie.)
Donald Trump is a perfect example of why the GOP is focusing on outsourcing, economic terrorism and the birther issue. The birther issue is thier only way they can keep the attention of a racist population that doesn't particularly like the North to begin with. Obama is both black and a Northerner (from Chicago nevertheless!)... thus he must be wrong, "we just havn't found the proof yet"... in the meantime, ignore proof of all other sorts for thier own masters/leaders(see traditionalism of the peasant population of the South below).
5.30pm: CNN has now blogged its own report on Wolf Blitzer's birthtastic interview with Donald Trump, which is a good place to start for those wanting a post-match summary:
Blitzer presented Trump with newspaper announcements of Obama's birth.
Trump interrupted, "Can you stop defending Obama?"
"Donald, you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you," Blitzer replied.
"You are, Wolf," Trump fired back. "Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous."
Trump then alleged that the practice of filing US birth announcements for an overseas birth was commonplace, though he offered no evidence.
At any moment it seemed like Trump was going to say "I know you are, but what am I?"
Later tonight, as mentioned previously, Trump and Romney appear together at a fundraising event in Las Vegas. But it may be that Trump's big mouth has stepped on tonight's big news, that Romney finally and mathematicaly clinches the Republican nomination once the Texas primary result is in. But we can deal with that tomorrow.
Mitt Romney's continued embrace of Donald Trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership. If Mitt Romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like Donald Trump because he's so concerned about lining his campaign's pockets, what does that say about the kind of President he would be?
5.06pm: Anyway, while all that was going on, Bob Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama. As was former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, author Toni Morrison, and several others.
Presumably President Romney will award the medal to Donald Trump in 2015.
During a phone interview from Las Vegas, Trump defended his ongoing claims that Obama may not have been born in the United States, a charge that Mitt Romney has sought to distance himself from even as he courts Trump's support.
"Many people do not think [his birth certificate] was authentic," Trump said. "Frankly, if you would report it accurately, you would probably get better ratings than you're getting."
Later in the segment, Trump accused Blitzer and CNN of covering the birtherism charge "because you feel its probably going to get a few more people watching your station, which they're probably not doing.
Satire: Colbert Report Explains...
1. Republican 'purity test' is basically 'anti-Obama',
4. Republicans have a record of re-naming things (called 're-frame' - see interview with Frank Luntz below).
1.A GOP purity test? The "Resolution on Reagan's Unity Principle for Support of Candidates" outlines 10 conservative principles the group of signees wants potential candidates to abide by. The principles include support for: (1) Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill (2) Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare; (3) Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation; (4) Workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check (5) Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants; (6) Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges; (7) Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat (8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act; (9) Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and (10) The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership "President Ronald Reagan believed, as a result, that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent," the resolution states. But if a candidate disagrees with three of the above, then the group wants the RNC to withhold financial assistance and an endorsement from that candidate.
Context to understand the effects of the GOP on actual politicians is reflected in the following interview: This interview is with the ex-GOP president, notice how different he is...
Notice Michael Steel's use of the word 'establishment republicans' and that there was a change in republican party from the 1850s (from individuals to institutions)... i.e. the official (or rather unofficial) party direction is to help business over the individual which, over time, naturally came to be corporations. That's how the republican party became what it is today (also read True Republicanism)
2. Stephen Colbert, "Unsubstantiated rumors about people you don't support become majority beliefs"
Proof - Article Extract: To get to the data, our April 20-23 USA Today/Gallup poll showed that 9% of all Americans say that Obama was “definitely” not born in the U.S. Another 15% say that Obama was “probably” not born in the U.S. That’s about a quarter of the U.S. adult population, 24% who have doubts about Obama's being "natural born," the constitutional requirement for a president. That contrasts with 38% of Americans who say Obama was “definitely” born in the U.S. and another 18% who say he was “probably” born in the U.S. Another 20% said that they didn’t know enough to say or refused to answer. Who were those 24% who suspect Obama was not born in the U.S.? Beliefs about Obama's birthplace are certainly related to education . Although 13% of those with post-graduate educations say that Obama was probably or definitely not born in the U.S., that’s half the 28% of those with some college and 26% of those with only a high school education or less who believe Obama was not native born. Beliefs about Obama’s birth are strongly related to partisanship: 43% of Republicans say that Obama was not born in the U.S., including 15% who are definite in their beliefs and another 28% who say “probably.” Of some concern to the White House and Obama’s 2012 re-election strategists is the fact that 20% of independents believe Obama was probably or definitely not born in the U.S. Nine percent of Democrats agree. Naturally enough, this partisanship connection means there is a connection between beliefs in Obama's place of birth and intent to vote for Obama. Seventy-five percent of registered voters who say Obama was born in U.S. would consider voting for him. Fifteen percent of those who say he was not born in the U.S. would consider voting for Obama, while 85% say they definitely would not.
3. On the debt ceiling = [Case Study] Political Nonsense of the Debt Ceiling "Debate"
4. Renaming things...
Tips on the following topics from above video:
2. Handling audience tips,
3. Creating a more positive phrase for 'drilling for oil' became 'energy exploration'. (inaccuracy doesn't matter as long as there is a sliver of fact - KISS principle, i.e'. keep it simple stupid),
4. 'climate change' as opposed to 'global warming' ,
5. 'simple truth' (not a lie as it contains a sliver of fact!),
6. 'you decide' to lock in the last manipulative phrase (most of the viewers decisions are based on the views of who they trust... even the books they read ),
7. 'buzz words' - words that people focus on opposed to facts,
8. Use 'simple truth' only once in a discussion or article ?,
9. A criminal getting caught should apologize 3 times, "I'm sorry, I made a mistake, forgive me'
10. Uses the sighing gesture in an interesting way... separating interview reality from fox news manipulations realities,
11. Frank Luntz is marketing a book, which is why he is exposing fox news/tea party secrets... we should get more fox news 'analysts' to write books! . [fox news interview is here - Learn from this book for political success. Words like 'imagine' and 'real time' and other words/tactics used by Frank Luntz above, I first encountered when I started studying hypnosis about 13-14 years ago. Some further research links...
From Wikipedia "The Milton Model lists the key parts of speech and key patterns that are useful in directing another person's line of thinking by being "artfully vague", and in principle the model states that larger chunks (more general use of language) can lead to more rapport, while smaller chunks, (more specific language) is more limiting and has a greater chance of excluding concepts from a person's experience."
Why do these manipulative tactics work on 47% of US population?
Because of emotional attachment to tradition...
The question remains...
why does Mitt Romney do so well?
Answer: Because the Republican party is more traditional than many analysts realize. With John McCain's support, the "waiting in line" torch was passed on to Mitt Romney and so he is now the unofficial 'party head'.
Despite the tea party’s extraordinary energy over the past year, it looks like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win his party’s nomination. At the end of the day, Republicans are following a familiar pattern: Nominating the mainstream candidate who has waited his turn. This is the party that’s had a Bush or a Dole on its ticket for 20 years. It’s a party that also had Richard Nixon on its presidential ticket for 20 years.
Basic Psychology - The Emotional Nature of Decision Making
(Thus meditation and critical thinking are important to civilization)
The myth that 'Man is a rational animal' is so old that people often believe it without question. A modern philosopher, Bertrand Russell, has made this comment on the belief of our rationality, "It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."Of course, this was a long time ago and was a comment based on personal observation.
Nowadays, we need studies (which is a good thing if insight into human nature can be proven for consensus), so...
Study: Emotion rules the brain's decisions The evidence has been piling up throughout history, and now neuroscientists have proved it's true: The brain's wiring emphatically relies on emotion over intellect in decision-making. A brain-imaging study reported in the current Science examines "framing," a hot topic among psychologists, economists and political hucksters. Framing studies have shown that how a question is posed — think negative ads, for instance — skews decision-making. But no one showed exactly how this effect worked in the human brain until the brain-imaging study led by Benedetto De Martino of University College London. The brain images revealed the amygdala, a neural region that processes strong negative emotions such as fear, fired up vigorously in response to each two-second (on average) gambling decision. Where people resisted the framing effect, a brain region connected to positive emotions such as empathy, and another that activates whenever people face choices, lit up as well, seeming to duke it out over the decision. "We found everyone showed emotional biases, more or less; no one was totally free of them," De Martino says. Even among the four participants who were aware they were inconsistent in decision-making, "they said, 'I know, I just couldn't help myself,' " he says.
Research into organizational decision making has shown a similar result...
Toxic Decision Processes: A Study of Emotion and Organizational Decision Making Organizational research has increasingly recognized the emotional nature of organizations and organizational life. We now widely accept organizations as "emotional arenas" and acknowledge the emotionally saturated nature of people’s work experience. Even decision-making research, one of the most cognitively oriented domains of organizational behavior, shows a growing concern for the role of emotion. The emotionality of organizational decision processes can be very subtle, as in many highly routinized decisions, while other issues provoke intensely emotional decision processes. Potential mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing, for instance, can have dramatic effects on how employees feel about themselves and their organizations; knowing this can have significant impact on the way these decisions are made.
Given how emotions affect our decision making its obvious that the more balanced our emotions are the better our decision making skills will be. This approach is addressed in the concept of Emotional Intelligence in basic psychology. The following gives an outline of this approach...
Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic.
1. Perceiving Emotions: The first step in understanding emotions is to accurately perceive them. In many cases, this might involve understanding nonverbal signals such as body language and facial expressions.
2. Reasoning With Emotions: The next step involves using emotions to promote thinking and cognitive activity. Emotions help prioritize what we pay attention and react to; we respond emotionally to things that garner our attention.
3. Understanding Emotions: The emotions that we perceive can carry a wide variety of meanings. If someone is expressing angry emotions, the observer must interpret the cause of their anger and what it might mean. For example, if your boss is acting angry, it might mean that he is dissatisfied with your work; or it could be because he got a speeding ticket on his way to work that morning or that he's been fighting with his wife.
4. Managing Emotions: The ability to manage emotions effectively is a key part of emotional intelligence. Regulating emotions, responding appropriately and responding to the emotions of others are all important aspect of emotional management.
Note:The idea that emotional intelligence could be only inborn and not have anything to do with life experiences seems to contradict the idea that environment has any effect on behaviour. However, rather than arguing that point in this general article, I thought I would just point out that even simple changes in environment can change our emotional outlook and therefore our decision making.
For example: The following study looks at how a little emotional indulgence in luxury can skew decision making... "Luxury-primed individuals tend to make decisions that are self-interested and arguably unethical." A second, word-association experiment suggested that luxury does not necessarily induce "nasty" behavior toward others, but more indifference toward them. The findings are sure to touch a nerve in an era of mega-sized corporate bonuses and the parallel currency of limousines, private jets and other pricey perks. After all, it was John Thain's lavish $1.2 million office renovation, including an infamous $35,000 antique commode, that is remembered more than his salary in the final days of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch. The researchers said that, in practical terms, the same business meeting could reach different decisions when held at a fancy resort as opposed to in a modest conference room. "Working in a business setting surrounded by money and luxuries might well have an effect on cognition and decision making," said Chua and Zou. "Perhaps limiting corporate excesses and luxuries might indeed be a step toward getting executives to behave more responsibly."
Video - The Emotional Brain: An Introduction To Affective Neuroscience
Real Life Examples
1. Interview: A discussion of rational vs. emotional decision making
2. Interview: A look at how an emotion such as love can cloud your decision making skills (and a model made by a dating site based on some neuroscience to try and match people together)...