C’mon, Anonymous, Has history taught you nothing? The left is about to grab our guns because they are more stupid than we are? They own the media because they are more stupid than we are? They won the Presidency because...etc. How hard do we have to be smacked around before we wise up?
You want to fall back on “brain chemistry” as your barricade, then don’t belittle my observation that adrenaline powers conservative thought in a K threat environment, whatever the hell that is. And that adrenaline “thinking” is why we don’t have a thing to worry about? (slowly shakes head, wonders how the sam dog we got from the republicanism of our founding fathers to the “Republican Party USA” while managing to lose the whole enchilada). Somehow I just don’t see Abraham Lincoln shaking his fist in anyone’s face.
Just be ready to smile for the cameras cuz it ain’t set piece Napoleonic era warfare any longer, in case you haven’t noticed. It’s about media, son, and until we get media literate, we’ll be Ethiopia and they will be Benito Mussolini.
Just to recap, take a look around...we’re against the wall because we are *smarter* than they are. Did I sum that up pretty good? Did those asterisks make it all sparkly for you?
PS. In case you think that liberals will quail and fade when intimidated, let me take you back to Moscow and Leningrad 1917.
PPS. At our level of technological advancement, Malthusian scarcity is an artificial chimera. In case you haven’t noticed, humans are not animals, they invent stuff like transportation grids and refrigeration. This planet can produce enough of everything for everyone, it’s just a matter of ahem, WILL. Thank you for your attention. You can now let your thoughts rubber band back to amygdalaville...
“The left is about to grab our guns because they are more stupid than we are? They own the media because they are more stupid than we are? They won the Presidency because...”
No, IQ has nothing to do with it (Though Woodley makes a good case that specialist intelligence (vs general intelligence) may tend to be an r-strategy of competition avoidance, but I digress).
What I am saying is Liberals process information differently, and this can be used against them. Present information in a certian way, and they cannot handle it. Check the Mike Wallace video at my site. For fifteen minutes, he argues with Conservatives who argue logically. He actually gets more vituperative.
One Marine presents info to him this way (Same argument, different presentation). He immeidately folds, looks ashamed, wrings his hands compulsively, and agress with the Marine.
Romney could have torn Obama apart with this type of argumentative style, making him look weak and pathetic, an both a rhetiric al sense, and in a body language sense, ala Wallace. I don’t know if Obama looking utterly dejected and pathetic would have overcome the flood of indigent voters, but it might have. Done over a long term period, this would change society’s view of our ideologies.
What you have to realize is I did not happen here by chance, or see all this due to a quirk. I got to know this psychology inside and out, due to unique circumstances which gave me a window into it most, yourself included, do not have.
And notice, as much as you want to criticize what I say (Though your writing indicates you barely read it), if you looked closer, you would see a fair amount of my piece is based on hard, peer reviewed work by John Jost, himself a Liberal. If you don’t beleive me, and know better than the current state of the art of the science yourself, Wow - I am impressed.
“Somehow I just dont see Abraham Lincoln shaking his fist in anyones face.”
If you think the psychology of the American populace is stable, and not in any way variable, and Lincoln’s America was just like today’s dopamine saturated, r-environment, you will never understand humans.
“Just be ready to smile for the cameras cuz it aint set piece Napoleonic era warfare any longer, in case you havent noticed. Its about media, son, and until we get media literate, well be Ethiopia and they will be Benito Mussolini.”
What am I arguing here? How to present information.
Regardless, in my view, our course is unchangable. Even if we elected Romney, and an entire congress of Republicans, we would still see a collaspe of our government, just it would be delayed. Nobody has the ability to stop it. The war we are going to face is a Bosnian-type/ DC-Sniper War, and it will be nasty.
“slowly shakes head, wonders how the sam dog we got from the republicanism of our founding fathers to the Republican Party USA while managing to lose the whole enchilada”
I don’t know. Maybe we altered our psychology somehow, maybe it was an alteration that r/K Selection Theory would have predicited based on resource aailability, and which might be rooted in a physical, biological underpinning? One minute you criticise what I saw, and in the next, you lament that you don’t know the very thing which I just pointed out is explained in scientific journals.
Let me ask you this. What is different about today, from when Reagan was in office?
Answer? Reagan’s arugmentative style, which was short, aggressive, demeaning, and humerous/ridiculing. Liberals respond to it instinctively.
But by all means, present a calm logical argument to Liberals, and ask them to agree with you. I’m sure our Republic, as it was founded will rapidly return.