Skip to comments.Greenfield: Our Consensus Rulers
Posted on 06/29/2014 4:08:13 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell
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I’ll sum up the article in one word - groupthink
Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking
Thou shall not allow any member to question the group's inherent morality, instead members shall be encouraged to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions
Thou shalt promote collective efforts to rationalize in order to discount warnings, or other information that might lead members to reconsider their assumptions before they recommit themselves to their assumptions
Thou shalt reinforce stereotyped views of enemy leaders as too evil to warrant genuine attempts to negotiate, or as too weak and stupid to counter whatever risky attempts are made to defeat their purpose
Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments
Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view
Thou shalt apply direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group's stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, making clear that this type of dissent is contrary to what is expected of all loyal members
Thou shalt appoint mind guards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions
In other words, this country is toast
"At the foundation of our civil liberties lies
the principle that denies to government officials
an exceptional position before the law and which
subjects them to the same rules of conduct
that are commands to the citizen."
Justice Louis D. Brandeis
Hmm? I was sitting around this afternoon thinking we have got to start making life painful for these people. They need to hurt.
Interesting article by Greenfield. Thanks for posting.
Consensus = liars/criminals/gangs/”control freaks”/sociopaths/psychopaths/bureaucrats/socialists/totalitarians
“What is wrong with America is the Consensus. The only way to fix it is to shatter the Consensus.”
IDENTIFY the appropriate “CONsensus” members. DEPOPULATE them from the body politic. DISMANTLE their collectives, foreign and domestic.
See something, say something BUMP!
GRRRRRRREAT post! Thanks, Diogenesis.
We are in grave danger.
I’ve been in on these so-called consensus building exercises in companies and even in churches. They are really FAKE CONSENSUS BUILDING exercises - because in every instance, the people who set it up know exactly what consensus they want to build and you’re going to get into big trouble, if you depart from that pre-determined consensus!
It’s the biggest fake you’ve ever seen in your life.
No mention of the media?
They are the glue, they are the poison, they are the problem, they are the solution.
That's gonna leave a mark!
Members of the MSM read the internet - most members of the Consensus don't. This won't leave a mark for a while...
The second point though is that the Consensus is a parasite that thinks it is the host and that Americans are the parasite.
Maintaining the Consensus requires unhealthy doses of contempt for the people. The central article of the Consensus is that it can make life better by controlling people. It’s not an idea that can be sustained without believing that most people are basically inferior.
Actually, if one is using an ecological model, the Consensus is not a parasite, but a top-of-the-food-chain predator.
That’s the reality.
“...........because in every instance, the people who set it up know exactly what consensus they want to build and youre going to get into big trouble, if you depart from that pre-determined consensus!”
Agree. Been there, done that. Love retirement.
Good points, Eddie01. United Socialists of America are in lockstep on groupthink consensus. Mocking their memes is fun. Engaging their drones with sarcasm and reverse psyops makes every day enjoyable.
That’s what the RICO (Racketeer Influenced Criminal Organizations) Law was designed to do. Unfortunately, the would be enforcers are part of the problem and not the solution.
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