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To: Eddie01
I was booted years ago after my first reply to a truly stupid post and was told I didn't belong in the du community {which I agreed to}.

They don't want discussion nor disagreement, they want hate rants against conservatives packaged in different colors and bows and braids.

Bush's fault, re-scripted in a thousand variations.

38 posted on 08/22/2010 6:15:12 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: USS Alaska
Bush's fault, re-scripted in a thousand variations.

This could be DU's motto and would be if they were the least bit honest.
64 posted on 08/22/2010 8:00:50 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: USS Alaska

Website administrator Skinner has this framed and hung prominently in his operations room:

I
Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking

II
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

III
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

IV
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

V
Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments

VI
Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view

VII
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

VIII
Thou shalt appoint mindguards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions.

Based on Iving Janis’ groupthink behaviors. Explains everything website administrator Skinner has done to date.


75 posted on 08/22/2010 9:22:44 AM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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