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To: bray

The “liberal toxoplasmosis” theory.

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. A unique organism, it is a protozoa whose typical life cycle requires both rodents, and cats that eat rodents, but is also believed to infect some 11 million Americans, who got the protozoa either from house pets or mostly from undercooked meat. It can also last for a long time in the body of either animal, and be spread congenitally.

It is unique in that some of the protozoa inhabit the pleasure center of the rodent’s brain and when it detects chemicals associated with fear, it secretes an enzyme that causes the production of the powerful neurochemicals dopamine and GABA. This causes feelings of pleasure and also dims the intellect.

It does this out of self-interest, because in doing so, it systematically trains and *changes* the behavior of the rodent to engage in self-destructive behavior.

In particular, rodents have a natural, instinctual fear of cat urine, and will normally leave an area when they smell it. But the protozoa retrains their brain to make them attracted to it. Thus they enter the territory of a cat and are eaten, which is essential to the protozoa, as it reproduces in the intestines of cats and is spread in their feces, which is again eaten by rodents.

However, this reproductive cycle is corrupted when the protozoa is consumed by humans. Relatively speaking, the human brain is not tremendously different in basic design from that of rodents, yet we are generally not afraid of cats. We have many fears, however.

Speculatively, since humans have a pleasure center in their brain, and some protozoa will migrate there, and once there they will secrete their unique enzyme, what happens?

It is far too much to expect the finesse of the retraining to specifically involve attraction to cats. It just takes primitive, instinctual fears and changes them to attraction instead of fear.

And this is where “irrational leftism” may come from.

Pick virtually any self-destructive behavior, from embracing those who want to harm you, be they foreign enemies or domestic criminals, to personal behavior that runs a great risk of bodily harm, and there will be intense liberal interest in the subject of how to promote this behavior.

A uniquely human element, however, is that they are not content to just destroy themselves. They seek the destruction of everything and everyone.

Thus their true irrationality in wanting to destroy all that is good and wholesome.

The manifestations of this disease have likely altered the course of our nation, again speculatively, with a very determined craving on the part of liberals to tear down and ruin. Be it liberty and freedom, our economy, our position in the world, policy after policy seems to point to the same self destructive goal. Despising good and embracing evil.

Why in the world are liberals so adamant against our defending ourselves from enemy nuclear ballistic missiles? Their only official justification being irrational, that *being able* to defend ourselves is “provocative” and will encourage others to build nuclear ballistic missiles that we would be defended against by our defenses.

Yet their same twisted logic applies to gun control as well. They want honest citizens disarmed, so there will be no opposition to violent and murderous armed criminals who prey on honest citizens.

This is ridiculous. A sane person would not think such thoughts, or even most insane people. Unless their brains had been “retrained” to do so.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 7:29:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
And this is where “irrational leftism” may come from.

You may just have something there. Liberal policies are self destructive, yet they continue to push them for some reason. Every policy the liberals have ever come up with has turned into a disaster, but they never seem to learn from it. (They're the definition of insanity.)

10 posted on 05/04/2013 7:37:04 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Interesting though. They have formed a religion which gives them a high from following these practices. Being tolerant is one of their greatest highs as well as what they see as an unforgivable sin to be intolerant.

Pray for America to Wake Up


11 posted on 05/04/2013 7:38:31 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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