Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama Assembles U.S.'s `Largest Law Firm' to Cover ACORN Voter Fraud

I thought that was a better headline than Obama Assembles U.S.'s `Largest Law Firm' to Monitor Election - Yahoo! News as well. The Democratic Party has consistently been the number one all-time offender when it comes to voter fraud, most especially registering people who don't exist, or are long deceased, with non-existent addresses, for close to a hundred years now. Their twenties and thirties exploits in some American cities, especially in the midwest, are very well documented.

The Republicans then try to pare down the voter registration lists but they are up against a rapidly approaching wall of Election Day and during this ever decreasing time, it grows ever more chaotic, and more and more fraudulent shenanigans are engaged in totally messing up the entire situation until your voter rolls are full of people who never existed at places that also never existed.

Their usual follow-up shtick is to claim that the Republicans are attempting to disenfranchise real voters and as usual with most myths and great lies of use, it is one wrapped in a kernel of truth. The only reasonably quick enough ways to pare down voter registration lists tend to affect those who move closest to the election, and those are usually the lowest income people who tend to change apartments frequently, and given demographics, frequently minorities.

At the same time, the Democrats usually try to invalidate registrations of voters who classically vote Republican such as American service men and women on overseas deployment. This has only increased in the last twenty years and was particularly egregious during the Kerry campaign.

That Obama is allowing his subordinates to participate in these sorts of shenanigans, is deplorable and puts a very big stain on his credibility rap sheet for me. I am very disappointed in him. He should be able to win or lose on his own merits, popularity, and anything else that he might have.

So help me, if he plays the race card or allows his people to, I am reversing myself and voting for McCain.

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