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

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  • 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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Friday, January 09, 2009

White people shouldn't be allowed to vote | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/26/2008

Uh huh, can't make up that line, wouldn't even try. Go ahead and read the article: White people shouldn't be allowed to vote | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/26/2008

My take on the writer...


News flash dickhead, Obama's feared because he's a lifelong lefty and hangs out sociopolitically with lefties, who has less experience in governance of any size American population center than pretty much anyone else serving in the US Congress at the time of his run, and his only non-governmental experience was... oh yeah, he never had any. He's not been the executive of any private organization, never worked his way through the ranks of business, never if you'll excuse the term, slaved away for years in the workforce as the VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS OF ALL SKIN COLORS DO.

He's got as much if not more exclusivity and dumb blind luck as hard work in his background just like the outgoing GWB.

He doesn't have a clue how this country works, how economics works, what personal economic freedoms truly mean to the lifeforce of this nation, or, going by his pronouncements a shred of humility as he is presently selling us a nightmare picture of years of economic recession with himself as the shining savior who knows all and will (eventually) fix all (if we give up most of our self determination and listen to him and his "advisors").

In short, he's the comeuppance that Jesse Jackson and company deserve. They've posited for time out of mind that black people by virtue of their ancestors' suffering through slavery and (some of) their going through segregation and so on, that they are inherently nobler than white people and if they just had the power handed to them, they who know better and are better could make it all work better. White people could just sit under black leadership the way non-Muslims are expected to suffer dhimmitude in Islamic lands.

It's the same arrogance the left has. They know better, they've been unheeded longer and suffered the damage to their egos of being derided, and that combination of thinking better thoughts and not being accepted by the majority inherently means they are most fit to control and rule and could fix everything if they were just given the power.

It's the arrogance of everyone from mad scientists in movies to the Unabomber. They know better and if they just got the power, they'd show everyone.

Human sour grapes thinking. "You'll get yours, you'll see!"

So we get Obama, who is quite possibly the least fit person to sit in the White House since... well, his own predecessor GWB, and a truly dangerous number of the nation's African-Americans hang their hopes of all their ethnic brethren on his service, and so... what happens if he fucks it all up?

I know that if I were going to get behind a candidate on a single-issue vibe like so many have gotten behind Obama for no better reason than that he is black, I'd want that candidate not to embarrass the entire group from which he came and for which I was fighting so hard to have that candidate represent.

Do you see drunken Irish uncles being the pinnacle of Irish-American citizenry put forth? No, you see police, judges, lawyers, doctors, firemen. The usual that any given slice of America puts forth. Play up all your best members and hope no one notices the annoying dark sheep of the family. It's basic human practice.

Well, the White House is a singular post. There's no sea of faces to get lost in. If Obama blows it with grandiose arrogant egomania in economics, utter incompetence at marshalling military command, and seriously deranged grasp of the rest of society (like environment, energy, infrastructure, education, and all the other places lefties can't wait to screw up with their experimentation in the name of their mighty egos)... what becomes of all those whites, blacks, and others who voted for him because he was black and no other reason?

Maybe SOMEBODY should have looked at his competence and experience before voting?

But wait... If every single black voted for Obama and every single white voted for McCain, McCain would have won instantly. If in fact a number of whites voted for Obama equal to the number of blacks voting for Obama, McCain still probably would have won.

So maybe... white people are the reason Obama won. Maybe it's because enough white people voted for this black man.

So maybe... whites should be voting, since they voted in such numbers for the man the dope author of the above article loves so much?