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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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy Achieves Shovel Ready Status

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In case you missed the news, which you can find all over Google and the televisions and radios, Ted Kennedy, the drunken court jester of those dubious American royals from the Tax You To Death State of Massachusetts, has shuffled off the mortal coil.

Already, Democrats are predictably trying to deify him, but the Teleprompter Messiah in the White House is already deity of the moment for the religion known as liberalism and though they are pantheistic idolaters, the ego of The One is an obstacle.

So Ted Kennedy will be Saint Ted until further notice.

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