Archive for September, 2012

It Is The Way Of Our Universe

September 25, 2012

It Is The Way Of Our Universe

My poor brain has searched through recorded time and around the world seeking the perfect socioculture, the one that survives, at its peak, through the millennia.

It is like searching for the perennial number-one team in a favorite sport, among a throng of teams in all-out competition. A few have done better than the others, but none endure over the challenges in time.

So it is with man’s sociocultures.

Sociocultures made great by their natural environmental riches consume them and decline.

Socioculture that have risen above others as a result of ideal climates or geography have been demolished by cataclysms in either or both of these domains.

Sociocultures made great by powerful and benevolent leaders are eventually over-taken by scurrilous power mongers.

Sociocultures living in peace and security are raped and pillaged by blood thirsty barbarians.

Sociocultures ruled by murderous tyrants and dictators are eventually over-thrown by their victimized populace and chaos reigns.

The greatest socioculture, ever on earth, took the form of a religiously-based Constitutional Democratic Republic. It has risen for about two-hundred years. Modernity and its technological riches is now destroying its religiosity and its moral precepts.  It’s government no longer feeds independence and industry in its population. Rather, it suckles a growing number of the weak, ignorant and indolent with the energy and production of a depleting and exhausted few.

I am loath to quote Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles. However, they judged that all forms of human government carry the seeds of their own destruction within.

At 70 years and growing tired, I am unable to find that he was wrong.

Why should I expect otherwise?

Scientists have demonstrated that the entire Universe is defined by dynamic change, often  violent and explosive in nature. Why should it be different in the universe of human/animal material?

I must reluctantly conclude that it never has been and it never will be.

This is no reason for depression: It is simply an eternal reality with which we must deal.

I recommend that we seek places of relative happiness, laughter and safety. It is good to feed our spiritual, social, and productive lives. It is also adaptive to be prepared, stay alert and to “keep  our powder dry”.

Countless ends and beginnings are coming…nothing lasts forever. This is no great tragedy unless we choose to make it so.

It is just the way of our Universe and all things in it.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

9/25/12

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Why Progressivism/Socialism (Communism in Disguise) Aways Fails and Always Will: A Psychological Perspective

September 24, 2012

Why Progressivism/Socialism (Communism in Disguise) Aways Fails and Always Will: A Psychological Perspective

The answer is clear and simple. The psychological contingencies of positive reinforcement (rewards), punishment (painful consequences) and extinction (no rewards) that are governmentally imposed are ass-backward and they produce incompetent and self-defeating behavior patterns within populations.

This assertion can be illustrated with two basic psychological principles, from among others.

The first is the Law of Effect. This Law states that behavior (a great deal of very important human behavior) is controlled by its consequences.

The Second is the Law of Least Effort. The Law of least effort states that animals and humans tend to learn to obtain their rewards, or escape and avoid pain, in the least effortful ways available.

When the rewards of the have-more people who have worked very hard for delayed rewards, behaved responsibly and avoided the many human foibles (immediately rewarding sex, drugs, alcohol, other self-destructive and irresponsible behaviors, that do immediate or delayed damage) are confiscated through taxation and given freely (i.e., non­-contingently) to the have-nots…..the have-nots will increase in frequency. This will occur simply because the government has reinforced the population’s have-not behavior patterns and this will predictably strengthen the have-not behavior patterns and lead to more have-not people applying to the government for free rewards. Modeling and imitation and direct reinforcement of have-not behavior patterns will predictably increase the future frequency of such behaviors within the population.

Also, increasing numbers of new people will join the have-not undereducated, low socioeconomic class because the have-nots are more likely to reproduce at higher rates than the have-more people. This outcome is dramatically increased when the government pays various material rewards to those have-nots for having children that they cannot afford.

It is just this simple, when the wealth-maker’s money is given to the wealth-takers for simply having more babies, they predictably have more babies than the wealth-makers do. The wealth-makers are just too busy getting educated, working in professions and businesses, making money and behaving responsibly to match the wealth-takers reproductive rates.

Now the plot thickens again. The basic psychological principles of Modeling and Imitation insure that the majority of children raised by have­-not/wealth­-taking parents will watch and learn to think, believe and to behave much as their parents do.

Within the span of several generations, this complex and spreading vicious cycle of bad behavioral contagion will shift the socio/political demographics and power to a rapidly growing proportion of the have-not/wealth­-taking population. Unfortunately, this undereducated group will believe almost anything they are told by their political curators. After-all the have-not/wealth-takers are under-educated in reading, writing, math, science, history and economics, etc., they have been taught by their families and the government to behave in these ways.  On what basis would anyone expect otherwise?

Initially, the political outcome for a voting Democratic Republic such as America, will be that increasing numbers have-not/wealth-takers will vote increasing numbers of their intelligent, but devious, political curators into office. In this way political curators can take more from the have-more/wealth-makers and give it to them. In this way they will rapidly grow their have-not/wealth-taking constituents . Of course the political curators are doing this at this moment, to solidify their own political base and power.

Over time the productivity of the have-more/wealth-makers will be reduced due to political contingencies of response cost punishment (the more you work the more the government takes to give away) focused upon them by the dominant have-not/wealth-takers and their increasingly dominant political representatives­.

Of course there must be a mathematical end to this form of social, political and economic psychopathology. When the money runs out, there will most likely be hell to pay in the currency of social rioting resulting from the psychological principle of extinction-produced aggression, as is now seen in Europe in the first decade of the 21st Century.

Basic 20th Century principles of human behavior (the science of psychology), easily predicts such socioculturally destructive outcomes. The history of failed Marxist/Leninist-Communist, Socialist, Progressive revolutions and evolutions provide strong corroborating testimony to these psychological predictions.

So now the greatest question emerges: Why do obviously intelligent social and political social leaders embrace the unattainable Marxist/Leninist­­-Communist, Socialist, Progressive pipe-dream?

The obvious answer is that they are not interested in long-term outcomes for their Socioculture. Rather, they are interested in the personal gains of power and self-aggrandizement. But there is a much more elemental problem involved.

I judge that the most fundamental answer is that they disproportionately suffer from psychological disorders that predispose them to such irrational behavior.

Certain forms of human psychopathology best fit with the Marxist/Leninist/progressive impossible dream.  Where reality-testing, the human conscience, and social reciprocity fails, human psychopathology too often succeeds.

Psychopathology can take many forms and I will only mention the forms that appear to me to be most frequently associated with both the impossible dream-leaders and their followers. No one that I know of has done systematic norm-referenced personality testing on these populations to empirically derive such information. Therefore, my theory is only based upon my readings in history, training and experiences as an academic and practicing psychologist, and my 70 years of life-experiences.   I suggest the following:

Marxist/Leninist/socialist leaders frequently show an all-consuming obsessive/compulsive quest for domination and control of the masses. They seek self-aggrandizement, as most leaders do, but they commonly show Narcissistic Personality Disorder levels of self-love, adoration and the need to be worshipped by others.

That they often lie, cheat, and deceive; or persecute, imprison and kill their opposition; or foment civil or interstate war to achieve their goals is suggestive of Antisocial Personality Disorder. That they often torture and even kill thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of their fellow-citizens who they suspect may threaten their dream suggests features of Paranoid Personality Disorder, and also Sadistic Personality Disorder.

Marxist/Leninist Followers seek to have their pathological dependency (Dependent Personality Disorder) needs met by relying on others for their sustenance and well-fare. There are numerous psychopathologies that tend to be associated with Dependent Personality Disorder. These are Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Alcohol or Substance Abuse and Dependency Disorders to name only a few.

I am deeply saddened that the science of psychology commonly does not get the attention and respect that it deserves and that it’s products are not more often used to improve our lives. You may wonder why I am deeply saddened, rather than just simply saddened.

I am deeply saddened that humanity’s ignorance about psychology’s basic principles of human conditioning, learning and motivation condemns countless billions of humans to tragic, even horrific sociocultural outcomes, over and over again, like a broken record…with no end in sight.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

9/24/12

Our National Disgrace in Cartoons

September 22, 2012

Our National Disgrace in Cartoons

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

By Chip Bok – September 20, 2012
Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

 By Chip Bok – September 06, 2012
Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

By Eric Allie – September 20, 2012
Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

By Eric Allie – September 04, 2012
Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

By Glenn Foden – September 21, 2012
Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

 By Glenn Foden – September 21, 2012
Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

By Michael Ramirez – September 14, 2012
Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

By Ken Catalino – August 31, 2012
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

By Nate Beeler – September 05, 2012
Ok….I’ll admit that I got a little carried away with all these cartoons waiting for the ND-Michigan game.
Go Irish!!!
VTM, 9/22/12

The Liar, The Cheat and Our Disgrace to The Office of President of The United States Of America!

September 21, 2012

The Liar, The Cheat and Our Disgrace to The Office of  President of The United States of America!
I wish  I knew how to make my title stronger in tone. The only way I can think to do that is to use profanity, something that I wish to avoid in my blogs.
But, catch me sitting around the campfire late at night, after a beer and a couple of shots of Jack.  I will be happy to put some punch in this title using some good ol’ fashioned Navy submarine talk.
For now, please just study the evidence that supports the title of my post for this day.   Then please send this blog to your liberal friends.  Click the URL below.
Wake-Up the Liberals in your lives before it’s too late!
VTM, 9/21/12
http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies

Some Comic Relief!

September 19, 2012

Some Comic Relief!

I hope you will enjoy the following….a mixture of reality and hearty laughs.

Thanks to Carrie Neller for sending this to me.

VTM, 9/19/20

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=5u03KAcEbEo#%21

Gonzo’s Comment On My Post: Radical Islam Will Kill Us….

September 18, 2012

Gonzo commented On My Post: Radical Islam Will Kill Us, With Obama’s Help!

This note to my blog deserves to be placed front and center on my main page.

You Must take time to read this truth.

Thank You Gonzo!

VTM. 9/18/12

 

GonzoRadical Islam Will Kill Us, With Obama’s Help!There seems to be a stifling disconnect between islamic apologists and reality. I believe that the single largest contributing factor is simply ignorance on the part of the apologists. They buy in to the “Religion of Peace” mantra because it fits well with their ideal that people are basically all the same and religion is religion, also all the same. So lets examine that.In truth, people are basically the same. The differences in people relate to their upbringing and surrounding culture. And while the majority of Muslims are most certainly peaceful, the tendencies toward extremism among the religions is slanted quite measurably toward islam. Pew Polls research, time and again, reveal this tendency toward extremism. For example, the world average for those Muslims who feel that a person should be put to death for simply wanting to change religions, is a staggering 30%, with that percentage being 80% or more in various mideast countries. One needs only look for the number of cases where Muslims have committed brutal violence over religious dogma, and that difference becomes crystal clear. One website tracks those instances, and has counted over 19,000 since 9/11. If you tell that to an apologists, they usually will simply deny it – it is inconvenient to their ideal.Religion is defined as simply the belief in the creator/God/Allah/gods/etc. The method of practice of religion differs among the various worlds religions. They are not the same.

Even beyond all of that, is the fact that islam differentiates itself from all other religions by its own duality – it is a religion, but MOSTLY, it is a political system, a theocracy, and at its roots, a very oppressive one at that. Islamic apologists fail to grasp this level of duality. They are also extremely ignorant of the brutal and bloody history of islam. The islamic crusades started with Muhammad and has never stopped. By comparison, it makes the Christian crusades look like a small skirmish. Oh, and btw, the Christian cursades is the direct results of islamic crusades hitting Europe.

Perhaps what we need to do is complete the saying: Islam is the religion of peace, but the political system of endless bloodshed. And a devote, deeply ingrained Muslim, will place the islamic theocracy above all other forms of government – period.

Apologists – research what I have just said, if you dare.

Angel Flights: God Bless Them

September 17, 2012

Angel Flights: God Bless Them

I got teary blured eyes over this one. No other comment needed.

VTM, 9/17/12

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=70Ikj1hZDnw&feature=related

Thanks to Vic Palenske for sending this precious musical video to us all.

Radical Islam Will Kill Us, With Obama’s Help!

September 15, 2012

Radical Islam Will Kill Us, With Obama’s Help!

I have warned my readers repeatedly. Radical Islam seeks to destroy all other religions and convert the world to Islam. I have warned that it does so not only through military, and terrorist Jihad, but also through stealth Jihad.

Stealth Jihad involves infiltrating target cultures and their governments and then using the more democratic systems to gain power and eventually “transform” (Obama’s Promise) their governments.

This is exactly what we are witnessing now in Egypt and many other countries.

The following interview is essential for informed Americans, and the rest of the world to hear.   Its main points are:

1. We may disengage from this war, but Radical Islam will not.

2. Radical Islam is conducting a world war.

3. President Obama’s policies of cooperation, apology and appeasement with Islam is helping them in their quest to destroy the Free World.

4. President Obama’s attempted alliances with Islamic countries have failed and we are now in a more precarious position because of it.

5. Our government needs to tell us the truth about these recent assaults on our embassies. These are not the result of some “crackpot’s'” film insulting Mohamed, they are an escalation in Radical Islam’s planned all-out war on the Free World.

6. Presidential Candidate Romney’s hard-line about America allying only with free civil societies is his strong and proper recommendation for our survival.

Please do not fail to listen to this interview for all of the important facts, logic, and suggestions for America’s survival.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/war-terrorists-libya-attack/2012/09/13/id/451746?s=al&promo_code=100F8-1

 

You should know that Obama’s administration is obscuring the truth about a documented build-up to the attack in Benghazi and elsewhere. It is also known that he has often failed to attend the daily security briefings customarily provided for the President of the United States. Put all of the above with the fact that he recently rejected Israel’s Prime Minister’s request for a meeting and you should have the picture.

Do not listen to our President Obama’s words….he is a pathological liar with an occult agenda to destroy America.

In a previous blog, I warned about our Presidential Sociopath. I hope you will scroll-back to read it, if you have not already done so.

 

VTM, 9/5/12

Thanks to Lee Hornack for sending this article to me.

The Question of Morality: Again

September 14, 2012

The Question of Morality: Again

Once again, I return to the question of morality. A family cannot hold together without it. Nor can a Nation long stand in good conduct and viability without it.

Witness our own America, now debouched (our leaders are known for their lies and deceptions); now dangerous (we cannot go to malls or the movies, etc., feeling safe); now crazy (tax payers provide sex change surgeries for murderers in prison….what a great time “she” will have in prison!, etc., etc., etc.,); now in decline (if you can’t see it, your blind).

There there are a great many causal factors in all of these and the other  manifestations of our decline that I have identified in other blogs and in my other writings. There are way too many to identify in this single blog.

We can be certain, however, that our failure to teach the precepts of Judeo/Christian morality to our children has been a major and central catalyst to America’s decompensation to its current psychopathological state.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.,   9/14/12

Please read the following article about the lack of moral judgement in our youth.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/277693/why-young-americans-can-t-think-morally-dennis-prager#

P.S. Thanks to Gonzo, for sending me this article. See his blog in my blogroll  list.

Who Do The Profligate Reward and Flatter, “In Order To Betray Them”?!

September 12, 2012

Who Do The Profligate Reward and Flatter, “In Order To Betray Them”?!

Founder's Quote Daily

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” –Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

 

The word “profligate” is one that is not often used, so I will define it.

Profligate: Utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated: thouroughly dissolute.  This definition is from my dictionary on my smart phone (the phone that is definitely smarter than I am).

 You may refer to my previous blog (9/12/12) for a clearer understanding of the methods of betrayal of the profligate.

Who do the Profligate reward and flatter so they can betray them?

Just watch this video and you will find out!

Wake-Up America, Vote Conservative!

VTM, 9/12/13

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/socialism-is-the-american-way-you-will-not-believe-what-some-democrats-told-us-about-socialism/


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