The “Brit” On Radical Islam

The “Brit” On Radical Islam
Do not miss this one! Nothing is as good as British sarcasm and wit, focused upon object in great need of
of it.
VTM, 3/24/14
Thanks to Vic Palenske for sending the video to me.

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2 Responses to “The “Brit” On Radical Islam”

  1. Jim Kanning Says:

    This was outstanding. Oh, if we could all just be as straight forward as this commentary. It is unbelievable how purposely blind people can be. Or are they just stupid?


    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Jim, Thanks for the remark.

      It would be hard to say it any better than the Brit did. Blind or stupid? Undoubtedly some of both.

      But something else too. “All politics are local’, as the saying goes. This means to me that if it isn’t happening directly to people or their close loved ones, it will not much motivate them. In psychological terms if the contingency does not immediately impact us in a direct way, we are not motivated to escape or avoid it. Another psychological principle is that of adaptation…namely we get used to living with conditions that are unpleasant. If the unpleasantness increases slowly and incrementally, we get used to it (adaptation) and are not motivated to escape or avoid the condition. Hence the “Boiling the American Frog” title to my blog.

      The story (and it is just an old American fable) is that if you put a frog in a pot and bring it to a boil very slowly, it will boil to death and not jump out to save itself. This is not true of frogs, but I think it is too often true of humanity. Warm Regards, Tom


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