Archive for December, 2014

Traditional American Family Fading Away

December 30, 2014

 Traditional American Family Fading Away

I am down with the flu today, so I’ll make this short.

The following article is no surprise. The author celebrates the new diversity in America’s families.

There are a great number of variables that impact families which, in turn, impact all other aspects of our socioculture.

I will bet that the secularization (actually the political and media war against Christianity) is at the root of Americas’ ongoing decline. Cultures that lose their religions generally do not fare well.

The loss of a culture’s religion can be caused by many things, but it is commonly a huge “domino to topple”, setting off a chain reaction of hundreds of others leading to a cultures’ decline.

It appears that, in America’s case, a large number of the “many things” leading to the loss of its Judeo/Christian foundation is organized by the large concept of  “Modernity”. The Cultural Anthropologist, Marvin Harris, would have called it “Infrastructural Determinism”.

Early in this chain reaction is damage to family structure.

The author of the following article thinks damage as simple diversity and that this is wonderful.

I think it is more accurately described as chaos, and chaos a the most basic “people-making-level” of the family inevitably leads to what we see in America today: stunning levels of chaos in virtually every measure of social, economic and political well-being.

Please read this short article and decide for yourself.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/celebrating-death-traditional-family

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 12/30/14

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She Shot A Black Man: Where’s The Riot?!!

December 27, 2014

She Shot A Black Man: Where’s The Riot?!!

Christmas is over, so it is back to a much less pleasant reality.

See the Second Amendment in action. Justice swift and sure.

The recent shooting of a black man (a short distance from Ferguson) who pointed his handgun at a police officer was perfectly and infinitely more justified than that by this intrepid woman featured in the video  below.

Don’t get me wrong, I support the woman’s right to defend her property during this attempted strong-arm robbery using potentially lethal force.

The issue I have is with the bogus, racist riots that occur when a white officer shoots a black man under clearly legally justifiable circumstances.

These Marxist-socialist-anarchist politically organized (and Federally sanctioned) riots under the dirty lying pretense of systematic American police racial hatred and abuse of Blacks.

Don’t mess with this lady!

Please copy this amazingly long URL to your search window; then click on your search emblem. It will be worth your little bit of trouble. The NRA wins a vote with this one!

 https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A0LEVi6GEp9UKxMAvYQPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?p=youtube+black+robber+gets+shot+by+lady&tnr=21&vid=FC904B4B5A2204288EA3FC904B4B5A2204288EA3&l=87&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DUN.608043571389730707%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqSDi7lAOTag&sigr=11b43osum&tt=b&tit=Robber+Gets+Shot+By+Clerk&sigt=10pl103l2&back=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Dyutube%2Bblack%2Brobber%2Bgets%2Bshot%2Bby%2Blady%26ei%3DUTF-8%26hsimp%3Dyhs-001%26hspart%3Dmozilla&sigb=13h73v0cn&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 12/27/14

P.S., Another one from my Second Amendment supporting friend, Lee Hornack

Merry Christmas!…People of Faith Happier!

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!…People of Faith Happier!

People of Faith do tend to be happier than those who do not have faith in a higher power and who do not attend religious services.

They also tend to be physically healthier and live longer.

In recent decades the scientific Psychology of Religion has learned much about the benefits of religion that have long been apparent to many. But now there are reliable data to support not only the spiritual benefits of a religious belief and involvement, but also some very important earthly practical benefits.

See for yourself:

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/12/24/religious-people-much-happier-than-others-new-study-shows/

You may wish to see the Pope’s message to the world on Christmas 2014:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/pope-christmas-eve-urges-world-open-god-220124196.html

For those curious about the history of the Psychology of Religion, enjoy the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology_of_religion

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D,  12/25/14

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Health Services Provider in Psychology

Some Good News For Christmas!

December 24, 2014

Some Good News For Christmas!

Outside of he cooking channels on T.V., it feels like there are a hundred channels available and nothing is on but sex, drugs, rock and roll, violence and “bad news.

Well, O.K., maybe I am overstating the case…but not by a whole lot.

So, I have enjoyed the following news source that specializes in only good news. I have long fantasized creating such a source, but I do not have the expertise, time or money to do so.

I was therefore delighted to find the following “Good News Network”. I hope you will save this URL and go there often. It will lift your spirits and warm the cockles of your heart.

I wish you a joyous Christmas Eve.

God’s Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Enjoy the following:

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/heroic-monkey-saves-dying-friend-kanpur-train-station/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 12/24/14

America: Never Elect Another President Like This One!!

December 23, 2014

America: Never Elect Another President Like This One!

I have had much to say about our President Obama on my culturalsurvivalskills blog.

Please consider doing a search in the box on the upper right of this page. Simply type the name “Obama” in the search box and you will have no doubt that I am providing my unqualified support to the following article, largely lost in cyberspace for the past year.

This is a hard-hitting article that minces no words in describing the enormity of this Nation’s worst mistake: Electing Barack Obama President of The United States of America

You simply must read this short article.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/scott/130301

V. Thomas Mawhinney,

P.S. Thanks to Lee Hornack for alerting me to the existence of this article.

Paul Harvey: About America’s Police

December 22, 2014

Paul Harvey: About America’s Police

Please do no miss this short video. It tells the truth about America’s police officers in a way that only Paul Harvey can duplicate.

Please consider sending this one to everyone on your email list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs

V. Thomas Mawinney, 12/22/14

P.S. Thanks to former police officer, Lee Hornack, for sending this to me.

Anti-Americanism In Our Colleges

December 21, 2014

Anti-Americanism In Our Colleges

Below is a video documenting only one of an epic flood of reported Anti-American professors spewing their traitorous propaganda to our youth.

They have been doing this for decades and we can see the results of  this coordinated philosophical “brainwashing” program (generally supported by America’s taxpayers) now playing out in our streets….all-too-often bloody and on fire, lined with broken windows and looted stores.

If you think the following story is an isolated one, please see the documentation that follows it.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3933904212001/professor-forces-anti-american-pledge-on-students/?#sp=show-clips

Wake-Up America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 12/21/14

See the following for additional documentation of Anti-Americanism In Our Colleges, and lower grades.

Older documentation:    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=132

Newer documentation:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-f-will-schools-push-a-curriculum-of-propaganda/2013/04/03/6d25550e-9bc1-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html

“Why Some Blacks Dislike”America: Bill O’Reilly

December 20, 2014

“Why Some  Blacks Dislike”America: Bill O’Reilly

Below you will find a very interesting video featuring Bill O’Reilly presenting his views on the topic of why “some black Americans dislike their country”.

In many ways, his analysis is spot on. For example, it seems true that America presents more opportunities for blacks to move-up the socioeconomic ladder than any other country in the world. Increasing numbers of blacks are in college, business, the media and all of the other professions…including law enforcement.

O’Reilly correctly implores blacks to get an education, to avoid drugs and alcohol addiction, not to become mothers out-of-wedlock, to get married and take care of their kids, to avoid gangs and crime and to get a job and stay employed . All of this, plus perseverance and honesty are likely to allow individuals to escape poverty and to pursue the American dream.

It is sensible to encourage everyone “to do the right things” to accomplish their goals…and even to have goals in the first place.

But, unfortunately, simply imploring people who are trapped in their own self-defeating behavior patterns to extricate themselves from the poverty it leads to simply does not work very well.

What O’Reilly fails to condemn, at least in this video, are the governmentally dictated and imposed positive reinforcement systems that reward careless, irresponsible, selfish, illegal and dependent behavior. The effects of America’s Welfare State, constructed through liberal, socialist-leaning politics, has devastated black families and segments of all other ethic groups who have fallen prey to it.

Please see the following data-based documentation of this assertion.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1672

What this means is that America has failed to handsomely reward appropriate self-help and pro-social behaviors within its low income population in all ethnic groups. The destructive outcomes for our own culturally destructive evolutions were perfectly predictable.

1. The now radical-liberal progressive Democratic party would gain great power by dispensing largess to indolent citizens to advance its self-stated goal of socializing (“transforming”) America.

2. The majority of  America’s poor and largely uneducated population would then become “captives” of this radical Democratic Party in order to vote themselves more money and other material advantages.

3. A great percentage of America’s poor and largely uneducated population would increasingly elect to suckle at the government’s (i.e., the mandated tax payer’s) bountiful short-term and effortless welfare system, rather than to work-hard to advance themselves toward long-range, greatly more advantageous, educational and vocational goals.

4. I will venture to predict that this self-feeding, self-destructive cultural and political design will produce exponentially increasing rates of population behavior problems until social and economic chaos forces a return to more conservative social, economic and political values and practices.

5. Unfortunately, I fear that it will be to late to do this successfully.

It is essential that we not only encourage our citizens to take advantage of the many avenues of upward mobility available to all Americans, it is essential that we stop rewarding bad behavior and much more powerfully reward personal development and productivity.

Please see O’Reilly’s video below.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3949362404001/why-some-black-americans-dislike-their-country-/?#sp=show-clips

V. Thomas Mawhinney,  12/20/14

Bad Behavioral Contagion: Colorado Pot Floods Other States

December 19, 2014

Bad Behavioral Contagion: Colorado Pot Floods Other States

Well, I’ll be darned!

Who would have ever thought that if one state legalized the recreational consumption of marijuana and developed a massive industry to grow high-quality cannabis and market it to consumers…..that it would ever spread into other nearby states and beyond?!

Gosh, this would be truly inconceivable……to idiots.

On the other hand, not enforcing the federal drug laws in liberal States, knowing that population drug consumption patterns would spread, or contage, to other states would be yet another in the Obama Administration’s myriad of diabolical strategies to transform (i.e., destroy) America.

Sadly, I conclude that both explanations of this mess are not only compatible with one another, they are both psychologically synergistic and catalyzing to this form of bad behavioral contagion in America. Most folks don’t think of things this way, and this is the reason that America is in its astonishing rate of decline.

Let me clarify.

Both bad and good population behavior patterns can naturally spread to other members of a citizenry because of the psychological principles of modeling and imitation (humans have a natural tendency to imitate others); direct social reinforcement (social approval and acceptance) of the behavior; material reinforcement of  marketing and selling the drugs (cash rewards), as well as the physiological reinforcement that comes with its consumption (getting stoned and escaping stress in ways that are self-defeating). All of this is damaging to the health and vitality of our socioculture. Furthermore, media coverage and word-of-mouth information presents discriminative stimuli (signals that motivate seeking and consuming behavior within a population).

In my opinion, the results of all of this were perfectly predictable for those who understand principles of psychology and are not blinded by radical liberal philosophy.

The population behavioral contagion dynamics discussed above are the reasons that drugs were made illegal in the past and were called a “vice”.

Please see below for documentation of this obvious outcome of America’s progressive/liberal social redesigns.

http://news.yahoo.com/neighboring-states-challenge-colorado-pot-laws-top-u-213445445.html

Now please see the documentation for the predictable tail-chasing rat-race that all of this has stimulated. Now our legal system (law enforcement) is stressed, the court systems are over-burdened, and the matter will bog-down our Supreme court and our entire political local, state and federal political system. Additionally, the costs of all of this wasted energy will be passed to all of us in the form of increased taxes, further stressing all of us.

In my language, when the stresses caused by primary bad behavior contagion (within the population) begin to stress various social organizations and systems, higher-order bad behavioral contagion is plain to see.

When the stress is focused back on general population of in the form of additional tax expenses, the vicious cycle is complete. Higher-order Bad Behavioral Contagion has stimulated more Primary Bad Behavioral Contagion directly back to the individual citizens.

This is the downward spiral, in many forms, that mediates America’s present decline. Can you not see this happening all around you, in its many other forms?

All of this is caused by bad psychological self-management decisions (rule changes) within our own precious socioculture.

Now see Higher-Order Bad Behavioral Contagion in action below.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/19/colorado-vows-to-defend-pot-law-against-states-challenge/?intcmp=latestnews

Wake-Up America!

Vote for Rule Changes that will stimulate Good Behavioral Contagion in America!

What are they? For now, know what they are not.

They are not progressive-liberal-socialist-comunist rules and practices.

Vote against these rules and practices at all levels of Government and America will begin a real recovery!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.,   12/19/14

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend

“The New Barbarians”, by Bill Whittle

December 15, 2014

“The New Barbarians”, by Bill Whittle

I fully endorse the contents of this video and I hope you will too.

Please share it with you family and friends.

Also, be sure to visit Bill Whittle’s Truth Revolt web site. There you will find truths that could save America.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/videos/bill-whittle-lena-dunham-al-sharpton-eric-holder-and-new-barbarism

V. Thomas Mawhinney,  12/15/14


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