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Merry Christmas: A Present for You!

December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas: A Present for You!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=utube+christmas+music&view=detail&mid=6DDF4ED3B95FB7B365286DDF4ED3B95FB7B36528&FORM=VIRE

 

VTM, 12/24/18

Declining Christianity and Fecundity = Declining Western Civilization

December 22, 2018

Declining Christianity and Fecundity = Declining Western Civilization

The many different variables associated with the decline of societies have been identified (wars, natural disasters, depletion of natural resources, uncontrolled immigration, etc..  This posting will focus upon two other important correlates of societal and cultural decline; they are the decline of indigenous religions and fecundity. Fecundity is a term used to describe a population’s ability to  produce an “abundance of offspring”. For our purposes, the concern is the loss of a socioculture’s ability to reproduce enough citizens to sustain itself.

I am reading an excellent, but controversial book, entitled The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996). I was surprised to find that the author, Samuel P. Huntington,  wrote that modernity and the stresses that go with modernizing societies, actually stimulated increasing rates of Christian religion within populations, as well as other religions. 

I will not address “other religions” in this posting, but will focus more specifically upon modernity, Christianity, fecundity and the decline of Western Civilization.

The idea that modernity has strengthened  Western Civilization’s indigenous Christian religions is counter-intuitive to me and it also is in conflict with virtually everything that I have read in other scholarly publications on this topic. My broad-based readings on the topic of cultural decline have informed me that when cultures are in decline, there is a correlated decline in the population’s adherence to it’s indigenous religions and also its birthrates.

While there can be many interacting causes of cultural decline, loss of indigenous religions and fecundity seem to be omnipresent.

This is exactly is exactly what has been happening in Europe and America.

In my view, all of this (and I expect more) appears to underlay the “seemingly illogical”; and in my view, culturally suicidal impetus toward borderless states and uncontrolled immigration.

Please evaluate these and other sources you may find and tell me about your conclusions.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/21/christianity-non-christian-europe-young-people-survey-religion

http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/22/17376536/fertility-rate-united-states-births-women

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 12/22/18

Reality Therapy with Laughs!

December 21, 2018

Reality Therapy with Laughs!

V.T.M., 12/21/18

 

Can You Define “Social Justice”?

December 14, 2018

Can You Define “Social Justice”?

My title for this posting is a kind and soft question designed to illustrate a not-so-kind hard fact.

Radical liberals inflict “kind and compassionate” balderdash (“social justice”) upon us to further their own political agendas.

They make-up their own socialist definitions of this amorphous term. These political operatives are scoundrels bent upon creating a powerful socialist government in order to confiscate your money and redistribute it to whoever else they see fit. 

The scam is that they find ways to take your money, “in fairness to the poor and disadvantaged, and disenfranchised”, and give it to others so-defined in order to gain their votes and strengthen their own political power. 

Of course there are those who support “social justice” because it makes them feel kind and compassionate and/or; because they are simply uniformed about the long-term consequences, i.e, political corruption, identity citizen disorder, socialism, growing population dependency upon the government, national financial ruin and eventual anarchy.

I challenge you to see the following  video and learn about the “sweet’ vacuous propagandistic language of the radical left, now embedded within a growing segment of our population wittingly or unwittingly destroying freedom and independence in America.

https://www.prageru.com/videos/what-social-justice

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 12/14/18

Way It Used To Be: Politically Incorrect Humor!

December 9, 2018

Way IT Used To Be: Politically Incorrect Humor!

I have only two goals with this particular posting:

First, I would like my readers to enjoy some truly masterful humor with some deep and sustained belly-laughs! All of this without a word of profanity! It can be done, with a little intelligence.

Secondly, I would like to give a poke-in-the-eye to any politically correct snow flakes accidentally stumbled into my blog. They are certain to get their “undies-in-a-bundle” because of the many politically incorrect elements to this wonderful humor.

This IS “one big hoot”!

I hope you enjoy!

P.S., If you take offence, don’t blame me. The radical liberals made me do it.

VTM, 12/9/18

 

 

Michigan Marijuana: So Sad

December 7, 2018

Michigan Marijuana: So Sad

I have reviewed many of the articles on the internet related to the legalization of Marijuana for recreational use.

Sadly, they are numerous and overwhelmingly positive. They tell the reader where to get the pot, how much they can have, where they can grow it, how many plants they can have, how it will make money, reduce law enforcement over-load, how it will be fair to those who have had to go to jail, how it will reduce discrimination against minorities, and it is often framed as a symbol of America’s “freedom”. 

So now my birth and growing-up State of Michigan has become just another sink-hole, among many other’s leading to America’s rapid decline. 

So, as each state watches other states rake in the “ton’s of money” for their private and political marijuana pleasures, each state will be enticed to legalize other addictive substances in order to tax their use.

The past is prologue. It has been so with pornography, gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and now marijuana. There will be more formerly prohibited pleasurable substances and activities to come. There will be other conscious altering substances and there is already a lot of grass-roots lobbying for the legalization of prostitution. Permit me a dollop of venom whilst I twist the proverbial knife; perhaps the government will someday provide tax rebates to families who raise their daughters to work in that promising industry.

With the loss of Judeo/Christian moral influences in America, the quality of citizen’s behavior has diminished dramatically, and with this, the quality of our institutions and government have also diminished over time.

There will be hell to pay. The legalization of marijuana for recreation elsewhere has and will lead to increases in black market businesses, addiction among the populations, highway carnage, visits to emergency rooms, mental health problems, increasing youth use, brain damage among developing children and teens, physical health problems, damage to families, school underachievement and drop-outs, business absenteeism and discipline problems, impairment of our military, and more!

These and many more damages will be documented in time. But, the the irreparable damages to America and its citizens will have been done.  

Although the immediate effects of legalizing more drugs for pleasure are fun and will briefly add to the tax coffers of government, the deferred consequences will be very painful and destructive to all Americans. The hidden financial and human costs, many yet undocumented but observable to those who look carefully, will far exceed the propagandized benefits.

It is indescribably painful for me to watch America systematically, and in so many ways, destroy itself.

How about you?

Vote for honest tough conservative candidates at your ballot boxes!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Health Services provider in Psychology (40 years)

Professor Emeritus of Psychology (36 years)

A Religion of Peace: Not!

December 3, 2018

A Religion of Peace: Not!

Please give this some thought.

What do you think the Muslim terrorist threats will do to officials, the people of New York City and America; given the murderous threats they have made to the New Years Eve celebration there? 

The fear, stress, needed security and emergency personnel; as well as organizational and financial costs caused by Muslim terrorist threats of sniper fire and explosive devices are overwhelming. They can be ruinous to the New York economy and increase the damage to all of America.

The Muslim terrorists know this is so whether the threats come true or not!

Just think about it…  

Know that we are at war with Muslim terrorists and also in danger of war with North Korea, China, Russia and Iran. Such a war could easily eclipse any war in history as it rapidly expanded in scope, depending upon numerous other countries that could ally with any of these nations.

To make matters worse, America’s traditional allies in Europe have been badly weakened by uncontrolled Islamic immigration and socialism; as well as economic, cultural and spiritual decline. They will be unable to help America as they did during previous wars.

America must now have very tough conservative leadership at all levels of government. They must support unflinching negotiations with our enemies from positions of superior military power and a willingness to mercilessly destroy any enemy if negotiations fail. 

If American weak leadership allows rogue nations to gain nuclear weapons, our loved ones and all of America will suffer hell on earth.

ISIS, other Muslim terrorist groups, and other hostile nations know that they can weaken, “transform” and defeat America by financially and spiritually draining us over whatever length of time it takes.

Wake-Up America! We are in grave peril.

Here is just a sample of what is to come.

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/isis-groups-nyc-new-years-threat-harvest-them-with-silencers-and-snipers/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 12/3/18

Think Things Are Bad Now? Think Again!

November 30, 2018

Think Things Are Bad Now? Think Again!

Lots of folks have looked down upon those who are called survivalists.

Well, I am no “survivalist” and probably you are not either. Maybe it is time to think more seriously about such matters.

During the cold war we were preparing for a nuclear attack by the USSR (now called Russia). It never came because of the concept of “mutual assured destruction”; I.e, The second you launch nuclear missiles, we do too!

As evil as the leaders of the USSR were, they did not wish to be incinerated, along with their absolute communist power structure!

It is now a different story with the bizarre, death hungry, leaders of Iran. They look forward to death and then having their way with all the “virgins in heaven”. If they can just kill all of satin’s infidels on earth (us and others), they will be rewarded in heavenly paradise!

So much for the safety of “mutually assured destruction”.

Also, who knows what the crazy North Korean leaders will do in the future?

I hate to say it, but we have been in an escalating World War III since sometime before 9/11/2001.

Be forewarned, see the imminent danger to you and your loved ones in the article below and then vote and act accordingly.

Wake-Up America! You need tough conservatives in the White House and Congress. Tough-on-defense …and damned tough offence if needed!

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/military-warns-emp-attack-could-wipe-out-america-democracy-world-order

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 11/30/18

 

Truth in Cartoons!

November 25, 2018

Truth in Cartoons!

VTM, 11/15/18

Michael Ramirez · Nov. 17, 2018

Bad Behavioral Contagion in Michigan: Legalized Recreational Marijuana!

November 24, 2018

Bad Behavioral Contagion in Michigan: Legalized Recreational Marijuana!

I define Bad Behavioral Contagion as the spread of damaging behavior within a population via scientifically validated biological, social and psychological mechanisms (principles). To learn more about Behavioral Contagion, please use my search box.

 “Pure” Michigan (as the ads proclaim) has Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana.

In one great irrational and self-destructive act, it has lost its credibility as the so-called “pure state”.

The ungoverned chaos, mayhem, human suffering and financial losses that will now unfold in Michigan and surrounding states, in time, will be ruinous. The weight of legalized marijuana related tragedies will far exceed the revenues and pleasures so ignorantly, or selfishly anticipated by citizens, businesses and politicians.

I have written extensively about the many harms to the people in the states that have legalized Marijuana for recreation. I will not personally discuss all of that again in this particular blog.

Instead, now and in the future, I will publish more current reviews of these problems that are now poised to ravage the people of Michigan, my beloved once-home-state. The state in which virtually all of my relatives live and raise their children…the one I visit countless times every year.

I am deeply saddened over what what I know legal marijuana + alcohol + other available still illegal drugs could do to the people I love there; and will certainly do to thousands of other Michiganders who we all should care about.

The loss and pain, now poised to unfold, is a needless result of a short-sighted or deceitful, money motivated, massively self-destructive political act. This is radical liberalism on vivid display.

The following short article authoritatively warns about the very bad things that are happening to the citizens in other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Although it does not provide citations to supporting research findings, they certainly exist and I have reviewed and referred to many of them in my past postings on this topic. 

From my data-based psychological perspective, legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan represents just one more, of many historically increasing avenues for bad behavioral contagion within America. 

The sum-total these an other accruing radical liberal cultural redesigns, stimulating bad behavioral contagion within our population, forecast very bad problems to come for everyone.

Without radical change, I fear we are witnessing the unfolding elements of America’s decline and failure.

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/other-voices/marijuana-issue-bad-business-michigan

Now please see one of my previous postings on this issue.

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2018/04/20/reality-therapy-with-dr-tom-legalized-recreational-marijuana/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Health Services Provider in Psychology

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend


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