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Dr. Tom’s Laugh Therapy: #7

July 26, 2018

Dr. Tom’s Laugh Therapy: #7
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F. Branco · Jul. 25, 2018
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Dr. Tom’s Laugh Therapy Session #6

July 22, 2018

Dr. Tom’s Laugh Therapy Session #6

 

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Dr. Tom’s Laugh Therapy #5

July 12, 2018

Dr. Tom’s Laugh Therapy #5

 

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Dr. Tom’s Cartoon Therapy

May 1, 2018

Dr. Tom’s Cartoon Therapy.

I believe that some cartoon therapy is needed for both you and me, particularly following my last post!

If you missed it, check it out. You will then benefit from “cartoon therapy” all the more!

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2018/04/30/why-trump-snubbed-the-correspondents-dinner/

.F. Branco · Apr. 30, 2018
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Reality Therapy with Dr. Tom: University Sex Week!

April 14, 2018

Reality Therapy with Dr. Tom: University Sex Week!

America! It’s time for a little more of Dr. Tom’s reality therapy. 

These special blogs are designed for those who are still living in a fantasy world.

Look-out, you could be one of them and not even know it!

The mass of wonderful (but fantasy-world) citizens consists of a great many of those patriots who were raised in traditional, religious or semi-religious, conservative or moderately conservative families. In some cases it will even include patriotic citizens, from various backgrounds, who consider themselves to be “traditional” or “classical” liberals.

Here is your wake-up call! It is way past-time to perceive the cultural ravages of hyper-liberalism in America and elsewhere in the world. Therefore, it is now my sad duty to rub your noses in the delayed consequences of your slumber in fantasy land. 

I promise that I do this out of pure love and kind thoughts for you, your loved ones and the future of America.

You may, understandably, get upset with me for exposing you to the truth. If you do you will be illustrating some perfectly human fundamental psychological errors: They are the denial of a threatening reality and displaced aggression. These are common defenses against anxiety, worry, fear and anger that we all must learn to  manage effectively.

Wake-Up America! Be rational: Put your anxiety, worry, fear, and anger where it belongs.

Focus these defensive emotions upon the hyper-liberal, anti-American political philosophy (progressivism/socialism) and its political practitioners: Vote the purveyors of America’s demise out of office and do not let them back in.

Here is a small sample of a much greater reality, soon to become your personal nightmare.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/43707/

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/38732/

V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D., 4/14/18

P.S. The articles displayed above were found on a mainstream news outlet.

 

 

 

Progressivism Destroys Nations

March 20, 2018

“Progressivism” Destroys Nations

There is nothing progressive about “progressivism”.

Progressivism is comprised of Godless secular humanism (i.e, the worship of humanity as “god”), socialism/comunism and increasing sociocultural chaos.

If it is anything, it is a progressive-regression into sociocultural pandemonium and increasing authoritarian rule as a comparatively attractive antidote to anarchy.

Wake-Up America! Assemble the puzzle pieces and there you will find the grim reality of your decline.

To find that which has been lost, you must return to where you last possessed it!

Here are some pieces of the puzzle:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/02/us/school-shootings-2018-list-trnd/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/19/us/austin-explosions-bomb-timeline/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/19/teen-suicide-soaring-do-spotty-mental-health-and-addiction-treatment-share-blame/428148002/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5510589/Spring-Breakers-South-Padre-Island-Texas.html

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 3/20/18

Socialism Kills Venezuela

March 8, 2018

Socialism Kills Venezuela

So, what’s new?

Wake-Up America! Before it is too late.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/sick-venezuelans-flee-colombia-mounting-refugee-crisis-53599960

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 3/8/18

 

A Convention of States!

February 27, 2018

A Convention of States!

America has been in a Post-Constitutional period for a long time.

Increasingly, leftist/socialists/”progressives” have gained control of the federal government, the Supreme and lower courts, education,  and many more components of American society and culture.

These crooks and traitors have done this by confiscating the wealth of hard-working citizens and redistributing it to a rapidly increasing segment of America’s population who have become slaves to governmental largess. These are now “shackled voters”, who according to the Marxist plan, are increasingly helplessly dependent upon the housing, other material gifts and cold cash that their socialist masters dispence to them. America’s open borders, as well as open borders in Europe, are the leftist well-spring’s of new dedicated voters fueling numerous cultural dominoes falling for the well known pathologies of  socialism and Islamic Radicalism.

All of this is augmented by the many strident leftist initiatives and anti-American political action groups. These and other progressive lobbyists joined with traitorous near-life-time politicians to destroy America’s Constitutional government and confiscate freedoms from our citizens.

Together, they and the radical leftist/socialist democratic party (aided by a minority of liberal republicans)  have increasingly educated and propagandized our youth against America’s Constitutional laws, its Free Market economy, and Judeo/Christian Faiths and moral values.

The obscene, illegal and murderous social and political chaos now pandemic in America is the perfectly predictable outcome of all of this.

Modern America would be an unrecognizable horror to our Founding Fathers.

America’s Founding Fathers feared this would happen and, amazingly, they provided a Constitutional remedy to protect against just such a cultural death spiral.

It brings great sadness to think of all who have fought to preserve our freedoms; especially those who were maimed or killed in all of America’s wars starting with the Revolutionary War and to this very day.

We should also remember the wives, children and families who suffered the sickening loss their loved ones who fought to protect our way of life…now threatened as never before.

War Time U.S. Military Deaths

In his Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln most succinctly stated America’s hopes and dreams  for: A “government of the people, by the people, for the people” [that] “shall not perish from the earth.”

Tragically, thisgovernment of the people, by the people, for the people” IS now in the process of perishing from the earth!

We must now save America’s precious Representative Republic by using the gift of our little known 5th Constitutional Amendment; bequeathed to us by our amazingly prescient Founding Fathers. This must be done to preserve our remaining precious freedoms and to reverse increasing Federal governmental growth and dictatorial confiscations of state and citizens rights.

Please view the following and support its future initiatives.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/15/push-for-convention-states-to-rein-in-government-gains-steam.html

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/26/18

P.S., Every American Patriot must read Mark Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments”.

Guns, Faith and Culture

February 25, 2018

Guns, Faith and Culture.

It should come as no surprise that traditional morality has declined to pitifully low levels in America. By this, I mean the traditional moral and ethical codes of conduct that are based upon the Judeo/Christian faiths and their derivations.

I have documented the decline of traditional American culture and social conduct in here my blogs since 2009, now approaching 1700 publications. I did the same as a university professor, when I changed my area of research to these matters in the 1980’s. 

There are many corrective laws and encouragements that can be promulgated by our various levels of government. Also, there are those of us who are dedicated to showcasing America’s cultural and social decline. We hope to embolden everyone to fight the forces of our undoing in all available peaceful ways. 

Yet, I struggle with one great fear. This fear is that, no matter what a secular government and an increasingly secular culture and society may do to reverse its own steady decline…nothing will work. 

My grave concern is that nothing will work because there is no compelling reason to forsake the immediate pleasures that a population’s increasingly self-centered (“selfish”) behavior most quickly and most reliably secures.

Without God, and his sacred rules of conduct, there is no compelling reason to abandon our own selfish pleasures in order to only have a chance at securing the long-term benefits to ourselves and perhaps for society at large. What is it that will motivate us all to forestall or give-up immediate rewards in order to benefit others who will succeed us in the distant future?

As a doctoral student, I was trained that there is no such thing as human nature. I now know this is false.

Humans prone to pursue their own short-term rewards. They prefer that these rewards come faster not slower and larger not smaller. They also prefer that they come on a thicker schedule of occurrence,  that they come with greater convenience and less pain.

Humans also love to control the odds that their rewards will become bigger and faster, etc., and that means that they will strive to control their physical, social, political and geopolitical environs. Humans are prone to use their powers to reward, hurt or kill others to achieve these ends.

Unless there is some powerful counter-controlling force, they will use whatever methods most immediately provide these things that  human animals tend naturally covet.

Within any society, it takes a mighty powerful generally accepted  belief system to motivate its inhabitants to conduct themselves accordingly and to acculturate their children to do likewise.

Historically, mighty powerful belief systems have come in the form of a society’s chosen God, who must be obeyed in order that individuals and their society can gain favor and avoid a myriad of  terrifying cataclysmic events.

Often this Godly influence has been augmented by political leaders, kings, or dictators who use their God’s rules to control their population through the threat of slavery, banishment, imprisonment or execution. Many kings and dictators have even commandeered the status of a God in order further enhance their mighty powerful control of their subject’s beliefs and behavior patterns.

Since the Founding of America, a particularly pro-social and peaceful God has shaped the development of the United States. The attendant belief system is composed of Judeo/Christian precepts and rules for personal conduct defined good and evil behaviors for the worshiping majority of Americans.

Secular forces and political leftists  have relentlessly attacked this undeniable truth and have increasingly lied and propagandized to impose their own religion upon America. This failed religion is secular humanism and its “god” is humanity itself.

Though it has lost much of its power, the Judeo/Christian God-Based belief system has been so interwoven into the fabric of American culture, that it was also woven into the fabric of its Constitutionally based Representative Republic Government.

This assertion is incontrovertible. I hope you will read one, or both of the following two books to understand the undeniable true font of America’s Greatness.

1. Rediscovering God in America, by Newt Gingrich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rediscovering_God_in_America

2. One Nation Under God, by  David Gibbs with Jerry Newcombe

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/350512.One_Nation_Under_God

America’s Founding religious beliefs guaranteed HUGE fairly immediate and also deferred spiritual CONSEQUENCES for engaging in good or evil (bad) behaviors during one’s lifetime. Believers were promised the love and favor of God during their life-times. Also, huge delayed consequences were promised, heaven if one will believe and follow the Ten Commandments; hell if one did not. A strong belief in the personal and social advantages of God exerts, both then and now, strong peaceful and pro-social influences over human behavior.

Even if a strong belief in God begins to fade for the reasons stated above, the behavior patterns learned under this Godly belief system can persist for a time with some strength. 

But for the generations that follow, without the sustaining religious belief system that sustains good behaviors and reduces bad population acts…the rate of selfish, short-sighted, hedonistic and corrupt behavior will increase with each successive generation.

This, I believe, is what we are witnessing in America and all around the developing world. The common denominator of these trends appears to be the growth of science-based beliefs and technologies that bolster human’s confidence in the their own ability to increasingly control their environments and other important events in their daily lives.

The majority of us appear to love science-based modern technologies and the amazing advantages and conveniences that we enjoy.

Sadly, these technological “gifts”  appear to be powerfully undermining the moral/ethical behavior of America.

The the thing I fear the most is that it is the proliferation of science-based technologies that have led to the growth of secular humanism and socialism leading to destructive forms of narcissism for leaders and extreme dependency and helplessness for followers. All of this correlating with increasing sociopathic/antisocial behavior for all.

I suspect that this self-destructive cycle has, along with other killing influences,  spelled the downfall of developing societies (a relative concept), for all time. 

All living things are born, they live for a while, and then they die. So it also has been with cultures. 

In the past I have fantasized that cultures, particularly America, can teach themselves how to live with increasing health for longer and longer intervals of time.

Now, and I hope I am wrong, my happy fantasy seems to be logically flawed. If it is ever to occur, even temporarily, it may take another of our great national tragedies to bring America again to its vital roots…roots that can only be found on our knees in prayer. 

I endorse the importance of the following article and hope you will give it your close attention.

http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18B48&f=WU18B16

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/25/18

August 14, 2016

Why Americans Should Hate Liberalism #3

Why Americans Should Hate Liberalism #3

The following is a direct quote from Dr. Michael G. Martin’s book: Liberalism: The Demise of America .

Not only will it be well worth your time to read and think about these two paragraphs: It is your patriotic duty to do so.

America’s future hangs in the balance of a general understanding of the following  perceptions of reality.

Quote:

Liberals want to change society so that there are no longer losers, malcontents, or the irresponsible. It is strange that the policies they tout involve perverse incentives, so these bad behaviors are actually promoted and incentivized. This applies to drug addiction, hard work, sexual responsibility, and the like. Liberals think compassion will change everything. They believe people are malleable and plastic, susceptible to change—but even if this were true, it must be accomplished though the proper incentives and social and economic context. They appear to be behaviorists, but yet they are employing perverse incentives to get change. This is a puzzle that defies comprehension.

It’s interesting that liberals believe they can change society and the nature of individuals when they don’t believe in individual responsibility or accountability for individuals. They see the life of the individual as being largely deterministic. That is to say, their behavior is shaped by social and environmental forces beyond their control. If an individual can’t affect his own life, how can liberals argue that they can change the nature of society and individuals? On the scale of the collective, then, they are basically acknowledging that they escape the thrall of determinism.

Perhaps the explanation is that they believe the common man is too stupid to affect his life, but that the elite—the smart people—can basically re-engineer not only themselves, the society, and the very nature of human beings themselves. Liberals are saying in effect, then, that the common man—really the stupid people—is totally malleable. He can be made into anything the liberal elite want, good or bad. There are strong assumptions here about not only human nature, but the influence of other unseen and not-understood forces that shape human behavior, as well as the ability of the liberal elite to engineer the wrenching change that they desire.

Kindle pages 261 and 262.

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I am a behavioral psychologist and a great admirer of B. F. Skinner, perhaps the greatest psychologist of the 20th century.

Skinner and other behaviorists rightfully ascribe great power to the environment to shape the behavior patterns of humans and other animals. Furthermore, Skinner, as well as many behaviorists acknowledge the strength of genetic determinants upon human psychological adaptations as they interact and are influenced, in very complex ways, by a plethora of environmental influences.

It is important for Americans to understand that is no “free will”, in the sense that humans are totally free from genetic and environmental influences.

No population can escape the influences of their genetics, social and physical environments. The best that can be done, in my judgment, is to educate citizens about the scientific principles of these influences and also teach them to come under the control of the imperatives of survival for their own society, their own loved ones who will outlive them and their loved-ones who are yet to be born.

This bright future will require that Americans relearn the advantages of forsaking immediate gratifications in favor of highly beneficial long-term outcomes. It will also require that we again venerate and teach the compliance with rules of living and conduct that insure such future benefits.

My reading of American and World History has led me to conclude that the “Wisdom of the Ages” resides in the Judeo/Christian precepts and values for personal conduct that once helped make America great. The same can be said of other compatible religions of the world.

The teaching of, and compliance to, these precious guides for life are powerfully augmented when a society encourages the belief in a Higher Power than that of the self-destructive philosophy of secular humanism which forms the basis of liberalism,  progressivism, socialism and communism.

Only then we can we hope that our Constitutional Republic might endure thorough our representative democratic political process and citizen voter counter-controls on governmental actions.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/19/16

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend


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