Posts Tagged ‘V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D.’

The Psychology of Socialism #4: The Sick-Democracy-Cycle

March 13, 2021

America’s long-developing Marxist Revolution has occurred with intermittent big gains and shorter temporary reversals, over the course of many generations.

In my Psychology of Socialism #1: Why Is It So Seductive?!, I introduced the psychological principles and elements of human nature that forever have made humans susceptible to is destructive charms.

In my second blog on this topic, The Psychology of Socialism #2: The Problems With Modernization, I addressed numerous changes that developing science and its technology have brought (I.e., increased safety and personal conveniences that have change many of our emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors). Many of these changes are beneficial, but many bring distinct disadvantages to our collective well-being.

I also explained some of the ways that modernization and the Principles of Psychology can work-together to weaken a population’s resistance to the more immediate short-term rewards of socialism at the expense of certain longer-term disasters. Unfortunately, the short term rewards of socialism appeal to both voters and politicians. Without strong cultural teachings designed to “inoculate” citizens against the tyranny of many immediate rewards, many of us can fall prey to some easy rewards with disastrous delayed consequences (I.e., addictive drugs, charge card abuse, compulsive gambling, welfare dependency, or the exchange of advantageous favors and material rewards to citizens by politicians for their own increased power and tenure, etc.).

As modernizing societies continue to develop through generations of citizens, the strength and adaptive qualities of the population’s behaviors tend to diminish. The once more common population levels of tenacity and perseverance to work for long-term goals and rewards tends to decline. Also, the courage to survive hardships, based in part upon the solidifying populations’ faith in historical religions and traditions tend to also be weakened. 

In modernizing societies, people become more dependent upon the advances of knowledge, science, new technical conveniences and governmental assistance. The confluence of these many cultural changes often bring the weakening of morality and ethical behavior within the citizenry. The once sustaining rules, practices and values, historically bolstered by more powerful religious institutions with strong social, cultural and governmental support then begin to decrease in prevalence. All of this is a prelude to predictable social, political and survival problems to come.

The results of these interacting cultural changes in Democracies, or Republics such as ours, could easily transition to a positively accelerating feedback “Sick-Democracy-Cycles”. The Sick-Democracy-Cycle can be comprise of many components. For example, selfish unprincipled voters and politicians can lavish the short-term rewards they control upon each other. In other words, population votes can  be exchanged for politically controlled governmental “largess” (I.e., taxed monies confiscated from the population’s so-called “greedy maker” population and redistributed to the so-called “poor and needy taker” population). These terms become part of the emerging propagandistic language and rational for Socialism. This political Sick-Democracy-Cycle is likely to incrementally move in the direction of a Socialism. Why? Because the population behavior patterns that are punished by the removal of rewards (I.e., increasing taxes) will decrease in future frequency and the population behavior patterns that are rewarded by the receipt of rewards (I.e., various entitlements and welfare allocations) will increase in future frequency. This self-feeding political Sick-Democracy-Cycle is now in play in America’s Ongoing Socialist Revolution. If this self-destructive democracy cycle isn’t stopped, it will lead to the destruction of America, as we have known it for 244 years.

In The Psychology of Socialism 1, 2, and 3, I explained that more immediate , more frequent, and more easily accessible rewards tend to weaken the tenacity, perseverance and creative generativity of citizens. Furthermore, when these rewards become insufficient, or are suddenly cut-off, the psychological principle of Extinction kicks in. The transition from a thick source of easy rewards turns to relative deprivation. This generally leads to lower motivation (i.e., “Give-Upitis”), depression, anxiety and anger; with growing trends of many other kinds of maladaptive behaviors, including suicide, addictions , crime and aggression among citizens.

The Psychological Principle of Extinction Produced Aggression can be a catalyst to all of the of the maladaptive outcomes I have mentioned above, including citizen revolts and revolutions. Unfortunately, revolts and revolutions too often fail to illustrate the old saying that: “Good Things Can Come From Bad Things”. 

The cultural memory of our first American Revolution, occurring between 1775 and 1784, gave birth to our now badly damaged and fragile Constitutional Republic.  

As I explained in The Psychology of Socialism #3: Weakening of Our Behavioral Immunity, socialism is analogous to a disease that attacks societies when their behavioral immune systems become impaired.  I further explained some of the psychological principles that weaken populations’ resistance to the seductive short-term, damaging rewards of socialism while populations’ remain oblivious to the long-term disasters that will soon come to afflict them.

If you were born before the 1960’s you should be able to see the powerful evidence of these damaging outcomes all around you now. If so, your obvious question should be: What are the causes of these damaging changes?!

As I hope you are beginning to understand, many of the answers to this great question are found within the Scientific Field of Psychology.

Please stay tuned. There is more to come on The Psychology of Socialism and America’s present decline.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Health Services Provider in Psychology

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend.

America’s Marxist Revolution in Cartoons!

March 3, 2021

You will not see what follows in the liberal media.

But, if you will look below, You will see the Ongoing American Marxist Revolution in cartoons!

The People and pundits I observe and listen-to, devotee’s of both political parties, witness the dramatic new governmental changes in America and normally conclude: “they don’t make sense!” They say “the new government doesn’t understand economics or crime”. Or, They don’t seem to understand that the flood of poor uneducated immigrants across our open borders will swamp all of our agencies (education, health, law-enforcement, housing, and take the work opportunities that our own low income unemployed need, etc., etc., etc.

But, yes many do understand.  The just don’t want to admit to the ongoing revolution in America!

The goal is to destroy America’s Constitutional Republic, as well as its social organizations and cultural practices. “They” are doing this in order to achieve their own redesigned America. 

And, what is the new design some may ask?

The blindness of those who ask will be the key to our American Marxist Revolution’s success!

Only “they” can laugh at these “funnies”!

The rest of us could cry.

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

 

Cartoons: A.F. Branco for February 22, 2021

Cartoons: Gary Varvel for February 25, 2021

Cartoons: A.F. Branco for February 18, 2021

Biden’s Cognitive Decline: The Key to America’s Ongoing Marxist Revolution

February 27, 2021

As much as I despise what the democrats are doing to further the Marxist Socialist/Communist Revolution in America, I take no pleasure in documenting President Biden’s obvious cognitive decline in 2020. Sadly, his decline will weaken.

Though I try to find a little humor in my own age-related cognitive changes, I will never make-fun-of what is happening to anyone who is suffering more severe problems as a result of age-related dementia. As a practicing psychologist, I frequently work to help  people and their families cope with problems of dementia. Also, I have gone through the pain of deaths due to the outcomes of end stage dementias.

At 79 years of age, I am very aware that my own verbal fluency is not as good as it once was. The same goes for my occasional challenges to quickly access words stored in my long-term memory. Furthermore, I cannot memorize some things as easily as I did, even a decade ago. 

Psychologists know that these things are likely to be examples of normal age-related cognitive decline. People are different and do not experience cognitive decline at the same rates. Some remain remarkably sharp, some decline slowly and some decline more rapidly. Some people suffer rapid cognitive declines starting at different times during their aging process.

There are a number of causes of dementia. Dementia can be defined as: “As a general term for loss of memory, language, problem solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life”

Now, the following is some “reality therapy” for every American who reads this blog.   

Socialist/Communist Vice President Kamala Harris will very likely become America’s new President and Commander in Chief within the next four years. She will then appoint her Vice President who must be confirmed by the majority of both houses. You can bet that she will attempt to partner with someone who shares her political philosophy.

The groundwork for this planned process is well underway. Democrats have started to complain about President Biden’s mental state and have recently begun to mistrust his ability to make decisions about using America’s nuclear arsenals responsibly. The liberal news stations are covering this and “Saturday Night Live” is making jokes at President Biden’s expense. This is just the beginning.

I judge that we are experiencing the beginning of a carefully planned and executed American Marxist Revolution, perpetrated by the Democrat Party, with the assistance of external socialist/communist states and internal “Deep State” operatives.

Please see the following video that substantiates President Biden’s state of cognitive decline in 2020. It will only get worse.

I regret the goof-ball jerk that spew’s snarky comments during this montage of candidate Biden’s many failures to organize and articulate his thoughts during his Presidential Campaign. My problem is that I did not find more clear examples of his cognitive problems all in one package, and I am unable to edit this buffoon out of the sequence.

It is essential that I present this reality of what will become a tragedy for America. Please try to ignore the child-like commentator.   

We should feel sad for Mr. Biden and and fearful for America.

For critics who may dismiss this post as the work of a conspiracy “nut”: Recall that starting in President Obama’s candidacy, and till this day, his goal has been to “Transform America”!

Also, you are not paranoid if they’re really are out to get ya!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D, 2/26/25

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America’s Marxist Revolution Second Amendment Reality Check!

February 21, 2021

You may have a firearm, or not! That is your business.

Our Founding Fathers understood citizen’s natural right of self-defense against criminal individuals, groups of criminals and criminal governments. The majority of Americans also understand all of this and will not allow the removal of our Constitutional 2nd Amendment rights.

The Democrat party is seeking to transform America into a Socialist State. To do, among their other active initiatives,  requires that they defund and weaken our communities police departments in any way they can. It also requires that our population be disarmed or greatly hindered from purchasing guns and ammunition. 

Here is a little dose of reality therapy for you. This sort of thing happens in every community and YOU cannot predict when, or where, the bad guys will open fire.

How would YOU like to be caught in this situation without a way to defend yourself. You would be on your own (“When the minutes turn to hours”) before the police arrive. You, again would be on your own if police were shot down.

Some of our cities Marxist Revolutionary Democrats, as they now propose, might have sent you a social worker!

Among the many ongoing Marxist revolutionary tactics are release America’s prisoners, confiscate citizen’s guns, and defund the police, ruin the economy, create anarchy and chaos; and bring the population under the control of an all powerful central government.

This may look like an isolated event.

It sure as hell is not.

I dare you to watch this video! Just double click the title below following the picture. Then scroll down the article to the video.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 3/21/21

Watch: Cops Caught in Supermarket Shootout with Security Guard

Teaching Our Children to Hate Themselves

February 18, 2021

Dear Reader, 

The following, in quotes, is a forward from a patriot friend. 

In America’s New Marxist Revolution, this is just one of the many strategies now  being used to dismantle our Constitutional Republic to transform the USA to a Democratic Socialist Union.

Their success is astonishing. They are incrementally destroying our children and therefore; they are destroying our future!

Wake-Up damn-fool America! Or die.

“White kids are taught to hate their whiteness. Boys are taught to hate their masculinity. Girls to hate their femininity. Children of all races and both sexes are taught to hate their country. We push self-loathing onto our kids and then wonder why they are depressed and suicidal.” —Matt Walsh

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 2/18/20

The Psychology of Socialism #3: Weakening Our Behavioral “Immunity”

February 14, 2021

 

The Psychology of Socialism #3: Weakening Our Behavioral “Immunity”

In my blog entitled “The Psychology of Socialism #1,  I began with some questions including the following two:

1. “Why does Socialism keep reoccurring in spite of its tendency to morph into an even more tyrannical and murderous  form of government, called Communism?” 

2. “Why does Socialism keep reoccurring in the face of indisputable historical evidence that Socialism/Communism has caused the death of around 94 million citizens (some say over 100 million)?” These deaths were caused by disease, starvation, torture, and execution; in or out of concentration or so-called “reeducation” camps.

I began my second blog within this theme entitled, “The Psychology of Socialism #2 (Modernity) with the following statement:

“I judge that the the social and political infestation of Marxist Socialism in America is analogous to any disease that sickens its host.  When hosts immune system is sufficiently weakened, they become increasingly susceptible to many diseases; some of which are lethal.” The socio-economic “disease” of Socialism is lethal to societies that strive to provide liberty and prosperity to it citizens.

In this second blog, I further explained some of the ways that modernity and the Principles of Psychology work-together to weaken a a population’s resistance to the short-term rewards of socialism, at the expense of longer-term disaster.

You may recall from a post, #2 on this topic, that more immediate, more frequent, and easily accessible rewards tend to weaken the tenacity, perseverance and creative generativity of citizens. Furthermore, when these rewards suddenly are cut-off, or become insufficient, the psychological principle of “extinction” kicks in. The transition from a thick and easy source of rewards frequently leads to growing trends of emotional behavior and aggression among citizens.

Therefore, normal psychological principles within Socialism are transformed into an increasingly pathogenic social and economic system leading to in a pandemic of loss of freedom and prosperity for citizens; as well as increasing hostility and aggression among citizens and escalating tyrannical counter-control measures by the  governmental ruling class.

Understand that socialist and communist activists have long used this predictable chain of psychological events, and they work to activate it in order to over-throw existing governments. 

The following appears to be some of the main behavioral components of this sick social-psychological feed-back system of cultural decline and collapse.  These are the destructive psychological mechanisms hidden within the many failed iterations of socialism; including the so-called Democratic Socialism now being propagandized through our media, and implemented in America. 

  1. As People become more dependent upon modernizing technology (health safeguards, easy relief of physical pain, insurance against calamity, available civil/governmental services, transportation; as well as more immediate, more plentiful, more sizable, and and more frequent rewards in a broad array of categories; they tend to loose behavioral strength, perseverance and independence. The population’s learned expectancy of a less effortful life-style will not fit reality when the government inevitably cannot continue to supply their basic needs.
  2. As people become more emotionally, financially, and physically dependent upon the government (at all levels), the “government animal”, a conglomerate of more privileged people, grows in size and power and exerts incrementally more and more control over the people they govern. 
  3. The increasingly massive and expensive Socialistic government inevitably forages and preys upon its population for increased wealth (tax increases and fees), to gain more control and to support its own growth and development. They “tax the makers and give to the takers”. They “tax those who have and give to the have-nots”. 
  4. They do this by differentially dispensing the material, financial, and welfare rewards they control to their supporting population who will then vote for them and turn against those who vote for those opposing these socialist trends. 
  5. In response to citizens who oppose the growing popularity of the socialist government and its political operatives; it attacks them through hateful propaganda, social defamation, and censorship. It uses the popular media and governmental agencies to assault opposing citizens with legal and financial ruin.
  6. Inevitably, bloating socialist governments become increasingly inefficient at managing the increasing scope of their population control and the socio-culture becomes increasingly maladaptive and unstable. 
  7. This national decline is often viewed by international enemies as an opportunity for military attack. From a political perspective, war can be an advantage to the government and citizens under attack because it is thought to often solidify a population’s support the for their existing government.
  8. In the end, socialism always fails at the cost of great physical and psychological trauma to its citizens and their children.

Much like any behavioral “addiction” (more accurately, a learned habitual dependency), the population’s immediate schedule of rewards eventually turns from happiness to delayed and diminishing rewards, frustration, fear, and pain. All of this, all too often, is associated with population displaced aggression, self-destructive behavior, civil war and increased tyranny by the controlling government.

Socialism is a social-psychological disorder. It tyrannically catalyzes all forms of psychopathology within its population. As it progresses, it leads to social, cultural and economic decline and can easily lead to the collapse of the afflicted society.

The Socialist philosophical “germs” of destruction lay dormant in every society.  They await a decline a societies’ “behavioral immunity”. In some cases there comes an explosive plume of this social psychological pathogen. When the population’s “tipping point” is reached, the “transformational” breakdown occurs.

The afflicted nation then becomes a new host to the ageless socio-economic Ponzi Scheme; simply known as Socialism.   

Please, trace the growth of the many socialist/communist seeds long sewn into the fabric of in America, starting from the early 19 century to our present time. This growth is appears to be nearing exponential proportions as I write. (2/14/21) 

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

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., Health Services Provider in Psychology

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend

 

 

 

 

 

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Google Is Watching You: And Telling All!

February 6, 2021

Sadly for me, even in semi-retirement, I have recently been too busy to do original writing. However, I will still provide essential information about the causes and features of America’s Great Decline.

I don’t stop thinking about the ongoing Marxist Revolution in America. I sure as hell will not stop observing and reporting on the avalanche of the evidence for my painful conclusions.

Patriot, Lee Hornack has recently redirected my interest to something I knew was happening. But, I had no idea of the breath and depth of Google’s data collection on its users. 

Most of us will be astonished at our agreed-upon, though childishly naive, gift of our personal privacy to Big Teck and their Leftist connections and affinities.

This first video is a relatively simple demonstration of this nightmare.

The second is a more in-depth, expose’ of this disaster and how to begin to remedy it for your self.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 2/6/21

Video- Google Is Watching You!

Ridiculing America’s Democrat and Republican Traitors

January 31, 2021

This is aimed at our American Marxist Revolutionary activists.  It is a blast of well-deserved, truth-based, counter-revolutionary ridicule. This truth-based ridicule is in stark contrast to the lying, cheating and slanderous Marxist Propaganda everywhere in the world, now inflicted upon Americans though virtually all of our institutions and our mass media. 

This unquestionably accurate ridicule is directed at all of the Democrats and Republicans who voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris; as well as Constitutionally conservative citizens who, due to simple laziness, did not vote.

It is sad to think, given that our election was rife with Marxist-based fraudulent activities, that possibly extra conservative votes might not even have mattered.

Constitutional conservatives in the 2020 Presidential Election failed in the most important in our life-time. Now the perfectly  predictable Revolutionary outcomes are literally killing us….and the slaughter is just the beginning! 

Now we are all getting exactly what we deserve for letting this happen to our America!

Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 1/31/20

Give Thanks to The Patriot Post for these honest and powerful political cartoons. Visit them often!

Our American Marxist Revolution!

January 23, 2021

I have one question for you, my Dear Reader.

Why would you ever believe that a “national healing”, with all American’s “unifying” and “working together” to support the goals of the radical democrat party B.S., is a good thing for us to do?

All of this is just more Marxist propaganda, spewed across America by President Biden and his his democrat party. All of this is amplified by their already captured social media. You had better wake-up to reality. We are in the midst of America’s New Socialist Revolution!

Biden’s Inaugural Speech was obliviously designed to comfort and anesthetize the millions of Americans who voted either for, or against him; especially the Americans who voted on the basis of simplistic unstudied party loyalty.

Perhaps the majority of our citizens have not done their historical and political homework about the Marxist, plain-as-day and pie-in-your-face revolutionary tactics now used by the democrats to “Transform America”.  Our already captured schools and colleges have not assigned this homework! Uniformed voters, in both parties, are blind to the democrat’s active plan to Transform America” from our Founding Father’s badly damaged Constitutional Republic, into the “United Socialist States of America“!

A great many American voters are simply oblivious to our crazed and criminal Democrat Party fueling their stunning American Socialist Revolution; using every blatant Marxist trick in The Book!? 

I wonder if you can recognize the revolutionary tactics that have been inflicted upon American by the dirty democrats. Please see a little “reality therapy” below:

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2020/06/28/communist-rules-for-revolution-americas-destruction/

Are you a knowledgeable Constitutional patriot who understands the traitorous goals of the democrat party? Do you know that Vice President Kamala Harris is an admitted socialist/communist? Do you realize that Harris is next in line for the Presidency when President Biden is predictably incapacitated by age-related infirmities? Do you recognize the democrat revolutionary tactics of Critical Theory, Intersectionality, the concept of “White Privilege”, the Cancel Culture; and the fanatical new “religions” of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity on our Campuses? Are you aware of the Black Lives Matter movement,  Antifa, Anarchism, violent riots, and the destruction or removal of historical statues across America…and more!? 

If not, I beg you to do your homework.

Do you see the hordes of illegal immigrants now amassing to skirt America’s unfinished border wall, the construction of which is ordered to to halt by the radical Leftist democrats?

Do you see that the Leftist democrats are hell-bent-for-leather to Impeach our former patriotic President for the second time!? They are doing this, without merit, to prevent him from running for any office ever again.

Are you witnessing the of censorship in America (Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Parler, Main-Stream Media, American History and literature in our schools, the suppression of evidence about America’s corrupted 2021 Presidential Election, and much more.

Do you know that members of the leftist media and democrats are attacking conservatives for their defense of America’s Constitution and advocating that they be “deprogrammed” of these thoughts!? 

Wake-Up America! You are now on Life-Support and nearing death. Your prognosis is grave.

There is absolutely no possibility of recovery from the killing disease of Socialism-Communism, without a powerful infusion of America’s Constitutional antidotes, as well as an aggressive fix to our corrupted and discredited voting methods.

Failing this, I greatly fear the growing need of a Constitutionally mandated counter-revolution by the American Patriots of Liberty.

“In 1787 Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to William Stephens Smith, John Adams’ son in law. He said that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

See more of what Thomas Jefferson and our Founding Fathers wrote into America’s Constitution about changing our government if it tyrannically abolishes its guaranteed citizen rights.  

https://oll.libertyfund.org/quotes/327

With Deep Regret,  V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 1/23/21 

 

 

Ridiculing American Marxism: The Wrong-Side of History

January 17, 2021

Those who voted for Biden and Harris have knowingly, or ignorantly, strengthened the the ongoing American Marxist Revolution. The word ignorant is not intended to insult to anyone…it is just a factual condition about ones knowledge-base in some area.

I am ignorant about many things. Some of which I will happily remain so.

As a practicing psychologist, I am careful to confess my relative ignorance in medicine, financial planning, law, and other areas that  would be unethical for me to pretend that I have expertise in.

I continue my studies about my life’s work, which includes all aspects of human behavior, including social and cultural evolution, as well as organized political behavior patterns and their consequences; both immediate and long-term. 

Many of my future blogs will present carefully considered arguments as to why American Marxism, and those who support it are on the wrong-side of history.

I care for all Americans, including those who voted in favor of the our Marxist Revolution. I even love some of them who are friends and family members.

I do hate Marxism and the death and destruction it has caused to societies through history and all around the world. I hate what it is now doing, and what is will continue to do to America if not courageously battled and defeated through our Constitutional democratic processes.

While I will endlessly criticize and ridicule American Socialism, I will not vilify my honest, well-intentioned and peaceful fellow citizens who politic and vote on the wrong-side of American history. 

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 1/17/21

 


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