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Goodbye First Amendment!

December 11, 2022

Sometimes I simply run-out of words. This is a rare occurrence, (just ask my family and friends). All I have left are the words and phrases I often used in my youth, while serving aboard a ballistic missile submarine during what was called The Cold War. It sure as hell was not so cold to us at that time. Oops, I said a bad word.

Rather than cuss-up a storm, I will speak in cartoons. After-all one picture is worth a 1000 words, is it not!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 12/11/22

P.S., Don’t let them intimidate you into not saying Merry Christmas……Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

America’s Black Dilemma #2

September 9, 2015

America’s Black Dilemma #2

If you have not read my previous post on America’s Black Dilemma, it is important that you do in order to understand what now follows in my second post on this topic.

When I first read this article, I immediately recalled the following Biblical quote.  This passage has always stuck with me since my youth. I am no Biblical scholar and there appear to be Biblical statements that are in conflict with the one I remember so clearly.

But, if there ever was a mega-example of the following quote about God’s consequences for bad behavior, it would appear to relate America’s Black Dilemma.

From the Bible: Exodus 34:7English Standard Version (ESV)

7″ keeping steadfast love for thousands,[a] forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Yet, it is illogical to me that a forgiving and benevolent God would endlessly punish both those who have been sinned against (the American Black population) and also, endlessly, the children of the sinners (the American slave owners), who have worked for generations to atone-for and correct the original sin of enslaving the blacks.

In the article, The Black Dilemma, it is stated in the 9th paragraph that “nothing changes no matter how much money is spent,” etc., etc..

Well, if the science of psychology can teach America anything, it should be that it is not the amount of money spent that will ever change a population’s behavior problems, it is rather how the money is spent.

My following previous blog will explain exactly what I mean by this statement.

It will also set the record straight regarding The Black Dilemma article’s overly negative assessment of America’s lack-of-progress in race relations.

Another matter is in need of clarification:

In paragraph 9, the author states: “Some argue its a problem of culture, as if culture creates people, in stead of the other way around”.

This is clearly a wrong and gross-oversimplification of an amazingly complex process with a simple name: Cultural Evolution.

Culture and its various evolution’s, or changes, is a fiendishly  complex matter. To say that culture creates people is correct, but to say that people create culture is correct.

In fact, culture and the people’s behavior it generates are part of an ever-changing cycle of mutually interacting and determining forces involving the changing environment, the changing behaviors of the people (including their technology, sociopolitical practices and various other traditions), and the effects that all of this has upon the changing behaviors, sociopolitical practices, technologies and various traditions of their future generations. Now, add the effects of various other external forces such as war and people from other cultures immigrating into the culture under study and the complexity of countless bi-directional determinants (causal positive and negative feedback loops) among the receiving culture’s infrastructure, structure and superstructure become  mind-boggling.

The explanation, prediction and control of these phenomena remain one of Behavioral Science’s greatest challenges.

Never-the less, the article America’s Black Dilemma (no matter the author) confronts us all with some truths about America and its lack of full recovery from its historical enslavement of black populations

Sadly, however, the main truth is missed: As discussed in my second blog citation above, if a culture rewards bad  behavior, it will experience increased rates of bad behavior within its population. This is a true non-technical statement derived from Psychology’s Law of Effect.

This statement will remain true, no matter the race or culture of the population under study.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.


Netanyahu’s Warning To America

March 4, 2015

Netanyahu’s Warning To America

Bibi Netanyahu has spoken to America’s Congress in spite of Obama’s vitriolic objections and the hostility shown him by our Democratic party.  Democratic Leader Nancy Polosi actually turned her back to Netanyahu during Congressional periods of applause for his statements.

Virtually everything that President Obama and America’s progressive/socialist Democratic party has done during their last two terms has added to America’s precipitous decline, made the world a more dangerous place (actually favoring Islamic Terrorists) and finally deepening  our distrust of the lying, cheating Obama Government.

Netanyahu was respectful of the Obama Administration, even solicitous at the beginning of his speech. However, he then presented a devastating historical and contemporary analysis of Iran’s Radical Islamic faith-driven terrorist activities that are now rapidly advancing in the world: “Death, Tyranny and he pursuit of Jihad”.

He courageously warned all of us about the Obama Administration negotiating a deal with Iran, and I paraphrase, that will not prevent nuclear weapons for Iran, but will guarantee them.

Netanyahu further stated that if Radical Islamic Terrorist Iran gets the nuclear bomb, they will use it to subjugate the world. Furthermore, If Iran becomes a nuclear war power it will spark a nuclear weapons race in the Middle East, precipitating a devastating world war.

It is my view that Radical Islam is already conducting a world war, but if they gain nuclear weapons, the world devastation will reach horrific proportions.

In short:

  • It is foolish to trust Radical Terrorist Jihadist Islam.
  • Obama’s deal with Iran will leave it with well-over 1000 high-speed centrifuges capable of producing nuclear bombs within weeks.
  • Obama’s deal with Iran does not include Iran’s advancing Intercontinental Missile Program that will provide this Islamic Terrorist Country the ability to strike anywhere in America with nuclear bombs.
  • Obama’s deal with Iran terminates within about ten years, leaving Iran with the nuclear weapons power to wreak unthinkable destruction and terror on the world.

President Obama is in the process of perpetrating the ultimate betrayal of America and Israel in favor of Radical Terrorist Islam. There have been other betrayals, but this one will be the world’s coup de grace.

It is essential you to see and hear Bibi Netanyahu’s address to America about implications of a Terrorist Islamic Iran with nuclear weapons.

To avoid boredom, start the video and then advance the small blue ball on the white video trail to 23:30 (unless you enjoy watching politicians glad handing each other).

The next few minutes feature Netanyahu’s gratuitous, complements to the Obama Administration.

Starting at 28:00 are Netanyahu’s dire warnings to all of America about Obama’s suicidal (my word) deal with Iran.

Please view this video and then demand that your representatives “rise-up” in OUR defense against a nuclear Islamic Terrorist Iran.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 3/4/15

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