[117] PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS: Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

Psychology-0666FU01, NOAM CHOMSKY: JINGOISM, FANATICISM, IRRATIONALITY
IRRATIONAL SPORTS TEAM JINGOISM: DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN/T
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“THIS IDEA OF CHEERING FOR YOUR HOME TEAM…THAT’S A WAY OF BUILDING INTO PEOPLE IRRATIONAL, AH, SUBMISSIVENESS TO POWER.”
~ Chomsky
“Noam Chomsky explains sports, irrational jingoism, submission to authority, etc.”
“Media system …tries to entertain them (people) through means which will intensify attitudes that support the interests of elites. …Professional Sports are a way of building up ‘Jingoist Fanaticism.’ …a way of building into people irrational submissiveness to power.  And it’s a very dangerous thing …diversion …the real purpose of those media is to dull people’s brains …get involved in fundamentalist stuff …get them away from things that matter. And for that it’s important to reduce their capacity to think.”  ~ Chomsky
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Take say sports, that’s another crucial example of the indoctrination system …it offers people something to pay attention to that’s of no importance. That keeps them from worrying about things that matter to their lives that they might have some idea about doing something about. …it’s a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority. …and you know, group cohesion behind, you know, leadership elements. It’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports.” ~ @noamchomskyT
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“Chomsky on ‘Football and other Sports’ (Funny)”   (*PSY) (*W/T)
~ Noam Chomsky Videos, 03-15-13, YT, 4:31 < https://goo.gl/qIBmD6
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Psychology-0666FU01,
THE LESSER EVIL “LE Thinking Would Render Any Politics Tolerable”
(^^^)   “Making Greater Possibilities Inconceivable: Another Thought or Two on the Logic of Lesser Evilism” (The Slippery Slope)   (*EF) (*DNC)
~ Alan Nasser/@NatCounterPunch, {Donate}, 07-05-16 https://goo.gl/i0iN7A

TWO PARTY SYSTEM SERVES THE STATUS QUO
“If people are groomed to be obedient and follow blindly, they are ripe to extend that obedience to others who claim authority.” ~ Peter Joseph
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“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
~ Charles MacKay
Rising 3rd parties defy the 2 party dictatorship.
Committee for Presidential Debates (CPD) is decided by DemoPublicans.
(^^^)
“Web Exclusive: Peter Joseph, creator of Zeitgeist, talks with Lee Camp”
~ @RedactedTonight,{Donate}, 04-17-15, YT, 17:17 < https://goo.gl/tuynGr

(^^^)   “Peter Joseph Full Interview with Lee Camp, June 2017 [ The Zeitgeist Movement ]”  @zeitgeistFilm
~ TZMOfficialChannel, 07-04-17, YT, 31:01 < https://goo.gl/W9VaaJ

(^^^)   “Culture in Decline | Episode #1 “What Democracy?”
~ Peter Joseph, @CultureInDeclin, 07-29-12, YT, 29:19 https://goo.gl/HGwrFX

(^^^)   ”Culture in Decline | Episode #2 “Economics 101”
~ Peter Joseph, @CultureInDeclin, {Subscribe}, 10-01-12, YT, 33:12 _
@zeitgeistFilm  (*EF) (*DNC) (*MSM) < https://goo.gl/UpRPaH
Episode #3, {Donate}, 12-02-12, 31:23 < https://goo.gl/VyAbya
Episode #4, {Donate}, 03-01-13, 29:23 < https://goo.gl/M3nR4Z
Episode #5, {Donate}, 05-01-13, 32:03 < https://goo.gl/4dy2fg
Episode #6 (final), {Donate}, 09-06-13, 32:35 < https://goo.gl/BtcSAQ

GOOD COP/BAD COP POLITICAL SYSTEM: Divide & Conquer, Fear Is A Conditioned Response
(^^^)   “The Little Albert Experiment | Psychology is Nuts”
~ Stuff You Should Know/@HowStuffWorks, 05-19-14, YT, 4:41
< https://goo.gl/auqBju

(^^^)   “The Little Albert Experiment”
~ Johncheezy, {Subscribe}, 06-01-10, YT, 6:20 < https://goo.gl/MV15f8

DEVIL-FEAR, MORAL-ANGST & HATE-LABELING  “People suffering from Stockholm syndrome come to identify with and even care for their captors in a desperate, usually unconscious act of self-preservation.” ~ Julia Layton
(^^^)   “What causes Stockholm syndrome?”  (*EF) (*DNC) @DNC @POTUS
~ Julia Layton/@HowStuffWorks, {Subscribe}, (08-16) https://goo.gl/pRTG6N

STUPID PEOPLE POWER:  Nuclear Proliferation; Climate Denial, 6th Extinction
(^^^)   “Noam Chomsky on stupid people” (*DNC) (*W/T) @noamchomskyT
~ koloneltuesday, {Subscribe}, 06-08-12, YT, 2:37 < https://goo.gl/XT5v9F

(^^^)   “Noam Chomsky – Keeping the Poor Frightened”  @noamchomskyT
~ koloneltuesday, {Subscribe}, 08-13-10, YT, 9:29 < https://goo.gl/8fAVqD

(^^^)   “Charles Koch: (Having) No Minimum Wage will Help the Poor”
~ @Thom_Hartmann, {Subscribe}, 07-11-13, YT, 7:53< https://goo.gl/l737aT

(^^^)   “The Trump Administration Is Filling Up With Koch Allies”
~ Ben Jervey/@DeSmogBlog, {Donate} 12-19-16 < https://goo.gl/jK9pSX
Gingrich, DeMint, R-Leaders Obstruction, 122216,7:04 https://goo.gl/QhDhCs
08 Election, GOP Power, Caucus Rm Plot, 111412, 6:08 https://goo.gl/Z0S58l
GOP Strategy: Sabotage US Econ, @dailykos, 060612  https://goo.gl/ZhHXBk

GROUP-THINK: Conditioned Behavior
(^^^)   “Social experiment – most people are sheep”
~ brada011, {Subscribe}, 08-31-16, YT, 3:42 < https://goo.gl/1xoppg

(^^^)   “Joe Rogan Brilliantly Explains Why Americans Are Still Asleep”
~ Luc Baumann, {Subscribe}, 05-26-16, YT, 4:46 < https://goo.gl/FCU3xU

(^^^)   “Joe Rogan ~ Stupid People & America’s War Economy…”
~ aNewKindOfHuman, {Subscribe}, 09-29-13,  8:54 https://goo.gl/CVW8KL

(^^^)   “Joe Rogan – American War Machine”
~ PowerfulJRE, {Subscribe}, 09-05-14, YT, 9:36 < https://goo.gl/ooGnjc

M.S. MEDIA: Censoring Info, Republican/T Neo-Con Hawks For Hillary 2016,
Neo-Conservative Republican/Ts, Neo-Liberal Democrats, DC Recipe for Endless War, Interventionists, Selling Democracy, Pushing Capitalism;
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PROJECT FOR A NEW AMERICAN CENTURY – THINK TANK
Bill Krystal, Victoria Nuland, Robert Kagan, Fred Kagan, Kim Kagan, General David Petraeus, Iraq War; Neo-Cons Rebranded Under Obama, Clinton, Liberal Interventionists, Bill Maher, Sam Harris
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DRONE PROGRAM:  ACLU Opened Records
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“Filmmaker and Media Roots Radio co-host, Robbie Martin, recently released the epic documentary, ‘A Very Heavy Agenda’ about the neo-conservative scourge in our government that continues to push catastrophic war. This three-part, seven and half hour doc scurries all the way down the rabbit hole and then some. It’s mind-blowing.” ~ Redacted
(^^^)   “The Real Masters Behind Endless War – Filmmaker ROBBIE MARTIN Interview [24]”  @LeeCamp  (*MSM) (*W/T)
~ @RedactedTonight,{Donate}, 08-11-16, YT, 26:17 https://goo.gl/H1prU9
Google Manipulation For M.S. Media, 081616, 1:10 https://goo.gl/UaBKPQ

POLITICAL IDEOLOGY: Fascism, Capitalism, Oligarchy, Advertising Dollars, Trans-National Corporations, Stochastic Terrorism, Koch Agenda, ALEC Agenda; Attack Dogs On Bill Clinton; Lap Dogs For George Bush
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“The truth is whatever people will believe” ~ Roger Ailes, News Corp C.E.O.
(^^^)   “Outfoxed • Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism • FULL DOCUMENTARY FILM exposes Fox News”
~ Brave New Films,{Subscribe}, 12-22-14, YT, 1:17:41 < https://goo.gl/sLGe3V
Fox News/News Corp, (Launch 10-07-96), @wikipedia https://goo.gl/h7Rv7f
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Psychology-0666FU02A, The Dunning-Kruger Effect, Misinformation, Incompetence
Empowered by talking points, Effects on the Ignorant,
The Effect exhibits as people who are “performing poorly on a task …yet lacking the meta-cognitive capacity to properly evaluate their performance.”
{Sciolism – (pron. Sci’-o-lism) – talking with pretended expertise; displays of “sham learning” designed to deceive or impress}
(^^^)   “Dunning Kruger Effect”
~ Psychology Concepts, {Subscribe}, (00-00) _
< http://www.psychologyconcepts.com/dunning-kruger-effect/

(^^^)   “two minute challenge Dunning Kruger Effect”
~ dangerouslytalented, {Subscribe}, (00-00), YT, 0:0 _
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxhjk7sxQvo
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Psychology-0666FU02B, ELECTION 2016 #FeelTheBern @DrJillStein/Best Reason to Vote for #Hillary2016 @ClintonFdn or @realDonaldTrump
(^^^)   “Social experiment – most people are sheep”
~ brada011, {Subscribe}, 08-31-16, YT, 3:42 < https://goo.gl/1xoppg
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Psychology-0666FU02B, Trolls, They Effect Threads & Reasoning
“…psychological theory of motivated reasoning …The emotions come faster than the “rational” thoughts—and also shape the retrieval of those thoughts from memory. Therefore, if reading insults activates one’s emotions, the ‘thinking’ process may be more likely to be defensive in nature, and focused on preserving one’s identity and preexisting beliefs.”
(^^^)
“How Trolls Ruin Your Ability to Reason”
~ Good German/Disinformation, {Subscribe}, 05-17-13 _
< http://disinfo.com/2013/05/how-trolls-ruin-your-ability-to-reason/

-/\/-   “The online peanut gallery can get you so riled up that your ability to reason goes out the window, a new study finds.”
(^^^)
“The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck”
~ Chris Mooney/@MotherJones, {Subscribe}, 01-10-13 _
< http://www.motherjones.com/Earth/2013/01/you-idiot-course-trolls-comments-make-you-believe-science-less
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Psychology-0666FU03, Obedience, The Stanford Experiment
“An Experiment in the Psychology of Imprisonment”
(^^^)
“The Stanford Prison Experiment” (1971)
~ Kendra Cherry, About(.)Com Psychology, no date _
< http://psychology.about.com/od/classicpsychologystudies/a/stanford-prison-experiment.htm

(^^^)
“The Stanford Prison Experiment” (1971)
~ TheAnswerto1984is, {Subscribe}, 09-24-11, YT, 29:00 _
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=760lwYmpXbc

(^^^)
“The Milgram Experiment 1962 Full Documentary”
~ MLC DIU, {Subscribe}, 07-16-15, YT, 44:26 _
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HcMWlnTtFQ

ELECTRO-SHOCK TREATMENT, Dr. Ulin Cameron, Schizophrenia, Psychic Driving, Drugs, Coma-Like State, CIA MK Ultra;
HOMOSEXUAL AVERSION THERAPY: Dr. Robert Card, Brigham Young U.;
STUTTER STUDY, Dr Wendell Johnson, Monster Study, Iowa;
NURTURE & NOT NATURE STUDY:  Sex Change, David R.;
MK ULTRA, Mind Control, CIA, Alan Dulles, Drugs, Procedures, Torture
{{ MK ULTRA PRODUCED UNIBOMBER Ted Kaczynski  }}
(^^^)
“5 Most Disturbing & Unethical Human Experiments”
~ Top5s, {Subscribe}, 03-20-15, YT, 12:56 _
< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7brxo3QfKg
TK, 01-12-14, 7:59 < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYUzhehk9Bw

-/\/-   “Stanford prison experiment”
“24 male students …were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison… The participants adapted to their roles well beyond Zimbardo’s expectations, as the guards enforced authoritarian measures and ultimately subjected some of the prisoners to psychological torture. …prisoners passively accepted psychological abuse and, at the request of the guards, readily harassed other prisoners…”
(^^^)
 “Stanford prison experiment”
~ @Wikipedia, Encyclopedia, {Donate} _
< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment
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Psychology-0666FU04, SUICIDE RATE: Conservative Administrations
“The very same austerity policies that Republicans in Washington are constantly pushing on us are the same policies that are driving Americans to kill themselves.” (*POTUS43)
(^^^)   “The Corporate Right-Wing Agenda Is Driving Thousands of Americans to Attempt Suicide”
~ @Thom_Hartmann/@AlterNet, {Donate}, 08-03-13 https://goo.gl/K7efyW
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Psychology-0666FU04, PRINCETON STUDY: Suicide Rate, Death Rate, 1999-2013, Dr. Ann Case, Dr. Angus Deaton; Middle-Aged, White Americans, 35-64
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“The major causes of the excess deaths are suicides, drug abuse and alcoholism.” ~ Gina Kolatanov
“The death rate of middle aged white American men without a college degree, men born between 1945 and 1965, has increased sharply over the last decade. That’s according to new research by a husband and wife team – including 2015 Nobel Laureate in Economics Angus Deaton.”
~ @Thom_Hartmann
(^^^)   “More White People Die From Suicide and Substance Abuse: Why?”
~ Gina Kolatanov/@nytimes, {Subscribe}, 11-03-15 < https://goo.gl/rtJT9y

-/\/- “The mortality rate for whites 45 to 54 years old with no more than a high school education increased by 134 deaths per 100,000 people from 1999 to 2014.”
(^^^)   “Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds”
~ Gina Kolatanov/@nytimes, {Subscribe}, 11-02-15 < https://goo.gl/8cgCgR

(^^^)   “johnny cash – hurt (lyrics)”
~ v94j, {Subscribe}, 04-21-15, YT, 3:40 < https://goo.gl/MFJLxQ

(^^^)   “Suicide rates increases on white men between ages 35-64”
~ James Turnage /Liberty Voice, {Donate} 05-03-13 < https://goo.gl/O8xs5y

DEATH RATE:  WHITE MEN The Death Rate among white American men, aged 35-54, is increasing.  Since 1999, the Mortality Rate of 45-54 year olds increased markedly. ~ (Washington Post, NY Times and @guardian articles)
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{Notes from the Thom Hartmann Radio Show 11-15:
The causes of the rise in early deaths were suicide, alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs (mostly heroin), not diseases.
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High Fructose Corn Syrup consumption is upsetting fat and sugar metabolism.
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In 1987, “Third Way” political strategist, Al From asked Governor Bill Clinton (D*AR) to join him and push through NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), promising to make him President.
The “social cause” of the pain that caused an increase in the death rate was probably the NAFTA trade agreement that exported good paying manufacturing jobs starting in 1999.  “Most Favored Nation” trade status with China exported more good paying jobs.
From the year 2000 to today (11-2015), the US has lost 60,000 factories (of 500 workers or more).  Most of the job losses are due to the passage of NAFTA and free trade with China.
The average manufacturing job (1999) would be worth $58,000 today.  Half a million white men were likely the victims of the manufacturing job losses.
NAFTA and free trade with China are forces of destruction for the white middle class. }
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“Drinking, drugs and suicide are offsetting declines in other major causes of death in midlife, such as lung cancer” ~ @Thom_Hartmann
(^^^)
“Death rate is rising for middle-aged white Americans”  @nytimes
~ @MarketWatch, {Subscribe}, 11-03-15 < https://goo.gl/dwhBvJ

(^^^)   “News Clips: PNAS Study by Anne Case and Angus Deaton”
~ @Princeton, {Subscribe}, 11-09-15 < https://goo.gl/z0dpLx

2 JUSTICE SYSTEMS: One For Corp’s & The Rich, & One For Everyone Else
(^^^)
“Senator Elizabeth Warren Makes GREAT Speech On America’s BROKEN Criminal Justice System!”@SenWarren @SenateFloor @HouseFloor #SCOTUS
~ @MOXNews, {Donate}, 020316, YT, 9:14 https://goo.gl/87UW7W

INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT, PLUTOCRACY, USA: NO DEMOCRACY
“The government caters to the affluent few and organized interest groups, the researchers find, while the average citizen’s influence on policy is ‘near zero.'” ~ @Princeton; @BillClinton #DLC #3RDWay @johnpodesta @POTUS43
(^^^)
“Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy”  @HillaryClinton
~ Brendan James/@TPM, {Donate}, 04-18-14   @realDonaldTrump
@DNC @SenateGOP @HouseGOP @POTUS @GOP < https://goo.gl/nfjHBP
Michael Parenti-White Trash, Tom Huck, 071612, 0:53 https://goo.gl/YKu53x

IMPERIALISM, MILITARISM: $1.6 Trillion Military Budget, Empire
(^^^)
“Chris Hedges On The Fall Of America and Bernie Sanders”  @CornelWest
~ Bernie Sanders For President, {Subscribe}, 11-10-15, YT, 17:36 @SenSanders
@ChrisLynnHedges @Truthdig @RT_America < https://goo.gl/L34kRD
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Psychology-0666FU05, FOX NOOSE, Infotainment Sold as News, Propaganda {Sciolism – (pron. Sci’-o-lism) – talking with pretended expertise; displays of “sham learning” designed to deceive or impress}
(^^^)
“Thom Hartmann: The Cancer of Infotainment & Murdoch Pseudo-news”
~ @Thom_Hartmann/Big Picture @RT_America, {Donate},07-21-11, YT, 4:08 _
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7eAmgfhaPI&feature=relmfu
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Psychology-0666FU06, FOX NOOSE Psychology, Data, The Republican Brain, Educated Conservatives Deny Global Disaster More Than Non-College Educated {when you can be taught to “Cherry Pick” the Bible, any other subject is fair game}
(^^^)
“The Republican Brain: Why Even Educated Conservatives Deny Science and Reality”
~ Chris Mooney/@AlterNet, {Donate}, 02-22-12 _
http://www.alternet.org/story/154252/the_republican_brain:_why_even_educated_conservatives_deny_science_–_and_reality
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Psychology-0666FU06, COUP D’ETAT, NEOLIBERALISM, AUSTERITY BASKET OF DEPLORABLES: Angry Right-Wing Minority
(^^^)   “What Drives Trump Supporters?: Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on Anger & Mourning of the Right”  (Professor Univ. California, Berkley)
~ @democracynow, {Donate}, 09-28-16, 15:53 https://goo.gl/lpqnMq
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger &…, 092916, 16:54 https://goo.gl/N37JgG
Michael Parenti-White Trash, Tom Huck, 071612, 0:53 https://goo.gl/YKu53x

CONFEDERATE REBEL DIXIE, FREE-TRADE RUST-BELT, FREEDOM PRARIE:
Fly-Over America, Rural Values, Trickle-Down Economics, Lies, Deceit, Inequality, Bigotry, Racism, Blind-Belief
{ Stockholm syndrome – helping one’s physical or psychological Captors }
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“In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king.”
(^^^)   “An Insider’s View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America”
~ Forsetti’s Justice/@AlterNet, {Donate}, 03-13-17 < https://goo.gl/DD67zn
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Psychology-0666FU07, Conservative Brain, M.R.I. Based Study, Conservatives Have An Enlarged Amygdala(brain region), Responsible For Fight Or Flight Mechanism, In Studies Cons Are Attracted To More Frightening Pictures, Quick To Come To A Conclusion, Can’t Use Reason On Conservatives
“The Amygdala is an ancient Brain Structure that’s activated during states of fear and anxiety.”
(“researchers found that greater Liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulated cortex – a region in the brain that is believed to help people manage complexity”)
(^^^)
“Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful?  The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying”
~ Joshua Holland/@AlterNet, {Subscribe/Donate}, 05-02-12 _
http://www.alternet.org/story/155210/why_is_the_conservative_brain_more_fearful_the_alternate_reality_right-wingers_inhabit_is_terrifying/
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Psychology-0666FU08, Models For Morality, Conservatism vs. Socialism, Review of George Lakoff Book:  Strict Father Model vs. Nurturant Parent Model; “Both Based On Understandings Of Family,” “both frames are in everyone’s mind …applied to other institutions, though one may dominate,” “Strict Model …strong discipline …behaving morally, & acting in one’s own self-interest leads to prosperity, while social programs are considered handouts …beneath dignity …Free-Market thinking;” “Nurturant Model …rooted in empathy & mutual responsibility, gender neutral, nurturing the goodness by providing protection …social programs are good”
(^^^)
“Models of morality: the ‘strict father’ and the nurturant parent’“
~ Mariel Angus – Citizens for Public Justice,{Subscribe},07-30-09 _
< http://www.cpj.ca/en/blog/mariel/models-morality-%E2%80%98strict-father%E2%80%99-and-%E2%80%98nurturant-parent%E2%80%99
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Psychology-0666FU09, Reptilian Brain, Conservatism, Psychology, Reaction Over Reason, Diagram, Evolution
(^^^)
“Reptilian Brain”
~ crystalinks.com, {Donate}, _
< http://www.crystalinks.com/reptilianbrain.html
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Psychology-0666FU10, Catholicism; Sam Harris, Neuroscience, Philosopher, Atheist, Psychology; Sam Harris debating at Notre Dame
“God …impotent or evil.”
“Christianity does not practice reason …Christianity practices blind-belief and obedience …Christianity is a cult of human sacrifice”
“…a psychotic and psychopathic world view …God visiting suffering on innocent people …If god is good, god is mysterious …it’s the perfection of narcissism.”  (One Commandment: Do no harm.)
{Craig begins in minute 07:40; Harris begins in minute 27:40}
(^^^)   “Sam Harris simply destroys Catholicism”
~ Luther Caleb, {Subscribe}, 05-28-11, YT, 11:15 < https://goo.gl/Mq3QYX

-/\/-  “The second annual God Debate features atheist neuroscientist Sam Harris and Evangelical Christian …William Lane Craig as they debate the topic: “Is Good From God?”
(^^^)   “The God Debate II: Harris vs. Craig”
~ University of Notre Dame, 04-12-11, YT, 2:06:54 < https://goo.gl/WLktev
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Psychology-0666FU11, Noam Chomsky, Jingoism, Fanaticism, Irrationality
IRRATIONAL SPORTS TEAM JINGOISM: DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN/T
“THIS IDEA OF CHEERING FOR YOUR HOME TEAM…THAT’S A WAY OF BUILDING INTO PEOPLE IRRATIONAL, AH, SUBMISSIVENESS TO POWER.”
“Noam Chomsky explains sports, irrational jingoism, submission to authority, etc.”
“Media system …tries to entertain them (people) through means which will intensify attitudes that support the interests of elites. …Professional Sports are a way of building up ‘Jingoist Fanaticism.’ …a way of building into people irrational submissiveness to power.  And it’s a very dangerous thing …diversion …the real purpose of those media is to dull people’s brains …get involved in fundamentalist stuff …get them away from things that matter. And for that it’s important to reduce their capacity to think.
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Take say sports, that’s another crucial example of the indoctrination system …it offers people something to pay attention to that’s of no importance. That keeps them from worrying about things that matter to their lives that they might have some idea about doing something about. …it’s a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority. …and you know, group cohesion behind, you know, leadership elements. It’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports.”
(^^^)
“Chomsky on ‘Football and other Sports’ (Funny)”
~ Noam Chomsky Videos, {Subscribe}, 03-15-13, YT, 4:31 _
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA5jOdPiZWI
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Psychology-0666G, DRUG WAR, ADDICTION:  War On Drugs, War On People, Decriminalization
“Addiction is an adaptation to your environment.” ~ Johann Hari
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[min 5:30] “You look at history, there are moments when addictions spikes, right?  …Why does’ Crack’ happen in the 80’s…the destruction of industrial America…the destruction of factories, the destruction of organized labor.  Why do you get the ‘Meth Epidemic’ in the 90’s?  You have the destruction of rural America under ‘Reaganism’.  Why are we seeing an ‘Oxy Crisis’ now?  What’s happened since 2008 that might be causing a lot of distress, panic and pain (the market crash)?  So there’s an underlying continuity where you see a spike in distress.  And we have created a society where a significant number of our fellow citizens, including some people I love, can’t bear to be present in their lives.  If we want them to be present in their lives we have to make reality a lot better.  And we have to think about the fact that we’re a hyper individualistic, hyper capitalist, consumer based society that leaves a lot of people thinking that their life just ‘ain’t’ worth being present in.”
~ Johann Hari  …Portugal, Decriminalization, Crime & Death Rate Plummet
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BOOK:  Chasing The Scream: The First And Last days of the War on Drugs”
~ Johann Hari
(^^^)   “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think”
~ Johann Hari/@HuffingtonPost_/@TheRealNews, 04-15-17, Video, 16:56
< https://goo.gl/VgRYsZ

ADDICTION STUDY, RAT PARK: Bruce Alexander of Simon Fraser University
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{ The Rat Park experiment supplied rats in conventional small cages with Morphine Hydrochloride treated water for 57 days.  One population of rats was moved from the small cages to Rat Park with 200 times the space of standard laboratory cages, given plenty of food and a choice of drinking plain water or the previously supplied Morphine Hydrochloride water.  Given the choice of two drinks in a more spacious cage, rats chose the plain water for the most part.  So when given a roomy environment, the rats preferred playing and exploring to partaking of Morphine Hydrochloride water with its sedative effects. }
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“Perhaps it’s time the war on drugs becomes a war on the existence of poverty?” ~ Bruce Alexander, Simon Fraser University
(^^^)   “It’s not the morphine, it’s the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction”
~ Garry Tan/Posthaven, {Subscribe}, 09-13-13 https://goo.gl/QLjJYp
Rat Park experiments (addiction), @wikipedia < https://goo.gl/cJY2Rs
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Psychology-10666A, Corruption; Maintaining Personal Integrity & Values
“Cheat a little bit and think of yourself as honest.”
“PwC’s Matt Shelhorse, Forensic services Partner, speaks with Duke University’s Dan Ariely as he delivers insights into the psychology of deviant behavior. What makes or influences a person to undertake corruption?”
(^^^)
“Psychology of corruption”
~ pwc US, {Subscribe}, 02-25-13, YT, 24:12 _
< https://goo.gl/01jIY4
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Psychology-10666B, Sociopath, Psychopath, Narcissist, Fascist; Stay Away or Leave Them
“One out of every 25 has no conscience or sense of right or wrong. What to do when you work with one.”
“no conscience, no sense of right or wrong, no empathy, no ability to understand emotion – no soul. Worse, while they can mimic emotion, they see other humans as mere pawns or saps, to be used for their benefit or amusement, or both.”
(^^^)
“The Sociopath In The Office Next Door”
~ Davia Temin, CEO and president of Temin & Co., a global reputation & crisis management/@Forbes, {Subscribe}, 11-19-11 _
< http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/19/sociopath-boss-work-forbes-woman-leadership-office-evil.html
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Psychology-10666C, Corporate Psychopaths
Description: “usually smart, easily bored, and ruthless power mongers who watch suffering with interest, have an inflated sense of self-worth, lie compulsively, and rarely take blame for their mistakes. …tend to congregate in places such as London and New York. …high percentage end up running big companies.”
[Book ~ “‘The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry’ By Jon Ronson, Riverhead; 288 pp; $25.95”]
(^^^)
“The Stack: The Psychopath Test”
~ Bryant Urstadt Bloomberg,{Subscribe}, 07-12-11 _
< http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-stack-the-psychopath-test-by-jon-ronson-07212011.html
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Psychology-10666C, Fascism, Psychopaths, “Equal Opportunity ____ “
“one in every 25 people” “equal opportunity predator” “not always genetic” “seem to come out of nowhere” “frontal cord limbic part of brain” “looking for your triggers” “operate with bespoke persona” “students of human behavior” “begins very young usually at puberty” “get what they want & become bored” “they can recognize each other” “more likely found in Think-Tanks & Foundations”
(^^^)
“Politics and Psychopaths – Thomas Sheridan on Mike Chambers Show April 18, 2011”
~ Thomas Sheridan, {Subscribe}, 04-19-11, YT, 35:09 _ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95bMEOwOxbA&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL976F3B9A4A0BD820

-/\/-   Book: “Puzzling People: Labyrinth of the Psychopath”
~ Thomas Sheridan _
< http://labyrinthpsycho.blogspot.com/
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Psychology-10666D, Identifying Sociopaths, Gargoyle Owning Plutocrats
(^^^)
“Thom Hartmann: Atlas Shrugged – bizarre philosophy at work”
~ @Thom_Hartmann/Big Picture @RT_America, {Donate}, 04-19-11, YT, 10:03 _
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHnnnmuYAdw&feature=share
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Psychology-10666E, Defining and Recognizing a Psychopath
“…showed a lack of emotion, spoke in terms of cause-and-effect when describing their crimes, and focused …on basic needs, such as food, drink and money.”
“…use of the past tense can be an indicator of psychological detachment…”
“…speech, dysfluencies indicate that the speaker needs some time to think about what they are saying. …think the ‘uhs’ and ‘ums’ are about putting the mask of sanity on…”
“…likely to view the crime as the logical outcome of a plan”
(^^^)
“How to Spot a Psychopath: Look For Speech Patterns, Scientists Say”
~ Wynne Parry/LiveScience, {Subscribe/Donate}, 10-24-11 _
< http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/24/spotting-psychopath-speech-patterns-give-them-away-scientists-say/
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Psychology-10666H, CORPORATE PSYCHOPATHS, GREED, AMERICAN VALUES
Documentary Film about Psychopaths: “I AM FISHEAD”
“…we not only praise psychopaths …highest positions of power …they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! (writers) …delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes, and revealed something crucial about us.”
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Approximate Narration Notes:
(min 46:30)   “To blindly obey authority means be mindless.  Don’t do critical thinking.  Just do what you’re told.  And that links up …if parents say mind your own business.  Don’t get involved.  Don’t think too deeply about it.  Just do what I say.  That is one of the worst things that can happen to any society.  An unthinking society is a society that’s vulnerable to these psychopaths, because they say …I have the answer.  I have the way.  I have the money.  I have the power.  I have the status.  I can give you jobs.  All you have to do is …do it my way.”
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Corporate Psychopaths, Politicians, Bankers, Business Leaders exist without a conscience.  Parts of the brain are colder.  They’re manipulative and possess a stunning lack of empathy.  They look at other people as mere objects.  They’re egotistical, self-centered, manipulating others for their own ends.  You see the mask.
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They are 1% of the general population.  (Some say there are 1.5 psychopaths and 2.5 sociopaths per 100 people in the general population.) Psychopaths have greater education and talk the language of their victims. Corporate Psychopaths, (Year 2000) the richest 1% own 40% of global assets.  The richest 10% own 85% of global assets, while the economic bottom half own barely 1% of global assets.  Psychopaths are fearless.  The “Game of Monopoly” demonstrates the ability to concentrate wealth.
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In study of corporate psychopaths involving 203 high level executives, it was revealed that that the psychopaths among them had all the qualities that “should” doom them to failure.  They mimic high performing individuals, recognize them as rivals, and knock them off.
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An unthinking society is vulnerable to psychopaths.  Psychopaths ask people to do what they say for the illusion of security.  Many organizations and systems themselves are sociopathic.  Money and the desire for money simply begets more desire …a very primitive state of desire to see it as limitless.  Psychologically …those limits become removed.
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(To change the system) Give up on the pursuit of happiness in the sense that happiness is something you get from possessing “more.”  Consumer culture rests on dissatisfaction.  No one who is doing evil ever thinks of it as evil.  People get programmed not to look at evil and not to get involved.  We’re programmed to be egocentric.  The train-of-thought being …it’s so big, if it’s going down, there’s nothing we can do but take pleasures along the way.
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We’re influenced by people around us.  We’re affected by people who are 2 or 3 degrees removed from us …affected by friends of friends of friends in human social networks.  People are influenced as though we are all connected.
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Humans are not as capable of free will as previously thought.  The task in the world is to seek power for other people.  Moral behavior tends to ripple out and spread back towards us.  Most ordinary people are good, passive, and tend to look side-to-side.
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“The advantage of being in a society is that when 5-6% of the people become aware of a danger …nearly everyone becomes aware.  What Will You Do?”
(^^^)
“‘I Am Fishead’ Are Corporate Leaders Egotistical Psychopaths?”
~ Robert Hare, Paul Babiack, {Subscribe/Buy}, V, 0:52  https://goo.gl/k6TWr6
(^^^)    Movie Introduction: “Watch 1”
~ Robert Hare, Paul Babiack, {Subscribe/Buy}, V, 6:53  https://goo.gl/97FZTt
(^^^)    Movie Introduction: “Watch 2”
~ Robert Hare, Paul Babiack, {Subscribe/Buy}, V, 5:38 https://goo.gl/L1MYoQ

-/\/-   Note From: L. Amos, Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Indiana
“My doctorate is in executive leadership coaching.  As such, I’ve been studying adult psychopathology among leaders.  In a study of anti-social personality disorder, (known vernacularly as Sociopathy), they compared high finance execs in London with inmates in a hospital for the so-called “criminally insane.”  What they found was that the inmates and the execs scored similarly on anti-social scales.  The execs, they concluded, were simply more successful sociopaths.”
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About greenenvscithr

This American, a socially concerned blogger, is a conservationist and an anti-desertification advocate. Cultures with paralyzed memories expand deserts. These cause and effect traits define human impact in the geologic warming period that is marked by population explosion, technological advancement and desertification of vast tracts of arable land. As a tree-hugger, it’s easy to look around the world at deforestation which dries climates, decreases surface water, but increases soil erosion and global warming …evaluating them as slow motion end-times behaviors. It should also be noted that progressive behavioral change holds the potential to stride toward sustainability, and coexistence on a blue-green planet …with others who look, think, talk, or act differently. (Tribalism + Nationalism + Profit-Charter = Corp’s War + Human Carnage + Environmental Disaster) If regard for a living environment reached a status equal to that fomented by deities, a bond uniting humanity across cultural and national borders could really exist. The human behavior instruction manual might offer a harmonic concrete experience instead of the confusion in an 1,189 chapter tyrant's windsock that requires interpreters with different intentions to construct misunderstandings about both physical and virtual worlds. Any deity that demands intellectual hypocrisy to absorb what is abstract, and funnels prey to the misguidance that mandates blind-belief, silence and complicity (while spreading clinical paranoid schizophrenia) will just lead people where psychopaths designate. Most religions are better described as "Maleligions" …as their traditions and laws are male contrived and dominated hierarchies. They generally concentrate on controlling women for the convenience of men, and programming both for the advantage of tyrants. A dictator wants blind-believers with a testosterone disadvantage and compliant cracker ovens to repopulate followers, thus erasing fatal mistakes in his tyrannical judgment. Creating “emotional deserts” raft with mental vortexes, (in which to become psychologically lost), leads stealthily to the cultural dissonance and distraction that produces the real ones, “rock paved deserts.” The human race is minimally a gaggle of tribes of desert-makers, except for a few that live sustainably. Freed from the bondage of a hereafter (that promises a reunion with familiar like minded people and an aura of mystery), progress and sustainability (unencumbered by cultural apathy and a parched pre-destiny) could exist. But religions general heading is in the opposite direction… suppressing women, sporting flat earth firewalls and celebrating dark-age “dolthood” as it spills human brain power into an everlasting insurance policy. Generally speaking, mysterious religions provide segues between human ignorance and corrupt psychopaths in an overall unconscious effort to leave no planet worth inhabiting. 3,018 ac edited 09-27-14
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