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Ignorance, Apathy, Hatred and Fear

The youtube clip below is an interesting assessment of the tea bag events on Keith Olberman's show. Olberman says the lady guest on the show is an expert on the limbic brain. I think there is some truth in what she says, that the core of Republican-Conservatism is racist. Obama is different, strange, OTHER to them. Notice the way the people in the video clip BOO at a speaker who is telling them the obvious truth that they don't want to face. It causes a kind of cognitive dissonance that makes people unpredictable and possibly dangerous. The people I talked to at the tea party events were not particularly well informed, and the ones who say they're afraid of Obama, or who think he's wrong or bad, are clearly not acquainted with the guy in the least. They are parroting something that they have learned somewhere else. Like perhaps on Fox news, or from Rush Limbaugh. My uncle is a dangerous Republican racist. I can say that because he is my uncle. So I know that I am not the only one with an uncle just like that. Yes, interesting clip here. I will probably watch it again.
My Uncle, for real.

Also, on Stockholm Syndrome: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome it's when hostages feel empathetic toward their captors, and mistake a lack of abuse for kindness. The speaker suggests that many women are in this kind of relationship with their men.


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May. 2nd, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Jeannnine Garafalo is an actress, comedian and former radio commentator. She is not a scientist, studying psychiatrist nor expert on the brain in any way shape or form.

What she espouses is sheer modern day eugenics.

Please check your sources before posting something like this. Even her Hollywood bretheren have been embarased from these comments circulating over the past two weeks.

I say this having particularly so enjoyed your posts w/ journey in school. PLEASE don't fall into the trap of simply accepting something that a person w/ the mike in front of them and no credibility states particularly as it is so hotly politicized.

Thank you for your further investigations.
A few in particular to note "One Nation Under Therapy" and "Manufacturing Victims; what the psychology industry is doing to people." Both are highly researched, factual as well as common sense.

May. 2nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Facts
Thanks, Lucy. No time for further investigations but I can assure you that I do not take for truth anything that I find on the web. I assimilate and contemplate and put it out there so others can do the same. I know nothing of Garafalo, so your remarks are the beginning of an education about her. I will not however take your remarks as truth either. My mind remains open.
Jun. 16th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Watched it again. She's pretty funny, this lady comedienne, and articulate and insightful. No expert on the brain, but reasonably well versed, as I have spent this last year studying and pondering on the limbic brain. The bit about the limbic system being enlarged and pressing on the frontal lobe is pure comedy. But the limbic system is more prevalent in conservatives, and that has been confirmed by more recent research... And the bit about the prevalence of Stockholm Syndrome.....well, that just may be true. Contemplations continue.
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