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Vote Odin

"No great advance has ever been made in science,
politics, or religion, without controversy."

Lyman Beecher


Chinese charater for politics

stifling of legitimate dissent

The Theory of Cognitive Closure

Internet nastiness may affect who gets political



1910   Banker's Magazine jubilantly declares:

"Legislative and executive powers are compelled to listen to the demands of organized corporate interests.

They are not entirely controlled due to the fact that corporate organization has not yet reached perfection."



waterboarding or the ice busket challenge ?

Lack of political ‘misfits’ may prevent compromise

We’re all a bit ‘brainwashed’ about politics





"If you control and shape the way people talk and think about politics they are much easier to influence."

Paul Harris



"The language of political reporting is filled with accounts of staging and backdrops, camera angles and scripts, sound bites and spin control." - Kiku Adatto




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AMeRiCaN PoLiTiCaL THeaTRe

Court Concedes DNC Rigged Primaries Against Sanders

The Death of Reason: Why People Don't Listen to Reason and Evidence


"The system of political institutions in a given society represents an arrangement of power and authority. At some point within the system, certain institutions are recognized as having the authority to make decisions applicable to the whole community. The exercise of this function naturally attracts the attention of groups and individuals who feel that their interests and purposes will be affected by the decisions taken. When this awareness takes the form of action directed towards political institutions, the activities become "political" and a part of political nature." - Sheldon S. Wolin, Politics and Vision


politics are defined as;

crafty cunning policy

of or pertaining to polity, or civil government

using or marked by prudence, expedience, and artful shrewdness

smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication



Stuck In The Middle With You


"Our idea of unity and our way of solving conflicts is simply eliminate one party." - Alan Watts







Overton window

The Bankruptcy of the American Left

Politics wrecks your ability to do math

Political competition is killing American Politics




"Error in reason has a political component."- JD Trout


"Political merchandisers always appeal to the weaknesses of voters.

They make no attempt to educate the masses into becoming fit for self-government; they are content merely to manipulate and exploit them.

The resources of psychology and social sciences are mobilized.

Carefully selected samples of the electorate are given "interviews in depth."

These interviews in depth reveal the subconscious fears and wishes most prevalent in a given society at the time of an upcoming election.

Images aimed at allaying or, if necessary, enhancing fears, at satisfying wishes, at least symbolically, are then chosen by experts, tried out on readers and audiences, changed or improved in the light of the information obtained.

After which the political campaign is ready for the mass communicators.

All that is now needed is money and a candidate coached to look "sincere."

Under the new dispensation, political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance." - Aldous Huxley



Shape-Shifting Representation


Chinese charater for politicians

"The most corrupt body in the country is the Congress.

I will concede that not all members are on the take.

They all know about it and no one does anything."

Ron DeSantis



"Most people believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

Once a citizen sees the government under which she or he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it.

To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risk.

To choose to do nothing is to surrender self-image of standing for principles.

As most people do not have the courage to face that choice propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." - Michael Rivero


"Junk politics does not demand justice. It always personalizes issues.

It eschews debate for manufactured scandals, gossip and spectacle.

It trumpets eternal optimism, praises moral strength communicates i-feel-your-pain but allows zero interruption in practices that strengthen existing interlocking systems of socioeconomic advantage." - Chris Hedges



social engineering


"The rationale for social experimentation begins by seeing we are in the midst of many grand experiments.

Social experimentation is not rare and underutilized.

It is common and quite often done very poorly.

Political administrations regularly run experiments that impose substantial burdens on the public, with little more than anecdotes and impressions to back their assertions.

Most policy proposals are ventures in social speculation.

Policy experiments are always under way." - JD Trout


"Most politicians started out as silver-tongued barristers whose very job description involves bending the truth and outright lying.

The idea that anyone would reject Hillary Clinton or Rudy Giuliani or John Edwards or Barack Obama in favor of Mitt Romney, all lawyers, is pitiful.

What kind of a country do you think we're running here?" - Joe Queenan

Those inclined toward showmanship entertain their way through life.

The ability to awe the audience gives you a position of reverence.

A politicial manner of perceiving reality based on a false consensus bias will inevitably be unable to make political judgements in the proper context.



political reality


"It is hard to imagine a more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong ! " – Thomas Sowell


Science has become subordinate to politics on everything.

Multiple contradictory realities from all fields of concern, global warming to reproductive health, teach preachers become ax wielders.



"The enormous gap between what American leaders

do in the world
and what Americans think their

leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda

accomplishments of the dominant political mythology
."

Michael Parenti



October 16, 1972 Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. Majority leader of the House of Representatives and Congressman Nick Begich of Alaska die in a airplane crash weeks before national elections.

Oct. 16, 2000 Democratic Senate candidate Mel Carnahan dies in a private plane crash just three weeks before the 2000 elections.

October 24, 2002 Two weeks before the 2002 elections Democratic Senate candidate Paul Wellstone is killed in a plane crash. His wife dies with him.


The balance in the Senate for years 2002 to 2004 was 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and one independent.

If both Wellstone and Carnahan had not been killed, and Wellstone had gone on as projected to win his race, the balance would have been 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans, and one independent.

This could have significantly changed what happened in Congress and in the US, where the presidency and both houses of Congress were Republican controlled over those two years.



"The human race divides politically into those who want
people controlled and those who have no such desire."

Robert Heinlein

Neuroscientists show how tiny fibs snowball

Rationalizing Lunacy: The Intellectual as Servant of the State




"In modern terminology, we would say that when you substitute political expediency for natural law (which is idolatry), you are in for trouble: civilization becomes decadent and declines." - Frank Chodorov


"Politicization of the Centers for Disease Control is unfortunate.

Once considered an exemplar of truly scientific public health recommendations, the collateral damage of political meddling at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now manifest in even the journalistic approach framing the debate over mercury in childhood vaccines.

One can only wonder what the consequences will be of this loss of an independent voice should a major public health catastrophe occur." - Kevin Patrick, professor of Family and Preventive Medicine University of California San Diego, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


"To say that government ought to do that which is "expedient," or to do that which will tend to produce the "greatest happiness," or to do that which will subserve the "general good," is to say nothing; for there is infinite disagreement regarding the natures of these desiderata.

A definition of which the terms are indefinite is an absurdity.

Whilst the practical interpretation of "expediency" remains a matter of opinion, to say that a government should do that which is "expedient," is to say that it should do, what we think it should do!

The expediency-philosophy ignores a world full of facts.

It considers the philosophy of humanity easy, the constitution of the social organism simple, the cause of people's conduct obvious; general examination can provide "collective wisdom," the insight requisite for law-creation.

The expediency philosophy thinks that man's intellect is competent to:

observe accurately the facts exhibited by associated human nature;

to form just estimates of general and individual character;

to understand the effects of religions, traditions, superstitions, prejudices, of the mental tendencies of the age and of the probabilities of future events;

to grasping at once the multiplied phenomena of this ever-agitated, ever-changing sea of life, to derive from them knowledge of their governing principles which shall enable him to say whether such and such measures will conduce to "the greatest happiness of the greatest number."

Here, then, we have a rationale of the expediency ideology of government.

It is the latest disposition to exalt the state at the expense of the individual.

Under the old regime the citizen was private property of his ruler.

Expediency philosophy assumes past slavery leads to future freedom.





Between the one extreme of entire non-interference, and the other extreme in which every citizen is to be transformed into a grown-up baby, there lies an endless labyrinth of confused debate that renders no expedient decision.

The honest opinion held by each man of any given state of things is not an intellectual accident, but indicates fitness or unfitness of moral condition.

It follows that only a universal manifestation of honest opinions can create harmony between social arrangements." - Herbert Spencer


"The only thing I can figure is that people are numb to the unabashed lies and distortions out of the nation's capital.

We're living in a time, after all, in which a government report on global warming was toned down by a White House "science advisor" who then quit to go to work for ExxonMobil." - Steve Lopez



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