Full Disclosure: I expect more from those who call themselves Republicans. I don’t find it amusing that the Democrats crow about their own lack of morality as if that were something worth achieving. They have taken the base intellect approach to life. In short, they are lazy, self-serving with a complete lack of self-control on a scale that has tipped the charts.
Pavlov discovered that dogs’ not only salivated at the sight and smell of food, but that the salivating reflex was a learned response not an automatic physiological process. Between the years 1997 and 2000, more than 220 articles appearing in scientific journals cited Pavlov’s early research on classical conditioning. Perhaps our Pavlov Republicans should read some of this research.
The dogs’ in Pavlov’s experiments quickly associated just the scientists’ white lab coats with food, not who was wearing the lab coats. At merely the sight of the white lab coats their salivating commenced. With this insight Pavlov tested the steady tick, tick of the metronome following that up with food. It wasn’t long before the dogs began salivating at the neutral stimulus, the steady tick of the metronome, which provoked the conditioned response, salivation. The key point being that the response was conditioned, or learned. This type of behavioral psychology is what Cloward & Piven, Saul Alinsky and every Communist dictator has applied to manipulate human beings throughout history. This does not suit the American psyche or experience.
Our Pavlov Republicans’ not only have been trained but they have lost their cognitive abilities in the process. They are blind with the need to be accepted by the opposition. The human mind being far more complex than the average dog, having many more thought processes to go through makes me wonder if the Pavlov Republicans’ can change their habits in time to save the Republic. I wonder too if it has even occurred to them that this is a worthy ambition.
Before the Democrats’ and their lapdog media even start the tick, tick of the metronome the conditioned GOP hits the apology tour in full force. They run down the halls and head for the microphones. Glory be!! a social conservative has spoken, (metronome anyone?). Please forgive us for not tackling this person to the ground before they could open their mouth, (conditioned response anyone?).
If the Pavlov Republicans’ could only control their conditioned response the Democrats would have time to run for their own microphones and make their usual buffoonish statements thereby giving the country a much needed laugh and destroying their own credibility. But no, can’t have that. The Pavlov Republicans’ will save the opposition from themselves all too often. Many of these “be nice” enablers are on committees overseeing our military. Need I say more on that subject?
Heaven help the social conservative from the guilt laden, finger-shaking GOP. How many of their fellow party members have felt the sting of the Pavlov Republicans? How can a population who is damn tired of an over reaching, cost-ineffective government have any trust in leaders who only hear what they’ve been conditioned to hear and only respond as they’ve been conditioned to respond. With Republicans like these who needs Democrats? Come to think of it, too many Pavlov Republicans’ won’t even recognize the enemies of our country for fear of being called some sort of hyphenated “phobic”. Stockholm Syndrome? But I digress.
If I were a Democrat politician right now I’d feel quite smug with the Pavlovian responses to conservative ideas from the very party and their talking heads who claims to embody conservatism. All the Democrats and their operatives have to do is wait for the conditioned response from the Republican party leaders each time the conservative voice dares to speak out. Whether that voice be from their fellow Republican leaders or the American citizens it makes no difference. Apologize nationally or have a private meeting with the opposition to disavow any connection to social conservatism. There, everything is better now.
The GOP has been as adept at ignoring and marginalizing the people as have the Progressives. One might ascertain there is little difference between the parties however, there is a difference, and it’s not always on ideology, it’s trainability. Never mind that the Democrat/Progressive party never has one decent or moral idea in their collective spinning heads – it can’t be said that they will back down and cower in the corner no matter how idiotic and/or damaging the demands of their fellow Democrats or constituents.
How the voice of reason became something to be ashamed of and scorned is for those with an educated understanding of the human mind to explain. All I know is this; what I see and hear it isn’t something I want to rally around.
That dogs can be conditioned in such a way is not shocking however, that humans’ will allow themselves to be conditioned in this way is shocking. At the very least the dogs’ in Pavlov’s experiments received a satisfying result from their response. So, it would seem that the GOP is also satisfied with the response they get from the Democrat/Progressives. What other explanation clarifies the neutral stimulus i.e., a social conservative has spoken, with the conditioned response of the Pavlov Republicans and their hysterical circular firing squad. Wait!! It’s “Ready, Aim, Fire” NOT “Ready, Fire, Aim!!!” Too late.
It works every time a social conservative speaks. The Pavlov Republicans’ go full steam ahead and begin salivating at the mere suggestion that they can regain favor with their golf buddies and cocktail hour comrades by simply shouting down the voice of “social conservatism”. Never mind that they leave their constituents with a bad taste in their mouth, demonstrate that they can only function as programmed and can be relied upon to turn viciously against their own. To recognize that error they would have to be smarter than the family dog and so far the Pavlov Republicans have not shown any indication that they are mentally superior in that area.
If our Republic stands a chance to return to our founding principles we simply cannot have our government filled with Pavlov’s dogs. Vote and vote wisely. Discern. Live free and think free. It’s the free men, and women, who built this country and it’s the free men and women who will keep her secure. It’s the citizenry that is familiar with our real history. The words’ spoken in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address should instill a sense of honor & duty in anyone who can read. This is OUR government.
The Gettysburg Address: http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm
This Constitutional Republic is no longer an idea, it’s a reality that, once again, needs defending maybe even a re-founding. History proves this Constitutional Republic is worth whatever it takes to defend Her. We are, right now, making history. We are the people future historians will write about, the people our descendants will read about. What story will the historians document? Will it be a victory over tyranny, as our forefathers’ gave us, or tyranny victorious over freedom? Will historians’ again be able to write about courage, valor, sincerity, self-reliance & noble deeds for a noble cause? Or will this time in our history be filled with details of hypocrisy, self-service and a government “occupied” with Pavlov Politicians who placed their own fame, futures & fortunes before their country and their fellow man?