3/12/2005

Confessions of a Former Dittohead: The Right-Wing Reasoning Chip

Understanding the Conditioned Reflex
i've long been advocating that those capable of reason step across the line into the wild red yonder. folks have seen me recommend frequent visits to the freeple zone or to hold the nose and ponder knee-jerk ranting of rush, et al.

for good liberal reason, i think they've realized.
for one thing, it's an inherent requirement of our kind to reach out to the less fortunate. it's a more deeply-seated motive, however, that says go and understand what drives those unable to understand themselves. it's become essential to the health of our nation that the reality-based community give up newtonian reflex as strategy and to use our natural advantage, the capacity for independent thought so distinct from the herding reflex of wingers.

'liberal' or 'educated elite' or 'academics'...just consider what stands as an 'epithet' to a knee-jerker. it makes sense that blind faith in village idiots is the hallmark of their worst as it comes from brain-envy! in this sense, rush may actually serve the country since he sets a heavy anchor for a demographic lacking other direction.
just consider the chaotic potential of twenty million sheeple suddenly absent the shared brain!

long preface to my point: in understanding the denialists, the 'create your own reality just by thinking it over and over' flock, we may not be able to establish a capacity for independent thought but we may -- through knowing how they're conditioned -- to at least replace the rush-rant stimulus of their reflex with something less likely to drive them (and us) off the cliff.

i've been so pleased, therefore, with the Confessions of a Former Dittohead series advisorjim's blessed us with since he replaced the defective chip! it's exactly the recipe i've been advocating but having less tendency to produce nausea since there's no risk of 'getting some of it on you'.

beyond the significance of his message, he delivers with great style and humor and i've been even happier with response of my fellow lefties: since he published the first Confessional, his diaries of experience as a one-time sheeple have educated millions who'd not have stepped near freerepublic or listened to a hannity-hurl!! the diary series is linked below, couched among the month and half record of his diaries and comments consistently placing in the dkos top 25 every week since!!

so not only is advisorjim delivering but our comrades-in-brain are receiving! i've regained faith that we'll soon be able to put a driver back in the seat whose actions are directed by forces greater than the strings of a marionette!

Read, learn, and act locally!



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