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Is The Current Attempt to Destroy America Intentional?

Home - by - February 17, 2013 - 12:30 America/New_York - 27 Comments

At the beginning of this article, the author discusses three laws or adages to enlighten his discussion of the current state of politics and politicians in this country. I snipped just a section of this article but felt you should be armed with these definitions.

Heinlein’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don’t rule out malice.

Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Occam’s Razor: Among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.

This article highlights something about our culture that those bent on destroying America have latched onto and are using against us – our willingness, or desire, to see people as good, give them the benefit of the doubt and to suppress our common sense or intuition. That last part, our intuition, has been beaten out of us by the PC crowd – you must not judge.

As an example, you see someone walking down the street toward you and your intuition tells you he is a thug; cross the street to avoid him. But then your PC brain takes over and tells you that you are being judgmental and that’s wrong, so you don’t avoid him.  As the two of you pass, he attacks you.

It’s time we let our common sense, instinct, inner voice, whatever-you-call-it out of the restrictive box that the PC Police have put it into. It’s ok to judge; to make judgments. It’s a requirement of living.

But Don’t Rule Out Malice

Ryan Scott Welch, American Thinker

Focusing on politics, and by association politicians, what if the harmful actions that your politicians make can be more logically explained by malice than by stupidity? For example, most politicians are quite intelligent. Most have succeeded in academics at the highest levels in the world. Most have also been very successful in business or professionally besides success in politics. Only the smallest percentage of politicians could actually be described as stupid prior to their being elected. So how is it possible that some of the most successful and intelligent people in the United States can suddenly become stupid the moment they walk in the door of Congress? Or alternatively, how is it possible that these intelligent and successful people suddenly become unlucky? Is there any logical explanation? Isn’t it much more likely that the people in congress are just as lucky and intelligent as they were the day before they were elected? And if that is true, how can you explain the “stupid” things that these intelligent and successful politicians do?

I submit that the more likely hypothesis, which is supported by both Heinlein’s and Occam’s razor, is that these politicians are not at all stupid or unlucky, but they are doing exactly what they want to do and they are getting exactly the result that they hope to achieve. You might think, “I can’t believe that my politicians are purposefully destroying/harming (fill in the blank). Well, you are probably right. You can’t believe it, but that does not mean it is not true. Much that is true is not believed at first.

If it is true that the destructive decisions that these politicians make are just mistakes or caused by stupidity then many if not most of the decisions made should be good, right? But if most of the decisions made are not good, can stupidity explain that? Even if these politicians were blithering idiots, wouldn’t about half of their decisions be right, just from the laws of probability, or rather “dumb-luck”? The fact that most of the decisions made are destructive precludes the stupidity hypothesis by definition. The only logical explanation therefore is that these destructive decisions are willful; they are on purpose, they are by design.

Now of course, if you are both intelligent and you have a malicious agenda, you would not let the people that elected you know of your nefarious designs, at least not those who don’t share your agenda, so you would camouflage your intentions by providing some kind of cover. Any excuse that your (for the most part) ignorant and lazy electorate could swallow would do. It does not even have to make sense. You just need an excuse so that the people that elected you can wrap themselves in their delusional cocoon and go comfortably back to sleep.

Two of the major theories why normally logical people with the capacity for reason reject reliable information that wcould cause them to change their opinion about something are cogitative dissonance and confirmation bias.

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Read article here.

Update: Read Adrienne’s account of PC horror: http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2012/04/zimmerman-i-didnt-know-if-he-was-armed.html

Adrienne

» 27 Comments

  1. Hawaiian

    February 17th, 2013

    Oh, it’s intentional alright. Lefties/Demorats have been trying this since at least the 30s:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-pod-1934-cartoon-pic,0,7114709.photo

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  2. AbigailAdams

    February 17th, 2013

    “Do not judge.” This is the most chilling thought control coming out of ALL of our elementary/secondary schools. And because it goes so thoroughly against human nature it causes pathology of the critical thinking process in our kids whereby they must then twist logic into a pretzel in order to try to defend their statements about the world. It’s a nightmare and a mess. Once you have convinced someone that they must not judge you have plowed fertile ground for any sort of reprogramming — against parents, family, church, anything good, and can replace it with a Marxist message. The ability to discern anything — to “believe your own eyes” — is destroyed.

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  3. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 17th, 2013

    Exhuming McCarthy

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  4. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 17th, 2013

    Heinlein’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don’t rule out malice.

    Ronald Reagan: Trust, but verify.

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  5. msq

    February 17th, 2013

    how could it be other than intentional? when you look at every action taken by this bunch, its always the one that messes up the most for the most people.

    they hope to rule the ruins. they would rather be in charg of disaster than not be in charge.

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  6. cfm990

    February 17th, 2013

    Is The Current Attempt to Destroy America Intentional?
    Here, boys and girls, is an example of a “rhetorical” question.
    _______

    :) - Claudia

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  7. Adrienne

    February 17th, 2013

    Your PC example is exactly what happened to me. It almost got me killed.

    http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2012/04/zimmerman-i-didnt-know-if-he-was-armed.html
    _______

    Wow, Adrienne, that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Thanks for sharing. – Claudia

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  8. Doc

    February 17th, 2013

    Only a total moron could look at what’s going on and think it’s just stupidity and bad management.

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  9. norman einstein

    February 17th, 2013

    Is this a joke, because the answer could not be more obvious.

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  10. Brian in BC

    February 17th, 2013

    “Don’t Judge” is akin to personal and cultural suicide. Survival depends upon making judgements about those things which can cause you harm and personal damage. By effectively “educating” this trait away, you, quite simply, are asking to die.

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  11. Carlos The Jackal

    February 17th, 2013

    Agenda 21. It’s all there.

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  12. vangrungy

    February 17th, 2013

    “Do not Judge” is part of the attacks against Christianity.

    It is incumbent on Christians to make sound judgements at all times. Though the rabid secularists will have you believe that you should ‘Judge not, lest you be judged’, right?

    Well, if you are trying to be a good Christian, why would you care if you are judged by those you are making judgments of?

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  13. bubba

    February 17th, 2013

    bubba says it’s stupidity mixed with a dose of intent. can any one say that sheila jackson lee is a bright bulb?

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  14. Annie

    February 17th, 2013

    “Do not judge.” My fave arse chapper. And it has become a mantra for those with a relative recently dispatched by LEO/homeowners/etc. As everyone on this board knows; it means don’t go around presuming to know the fate of another’s soul. We have someone for that.

    The Judge did discuss, oh, about 90 billion times, that the practice of discernment would purdy much keep one’s arse outta the grease.

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  15. Billy Fuster

    February 17th, 2013

    Hey everybody–just keep paying your taxes so the total destruction of America can be completed.

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  16. Tim

    February 17th, 2013

    “Err on the side of caution.”

    Hang em all – and if an innocent falls through the trapdoor?

    Fuggitaboutit – plenty more pols where that came from.

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  17. Moe Tom

    February 17th, 2013

    Don’t miss “Atlas Shrugged Part 11.” I watched it twice last night. Frightening. Deliberate destruction? “Capitalism is a failure without government help”???

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  18. Tim

    February 17th, 2013

    “We will put ourselves in danger rather than offend someone we don’t know.”

    Which probably explains why America, Germany, France, and Britain are overrun with rat people.

    In the future when we are forced to exterminate them, offending them won’t seem like a big deal.

    “If a man will not, or cannot, fight for his own existence, then righteous Providence has already declared his doom.”

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  20. Edith McCrotch

    February 17th, 2013

    But Don’t Rule Out Malice

    Ryan Scott Welch of American Thinker wrote….

    “For example, most politicians are quite intelligent. Most have succeeded in academics at the highest levels in the world. Most have also been very successful in business or professionally besides success in politics.”

    Edith McCotch’s Razor – Being successful in academia, business, politics, or professionally does not qualify you as intelligent in my book….never has and never will.

    “Unterschätzen Sie nie die Größe der Absurdität oder Böswilligkeit in Leuten.” – Gustav Priman 1937 (Adolphs Hitlers Schnurrbart-Tasse-Schöpfer)

    “Never underestimate the greatness of stupidity or malice in people .” – Gustav Priman 1937 (Adolph Hitler’s moustache cup maker)

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  21. Blink

    February 17th, 2013

    Wow. The destruction of America seems to no longer be a topic of debate. The only question being asked is whether the destruction is intentional or by accident due to stupidity.

    To me it’s like asking whether the person who murdered someone hated them or just wanted to kill them. What difference does it make? They’d still be dead. And the murderer deserving of the death penalty. No need for all the ‘hate crime’ nonsense modifying the sentence.

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  22. sablegsd

    February 17th, 2013

    Yes.

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  23. Tim

    February 17th, 2013

    “If a people is led to destruction by its government, rebellion is the right, and the duty, of every citizen.”

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  24. StrangernFiction

    February 17th, 2013

    That the ‘rats are antagonistic towards the Constitution, liberty, and free-markets is a demonstrable fact.

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  25. Anonymous

    February 18th, 2013

    Can someone please start detailing WHAT CAN WE EACH REALISTICALLY DO ABOUT THIS ?!

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  26. Edith McCrotch

    February 18th, 2013

    @ Anon….

    Until the First Amendment is repealed, you as an individual can exercise that God given right at any government function. Be it at the PTA, town councils, any meeting that uses ANY taxes that has been levied on the citizens of that community by the local, state, or federal governments.

    Stand up and question by what authority are any rules, regulations, or any questionable actions that are to be executed by that body of government.

    Be polite and follow the rules or you’ll just end up getting tossed out of the room.

    If you don’t know the rules then find them through requests to that body.

    Here is a scenerio that may occur…

    Government Entity (GE) – The school board has voted in favor of the new rule of allowing this school board to vote it’s members bonuses based on the outcome of students PSAT/NMSQT scores. These rules will go in effect July 31, 2013.

    Now we will take general questions from the public.

    Please state your names clearly and please do not bring up any personal conflicts that you or your child may be having that should be handled through your child’s school administration.

    Citizen #1 (C#1)- Hello. My question is what law or regulation are you using to create and approve this new rule?

    GE – What is your name please?

    C#1- I am a taxpayer…so Sir (Ma’am) will suffice.

    GE – ……….Okay sir, what was the question?

    C#1- What law or regulation are you using to create and approve this new rule?

    GE – We have the authority to make, ammend, repeal, and apply rules.

    C#1 – Indeed….which law or regulation is that ?

    GE – We don’t understand what you are getting at…..our authority is the law, the law is our authority.

    C#1 – Can you tell which law are you using to create and approve this new rule?

    GE – Ok I think I understand…I’ll make it clear. The rules approved by this board is the authority we have to approve the rule…is that clear now sir?

    C#1 – Clear as mother’s milk….

    GE – Next questioner…please state your name and please be brief and no repeat questions on subjects that have already been discussed and answered.

    Citizen #2 – My name is Ma’am

    GE – (mumblemumble..oh Geez must be Teabaggers) What is your question ma’am?

    C#2 – Yes my question is….why couldn’t you state exactly which law that you are using to make new rules?

    GE – We have answered that question….the rules give us that authority.

    C#2 – Which rules?

    GE – …….The rules that give us the authority….Look, we will not be able to get to anymore questions if you ask the same questions that has been answered.

    C#2 – It is not the same question…I asked why you couldn’t answer the first question.

    GE – The first question was answered.

    C#2 – No it wasn’t. You did not directly answer the man’s question. Let me put it this way….
    What rule was first in place to give you authority to make rules?

    GE – ……The rules of authority….Now that question has been answered, there will be no more questions taken on the subject of this boards authority. I think this matter is settled let’s move on to the next question….

    Shake it up out there folks…let ‘em know “We’re here, We’re near, and we’re in your face.”

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  27. RANDO

    February 18th, 2013

    Of course it’s intentional.
    Nobody could be this fouled up by accident!

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