Mon Jan 23, 2012, 08:21 AM
DonCoquixote (11,862 posts)
On Gabrille Giffords [View all]
I made a loud comment that I wanted to explain a bit better, than I realized it might deserve it's own thread.
Look, it is simple science. If you reward a certain type of behavior, you will get more of that behavior. Whether you want to trot out Academic metaphors like Pavlov's dog, or simply talk about how a bratty kid screamed his or her way out of eating their vegetables, it's the same. Even if you never intened to reward the bad behavior, if someone sees it helps them get their way, they will do it again and again. Irf said person is a sociopath, or simply greedy, they will do that behavior a LOT, even to the point where they destroy themselves and everyone else in the area of the explosion.
LET'S CUT THE THE CHASE: THE RIGHT WING HAS BEEN REWARDED!
LET ME SAY IT AGAIN ANOTHER WAY TO CLARIFY:
SARAH PALIN has been rewardedfor putting Gabby Giffords in a literal CROSSHAIRS! This nation has said in a loud, clear voice "Sarah, the money you spent was worth every penny! Spend some more in the same way, and you will get more of what you want!"
The harpy that called for "SECOND AMENDMENT REMEDIES" and then had the nerves to wonder why we accused her of violence, got REWARDED! No every polticians can outright call for someone to be shot, and still collect, of all things, a fine giovernment paycheck, as well as whatever largess they get from the job, legal or otherwise.
RUSH LIMBAUGH, GLENN BECK, and all the assorted attack dog/lapdogs of the right have been REWARDED. They will continue doing exactly what they are doing.
But most importantly: the creeps that passed Citizens United are the big winners, because if this trick wiorks in Arizona, they will now have as much money as thye wat to repeat repeat repeat repeat and AMPLIFY the message.
Of course, let's not pretend this is anything new: especially since MLK day was last week, and Lincoln's birthday is near. But now what was once the mere act of loners and madmen will now have the massive support of Million dollar infascrutures. It is DOMESTIC TERRORISM, the means by which rich people convince poor ones to do atrocties that no army can do.
And yes, I know gabby is sick, yes I understand this must have seared her soul, but at the risk of being selfish, a leader knows that sacrifices need to be made, and that one of those scarfices means manning the gates so that the barbarian hordes do not ride through your city and slaughter everyone, and none of you can deny that those gates are open now!
To sum it up, this is a terrible day in American history, where we will see the fruits of many things: Clinton's compromise to the right on the Telecommunications act, The death of the Fairness doctrine, the bungled, castrated efforts at finance reform, but most importantly citizens united, which is about to turn the production of future assasins into a BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY! You know it is true.
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