Vote Odin

The Theory of Cognitive Closure

Internet nastiness may affect who gets political


Chinese charater for politics

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

Lyman Beecher

stifling of legitimate dissent

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."

"The politics that has dominated Washington since the election of George Walker Bush is a corrupt brand of right-wing corporatism.

People who reside in the highest 1% of the income spectrum or have K Street lobbyists at their command have done very well." - Jonathan Chait

waterboarding or the ice busket challenge ?

"You cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest."
Ambrose Bierce

"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, photo opportunities and corporate media gurus." - Kiku Adatto

"The idea that people can choose what they want is an oversimplification.

Risks that appear to result from personal choice often have a political origin.

Errors in reasoning at the individual level usually have a political component."- JD Trout



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

"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals
and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left,
is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers."
Carroll Quigley

politics are defined as;


crafty; cunning

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

"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

"The people who control the condition in which we live have no reason to think beyond more than the next five or 10 years." - BF Skinner

"The political merchandisers appeal only to the weaknesses of voters, never to their potential strength.

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

For this purpose all the resources of psychology and the social sciences are mobilized and set to work.

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 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 who can be coached to look "sincere."

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

The personality of the candidate and the way he is projected by the advertising experts are the things that really matter." - Aldous Huxley

"Like it or not , dirty tricks have always been part of campaigns, and for one simple reason - they work.

They're street fights in which you do anything and everything you can to win.

Most voters are led by the nose to the voting booth still convinced their ballot is cast of free will."

- Allen Raymond, political campaign manager 02/08

"Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which 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 risks of harm to life and loved ones.

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

Most people do not have the courage to face that choice.

Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." - Michael Rivero

"We live in a culture characterized by what Benjamin DeMott called "junk politics."

Junk politics does not demand justice or the reparation of rights.

It always personalizes issues rather than clarifying them.

It eschews real debate for manufactured scandals, celebrity gossip and spectacles.

It trumpets eternal optimism, endlessly praises our moral strength and character, and communicates in a feel-your-pain language.

The result of junk politics is that nothing changes, "meaning zero interruption in the processes and practices that strengthen existing, interlocking systems of socioeconomic advantage." - Chris Hedges

a politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and  enemies

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

Robert Heinlein

science and politics

"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

"The subordination of science to politics on everything from global warming to reproductive health has become a hallmark of the George Walker Bush.

It is particularly unfortunate to see the politicization of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Once considered the exemplar of true scientific and independent 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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention position on the issue, and its alliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics, are described in the same vein as are "financial ties" that the vaccine manufacturers might have with the academy.

It is as if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just another special interest that takes sides on controversial issues, rather than being a neutral scientific entity charged with performing the hard work of developing the consensus necessary to preserve and promote the health of the public.

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.



"The rationale for careful social experimentation begins by admitting that we are already in the midst of many grand experiments.

Social experimentation is not rare and underutilized.

It is common, but often done poorly.

Political administrations regularly run experiments of sorts that impose substantial burdens on the public, with little more than anecdotes and impressions to back them up.

At present, most policy proposals are ventures in social speculation of one sort or another.

Whether successful or not, policy experiments are always under way." - JD Trout


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

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

But they all know about it, and no one does anything about it." - Dick De Santis

"It is hard to imagine a more ignorant or 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

"If you can't eat lobbyists meals, drink their liquor, sleep with their women and then vote against them, you have no business being a politician." - Jesse Unruh

"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 would 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.

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