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The Theory of Cognitive Closure

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"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
Mao Zedong


Chinese charater for politics

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


Chinese charater for politicians

1910 Banker's Magazine jubilantly declared that due to corporate financing of politics:

"The legislature and executive powers of the government are compelled to listen to the demands of organized corporate interests.

That they are not entirely controlled by these interests is due to the fact that corporate organization has not yet reached its full perfection."

"What I've learned is that the most troublesome people don't tell you 100% of the story, and keep some facts to themselves. They just don't give you the full picture, and that's very worrisome to me." - Penny Pritzker

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"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

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"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

"If you control and shape the way people talk and think about politics, it is much easier to influence them to give you their vote." - Paul Harris

"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


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

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


The Bankruptcy of the American Left

"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.

Phrases and images aimed at allaying or, if necessary, enhancing these fears, at satisfying these wishes, at least symbolically, are then chosen by the experts, tried out on readers and audiences, changed or improved in the light of the information thus 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

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"Like it or not , dirty tricks have always been part of campaigns, and for one simple reason - because 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 one's 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

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 administration. 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 only way to hold Congress accountable for what they have done is to kick them all out!

"We blame anything that goes wrong not on the gods of the sky but on the gods in Washington."
Max Boot

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"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

"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

"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

"Most politicians started out as silver-tongued barristers whose very job description involves bending the truth and outright lying.

The idea that anyone would reject Hillary Clinton or Rudy Giuliani or John Edwards or Barack Obama in favor of Mitt Romney, all lawyers, is pitiful.

These people aren't trustworthy. They're lawyers!

What kind of a country do you think we're running here?" - Joe Queenan

political reality

a politician is defined as:

one who holds or seeks a political office

one who seeks personal or partisan gain, often by scheming and maneuvering

Politicians think entirely differently than the average American.

When politicians fallaciously believe that their thoughts mirror the thoughts of average Americans then they have fallen into the trap of the false consensus bias.

This false consensus bias is a construct of corporate propaganda.

A politician who has developed a way of perceiving reality based on the starting point of a false consensus bias will inevitably be unable to make judgements outside of the context of that false consensus bias

Those Americans that do not neatly line up behind the false consensus bias are considered to be uncivil immoral politically incorrect extremists as opposed to simply disagreeing with the false consensus bias.

"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

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"Since a politician never believes what he says,
he is surprised when others believe him."
Charles DeGaulle

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"I feel sorry for people who worship politicians, for the simple reason that the best politicians are the best liars. While I am aware that they perform necessary deeds, I also know what sorts of dastardly things they have to do to gain power in the first place." - Gregory Rodriquez

"So, the soon-to-be-indicted are returning some portion of Jack Abramoff's bribes, um, I mean gifts. They've already used the money and influence to get what they wanted. Their action is the equivalent of my shooting you and then giving your family the brass shell casings from my gun so that they can recycle the metal to cover your funeral costs. Since these folks endlessly trumpet their values, I guess there's some value in that - 3 or 4 cents anyway."- Kevin Cavanaugh

A politician must be able to con-vince constituents that the multiple contradictory perspectives of MICE culture are, in actuality, compatible.

In truth government decree means someone 'wins' and someone 'loses', in the intensely competitive, indifferent, personally egocentric social order.

The most socially advanced psychopaths - politicians - endure throughout their successfully deceptive charade as their corrupt egocentric personalities are made to seem harmless by the complicit approval of mass media propaganda!

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political language

"Most real political discourse makes use of subconscious thought, which shapes conscious thought via subconscious framing and commonplace conceptual metaphors." - George Lakoff

"When one watches some tired political hack on the platform mechanically repeating the familiar phrases -- bestial atrocities, iron heel, bloodstained tyranny, free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to shoulder -- one often has a curious feeling that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy: a feeling which suddenly becomes stronger at moments when the light catches the speaker's spectacles and turns them into blank discs which seem to have no eyes behind them.

And this is not altogether fanciful.

A speaker who uses that kind of phraseology has gone some distance toward turning himself into a machine.


The appropriate noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved as it would be if he were choosing his words for himself.

If the speech he is making is one that he is accustomed to make over and over again, he may be almost unconscious of what he is saying, as one is when one utters responses in church.

And this reduced state of consciousness, if not indispensable, is at any rate favorable to political conformity.

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties.

Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.

Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification.

Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers.

People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements." - George Orwell

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"I speak of the art of political advertising. American politicians expend untold billions of dollars on campaign commercials.

Not only do these ads all appear to have been produced by the same vicious idiot, it appears that this vicious idiot has been lobotomized and then repeatedly concussed.

The ads are both a commentary on the emptiness of our political discourse - a parody if you like - and a refutation of that emptiness, or a triumph over it, a reinsertion of brute content, a silent explosion of truth into a world of mere and moronic fiction.

Our politicians are voids or spreading zones of emptiness, a set of focus-grouped phrases and nice outfits, a congeries of cliches, representations of which there is no reality." - Crispin Sartwell

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