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Negative Future Projection Vs. Medicare Equality for All

Card-carrying_Buddhist's picture

How we look at things matters.

How we choose to look at things matters.

How we think about things matters.

If we assume, as our fearless unelected leaders in the occult cabal clique-who-must-be-obeyed have, that outcome A is hopeless, we will clearly be unable to take steps to achieve outcome A.

This is negative future projection, and it is a cognitive style with behavioral implications.

Weirdly enough, this aberrant cognitive style has gone viral, and has nearly wiped out Medicare Equality for All, as an outcome.

It's like one of those dog-torture scenarios: delivering electric shocks that are unavoidable, so the dog sinks deeper and deeper into hopelessness, then goes belly-up, and submits and dies.

This self-appointed Steering Committee uses classic social pressure to shame and blame those who have not given in to the --[we can't achieve Medicare Equality for All] -- Cabal Core Belief with hopes that the rest of us will submit and STFU.

Besides all this narcissistic bullying, the greater problem is -- they're dead wrong.

Choosing the goal defines the plan, and the outcome.

Goal: man on moon.

Outcome: man on moon.

Goal: to fly

Outcome: flying

Goal: Medicare Equality for All

Outcome: take steps along path to goal

But unless you set the goal, it is impossible to achieve it.

Cognitive frame: flying is impossible

Outcome: none

Cognitive frame: man on moon is impossible

Outcome: none


Cognitive frame: Medicare Equality for All/ Single=pay is impossible

Outcome: na ga happen


Negative future projection about universal health care is a choice, and it is the wrong choice. It's viral social hypnosis. It's groupthink. It's cabalthink.

It's bullshit.

Cross-posted at No Blood for Hubris

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Submitted by Card-carrying_B... on

and one certainly not confined to your ethnic group, lambert.

(And I say that both as a card-carrying buddhist AND a card-carrying half-WASP who generally passes as WASP, except when I start gesticulating. ; ) )

Anyhow, the thing is to know it's a template, take it out, find a better one, or go without.

{and that last sentence would be the card-carrying buddhist part]

Submitted by jawbone on

the health care debate. As in, "You little single payer advocates, STFU." And if we did speak up, he just ignored us.

And our Dems? Yellow dogs, blue dogs, and the majority are Blue Bunnies. They run like scared rabbits whenever the Repubs or MCMers (Mainstream Corporate Media members) say, "Boo! Liberals!"

I did hear on some TV discussion shows, from Repubs iirc, their point, which is accurate, that t he taxes start almost immediately, while the benefits, such as they may be, will not begin until 2014 or 15.

People are going to be so PO'd when they realize how they're being played and cheated.

Way to go, Dems. Little scared Blue Bunnies (apologies to Blue Bunny ice cream products).

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Submitted by Aeryl on

The US Chamber of Commerce is running ads I nod with, like "Bad for Small Businesses".

Of course that's followed closely with, "Government Run Health Care", at which point I cackle.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

best analysis I have ever heard.

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Submitted by Jeff W on

Actually, a good example, I think, of choosing an "impossible" goal is the development of high-definition digital TV, as described in Joel Brinkley's Defining Vision: How Broadcasters Lured the Government into Inciting a Revolution in Television.

In the late 1980s, the US embarked on a race with Japan to create high-definition TV. Japan was ahead with its high-definition analog version. Digital TV, highly desirable for all sorts of reasons, was viewed as "impossible" by manufacturers and broadcasters in the East; "we'll have digital TV the same day we have an antigravity machine," Joe Flaherty, CBS's senior vice-president for technology, said in 1989. The amount of information in a television signal was simply too large to compress for digital transmission (or so it seemed). US companies were working on their analog designs to compete with Japan's.

Dr Woo Paik. working at a small company in San Diego (and initially pursuing a different goal of scrambling satellite TV signals to prevent piracy), did not know of the "impossibility" dogma—so he plunged ahead and created the digital compression used in digital TV today. (He completed the design for a high-definition digital TV just days before the deadline to submit HDTV designs to the FCC's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service [ACATS].) Paik, "the father of HDTV," was recently honored by the national Library of American Broadcasting.