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#1 Jesse Jimmie

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:32 AM

When I listen to the political pundits, view hateful vitriolic political advertisements and anticipate the 2014 national election, I can't help but think of the dangers of "groupthink."

The term "groupthink" was coined by William H. White, Jr. way back in 1952, and it was derived from the word, "doublethink" found in George Orwell's novel, "1984." It connotes "a deterioration in mental efficiency, reality testing and moral judgments as a result of group pressures." Twenty years later, Janis Irving defined the primary principle of groupthink as: "The more amiability and esprit de corps there is among the members of a policy-making-in-group, the greater the danger that independent critical thinking will be replaced by groupthink, which is likely to result in irrational and dehumanizing actions directed against out-groups." In other words, when you belong to a perceived "in-group," and the members of that specific group all agree about the correctness of their views, you are very likely to give up your own "independent critical thinking" and replace it with the thinking of the group.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:38 AM

Reminds one of the hateful secularism within a prison.  Little groups of like minded people, all with their own systems of agenda and survival.  Pounding each other within a hell of their own making.  Even the ones who 'mind' the prison are slaves to its patterns... 


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:17 PM

Reminds one of the hateful secularism within a prison.  Little groups of like minded people, all with their own systems of agenda and survival.  Pounding each other within a hell of their own making.  Even the ones who 'mind' the prison are slaves to its patterns... 

 

Like a microcosmic, symbolic focal point of the overall larger and 'layered' view of the entire system.

 

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 07:19 AM

Tools for installing groupthink:

 

Memes

Music

Media

Movies

 

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 07:37 AM

Tools for installing groupthink:

 

Memes

Music

Media

Movies

 

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I suppose learning about the inner workings of these tools can help mitigate the negative programming effects. The sounds, the visuals, how they're made and presented. Pitting groups against one another....
 
These are modern methods used by professionals in their fields of talent. Used over all by a classical, philosophical, and pschological approach of experimenting with an artifical utopian envirnment.
 
 
A.I. can certainly be used as a watchdog for these kinds of things. Sort of like a flat earth theory...
 
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 10:02 AM

If your argument makes sense, they'll just argue against something you're not saying.

 

 


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