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Liberal Disconnected Thought Globs (DTGs)
dominate 2008 presidential debates
Disconnected Thought Globs are to conceptual thinking what sight reading is
to phonetic reading: a disaster.
Boise, ID –
In sight reading, one does not learn phonetics. Rather, one simply
guesses at the pronunciation of the new word and eventually begins to
memorize how to say it, spell it, and what it means. In phonetic
reading, one learns 20-30 sounds and applies them to each new word.
Thus, in phonetic reading, one only has to learn a minimal number of word
sounds and can then easily pronounce and spell and then categorize the
definition of millions of words in one’s vocabulary.
In sight reading, every new word of the millions of words one tries to
include into one’s vocabulary is a mystery in pronunciation, spelling, and
thus derivative meaning (i.e., from Latin or Greek, etc., which gives a clue
to the definition).
suppose you applied the same techniques in learning new ideas, new
concepts. Let’s say you do not learn to start with a definition or premise
and just jumped right into a perception or concept of what somebody hinted or told you
that a certain term or idea meant, without any connection to any other terms
or concepts. (Welcome to public education.) This is the
equivalent of sight reading and is called trying to think with Disconnected
Thought Globs (DTGs).
Attempting to communicate ideas by Disconnected Thought Globs is commonly
called “spin” by the news media. In this method you have to re-think,
or try to think, about the validity of every DTG, spin, or concept you encounter and how
to interpret what it means in The Big Picture. Since you have not
categorized any concepts in some type of foundational buildup or any other
relationship, every new idea is up for grabs vis a vis what it means,
conceptually. Nor are you then able to extrapolate new ideas.
instead, you learned to reason by establishing basic foundations,
definitions of terms, and precise meanings, then you would find out that you
could easily categorize concepts into meaningful groups. You would
also discover that some ideas rest upon other ideas. Better yet, when
you run into a new idea, you could easily check if it falls into one of your
categories of concepts to see if it is true or false or what it means.
For example, if you understand that tariffs against shoes are bad for both
the nation exporting shoes and the nation importing shoes because you
understand the basic laws of economics, then it is not a mystery to you
whether tariffs on steel or bubble gum or Toyotas are good or bad for either
nation. You already know that the basic laws of economics apply to ALL
goods and services, and thus you can quickly discern whether some politician
is trying to trick the public when he/she proposes tariffs on any goods or
contrast, those who learned to think like sight readers, that is as
Disconnected Thought Globs, are in Thinking Process Hell as they have to
decide in a vacuum or re-think from scratch whether a tariff on steel is good or bad, even after having decided
that a tariff on shoes is bad. They do not relate the concept of tariffs to the laws in basic economics, and, more often than not, disdain the
entire concept of human action in economics. They do not know the
difference between free market economics or socialist “pretend” economics.
So, they often make bad objective decisions because they see the world as one big
mystery with no relationship between any concepts whatsoever. They think in
terms of Disconnected Thought Globs and wouldn’t know the difference between
gold and paper money.
is what we are facing in the socio-political-economic process going on in
today’s Presidential Debates: a glaring morass of unintelligible GOP and
Democratic Disconnected Thought Globs (DTGs) dominating our 2008
Presidential debates and speeches.
example, listen to the DTGs of the Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and
Democratic candidates promise the voters that, if elected, they will ensure
that all Americans will be covered by their Disconnected Thought Glob
called: universal health care.
of universal health care, however,
presumes that everybody has a “right to receive”
an economic commodity called health care, enforced by the government, from
America’s health care professionals. But the concept of
“rights to receive” implies a
dominant-subordinate relationship between two groups of people: the doctors
and the rest of America. This is a condition of economic involuntary
servitude, or slavery.
of “rights to receive” means if I have
a “right to receive” from you, then
your rights must, by definition, be subordinate to my
“rights to receive,” otherwise it’s not a
“right.” Which means you have no rights at all. But this is America. And
so, if you claim everybody has the same “rights
to receive” any commodity from everybody else, then you have
created a logical contradiction of Reciprocal Rip Off Rights, e.g., a
conundrum in which everybody has the “right to
receive” from everybody else, a logical contradiction.
logical contradiction can never be implemented in reality. It is, in fact,
a non sequitur or an oxymoron such as “dry water.” Further, any attempt to
implement “universal health care” as a
one-sided exchange – i.e., forced or “managed” government service from the
doctors and nurses to everybody else (who, by the way are busy exchanging
cars, TVs, and groceries to the doctors to complete the market exchange) --
is simply a form of economic involuntary servitude of the doctors to the
rest of society.
“Universal health care” is a violation of
freedom of voluntary exchange by the doctors and nurses of America, and thus
a violation of one of their basic inherent rights: private property rights
to their own minds, bodies, commodities, and services. In short, Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama’s Disconnected Thought Glob of
“universal health care” is an
infringement upon the concept of freedom of trade as well as individual
anybody noticed the conceptual irony of America’s first African-American
candidate for the U.S. presidency putting forth the Disconnected Thought
Glob of involuntary servitude, or slavery, in the form of
“rights to receive”
“universal health care” as one of the
basic planks in his socialist Democratic platform? “Rights to receive” is a
socialist sophism disproved centuries ago and yet is a DTG dredged up and
regurgitated by both Democratic presidential candidates for 2008.
again, the Disconnected Thought Glob of
“universal health care” is simply a violation of private property
rights and freedom to trade, pure and simple.
“rights” that truly exist are “rights to voluntarily give or exchange,” not
to “receive.” That’s why our Founding Fathers so eloquently wrote the U.S.
Constitution as a prohibiting document,
not a granting document. The
Constitution does not give you the “right to take
or receive” from others. The Constitution
prohibits infringements upon everybody’s
inherent “rights to voluntarily give or
exchange,” not grant cookies stolen from others via the
the Disconnected Thought Globs of the leading GOP presidential candidate
Sen. John McCain any different than the Disconnected Thought Globs of the
Senator McCain redefines the concept
of “amnesty” from the standard
dictionary concept of “forgiveness” to
a new term called “payoff.” He also
changes the definition of “illegal” to
“legal.” According to McCain, if
Illegal immigrants pay the U.S. government $3,000, then their action is not
“amnesty,” it’s called
“a pathway to citizenship.” In other
words, McCain’s Disconnected Thought Glob is:
illegal entry plus an illegal payoff morphs into a legal act.
problem with this type of DTG is that it redefines fundamental concepts of
law to justify the exact opposite: a reward for breaking the law. If we
applied this same Disconnected Thought Glob to other unlawful acts in
America, we should allow bank robbers to pay $3,000 to the banks they robbed
and award the crooks a trophy. We should allow murderers to pay $5,000 to
the victim’s family and then throw a party for the killer. How about
allowing rapists to pay $2,000 to the rape victim and then send the rapist
on a World Cruise to the Caribbean?
On the War
in Iraq, Sen. McCain puts forth another Disconnected Thought Glob as he
shouts from the roof tops: Yahoo, the “Surge” is working, the “Surge” is
working. Then, he proclaims, the way to keep America strong in
his Global War of Terrorism is to
INCREASE U.S. military intervention into even more nations throughout the
is the conceptual ‘disconnect’ here? Without referencing any concepts
morality or economic or military efficacy of increasing U.S. military
intervention throughout the world, McCain simply assumes that (1) past U.S.
actions of nation building have not CAUSED discontent
throughout the world, especially in the Middle East, (2) America can somehow
continue to pay over $1 trillion per year for military adventures while we
enter into the worst Depression in our history, caused, in part, by previous
military adventures, and (3) the best possible method to defend America is
to stretch U.S. troops across 1,000 military outposts across the globe.
This is sheer insanity. Even a kid playing checkers knows better military
tactics than this.
Disconnected Thought Glob regarding the use of America’s military rests upon
erroneous thinking in many areas, the main area being economics. From
where, exactly, does McCain think he can obtain the money to pay for his
huge military expansion beyond our borders? Money does not grow on trees.
Hyperinflation by the Federal Reserve cannot continue without severe
economic consequences to the U.S. market. McCain never states where the
money will come from for his military escapades because that would require a
long series of thought processes involving categories of logically-connected
economic concepts that Sen. John McCain is not aware of.
realm of cognitive conceptual thinking, McCain, like the Democratic
presidential candidates, is a sight reader, not a phonetics reader. His
Disconnected Thought Globs do not rest upon the conceptual foundations of
free market economics and, therefore, he cannot logically support his
fantasies of foreign military expansionism. While the Democrats will drag
America into National Socialism with their DTGs of
“universal health care” and other Welfare
State baloney, John McCain will drag America into National Socialism with
his Disconnected Thought Globs of illegal amnesty and foreign military
escapades, running the real risk of a nuclear WW III.
so-called George Bush military “Surge” in Iraq that McCain says is
“working,” has been revealed in the WSJ and other national publications as
simply a series of stepped up monetary bribes and pay-offs of hundreds of
millions of dollars in cash to Iraqi tribal
warlords to temporarily hold off on their shooting at U.S. military
personnel. As soon as the bribes to the warlords stop, the shooting will
re-commence. McCain does not understand that President Bush’s fake “Surge”
was staged and paid for with U.S. taxpayer payoffs to Iraqi tribal warlords.
addition, McCain also is unaware of the U.S. - Saudi OPEC monopoly petro
dollar deal in which the Saudis promise to only accept payment for oil in
Dollars from all buyers, Americans and Europeans alike, and in return the
U.S. has promised to protect the Saudis with our U.S. military – which is
exactly why we are in Iraq and the Middle East in the first place. Not
only does McCain not understand basic economics, international central banking, or the
role of the Federal Reserve in the War in Iraq, this is a terrible mis-use
of our American military forces in an un-declared war. Only the U.S.
Congress has the right to declare war, not President Bush and not the U.N.
worth noting here that Senator John McCain’s 5-year imprisonment in a North
Vietnamese prison camp appears to have forged his Disconnected Thought Globs
into some sort of personal military vendetta which has morphed
into a “I’m not going to let this (his previous
life in prison) happen to America” Syndrome. It may well be that
ex-prisoner John McCain can’t get over the fact of his previous military
incarceration, a type of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – and understandably
so. But this does not place him in a good position to be America’s future
Commander-in-Chief of our entire military. One would rather have a calm,
rationally-thinking, objective approach to the handling of America’s
international relationships from somebody who is not still suffering from
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from a 5-year prison stint at the Hanoi
rational approach to foreign policy and domestic economics would come from
GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, who has U.S. Air Force military
experience, who is a medical doctor, and is a conceptual guru in Austrian
Free Market Economics. In fact, Rep. Ron Paul is the only presidential
candidate who correctly thinks in terms of step by step logical concepts
instead of Disconnected Thought Globs.
so much what one thinks as
how one thinks that really counts. One
can always add new information (the what)
but only if one knows how to
incorporate it. If you reason by first defining your premises, then
logically build concepts upon precursor concepts, and then categorize those
concepts, you can easily interpret and integrate new ideas into your view of
objective reality. If, however, you think in Disconnected Thought
Globs, then you are sinking in the quicksand of Thinking Process Hell and a
500 ton locomotive will soon run you down as you sit there and pretend the
train is simply a little purple flower.
Wake up people. There is no such thing as a
“free lunch” or “universal health care”
or “rights to receive” or
“stimulating the economy” by injecting trillions of pieces of Pulp
Fiction, our non-backed U.S. Dollar.
matters. How you logically reason, or
not, matters. Check your premises because Disconnected Thought Globs are to
conceptual thinking what sight reading is to phonetic reading: a disaster.
Both GOP and Liberal Disconnected Thought Globs are dominating today’s 2008 presidential
debates and speeches. -- FM Duck
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