The Fallibility Factor
The Fallibility Factor
How do you know who/what is Pseudos? Well, you know more than you think you know. Don’t give someone credit for being honest just because you don’t know them “personally” and you “don’t want to judge.” Leona Salazar, a regular contributor to the Bernie Goldberg website mentions this subject in her I Don’t Get It article called the “Likeability Factor.”
Look, you’re likely never going to meet your elected leaders in person. I might, because I live in Austin, Texas and my leaders often graze in the same pizza joints I do, besides the fact that they give a damn; but most likely, you’ll never know your leaders as “personally” as you’d like. Sometimes you are actually going to have to “judge” and form some adult opinions of your own. And don’t apologize for using your instincts. That’s what they’re there for!
I had a dream last night I was a leper. I’ve got to stop eating chocolate and drinking beer before bed. Anyway, every one really, really disliked me. They were mean and hateful to me whether I was same nice person to them or not. I was no longer attractive to anyone no matter what I did, so I started to think it didn’t really matter to anyone what I did; right or wrong. You know, it reminded me that I don’t like not liking my President very much; not one single bit. I highly respect the office of our American Presidency and so much want to like Obama just like everybody else.
I wouldn’t want to be judged instantaneously by anyone, so I try very hard to give respect to anyone who has at least something in them to appreciate. However, since Obama is my President, and it’s mostly not a personal relationship I’m trying to procure, he doesn’t get the grace of my benefit of the doubt. Therefore “likeability” is not a factor I need or want to look for in a President at this point. If there were something even remotely right about his Presidency I would be more supportive of my Commander and Chief, but I can’t do that this time. I can’t root for a fake underdog, no matter how left out I may feel. Of course I don’t hate him, but supporting something I don’t feel right about is dangerous for me and my countrymen. (If that sounds a bit precocious I don’t mean it to. I mean for everyone to realize their feelings about this are just as important.) It’s hard for me, but deep down I know there is something wrong and I can’t deny that- for I know denial is one of the purest forms of a lie. How dumb do you have to be to consistently buy lies you tell yourself? It’s like playing Sorry by yourself and truly believing you are smarter than the other guy.
Obama is the son of a single mother who died at a young age. That’s where his struggles end. Obama experimented with popular drugs, not because he was a delinquent, but because he was trying to find himself. You might think that alone should have taken him out of the running for President but in the liberal secularists’ eyes he is just the honest breath of fresh air we’ve all been waiting for. He actually according to our votes, fits the bill for the perfect guy to run our country. The “Pratfall Effect”, posed by psychologist Elliot Aronson, is a phenomenon whereby some evidence of fallibility increases the attractiveness of a nearly perfect person (The Social Animal, 1999).
I believe this is the one truest reason Sarah Palin was hated as much as she was right out of the box. She should have never been honest about who she was because being marketed as the perfect American achiever is a big no-no. I didn’t say she was perfect. I said she was marketed that way. She couldn’t possibly be good looking and smart. What in the hell kind of a woman could run a country and have good looking hair. Could she be possible? Uh, duh. No. She can’t care about special needs and be a powerful white woman at the same time. She can’t have a son who is a soldier and run for office. That’s impossible. It’s just too convenient. She can’t have children that make mistakes if she wants to be Vice President, right? Right. Governor Shmovenor, they said. Obama was a community organizer. Comparatively such a huge responsibility organizing organizations for the better of the …organization is well awesomer. Awesome. Are you sensing the sarcasm here?
For all you conspiracy theorists out there, the surprisingly perfect and miraculous position candidate Obama held in the Presidential Election of 08′ is an exact example of the Pratfall Effect. If, for example the leaders of the liberal secularist agenda hand picked Obama because of his talent and psychological effect on the people, it would be further evidence the powerful far left is using psychological tools to carry out their plan even if they are as unpractical and expensive as putting a President of their choice into office. They obviously want to make us more like Europe, sans Germany. Sounds luxurious doesn’t it? Isn’t luxurious just a word for really expensive and pointless?
A historian named David Keiser wrote an interesting article about the most educated, most cultured country in Europe. Talk about embracing Liberal Arts and science; it had the best museums, laboratories and universities. It was full of music, modern art and an advanced understanding of health and psychological studies. The talent of these people as a whole makes America look like the big oafy mouth breather that sat in the back of the class.
In less than two terms of a United States President, this country I speak of so fondly was “rounding up its own citizens, killing others in unspeakable ways, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors…all with good intentions of course. Do you know what this country is? Nope, not ours, liberal freak, it was soon to be Nazi Germany.
People who could think through the liberal muck like Winston Churchill (before he was Prime Minister) were booed and laughed at because they felt something was really wrong with Germany. I don’t want to be conceited here, but I totally feel like Winston Churchill right now.
People like Barack Obama because he doesn’t seem pretentious. That’s all the popular people want these days. That is, they don’t want people in charge that they may have to strive to be more like in order to feel like true Americans. Sarah Palin represents that spectrum. In contrast, nobody like her because as a culture we are starting to believe it’s impossible to really be a good person- so we desire even our president to be at least a little bit of a snake in the grass. I don’t like that philosophy as I am hopelessly idealistic and wish our idea of an American President was more of a person sort of like my dad. Quiet but stern and observant. Has a hilarious sense of humor only people like Dick Cheney and I get. Maybe that’s a bad example, but it’s true. Maybe I wouldn’t want to hang out with him at a club, but if I really wanted a solution to a problem or an honest opinion, I could be guaranteed I’d get it. What’s so wrong with having a person we can honestly respect? Likeability factor? We need a new factor like the “can we fish with him/her” factor. Would you want to go fishing with Obama? Do you think he would catch his own bait? What would he use as bait? Do you think he’s the type to divide worms with his own bare hands? I’m just saying’.
But how do you know if a person is full of Pseudos? First look at who the person is. Are they forthright about their beliefs or do they make excuses for their beliefs sometimes? Do things seem to go wrong around them all of the time? Things go wrong for them a lot partly because of the natural disorganization that comes with the telling of lies and the aftermath mess cause the pretzel in their head. (Also known as the spider web theory). And also partly because the things that they say have gone wrong are actually just even more lies to cover up for the things that they felt couldn’t be explained honestly before.
Pseudos is easier to spot than you think! Let’s look at our current President for example. President Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton. He has a way of making you think he’s on your side, agreeing with your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attention to what he says; rather, watch what he does!
He has surrounded himself with mostly far-left academic types who have never even run a Dungeons and Dragons meeting before. But they are going to try and run the auto, financial, banking and other industries. Awesome. I have nightmares about 2012. Not because of the Mayan’s but because of the knowledge that our country could not take another four years of the current administration. Or worse! Yes, it could get worse although no one, not even his constituents want to think about it. His failure, could actually catapult Hillary Clinton back into the saddle again. NOOOOO! There are serious implications that our country will fall into devastating times that I would liken more to the Civil War than the Great Depression, maybe even the wrath of Kahn. Maybe a combination of both?
Obama is not a socialist; rather he’s a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. Clinton is no different. She just does it Martha Stewart style. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left because he has nothing to lose at this point. Nothing but an election which he may already know is a sure loss. Again, watch what he does, not what he…or she says.