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  1. 03 Apr '16 11:41 / 3 edits
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbb27GQ_X1I

    If you watch this experiment, you will see two monkeys in cages side by side. One monkey is fed a cucumber for completing a task and the other a grape. At first, both are perfectly content until the monkey who was fed the cucumber realizes that the other monkey is being given grapes that are much more tasty. The monkey then begins to, not only refuse to eat the cucumber, but then throw it out of the cage and the person giving the monkey the food and the protest by violently shaking the cage.

    The left has then tapped into this primal urge for "equality". It is the never ending pursuit of material gain that the monkey in the other cage seems to be enjoying. So as we see, in political terms, equality has come to only mean material equality which is a Marxist construct. Any time you hear the term "equality", know that it is usually a call for Marxism.
  2. 03 Apr '16 11:47 / 1 edit
    Here we study "the Donald"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFo_BV-UzI

    The secret to his success is that he uses the vocabulary of a 4 year old. In the clip, he never uses words with more than two syllables. Well, almost never. Trump does use the word "California", only because he is forced to do so. The other words he only half speaks. The rest are all one syllable words and he never uses compound sentences. Then Trump uses words at the end of each sentence to evoke an emotion. Each sentence ends with a word like "bad", "horrible", "terrible", etc., And to evoke positive emotions he continuously uses the word "tremendous". He then repeats himself over and over again.
  3. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    03 Apr '16 12:54
    Originally posted by whodey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbb27GQ_X1I

    If you watch this experiment, you will see two monkeys in cages side by side. One monkey is fed a cucumber for completing a task and the other a grape. At first, both are perfectly content until the monkey who was fed the cucumber realizes that the other monkey is being given grapes that are much more tasty. T ...[text shortened]... t construct. Any time you hear the term "equality", know that it is usually a call for Marxism.
    You are truly deranged. The experiment is about perception of fairness, not "equality" (its results are similar to the Ultimatum game). Quite simply, at least the most advanced primates (and probably other social creatures as well) don't like others getting preferential treatment for no good reason.

    The same was true in Man's Natural State (where we existed in small, egalitarian bands). If you think the term "equality" in political discourse didn't exist until Marxism, you really are profoundly and disturbingly ignorant.
  4. 03 Apr '16 14:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    You are truly deranged. The experiment is about perception of fairness, not "equality" (its results are similar to the Ultimatum game). Quite simply, at least the most advanced primates (and probably other social creatures as well) don't like others getting preferential treatment for no good reason.

    The same was true in Man's Natural State (where we e ...[text shortened]... tical discourse didn't exist until Marxism, you really are profoundly and disturbingly ignorant.
    I do recognize that egalitarian views of equality existed before Marx

    In fact, Plato in his book "The Republic" created a society where a few masterminds dictated the lives of the citizens in every aspect including marriage. In this regard, Marx is simply regurgitating the same dogma, only, Plato at least had enough common sense to understand that is utopia was impossible to achieve. I don't think Marx was that bright.

    Despite the psychology of words, such as "Progressive", this ideology is older than dirt.
  5. 03 Apr '16 15:29
    And if you give those same two monkeys typewriters, in but a brief few moments they will produce texts indistinguishable from whodey posts.
  6. 03 Apr '16 15:40
    Are we all just glorified monkeys? Or is it everyone but you?
  7. 04 Apr '16 10:55 / 5 edits
    Hillary is shoving her foot in her mouth once again, this time over abortion.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/3/hillary-clinton-unborn-person-has-no-constitutiona/

    In terms of using the psychology of words, this is an epic fail.

    Hillary has called the fetus an "unborn person" and "unborn child". She then went on to say that it was reasonable to have restrictions on abortion in the third trimester even though the unborn person had no Constitutional rights

    Wait.....wut?

    She has now angered both anti-abortionists and fun loving abortionists alike.

    Really the only way to elect this old bat is to demonize the other side. It is the idea as old as Machiavelli himself. Fear is the emotion to target.

    Here is how they will do it.

    1. Global warming. The sky is falling an Trump is a science hater.
    2. Trump is Hitler.
    3. Trump is clueless on foreign policy and will start a war. This may be a hard sell since Trump objected to going into Iraq and Hillary voted to go into Iraq.
    4. Trump will be bad for the economy. Again, this will be a hard sell since the economy has lagged for some time now under the Dims and Trump is seen as a money man who can "get things done".
    5. Trump's toupee. What exactly is it? Have we been invaded by an alien species and was it born in the US thus making it a citizen? If not, then under the Constitution Trump is not eligible to run for President.

    Can anyone else think of any other tactics to arouse the fear of Trump so that people will vote for Hillary?

    As Machiavelli once concluded, a ruler has two emotions to tinker with in terms of his subjects, love and fear. Obviously, no one is going to love Hillary. In fact, those who will vote for her here at RHP seem to despise her. So that only leaves fear, the most basic primal emotion we have.

    But Machiavelli never saw the video of the monkey in the cage that led the OP. What can Hillary offer voters in terms of "free" stuff to get them to vote for her? I think perhaps this is more key than relying only on the fear of voters.