Wow, the precedings this week have been nothing short of just repetitive absurdities trying to make sense of the senseless behaviors of the Cluster B’s especially. After all, for those who have had the experience, what does one do trying to have an intellectual debate with a 5 year old hell bent on classic defenses of denial, projection, deflection, minimization, splitting, and reaction formation? Good luck trying to redirect a child by words alone, and that is a truism at the end of the day, let the dissenters rail away.
But, we have a predominance of people in our electorate who don’t care what is really sensible, what is really acceptable, what are real and appropriate principles to guide folks in healthy choices and goals. Nope, we have an electorate as a majority that only votes per the instinct of flushing a toilet, just push the tab/check the box/mark the line by the name on the screen that has the (D) or (R) by it.
Common Sense, Decency, Pride and Ownership, and Accountability are all dead and buried, in unmarked graves as I have noted over and over. And this is not about a Freak Show any more, nope, we have denigrated into a Shriek Show, the November 8th scream fest by the Democrats who have regressed to screaming to the skies that night, again, wow.
And this is explained and reported by the assorted media sources as adult issues. Nope, this is infantile bullshit at logarithmic levels.
We’ll end with this from Wikipedia regarding more appropriate, mature, and responsible Defense Mechanisms, enjoy:
- Acceptance: A person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a difficult or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. Religions and psychological treatments often suggest the path of acceptance when a situation is both disliked and unchangeable, or when change may be possible only at great cost or risk.
- Courage: The mental ability and willingness to confront conflicts, fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, despair, obstacles, vicissitudes or intimidation. Physical courage often extends lives, while moral courage preserves the ideals of justice and fairness.
- Emotional self-regulation: The ability to respond to the ongoing demands of experience with the range of emotions in a manner that is socially tolerable. Emotional self-regulation refers to the processes people use to modify the type, intensity, duration, or expression of various emotions.
- Emotional self-sufficiency: Not being dependent on the validation (approval or disapproval) of others.
- Forgiveness: Cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake, or ceasing to demand retribution or restitution.
- Gratitude: A feeling of thankfulness or appreciation involving appreciation of a wide range of people and events. Gratitude is likely to bring higher levels of happiness, and lower levels of depression and stress. Throughout history, gratitude has been given a central position in religious and philosophical theories.
- Humility: A mechanism by which a person, considering their own defects, has a humble self-opinion. Humility is intelligent self-respect which keeps one from thinking too highly or too meanly of oneself.
- Identification: The unconscious modelling of one’s self upon another person’s character and behaviour.
- Mercy: Compassionate behavior on the part of those in power.
- Mindfulness: Adopting a particular orientation toward one’s experiences in the present moment, an orientation that is characterised by curiosity, openness, and acceptance.
- Moderation: The process of eliminating or lessening extremes and staying within reasonable limits. It necessitates self-restraint which is imposed by oneself on one’s own feelings, desires etc.
- Patience: Enduring difficult circumstances (delay, provocation, criticism, attack etc.) for some time before responding negatively. Patience is a recognized virtue in many religions.
- Respect: Willingness to show consideration or appreciation. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of a person or feeling being and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Relationships and contacts that are built without the presence of respect are seldom long term or sustainable. The lack of respect is at the very heart of most conflict in families, communities, and nations.
- Tolerance: The practice of deliberately allowing or permitting a thing of which one disapproves.
Thanksgiving is only 12 days away, won’t those family events be so much fun if there is any real diversity of political and social opinions in the same room. Sorry, not on call that day, I am in my home and away from the deterioration of society I will have to return to the following Monday…
Oh, if only it was so simple…