Saturday, December 24, 2016


I was thinking about "Trump True Believers" (TTB®).

"Why did all those Economically Anxious™ Trump voters reject policies that would have helped relieve their economic anxiety?

Maybe they believed any Big Government expansions would disproportionately go to the “wrong” kinds of people — that is, people unlike themselves."

Where BELIEVING starts, THINKING stops!

The believing mind is resilient to change - beliefs are crystallized structures (sorta like a tumor). Yes, the believing mind is a diseased mind!

In recent years, though, we have started to better understand the neural bases of states like happiness, gratitude, resilience, love, compassion, and so forth. And better understanding them means we can skillfully stimulate the neural substrates of those states—which, in turn, means we can strengthen them. Because as the famous saying by the Canadian scientist Donald Hebb goes, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.”

"Trump True Believers" (TTB®) need a long trip to Tibet. Or at least a long trip.

Andrew Leonard's piece in Rolling Stone, “How LSD Microdosing Became the Hot New Business Trip,” is a good start.

When I went to Chico State College (in the late 1960s), we called Jesus freaks "Jesus FREAKS." And we, it turns out, were correct. (The "right" is seldom correct.)

Besides, it turns out that "Jesus IS a mushroom."

It's not the wafer, it's the shroom!

And for followers of the Qu'ran, it's 72 white grapes (or raisins).

"Will Muslim Martyrs Get 72 Raisins?"

“Insha Allah”

Wait, and see.

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