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Proposition: Elections are all about emotion

Here's 2016's winning message:

"Ask not what you can get from your government, but what you can give to your country."

A JFK remix. Get the young ones to buy in, like JFK in '60. That is imperative, in order to maintain the integrity of the current and ongoing Ponzi scheme. We need buy in, dammit, and the call to patriotism is always a reliable card to play!

Not to mention that a lot of people have a lot of love to give.


They just don't know where to put it.

Political parties can exploit that love for political gain.

Elections have everything to do with emotion, and the right brain.

-- Memo from Don Draper

The left brain has very little place in the Third Chimpanzee's machinations at electing a leader.

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all decisions are about emotion

People who have brain damage to the part of the brain where emotions are generated are unable to make decisions.


“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

jrd3820's picture

Don Draper?

You watch Mad Men? That is the only TV series I have ever watched straight through. I can't commit to series, and I have never watched a whole series beginning to end except that one. Maybe that is why I make such a great secretary. Like Peggy. But Peggy is not always a secretary. Peggy and Don have an Ernest and Celestine thing going on. Joan is great also. I love Roger though. Roger Sterling.

We have so much to talk about now.

Oh...the post....um, I agree. Or disagree. Whatever is best for liberty really.

But you watch Mad Men?

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Michael Nystrom's picture

Mad Men

I just checked out the first season from the library. I watched a little over half of the first season, then I had to return it.

Since it is so early, I didn't see the Ernestine and Celestine thing between Don and Peggy, but I can see that developing. The last episode I saw was the one where she got her first copyrighting assignment by commenting on "the basket of kisses" at the focus group.

It is an interesting show. Why are you so surprised that I watch Mad Men, lol.

He's the man.
jrd3820's picture

Not necessairly surprised or shocked. Just unaware.

And I always get giddy when I find a new Mad Men fan, and it is especially helpful when that person is a close friend.

And a little surprised because it is kind of a soap opera. But it is a worthy one in my mind.

Don Draper is the epitome of cool though. And I forgot until now that I once compared you to him in the 60 foot tall beast man thread.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Michael Nystrom's picture

Just finished the first season last night

I had a mini marathon where I watched about 5 or six episodes in a row. Meanwhile, Samantha was up late finishing her homework on a Machine Learning course at Course Era. That in a nutshell describes where our priorities are, lol.

Mad Men is a soap opera. In the last episode, Peggy has her baby - she didn't even know she was pregnant with Peter's child! Don realizes he loves his wife and family as a result of the Kodak "Carosel" campaign, but it looks like it is too late. The show closes with him sitting alone on the steps while Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" plays.


Funny to think of that world as the context of Dylan's song.

He's the man.
jrd3820's picture

They do some crazy things with Don's back story

In seasons 2 &3 and if I remember correctly into 4 a little bit also. It becomes a bit of a history lesson.

I'm glad you're enjoying it so far. I love that show so much lol

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

It's true the young need to

It's true the young need to be inspired to action; so many of them are ready. My 17 year old son did an oral report last month on sound money, pretty proud of him. He watched Oliver Stone's "W" with me today, he watched "Too Big to Fail" last week. The young will one day, finally, vote in higher percentages. On that day, liberty will win.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Too long for the Twitter world.

"Ask NOT"

universal, can inspire everyone.

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

Elections are about consent.

Elections are about consent. He who votes is consenting to the jurisdiction the federal government, and its power over him.

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/