Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Group-Think strikes again

"It is more important that we stay connected than that to be right."  -An unnamed Social Worker

The term "Group-Think" was coined after Kennedy's disaster at The Bay of Pigs.

Kennedy had assembled the "smartest" cabinet possible. He plucked proven winners, men who had guided American industry with a firm hand through WWII and the booming 1950s.

In retrospect, nearly every cabinet member said that they had grave reservations about the viability of The Bay of Pigs invasion but they thought they were the only one so they kept quiet.

The military fights Group-Think (or they used to) by having the most junior member of the decision-making team speak first. That way, they are not cowed by rank and the team gets the benefit of their thinking rather than hearing "Yep, me too, SIR!"

Social media made Group Think worse. My impression of most social media is of a table in the middle-school cafeteria. You know the one. It is the one where the mean girls sit. There is one empty seat. The girl that USED to sit there committed the heresy of questioning some minor point of The Mean Girl Dogma.

So Biden's cabinet sat on their hands and nodded their heads in agreement that White Supremacists are America's gravest threat. They nodded their heads in agreement that any restrictions on voting is Racist and that using petroleum is a threat to human existence. They nodded their heads in agreement that intentions are more important than results, and who has more noble intentions than Democrats?

They saw their place at the table was predicated on being "reliable" rather than "truth seeking", that it was more important to "stay connected than to be right".

And now, 18 million women are being plunged into the Dark Ages.

Pray for them. Pray for the those women.


  1. Yes Gods, think of the tranny's!

    Do liberals feel good about helping Afgan kids get their freek on. Now that every single one will get killed in an even more degrading and brutal fashion.

    1. They feel good about having "good intentions".

      The human mind is incredibly flexible and not very reliable. They are unlikely to remember that their motives had more to do with "moving the window" and seeking glory and laud for their own egos.

      Motives are not observable and measurable. Results are. That is why one should manage by results, not "motives".

  2. Let's hope that the *groupthink* of American 18-25 year olds comprehends the *OOPS, so sorry you were left behind* policy of the u.S. military and political leaders.

    The ruling class does not care about your pitiful, deplorable life, and will leave your sorry ass on the other side of the world when their agenda and narrative requires it.

    Young people, avoid the ruling class. Defend YOUR country, but don't obligate yourself to the wars of foreign aggression promoted by the ruling class.

  3. You can hide your head under the blanket and think things like whatever you want, if I can't see them they can't see me, gender is a social construct etc.

    Just because you ignore natural laws and the way of the world doesn't mean that those things will ignore you.
    Now in Afghanistan, probably coming this way at warp speed as well. And the longer we pretend that what the libtards say is real, the greater and more painful the interest due on that fantasy will be when the gods of the copybook headings return.

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings by Rudyard Kipling

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  4. The Afghanistan we invaded 20 years ago is not the same Afghanistan we just now left/got chased out of. By that I mean that 80% of Afghans living today were children under the age of 10 or had not yet been born in 2001. So to them, the US has always been an occupying force, calling the shots and telling everyone what to do in their country. They most likely are already or soon will be pro-Taliban going forward. They have no memory of the Taliban being terrorists and mass murderers. To them the Taliban are the good guys. Their groupthink is likely a far cry from the groupthink of young Afghans of 20 years ago.

    In the same vein, here in the USA we ask ourselves how anyone could believe such obviously false things such as Democrats are Good, Trump and his supporters are Evil, America is racist, homos and trannys are good, Socialism is just swell, etc, etc. The answer is the same as in Afghanistan. Young people today do not remember any President prior to Obama. Even those approaching 30 may have been alive when Bush 41 or Clinton was president, but they were too young to have any awareness of it today.

    Their groupthink is composed of the numerous provably false notions that have been artificially implanted in their memories by cultural Marxist schools and media during their formative years. Ronald Reagan was prescient in reminding us that it only takes ONE generation of NOT passing along the tenets of liberty to lose it for good.

    Those of us old enough to know and remember what is really true and how things are actually supposed to be are considered hopelessly ill-informed by the groupthink of the younger set. In the end, there may be no CWII. In another 20-25 years most of us will have died off. They might just wait us out.

  5. My time dealing with bureaucrats in DC and the DOD is they tend to manage up. It's considered bad form and career ending to tell your boss or his boss that their ideas have major flaws. The higher up the pecking order the more likely this becomes imperative to advancement.

    This group of people has always been told they are the best and brightest, even when they can't take a piss without getting their shoes wet.

  6. That is all we can do, pray for them to have a quick death rather than becoming a sex slave or worse...

  7. C'mon man! Its just moslems doing islam!

    It's a death cult, not a religion.

    And they have been waging war on civilization for 1400 years.

  8. Not so much group-think as a political vote wh*re demanding change because of 'optics'.
    Sleepy joe wanted out so no news-droids opining 9/11/2021 how he was in charge 20th anniversary of 'forever war'. He wanted to get out bad, and he got it bad.
    So saying, Afg. was going to fall. Not even a variable, a given.
    If the PVH/potus had waited till November, nobody in Afg. fights in November. Snow in the mountains, transportation, logistics problems.
    So, start in November, *plan* and *organize* a withdrawal (how hard can that be, FFS?) and everyone home by Christmas. Backslaps and butt-kisses all around.
    Afg. falls in the spring, but then we won't be around.
    Nope, he had a political agenda and he drove that right off the cliff.
    Add'tl note.
    It's a standard cliche (is that redundant?) the U.S. Military's job is to kill people and break things. When tasked, they usually do that v. well.
    If the final results their actions is something other than burning buildings and piles of bodies then there is a political agenda and then the Military *always* loses. Then gets the blame.
    Further comments about my wishes for more 'n a couple of people at the top of this worse-than-debacle...oh, never mind.

  9. They're Muslims. Let allah take care of them.

  10. I would humbly suggest that any strategy to win in Afghanistan must start with neutering males over 20.


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