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PSYCHOBABBLE

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The word “psychology” means, literally:  Psyche (The Spirit or Soul) + -ology  (the study of).  However, the so-called “science” of psychiatry is nothing whatsoever to do with Spirits or Souls.  Instead it is a mind control operation funded primarily by governments, as developed, originally, by Nazi medical doctors working to exterminate the “undesirables” of human populations.

Here is a wonderful article about the current “thinking” and “innovation” of the “Priests of Modern Mental Science”.  The Lords of Government Mind Control are working VERY hard to invent more new ways to confuse, befuddle and submerge our Immortal Spiritual Selves in a morass of mind-control double-speak, total bullshit, psychiatric chemicals and outright fantasy they pass off on the human population as “scientific fact”.  These are the very beings that George Orwell warned us about in the book 1984.  And, the very same “prison guards” described in the military transcripts published in the book Alien Interview.

These maniacs are behind every single school yard shooting massacre, every war, and every covert operation being run by every secret service activity on planet Earth.   This report illustrates the mind-boggling nonsense of the “science of psychobabble”.  Beware and avoid.

“What Are They Doing?  My Visit to a Psychology Conference

(Reposted from Neatorama) Article by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR Staff, Interpretive Illustrations by Marian Parry

“In April [1998], it was my privilege to attend the joint convention of the Western Psychological Association and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (WRMPA). The four-day event took place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Wandering from room to room, I found many surprising and delightful things.

Terror
For me, the highlight of the convention was a lecture—a prestigious “invited presentation”—by Jeff Greenberg of the University of Arizona. The topic was “Managing the Terror of Being Human: Theory and Research”. The man knows his subject cold, as you can see from this description he wrote in the convention guidebook:

Biography
My terror began in the Bronx in 1954. It was amplified by my undergraduate experience at Penn and my graduate training at SMU and the University of Kansas. It has continued to grow over my 15 years at the University of Arizona.

Ignore the Face
I also enjoyed a lecture by Joseph J. Campos of the University of California at Berkeley. Campos raised the question, “Does the Face Really ‘Express’ Emotions?” His answer was a ringing No, “except under very special conditions.”

Fluid Meaning
I accidentally touched off a minor incident the day after Georgia Tech professor Randy Engle gave a presentation on the topic “Working Memory Capacity, Controlled Attention and General Fluid Intelligence”. I asked nine experienced psychology professors to define the phrase “general fluid intelligence”. None of them could, although one did opine that “the lecturer probably knows what it means.”

Poster Sessions: Smells, Oils, a Princess, and Hair
Although there were many stimulating lectures, the most exciting action was in the poster sessions. In case you’ve never been to a poster session, I should explain the general idea. Dozens of student teams, and the occasional professor, each hung up a poster describingv their recent projects. In each session, you can stroll the aisles and see anywhere from 20 to 50 or more posters.

The first poster session, held on Thursday at 9:00 a.m., celebrated the general themes “Human Learning, Memory, and Cognition.” I was especially roused by three special posters: “Effects of Pleasant Ambient Odor on Memory Recall;” “Flash-bulb Memories for the Death of Princess Diana;” and “Essential Oils’ Effects on Memory.”

An 11:00 a.m. poster session concerned “Applied Psychology.” One poster discoursed on “The Effects of Odor and Stress on Mood.” Another, more abstruse, was entitled “Perceived Age of Teenage Females: Effect of Complexion, Makeup, Hairstyle, and Apparel.” I found it provocative.

A 1:00 p.m. poster session delved into “Social Issues”, and featured a gem of a poster called “The Influence of Male Facial Hair on Perceptions of Age.” It, too, must be described as provocative.

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The convention was a multi-ring circus, with more simultaneous wonders than any one person could take in. Also at 1:00, but down the hall from the poster session, Mary B. Harris and Keith Zvoch of the University of New Mexico presented their paper on “Boredom and Boredom Proneness in College Students.” Some members of the audience found it stimulating.

More Smells, Parking, and Arousal
Friday morning was lovely in Albuquerque, with pink and blue skies, comfy temperatures, and psychologists in every nook and cranny. The 10:00 poster session was all about “Brain Function and Sensory Process.” There was an impressively worded poster entitled “Anterior EEG Asymmetry and Odor Hedonics: Gender Effects”. Not far away, an anxious crowd perused a poster called “Human Foraging Strategies: Outcomes for Campus Parking.” A knot of students pored intently over a poster called “Arousal, Sleep, and Time Perspective in University Students.” Sadly, only a few of them even glanced at the poster with the most intriguing title: “Can a Rat Who Has Never Known Water Know Thirst?”

Smiles Different Similarities, Photos
A noontime poster session on “Social-Personality Psychology” contained two special treats: “How Smiling and Pupil Dilation Affect Perceived Personality” and “Stereotype Reduction Through Similarity Differences.”

The noon hour also featured another prestigious “invited presentation” in the main ballroom. Roger S. Ulrich of Texas A&M University described his research on patients in surgical recovery rooms. As the patients emerge from their anesthetic haze, Ulrich shows them big color photographs of the great outdoors. If I understood him correctly, Ulrich said that this “improves health outcomes,” and that therefore his is actively marketing his services to hospitals and clinics.

At 1:20 in the same ballroom, the editor of the Annals of Improbable Research delivered another of the convention’s “invited presentations.” The topic was “Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes.” Curiously this was the only session in four days in which I saw people laughing. It began at 1:20 rather than 1:00 on the dot because the previous lecturer, Roger S. Ulrich, wouldn’t stop talking about how hospitals should buy his nature photos.

Punching, Dolls, and Car Characters
The Friday 1:00 poster session treated us to research on the following topics: “Boxer and Spectators: Perceptions and Characteristics of Pugilism”; “Body Satisfaction in Relation to Media Exposure, Self-Monitoring, and Barbie Doll Ownership”; “Effects of Descriptive Norms and Self-Awareness on Littering”; and my favorite of the day, “Car Color: An Indicator of Driver Personality.”

Sex, Sex, Paranoia, Hostility, and Sex
The Saturday early morning poster session delved further into the theme of “Social-Personality Psychology”. I saw a variety of interesting posters: “Situational Capture of Cardiovascular Arousal During an Erotic Episode”; “Machiavellian Differences on the Erotometer”; “Paranoia: Differences in Social Desirability”; and “Hostile Automatic Thoughts: A Validity Study.” Oh—and I shouldn’t forget to mention a crowd favorite: “Hair Stylists; Therapeutic Characteristics and Their Clients’ Levels of Self-Disclosure.” All in all, this session was a most interesting way to begin a Saturday.

And the 10:00 session was, if anything, even better. Its overall topic, “Stress and Coping”, was highlighted by two posters. The first, entitled “Sleep Quality and Anxiety Affect Distress Scores Measured During Finals”, was of special interest to students. The other, “Health Effects of the Interruption of an Emotional Writing Paradigm”, was of special interest to anyone who wanted to know what an Emotional Writing Paradigm is.

The noontime poster session dealt with “Education Psychology.” Three posters stood out from the bunch: “Introductory Psychology Activities Using Van Gogh as a Case Study”; “Predictors of Academic Procrastination in College Students”; and the dryly written yet riveting “Ethical Issues Involving Graduate Teaching Assistants.” A senior professor of my acquaintance saw me contemplating the “Ethical Issues” poster, and stage whispered “They should have called it ‘Can We Sleep Together?'”

Simulating Boredom
Saturday afternoon, Carl. N. Perlotto, M. Lyn Hoefer, and N. Clayton Silver of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas presented their paper “The Ludic Love Style: Difference in Sexual Boredom”. My courage failed me, so I did not attend their session.

I did manage to drop in, later, on the final poster session of the day, and so was able to learn about “Age-Related Differences in the Attentional Blink.”

Odor Ordinance, Ungrateful Dread, and Exeunt
Sunday, the final day of the convention, was a whirl of brunches and business card swapping. I caught Cheryl L. Asmus and Paul Bell’s 9:00 a.m. talk on “Post-Implementation of an Odor Ordinance,” and then zipped through the convention’s final poster session. It was there that I encountered the inspirational “Depressed Individuals Show No Gratitude.”

At that point I had to rush off to the hotel, grab my bags, and cab it to the airport, tired, laden with notes and trinkets, but grateful for the chance to have seen so many remarkable “psychological wonders”.

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MELTING WICKED WITCHES

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Ahhhhhh, you cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting … melting … ohhhhh! What a world! What a world!

— The Wicked Witch from the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz

               To Dorothy, like most of us on planet Earth, the Wicked Witches seem formidable and invincible with their magical powers, superior weapons, and vast armies of flying monkeys.

Dorothy accidentally melted the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Who would think that a simple bucket of water could destroy the witch? Dorothy didn’t even know that the witch COULD be melted!

Fortunately for her, and for us, there IS a way to melt every wicked witch. And, sometimes, the simplest solutions, like water, are the most powerful.

               A–THE PSYCHO-BABBLE OF FLYING MONKEYS

It is said that the mythical Tower of Babble was a mechanism created by the gods as a way to create different languages among men. The variety of languages was intended to make it more difficult for men to communicate with each other. The barriers to communication, therefore, would make it more difficult for men to get together and figure out what the gods were really up to. In this way, the secret activities of the gods would be secure.

THE OZ FACTORS Audiobook_500 Like the ancient myth, there are modern, would-be gods and witches who have secrets and hidden agendas to hide. A common hiding technique is to “redefine” language and invent new words that are “politically correct”, yet nonsensical in reality. As with the gods of old, the intention of such redefinition of language is to disguise a hidden agenda or misdirect attention.

For example, psychiatry fabricate words to describe newly invented mental “diseases”–the so-called disease of school children called “attention deficit disorder” for instance. This nonsense language is called “psycho-babble”.

The Communist Party in Russia was notorious for their masterful redefinition of the language to re-educate the people of Russia into a new, socialized thinking about themselves and the world. For example, the Communists used the word “comrade” instead of “peasant worker” and “commissar” instead of “czar”. (The only real difference between a commissar and a capitalist and an aristocrat, who the commissar despises, is spelling! They are each supported by the work of other people, as none of them produces anything of value themselves.)

Politicians put a spin on existing words and ideas in order to covertly influence our thinking. Television, movies and news media feed us the newly defined, politically correct words and ideas as they are revised and released. For example, the federal government spends billions more than it collects in taxes every year. In the business world this is called “overspending” which results in “bankruptcy”. In the political world, the politico-babble word for it has been changed to “deficit spending” and results in a “budget deficit”.Oz Factors_LULU

The world of advertising is another culprit using these methods. The newest and therefore hip, cool, groovy trend or fad is usually designed to sell something–music, clothing, drugs, movie tickets, etc. For example, the marketing campaign designed to sell “oversized, overpriced, luxury, four-wheel drive, passenger trucks”, is made more acceptable with the phrase, “sports utility vehicle”.

The subject of the spirit, in the Western world, is another example of a subject which remains heavily shrouded in mystery and skepticism. There is a “politically correct” nomenclature used by the “doctors” of psychiatry to describe the spirit, which has been made intentionally obtuse and foreboding. Psychiatry uses condescending phrases like “paranormal”, to describe spiritual phenomenon, which literally means, outside of the normal. Of course, the unspoken implication is that being “normal” is supposed to be some nebulous state of perfect bliss and fulfillment that can be achieved only by a strict, life-long adherence to the rituals of the normal or chosen class. A “normal” person eats cheeseburgers, pays taxes, takes drugs, buys mass quantities of merchandise he or she doesn’t need, and believes that what he or she sees on television is “the truth”.

Another favorite phrase used to describe spiritual matters is “alternative reality”. Okay, so let’s see … there’s only ONE reality and it’s the reality you’ve been told to believe by the government and the television set and your shrink. If you don’t agree with the ONE reality they’ll lock you up in a loony-bin, drug you, electroshock you, give you a pre-frontal lobotomy.

Finally, when your insurance company won’t pay them any more money to keep you locked up, they’ll let you out for the rest of your so-called “life” as a brain-dead vegetable. You have now been “cured” of your “delusions” and are “being reasonable” and “realistic”. Gee, that’s some “alternative” reality.

“Parapsychology” is yet another distorted concept which literally means, “the study of things around the spirit”. The only problem is that the “study” is being conducted by psychiatrists, with government funding, who, through a meticulous process of torturing laboratory animals, have “expertly” concluded that man is a stimulus-response animal, and not a spiritual being.

As we will see, the goal of such “research” is to learn how to CONTROL the behavior of men in order to make them more obedient taxpayers.”