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By M Currey, April 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm Link to this comment
That is what this administration wants, but this is not a totaltarian state yet, and some people who are leaning Democrat but are called Independents are the people who put the Democrats in power, but Independents know that one side or another can become corrupt.
Somewhere between the two lies the truth.
By Douglas Chalmers, April 19, 2007 at 5:57 am Link to this comment
Oh, isn’t that maligning elephants???
Actually, there is an elephant-headed god which represents good luck in the Hindu pantheon of deities. At the bottom of their heirarchy is the crocodile which might have been rather more appropriate!
It represents the reactionary survival instinct in the unevolved reptile brain and constitutes the primitive functions of the brain stem in humans. See the “R-Complex”: downshifting and human stupidity - http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl12.shtml
“...when we downshift, we turn over the controls, so to speak, to our lower brains we revert to older and more primitive response patterns and programs. In addition, we tend to lose our ability to think straight ......However, even when we are not actually downshifting, we are strongly influenced by our reptilian and old mammalian brains…...”
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