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June 13, 2008

Katrina in Iowa: A Real Time Example of Denial

I was working on another entry, but decided to switch subjects after turning on the TV and seeing CNN footage of the rapidly rising waters in Iowa made me wonder what it will take to get Americans past the extreme denial that allowed them to re-elect the Bush Administration in 2004 despite overwhelming evidence of its incompetence and the fiasco that propelled it into office in 2000.

I’ve since realized that such denial is neither purely American nor modern; it's quintessentially human. That realization, as perusal of just a few recent entries will show, has been supplied by data provided by my study of pot smokers and, even more directly, my need to understand why the study itself was so profoundly and uniformly misunderstood by people who consider themselves supporters of “medical marijuana.”

The reason is now glaringly obvious to me: denial of unwelcome reality is a universal human characteristic. Of even more concern; it’s the one most responsible for our current global problems.

CNN news is still in progress and growing worse by the minute; it's
now covering the switch in Pakistan's attitude toward al Quaeda in Afghanistan..

Doctor Tom

Posted by tjeffo at June 13, 2008 03:05 PM