Haha, no really though. There isn't (study): "None of the circuits involved in conscious reasoning were particularly engaged. Essentially, it appears as if partisans twirl the cognitive kaleidoscope until they get the conclusions they want, and then they get massively reinforced for it, with the elimination of negative emotional states and activation of positive ones." Drew Westen, director of clinical psychology at Emory University.
In Timothy Leary's 8 circuits of consciousness:
political beliefs are at the 2nd circuit. They get defended at the Emotional Territorial level:
|"As every parent knows, the toddler is no longer a passive (bio-survival) infant but a mammalian politician, full of physical (and psychic) territorial demands, quick to meddle in family business and decision-making. Again the first imprint on this circuit remains constant for life (unless brainwashed) and identifies the stimuli which will automatically trigger dominant, aggressive behavior or submissive, cooperative behavior. When we say that a person is behaving emotionally, egotistically or 'like a two-year-old,' we mean that s/he is blindly following one of the tunnel-realities imprinted on this circuit." Robert Anton Wilson - Cosmic Trigger|
That's where we are in society today people, the toddler level!
...and putting Dubya among the pictures was too easy! :p
"If one wants to recognize effortlessly the essense of politics, let one reflect upon the fact that it was a
Hitler who was able to make the world hold its breath for many years. The fact that Hitler was a political
genius unmasks the nature of politics in general as no other fact can."
Wilhelm Reich, The mass psychology of fascism
Doublespeak is language deliberately constructed to disguise or distort its actual meaning, often resulting in a 'communication bypass'. Such language is associated with governmental, military, and corporate institutions. Doublespeak may be in the form of bald euphemisms ('downsizing' for 'firing of many employees') or deliberately ambiguous phrases ('wet work' for 'assassination'). Doublespeak is distinguished from other euphemisms through its deliberate usage by governmental, military, or corporate institutions.
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies."
"There are no political solutions, only technological ones, the rest is propaganda."
"Don't you know that if people could bottle the air they would? Don't you know that there would be an American Air-Bottling Association? And don't you know they would allow thousands and millions to die if they could not pay for air? I am not blaming anybody. I am just telling how it is."
Robert Ingersoll, A Lay Sermon
"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us."