posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 10:04 PM
I am here because I was infected with QA syndrome at an early age, and this is one place I have found fellow sufferers. It's good to be home. What
is QA Syndrome? It is Question Authority Syndrome.
QA Syndrome is not well known. Unfortunately. This syndrome is characterized by repetitive thoughts of:
Being lied to,
Forced into disastrous decisions without any input or effective resistance
Feelings of helplessness and inability to gain any control of the situation
QA Syndrome can strike at any age. The effects can be seen as early as the terrible two's, or as late as a deathbed confession. The only possible
immunization against QA Syndrome is stupidity. Refusal to put aside the delusions that peace and prosperity are just around the corner. Adamant
adherence to rules because rules exist. That lucky woman in the Metro a little while ago who was NOT a QA Syndrome sufferer. How do I know? She
DIED rather than break a rule. As I said, stupidity. Not her fault she was never exposed to QA Syndrome, by the way. She is an innocent victim of
her own stupidity. Nothing in her experience had taught her that following the rules was lethal. By allowing the Metro to have authority over her
without questioning it - she died.
Questioning Authority does NOT mean automatically disobeying, however. It means exactly what it says - QUESTION that force that is attempting to
assert its authority over you. If it makes sense to grant that authority - do so and get on with things. I never question the social authority that
we all drive on the right hand side of the road. Sure - rebels can go ahead, defy authority and drive down the left hand side. They may well kill
themselves and others in the process of their rejection of authority - and that is a critical distinction.
Questioning authority does not mean we won't do what 'they' want in the end - we just want to know what is being done, why, and what will happen to
US as individuals if we do - or do not - comply. Tricky stuff. If a cop tells me to drive on the right hand side because that is how we keep from
killing each other...that makes sense and I am happy to do it. If he tells me I cannot drive on the left hand side because that is how they do it in
England, and by God and the Great Lord Harry, we tossed those bastids out years ago...now I have a problem. That is when QA Syndrome rears its ugly
head and asks "Huh?" If you want me to behave as a reasonable person - work a little harder and give me a reasonable, and real explanation for
your rules. Otherwise, they don't apply.
So, so much of what we do these days we do only because we have never stopped doing them...and why that is can be an open-ended question that will
take years to process. Are we preprogrammed replicated mutated alien DNA meatbots with delusions of life? THOSE questions are something else
entirely. What I am concerned with is lowering the stupidity level to below critical mass and encouraging people to just ask questions. It's scary
- questioning authority can lead to bad things. But so can blind obedience. If something nasty is meant for me - at least I will go knowing what (or
who) took me out. And it won't be the rules committee.