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However, they also say their primary goals include getting an independent commission established for the Russia investigations, keeping the public as informed as possible and getting Congress to demand that Trump release his tax returns.
And sponsors include such liberal-leaning groups as Swing Left, Progressive Democrats of America and the National Organization for Women.
“Eventually, you wake up with a knot in your gut about what the president might do or say,” John Lovett, who was a speechwriter for former President Barack Obama, said at the Washington, D.C., rally. “We can take back the White House.”
NOW President Terry O’Neill told protestors: “The Trump administration is going after immigrants, and we won’t stand for it. I am up against implacable efforts to stop women from having access to health care.”
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: TinySickTears
So this is stupid, " I am up against implacable efforts to stop women from having access to health care.” But calling Obama a Muslim is not?
Just respond by saying, "Obama IS a Muslim" and I will shut up.
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Vasa Croe
its really stupid man
the protesting of every little thing i mean
it is quite annoying actually
i know there have always been protests but it seems the past 5 years or maybe the past 10 or so it seems like there is always something going on.
does it ever make a difference?
i honestly dont know
maybe i am just a scumbag cause there are plenty of things i feel against but i sure cant be bothered to give up my time and go act like a dick with a sign because of it.
i have a hard job and i work hard all week.
when i am not at work i just want to relax and enjoy my family time and not be bothered. and that includes not being bothered to bother
i dont get it
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: TinySickTears
We could be neighbors and get along just fine.
I like the way you think.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
I do not get it at all. So many people are just feeding into the ignorant masses at such a profound rate I am having a hard time keeping up.
The Contagion Phenomenon
Two centuries ago, a wave of suicides swept across Europe as if the very act of suicide was somehow infectious. Shortly before their untimely deaths, many of the suicide victims had come into contact with Johann von Goethe's tragic tale "The Sorrows of Young Werther," in which the hero, Werther, himself commits suicide. In an attempt to stem what was seen as a rising tide of imitative suicides, anxious authorities banned the book in several regions in Europe (Phillips 1974, Marsden 1998).
During the two hundred years that have followed the publication and subsequent censorship of Goethe’s novel, social scientific research has largely confirmed the thesis that affect, attitudes, beliefs and behaviour can indeed spread through populations as if they were somehow infectious. Simple exposure sometimes appears to be a sufficient condition for social transmission to occur. This is the social contagion thesis; that sociocultural phenomena can spread through, and leap between, populations more like outbreaks of measles or chicken pox than through a process of rational choice.
The term contagion (kentâ-jen) itself has its roots in the Latin word contagio, and quite literally means "from touch". Contagion therefore refers to a process of transmission by touch or contact. The Microsoft Dictionary (Microsoft 1997) defines contagion as the
"transmission of a disease by direct contact with an infected person or object; a disease or poison transmitted in this way; the means of transmission; the transmission of an emotional state, e.g. excitement; a harmful influence."
From this definition, contagion refers to 1) the social transmission, by contact, of biological disease, and 2) the social transmission, by contact, of sociocultural artefacts or states.
The contagion concept first became popular as both a descriptive and explanatory device for social, as opposed to biological, phenomena in the late 19th century France, notably through the work of James Mark Baldwin (1894), Gabriel Tarde (1903) and Gustave Le Bon (1895). Empirical research into the phenomenon did not, however, begin until the 1950s. This more recent research has unequivocally established the fact of the social contagion phenomenon, and has identified its operation in a number of areas of social life. The implications of this social contagion research are radical: The evidence suggests that under certain circumstances, mere 'touch' or 'contact' with culture appears to be a sufficient condition for social transmission to occur.
Despite this promising start, social contagion research has evolved into a field that is now unorganised, disparate and incoherent, lacking both an organising principle and a conceptual framework (Levy and Nail 1993).
originally posted by: ABNARTY
a reply to: Vasa Croe
When you believe you are "fighting the good fight", it all makes sense. Toss in a metric ton of money and a few professional agitators and it's off to the races.
My personal ax to grind is the mind set that readily accepts the hysteria. It's like they totally skip thinking and asking questions. Nope, it's straight to frothing at the mouth.
To be fair, you see a lot of that historically. Maybe that's just how most people are today and in the past. No need for a bullet proof argument. Just get those predisposed to the crazies worked up enough and you start developing societal leverage.