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The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.
Originally posted by mkgandhas
Excellent points,I at times wonder how can americans support and turn a blind eye to the corruption of bush and obama govts. This helps explain the wondrous stupidity and amnesia of the american sheeple.
Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
reply to post by Maxmars
"System Justification" certainly seems to describe the "Anti-OWS" crowd here. As well as accompanied with a kind of Stockholm Syndrome, they desperately try and minimize guilt of Wall Street or completely disregard the corruption of Wall street while attacking these peaceful protests. The watering it down with the excuse as goes " no no wall street aren't the ones to blame" while Wall Street is part of the problem none the less. It does start with Wall Street but does not end with Wall Street and the critics don't get it. They simply do not make sense leaving me thinking.. are these people crazy? They are defending the bad guys.
Thanks for bringing awareness to "System Justification" it runs rampant here of all places a conspiracy web site
Yes these people scare meedit on 13-12-2011 by Unknown Soldier because: (no reason given)
A great quote from Alex Collier he had been told by his E.T contact, "The love that you withold is the pain that you carry"
Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
reply to post by tangonine
I am a OWS participant and
Ehem.. I have a Job
So much for the unemployed hippie theory, yes that was on the news wasn't it? Yes the media not some random youtube clip. Oh yes this is part of damage control, yes those Wall Street aristocrats decided to help a few people get jobs isn't that nice. They made sure the media projected this... because they are so kind
So sincere of them, just like when GM donates trucks to the NYFD after 911 and then do a commercial about it. Ahh yes how sincere of them to exploit the tragedy of 911 to sell cars. Like i go around bragging about donating 2 dollars from my paycheck to charity. When people have to prove and brag to others that they "did a good deed" usually is an act of self gain.
In this case sounds like propaganda, I take it as a insult to assume i have no job.That is what they want the lemmings to think of protesters.
What network was this by the way?... FOX
see where I am going with this
Then you claim al these individuals are wanting free stuff.. . as if you have met with every person at OWS and they were to tell you "we want free stuff" that was a herp derp of you. You clearly have no concept of what the protest was about. It was about corruption and justification . You are in line with the status quo media M.O. then.
Good luck with thatedit on 13-12-2011 by Unknown Soldier because: (no reason given)
Yup. You're 1 guy that participated in OWS and has a job. Apparently, in your mind, that fact invalidates the fact that those two guys brought a job fair to zucotti park and had ZERO takers
Incidentally, GM is owned by unions (thanks to the government) who supported OWS,
so not sure if I should say "why you hitting yourself? why you hitting yourself?"
And yes I'm claiming all these individuals want free stuff. If you'd like to compare anecdotal evidence of that, then you will lose, and lose badly. And given the fact that you use "herp derp" in a sentence sort of gives it away.
Originally posted by peacemind
Frequent Reasons People Defend Unjust, Inept and/or Corrupt Systems (more than one may apply at any given moment):
- Ignorant to problem
- Apathetic to Problem
- Scared of Problem
- Found way to benefit from Problem
- See membership amongst those benefitting from Problem
- Fear being on outside of Problem
- Causing Problem