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Dr. Tom Barrett  
Is there really such a thing as a “mob”?

Webster defines a “Mob” as:  a large or disorderly crowd of people; especially one bent on riotous or destructive action. I actually found 64 definitions with various shades of meaning. But all of them had one common element: the word “people”.

Then I looked up “Mob Mentality”. That’s when things got interesting – and ridiculous. Listen to a psychologist justify mob activity and remove responsibility from the individual people who make up a mob:

“Social psychology does offer relevant explanations for group or mob mentality and violence. When people are part of a group, they often experience deindividuation, or a loss of self-awareness. When people deindividuate, they are less likely to follow normal restraints and inhibitions and more likely to lose their sense of individual identity. Groups can generate a sense of emotional excitement, which can lead to the provocation of behaviors that a person would not typically engage in if alone.”

Psychobabble and mental vomit. This “social psychologist” just seems to have dreamed up this drivel and then vomited it up all over her web page. She then went on to equate violent mob violence with sports or musical enthusiasm. “Think about the last sporting event or concert you attended. It’s unlikely that you would have been yelling or singing the way you were if you were the only person doing it!”

Cheering during a football game or singing along with Peter, Paul and Mary at their reunion concert are a far cry from attacking police officers, murdering people, trashing your own neighborhood, destroying cars and setting fire to businesses. The first are acts of normal people. Rioting is done by psychopaths. More...
Dr. Tom Barrett  
It's a shame that heroes often don’t receive the honor they are due until after they die. I’m ashamed to say that I never heard of an extraordinary American general, John W. Vessey, until I saw a notice on FOX News that he had died at the age of 94. I see many such notices every week, and almost ignored it, but something prompted me to do some research on this gentleman.  What I found made me glad that I had the opportunity to learn about this exceptional man.

 
 
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Special Commentary
Gary Porter  
As I watched some of the Olympics coverage this week I couldn’t help reflect on the central role “rules” play in an ordered society.  Image if two soccer teams showed up for their match and the refs announced that the rules were mere “guidelines,” that the public expected them (the refs) to “keep up with the times.” “In the end,” says the Head Ref, “the final score will be determined by how well we think each team played.”
I suspect: “Say what?” would be the mildest of the reactions from the players. More...
Robin Rowan, Editor-in-Chief  
Perspective brings truth to attempted decept.

I came across this article which I wrote 7 days after the Benghazi terror attacks that killed Ambassador Stevens. The "facts" had not yet come out. The Administration was still touting the "it's all about a video" lie. I wrote this from the perspective of my experience in the Iraq Embassy, a very similar environment, a few years earlier.In this election it is all still relevant.
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Dr. Joseph Mattera  
Americans are living under the influence of a danger without a name; an evil with the power to create fear and anger, despair and division, chaos and calamity. The U.S. Political “Establishment” of both parties, abetted by the “Elites” of the Main Stream Media, are purposely exploiting a populace they have worked to break and divide, strangling them with conflict and their version of a dreadful  “new normal”, intended to lower expectations. Their sole purpose seems to be to destroy the hopes and dreams of the middle and under classes and replace them with despondency. More...
Brian W. Peterson  
Cornering the education market was easy, though time-consuming. Remember the 1960s rejects, the ones who smoked dope, held sit-ins, joined communes, tripped on LSD, preached “free love,” and spit on the veterans returning from military service in Vietnam? They have just enough brain cells left to feel hatred for capitalism and everything American, and they know that the next generation of leaders- and community organizers- sits in their classrooms. More...
 
Email of the Week
Email of the Week  
Now we know why our sailors in  the Revolutionary War were so "high-spirited". Read on... More...
 
Video of the Week
Video of the Week  
Arizona's Senator Jeff Flake, one of the bipartisan members of the "Gang of Eight," discusses the group's progress toward working on a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws…

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/51386028#51386028 More...
 
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