Psychology 101

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeyswith cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result… all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.  

Now, put the cold water away.

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys will attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment…… with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!

This, my friends, is how Congress operates… and this is why, from time to time:

ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

16 thoughts on “Psychology 101

  1. How is that to be done, Henry?
    One aspect that would come a bit close to this is…..an elected person to any US Office, could only be there one time……..Period.
    Otherwise, I am at a loss as to how!!!
    Armed violence is advocated by some. I have been there…and people, that’s not a certainty of accomplishment no matter if one is on the winning side….
    Perhaps some comments to this writing can explain this to me.
    I think you are correct in pointing out…monkey see, monkey do….
    And also, we are the only ones that can get us out of this mess…
    We, meaning, those of us now alive….cause, after we are dead, doesn’t much matter, except to the living.

    1. I’m for changing every one of them out.
      It takes more than violent revolt to make over the core, culturally, of from which the ones there now came from………cause its most likely, the incoming from the revolution, who will, some of them, be close to those (much the same only are on the winning, violent side)who are there right now…..Other words, been on the wining side but the new picture isn’t all that more illuminating than the one just thrown out!
      Historically violence hasn’t worked well. It worked to get us going since there were few people living here then, and the place was far away from England.
      Not so today!…..Our struggle is right in our face….

    2. I dont think we need them at all. We have more laws than we can enforce now making more would only complicate the situation. I say we give them all pink slips and close the damn room. Somewhere in the Constitution it says that Congress has to meet at least once a year. Why do I have a feeling they were supposed to not seen or heard very often. If you read the duties of congress the list is very short.

  2. Excellent analogy, Henry.

    However, I have to ask though. If all of the original monkeys didn’t do anything to the person who sprayed them with water the first time, then how will replacing all the new monkeys at once eliminate the problem? Won’t it start all over again with the one monkey going up and then the other monkeys getting sprayed again?

    You can’t replace the monkeys unless the monkeys understand and attack the problem at its source, which is the one doing the water spraying and not the first monkey who jumps up the stairs, right?

  3. My Fellow Patriots:

    Assuming the monkeys could “think” just a little,… Their best best bet would be to attack the one throwing the water on them in the first place,.. and then split banana.

    The point being,… we’re not monkeys, and although we all know people who could easily fit in that catagory of acting like one,.. including Criminal Obama,… the fact is,.. we have intellect to devise solutions that is beyond the capacity of monkeys.

    Lets look at it this way,… if the banana is our Liberties & Freedoms,.. and the spash of cold water is coercive laws to dissuade us from reaching for our Liberties,.. the solution is simple,…. attack the one’s attacking us for reaching for our liberties.

    In this case,.. this means simply making sure that all the monkeys,.. or Sheeple in this case, simply understand,.. they are being coercively attacked,.. the “back-fight”,.. will be automatic and spontaneous.

    How to do this?,. that is the job of the,”Free-Press”. Simply unlock the real power of the Free-Press, that is let it actually start reporting on the magnitude and volumes of crimes this of “Enemy Force In Occupation” commits each day,.. and the monkeys,..errr,… I mean sheeple,.. will be awakended within one week,.. guaranteed.

    This is why they have put so much effort, money, and corruptive influence into controlling the media.

    In lieu of that,.. you are left with weak secondary options,.. weak,.. but still useful,.. such as sites just like ours here,… word of mouth,… and then the power of privations (suffering) to motivate people to action,.. but that is always a risky path, as desperate people will also bargain away future considerations (say,.. like their Rights..) for temporary relief of immediate sufferings (for say,.. food now)

    The most workable solution,.. is a detailed catalog of gov’t abuses and crimes, with records (hence why the gov’t will no longer answer many FOIA requests),. brought to public attention, to the courts, and to the internet.

    We have the right idea here,.. it just needs to be applied with greater vigor and voracity and irrefutable documentation/video evidence.

    Otherwise the only remaining option becomes the one this criminal gov’t is pushing us to,… direct confrontation.

    Its pretty easy to see which option will be the one that gets,.. exercised.

    JD – US Marines – We do not want this fight,.. but this Criminal Cartel,.. this Enemy Force In Occupation,.. will leave not leave any other option available,… so be it,…. in that case,… let there be,.. no quarter.

  4. The monkey scenario reminds me a lot of what the cops and sheriffs have become.And as far as giving them pink slips to get rid of them dream on it will never happen in this or any other life time.When has tyranny ever been removed with a pink slip that wasn’t delivered by way of a revolt,or all our war!

  5. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.”

    “Absolute power corrupts the best natures.”

    Whichever quote you prefer, one thing remains true; regardless of who you replace them with, you are still replacing them with men, men who have the desire for a position of control, so they are already leaning in the wrong direction.

    How about this instead: Return things to the way they were at the beginning. When the first Americans came over in their ships, they would gather together to make decisions. Only when their numbers became too large did they select people to “represent” them.

    Well it didn’t take long for those “representatives” to start only representing themselves. But with technology as it is we don’t need others to represent us, we can easily represent ourselves. So instead of replacing those corrupt men with other eventually corrupt men, replace the votes they are casting that only benefits them, with our own votes cast by and for us. (By “Votes” I mean the decisions currently being made by those corrupt men.)

    Buddy

    1. So in your mind, Buddy, the subjugation, enslavement, and genocide of the first nations, the people and tribes already here, by the “Americans” who came in their ships doesn’t count? And when these “Americans” found Indians didn’t make good slaves, because the Indians often chose to die rather than live in chains, the “Americans” then imported Negro slaves, who were more malleable and could be made to work.

      Let’s not go back to that time. Let’s aim for something better.

      1. You’re an odd one Enbe; inferring upon me topics of which I have neither insinuated nor mentioned outright.

        The topic is the mentality and form of government we currently have, not the transgressions of the past.

        I am against slavery of any kind. That’s why I am against this current form of government which enslaves its citizens to its will for its own gain at the expense of all those subject to it.

        Since you are clearly against slavery you are against the will of one man being imposed upon another. What form of government would fall outside those boundaries other than a self-rule style of government where the people get to decide on matters that effect their lives?

        Buddy

        1. “That’s why I am against this current form of government which enslaves its citizens to its will for its own gain at the expense of all those subject to it.”

          The majority of those who post here are NOT citizens, we are free nationals.

          Anyone who considers themselves a citizen willingly accepts their slavery. And deservedly so, for being too stupid or lazy to do the research and figure it out for themselves.

          1. For clarity, by “citizen” I was referring to the people within the boarders of this country. I should have been more precise in my wording. But your response intrigues me. Are you saying there are a people in this country who are not subject to its burdensome laws and heavy taxation? How do I join this group? An extensive search of “free nationals” only gave me endless pages of baseball references.

            You said: “Anyone who considers themselves a citizen willingly accepts their slavery.” I see it more as if I was held prisoner against my will. Am I a prisoner? Yes, I acknowledge that. Do I want to be a prisoner? No. Must I follow the prison rules if I don’t want to be punished by those imprisoning me? Yes.

            Buddy

          2. Henry, would you do me a favor and field this one? I’m really busy today, got a ton of work so I just have time for one short comment, and this is it.

            Besides, you’re so much more eloquent at explaining certain things than I am. 🙂

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