Friday Night Song
Filed under FNS, Personal
You old timer :-) Its Friday not Sunday morning. Here’s a good song. The Nolan’s… ‘Don’t make waves’ :-)
Here is my Friday song choice
The Dooleys – Wanted
Clout – Substitute
Tight Fit – The lion sleeps tonight
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Baccarra: ‘Yes Sir I can Boogie
Belle Epoque – Black Is Black
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
10cc – Dreadlock holiday
Dooleys…hmmm. But Belle Epoque something else! thanx
The Specials and UB40 were pretty cool as was blowing large Bubblicious bubbles or being dared to down a whole pack of space dust (popping candy). Memories.
Hi Gojam and team. Hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend (celebrating Tom and Jerry’s victories, I imagine).
This afternoon, I was reflecting on the conversation in the last Needle thread and the various attacks you have received in recent months because of your skeptism towards Exaro stories and the like. It reminded me of the socialogical concept of ‘Groupthink’ – the dysfuncyional group dynamic that demands conformity, resists alternative views and results in irrational behaviours. So I looked it up and found the concept fits this situation rather well.
Anyone else recognise any of these symptoms?
Symptoms of Groupthink:
Type I: Overestimations of the group — its power and morality
Illusions of invulnerability creating excessive optimism and encouraging risk taking.Unquestioned belief in the morality of the group, causing members to ignore the consequences of their actions.
Type II: Closed-mindedness
Rationalizing warnings that might challenge the group’s assumptions. Stereotyping those who are opposed to the group as weak, evil, biased, spiteful, impotent, or stupid.
Type III: Pressures toward uniformity
Self-censorship of ideas that deviate from the apparent group consensus. Illusions of unanimity among group members, silence is viewed as agreement. Direct pressure to conform placed on any member who questions the group, couched in terms of “disloyalty”. Mindguards— self-appointed members who shield the group from dissenting information.
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