[Paleopsych] love, hate
Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D.
ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Tue Jan 25 19:42:32 UTC 2005
Steve, you have not worked around cattle, I have. I have never seen a
cowboy carry a bullwhip in my life. You persuade cows that they want to
cooperate with you.
shovland at mindspring.com wrote:
> I think that in November more computers voted for Bush,
> and the voice of the people was not heard.
> When cowboys ride the edge of the herd, one of their
> tools is the bullwhip.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D."
> Sent: Jan 24, 2005 9:58 PM
> To: The new improved paleopsych list
> Subject: Re: [Paleopsych] love, hate
> You know I am not wild about Bush but:
> - He got over 62 million votes, the most in history
> - he was elected with a majority, something Clinton never had
> - he was clear about his goals, such as social security reform and
> constructionist judges
> - he was elected in the middle of a very ugly and messy war, in
> spite of people not being supportive of what he is doing there.
> I think it is we who need to listen. I intend to. I mentioned I
> would try to influence pro-life people who characterize abortion as
> murder. I can do that because I am part of the in-group, someone who
> is horrified by the notion of abortion. The only way to do that is
> through persuasion and reason, through joining and then influencing.
> An historian in my home town said if you want to influence a herd of
> cattle, you cannot ride in the middle, and you cannot ride far away.
> You have to ride on the edge. I don't view abortion as equal to
> murder, and talk of that disturbs me, but I am on the edge, where I
> can say, Let's put ourselves in the shoes of a desperate woman. She
> needs choices, not condemnation. Let's give her choices, including
> some attractive adoption possibilities.
> The people have spoken, and as a Democrat, you ought to follow
> Jefferson's direction and honor the voice of the people. I ask you to
> join with me and influence through kindness and understanding. It is a
> better way. Search your heart and ask yourself if I am not inviting
> you to a better way of life.
> Steve Hovland wrote:
>>How do you deal with someone who is
>>not listening, which appears to be the
>>case with the President?
>>From: Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. [SMTP:ljohnson at solution-consulting.com]
>>Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 8:06 PM
>>To: The new improved paleopsych list
>>Subject: Re: [Paleopsych] love, hate
>>Michael gives an inspiring -- even transcendental -- reply here. Thanks.
>>Michael Christopher wrote:
>>>>>Why should I love someone who
>>>has gone out and killed thousands
>>>of people for no reason?<<
>>>--Because hating them implicates you in their actions.
>>>Hate attracts hate, love attracts love. Hating anyone
>>>drives them further into their hate, reduces the
>>>likelihood of them listening and responding to the
>>>truth in what you say. If you cannot love your
>>>opponent, simply speak truth, without hate.
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