Friday, September 25, 2015

Please put on blinders—new ideas may induce panic and fear

Why would The Other Blogger (TOB, aka Lynn Anderson) be intentionally trying to cause hysteria and fear among her small band of followers? This might help explain it:
[W]hy terrorize your own audience? Because it is the fastest way to bypass the rational brain. In other words, when people are afraid, they don't think rationally. And when they can't think rationally, they'll believe anything.
The latest fear/panic mongering by TOB is directed at the Gulfstream Hotel. She is suggesting all matters of silliness and the spreading of mis- and disinformation is a thing of wonder to behold.
New ideas can be frightening for some people. A few need special equipment to handle the situation.
But, alas, some common sense and reason was able to make it through the wall of hysterical nonsense by none other than John Rinaldi. Below are two comments that inextricably made it through the thirty or so (mostly 'anonymous') unhinged comments on TOB's blog:
Of course, Mr. Rinaldi's suggestion that people "keep an open mind" will fall on deaf ears at TOB's blog. That's why I'm sharing his thoughts here. 

And while we're on the topic of hysterical, enjoy the video below of TOB when the BEACH! was the panic du jour on her blog. This video is accompanied by the music "Flight of the Bumble Bee", an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan.