The Pen is mightier than the sword, but the Pen must sometimes move the sword against corruption if the corrupt are not moved by the pen.. An idea without an implementer is useless. "The Rulers do not carry the sword in vain"Rom 13:4

Monday, January 26, 2015

Brain Scans, the Law and the Orwellian Politics of now

Apparently, serial killers/sociopaths can be recognized by similar and predictable patterns in their brains which can be revealed with a neurological brain scan. (MRI type stuff)   Not only that, but these patterns are visible in children.  Can we even begin to imagine where all this might go? "Political inclination" might be identifiable by brain scan.  Could we end up in a kind of "The Island" type scenario where those who have 'unacceptable' brain scan information in childhood might be simply culled from the human race as 'trash'?

We already know of the fundamental differences between the brains of Conservatives and Liberals. Liberals lack an 2 important chemicals related to the Dopamine reward subsystem, i.e. Oxytocin and Vassopressin. These chemicals are strongly related to morality and altruism that are highest in nuclear families and those who are genetically closest to us.  The deficient liberal thinks that it's his superior politics that drives him or her to scream 'racist' and 'nazi' at those they perceive as being 'pro family values'...when in reality it is a chemical deficiency in their brains.

However, the danger for society is if such neurologically deficient people, manage to gather enough like minded chemically challenged  people to a point of being able to  take power of State. Then, the worst nightmares of perhaps seeking chemical solutions to those they regard as 'conservatives' might walk out onto the stage of this tragic play of life.

Perhaps the better idea is to send Liberals off to an appropriate clinic to have their chemical deficiency addressed with some 'top up' doses that will being them into harmony with the rest of society. (now..if you have detected an inversion and  implied justification of the very thing the previous paragraph ranted against, you are pretty sharp!  But remember, this is a blog and I aim to challenge peoples presuppositions about life)

Oxytocin (/ˌɒksɨˈtsɪn/; Oxt) is a mammalian neurohypophysial hormone. Produced by the hypothalamus and stored and secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, oxytocin acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain.

Vasopressin, also known as arginine vasopressin (AVP), antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or argipressin, is a neurohypophysial hormone found in most mammals. Its two primary functions are to retain water in the body and to constrict blood vessels. Vasopressin regulates the body's retention of water by acting to increase water reabsorption in the collecting ducts of the kidney nephron.  ...However, some AVP may also be released directly into the brain, and accumulating evidence suggests it plays an important role in social behavior, sexual motivation and pair bonding, and maternal responses to stress

Then there is the issue of.. "but my brain made me do it"....... plea in murder trials. If you can come up with a brain scan that demonstrates you fit a particular pattern that classify's you as unable to do otherwise.....will they simply let you off, incarcerate you in a place for the criminally insane...or...?

Rather than me babble on with my limited knowledge of the subject...here is a program that's worth downloading as a podcast for 'drive time' listening, or as in my case.. my trusty MP3 player glued  to my ears while I sleep. (Tends to give me sore ears after a few straight nights of an 'mp3 bender'.... when I lay on my side with it sticking in some irregular angle.)

It follows like day follows night that Liberal members of the community, being characteristically lacking in empathy and bonding and 'family' values, due to their lack of the 2 chemicals mentioned above, that if such people ever gained control of Academia, Public Service, Government policy, that our Nation would rapidly deteriorate without them blinking an eye, because they are intellectually incapable of seeing a problem even when it slaps them in the face.
This morning I happened to meet a friendly soul on the walking track.  I asked him (after breaking the ice) how he thought a 'Politics & Religion' night would go at the local community house?  Well.. long story short, he also told me his parents were communists and that at the age of around 15 he got sick of the rallies marches and mayhem, and opted out of that mindset.  Later, as history unfolded (he was 67 yrs old) and the stark realities of Stalin and Mao's murderous oppression of the people came to light, his parents just blamed "the Capitalist Western press" for such stories which by default 'could not be true'..... He started sounding like the disgruntled son of some more rabid Christian fundamentalists who exhibited similar attitudes to this blokes parents..and who's children also spat the ideological dummy around the same age.

So, recognizing a problem is an important skill for building an enduring society. Pity Liberals just don't have it.

ABC Radio National  "Mind Reading" (Part 1 of 2)

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