Friday, October 11, 2013

Psychology 101 - Caged Monkeys

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 monkeys 
with 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 beat the living daylights out 
of 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.


Randy-g said...

Every damn one of them!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Randy, History!

Scott Way said...

This also describes the Low-Information Obama voters quite well...Pavlov's dogs.

Adrienne said...


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scotty, the sheeples are cancelling there vacations happily as we speak.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, you're just unhappy it wasn't a cage of Adriennes. It can't always be about you.

Sandee said...

Amen to this. They all need to replaced now.

Have a terrific day. :)

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, can we leave Cruz and Lee though?

edutcher said...

Ya broke the code.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, oh I'm sorry. What code?

WomanHonorThyself said...

hey Woodsy! :-) happy Weekend!!!

Rick Street said...


Opus #6 said...

Makes perfect sense. Good post, Odie.

Brooke said...

A perfect analogy... Both the part about replacement, and that Congress is filled with screeching, shit- flinging idiots.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Beautiful Woman, may you weekend be full of great Republican moments.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Rick, and then some.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Starfish, you be knowin what I be sayin.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brooke, your powers of observation can not be surpassed. Who stole your avatar?

Marine4Ever said...

Hopefully, we'll do A LOT of monkey replacing in the elections coming up... with GORILLAS.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Marine, Gorillas that know there own mind ... like a Ted Cruz!

Ron Russell said...

That"s a good one, but you're giving our congressmen too much credit.

Race Bannon said...

Can't we just beat them?