Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Washington ... Just A Reminder


PSYCHOLOGY-101
HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERIMENT

 
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 monkeys with cold water.

 
After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result -- ALL the 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 monkey. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, ALL of the other monkeys beat the Monkey Crap 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 monkey.

 
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 monkey, 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 today's House and Senate operates; and this is why, from time to time:
 
ALL of the monkeys need to be
REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME!
 
DISCLAIMER:  This is meant as no disrespect to monkeys.
 
Thank You Mr. Trailbee.

16 comments:

Adrienne said...

It also says a lot about Ferguson.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, can't argue that point. The puppets they are a playing.

Sandee said...

No disrespect to the monkeys taken. Yes, this is spot on.

Have a fabulous day Odie. ☺

dan said...

Machiavellian....and brilliant

Proof said...

Kind of like an elaborate game of Simian Says...

edutcher said...

I like it.

cube said...

Now all we have to do is create a voting population with that conditioned response and we're all set. Maybe if we promise unlimited free stuff. No, wait, that's already been done.

sig94 said...

That reminds me of the fable that a billion monkeys left alone for a billion years with a billion typewriters would eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare.

What you'd really get is a billion dead monkeys and a billion busted typewriters covered in monkey shit.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, none taken.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

dan, yeah what you said.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Proof, yeah him too.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, see ... we don't need to post blondes to be good.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Cube, you noticed too.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

sig94, but would you really need a billion years before you check?

Ron Russell said...

Good one----Monkey see Monkey do!

Ron Russell said...

Speaking of PC, Washington Redskins drop "Washington" from their team name as it is the most offensive to Americans.