The Reality-Based Community Strikes Back (or, The Power of Positive Thinking)

From prayer to New Age thought to cutting-edge quantum physics, many schools of thought hold that we have the power to affect reality with our thoughts. So, to counter the Republican-based reality that the administration wants to foster, I’ve proposed an alternative.

Three To Go

And since I’m more concerned with results than with getting credit, here’s a few similar campaigns I’ve seen around. I’ll add more in the comments to this diary as I find them.

Participate in any or all of these that strike your fancy, or come up with your own. And of course, practice the most powerful “magic” of all — VOTE on Nov. 2!

Morgan /|\
(borrowing Roland’s account)

Originally posted to Roland X on Daily Kos on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 11:20 AM PDT.

2 Responses to “The Reality-Based Community Strikes Back (or, The Power of Positive Thinking)”

  • Avatar Roland:

    Comment from Daily Kos:

    Cognitive Dissonance

    While I salute your sentiment, I’m having trouble reconciling “Reality-Based Community” with an appeal to magic.

    Proud to be a Member of the Reality-Based Community

    by ph43drus on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 12:34:38 PM PDT

    • Avatar Roland:

      Comment from Daily Kos:

      Re: Cognitive Dissonance

      1. There’s a difference between putting some intent behind concrete, intelligent actions and trying to will the boulder to fly when you can’t even nudge pebbles (c.f. the Bush administration’s groupthink vs. the entire Middle East).

      2. There is also a difference between acknowledging that the Bush Brigade is effin’ nuts, and denying our ability to affect reality. (There are all manner of levels to reality — physical existence, emotional reactions, thought patterns, etc.)

      3. It can help us stay psyched, and as long as we don’t replace actual effort with “the power of Positive Thinking,” it couldn’t hurt.

      4. Go read Quantum Reality. Really.

      (/) Roland X (the real thing ;^)
      Kerry/Edwards 2004: Vote While You Still Can

      by Roland X on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 06:59:50 PM PDT

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