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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:23
Dandammit, who says he can't be both? And so much more.
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"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
Persephone In Exile
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:44
You know you're beyond help when you even imply that yours truly could be defined as "far right".
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:58
You know you're brainwashed when you keep trying to use what you've learned from reading "Working with Others" to convert the far right whackaloons.
"If I forget who I am, I am myself. If I remember who I am, I am you."
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:18
you know you are brainwashed when you can recite the steps/traditions in 3 different languages.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:19
When you can name more AA Traditions than U.S. Constitutional Amendments.
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:21
When you tell people that you hit your knees and pray every morning and every night and you are telling the truth.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:25
When you hide your cigarettes under the bed just to make sure you do both.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:30
You know you're brainwashed when you believe gawd is arranging parking spaces for you, but you don't wonder if you're going to squish someones disease that's doing pushups in the parking lot when you park there.
That one is compliments of G2K BTW.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:31
If you can't name your two state senators but you never miss a business meeting to vote for group secretary, Grapevine rep, treasurer, corrections committee members, GSR, intergroup delegates, etc.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:34
When you actually give a shit how the $17.50 in the collection basket is spent.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:38
You know you're brainwashed when you no longer know when the hell to be ashamed of yourself.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:41
When you've made a moral inventory using an Excel spreadsheet.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:47
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:40
I actually did start doing my second in excel but was told to write it out on paper the way it was done by Bill by my state of the art sponsor! It does not say use a computer anywhere in the big book or in the approved literature. Trying to alter the programme in this way can only lead to relapse.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:42
You know you're brainwashed if the phrase "co-sign someone's denial" even makes sense to you.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:52
You know you're brainwashed when every waking moment of your day is spent cutting and pasting "news stories" unrelated to the program of Alcoholic Anonymous and waiting for the other brainwashed people around you to affirm the unthinkableness, the unquestioned veracity, even the potential "could have been" realness of said news stories.
“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:21
There's a term for that ...
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 05:49
when every waking moment of your day is spent defending the cult of Alcoholics Anonymous, although you claim not to have been in a meeting for 22 years....
"Tradition 10 - Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy." Please follow orders from the Interchurch Center if you are an AA member and don't comment.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 18:52
You know you're brainwashed if you spout off AA thought stopping slogans in everyday conversations.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 18:56
You know you're brainwashed when you ask your mother to sign your big book.
Go ahead, enjoy yourselves - it's getting late, much later than you think.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 19:37
when AA occupies your attention more than an average AAer's even though you ostensibly have no current connection, will never attend another meeting, hate, hate, hate AA, but can't quite think of not thinking about not thinking AA, think, not think AA AA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 19:41
the spin cycle stays stuck on, going round and round, shimmying spastically, and you can't stop it because it's all AA's fault.
If you say, "I'm Not Brainwashed!", really loud, over and over again, you'll hardly notice the machine's on the fritz.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:05
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." (misquote)
"Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."
msafrany says: "You know you are brainwashed if you are convinced God is keeping you sober because of how well you work the steps."
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:26
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 19:59
Y'all remember? Oct 3, 1980 Paulson to Geitner, "you can't leave this room until you take this money".
Talk about brainwashed. Paulson went on to say the same thing to 8 different major financial institutions. He did this till 65% of the $700 billion was handed out without any restrictions. None of these institutions had to change anything in how they went about their business.
Only in America can the the rich get a free loan.
I like Rachel Maddow. She isn't brainwashed and a fucking whackaloon like most of you here.
“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:09
You know you're brainwashed, if you think it's a conspiracy.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:12
when you think you're brainwashed.
You know you're brainwashed, if you think no one is listening to your story.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:17
Isn't the whole point of brainwashing that you don't know you're brainwashed? You know you're brainwashed when you don't know you're brainwashed.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:29
You know you're brainwashed, if you think some one is listening to your story, but don't know for sure.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 20:57
there could be an apparent rapport between two brainwashed people, but what seems conversation to a third observer is actually talking past and unconnected jabbering. And if two people are talking, one brainwashed and the other not, how do you determine which is which? Then there are degrees of brainwashing, and domains and triggers and internalized and double-secret covert and such, where the an arrangement of circumstances might unleash the brainwashed effect although mostly such a partially brainwashed type strikes as conversationally braindirty.
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:27
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 06:38
when certain words or phrases cause you to cluck like a chicken ("balk, balk, balk") or prompt a soporific daze. Consummate epitome evinces modicum of decorum.
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 08:03
I don't know if anyone here has read any recent studies/articles on "low effort thinking". The discussion has turned quite political lately, but I can't help but see an xA angle as well.
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 09:52
when an ex-AAer, who now decries AA, challenges you to pissing contest of who's more thorough, more whole-hog, gone farther, deeper, and longer into the AA program, and you lose, thereby rendering you by default less brainwashed according to the alleged criteria of brainwashery, but you don't really care anyhow; thus and by this fact: not brainwashed.
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 05:57
You know you're brainwashed, if you think the person standing next to you (at a McDonald's :) is in some sort of 12 step program.
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 06:21
You think that the people standing next to you at McDonald's are in a 12 Step program, when it is actually the people in the kitchen made to hit bottom using the Jellinek curve.......
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 08:45
You know you\'re brainwashed when you continually identify with the part that says, \"there are such unfortunates, they seem to have been born that way......\" and think I will never get this I am an unfortunate and will never be healed cuz I don\'t grasp this shite.