Sunday, January 18, 2009
When I Think ABOUT You, I Touch Myself...With a Facilitator's Assistance, of Course!
Sigh...where to begin. How can I describe the facility with which we are willing to delude ourselves, when the motivations are right? I saw the original airing of this Frontline special in 1993. The story and images have haunted me ever since.
Still a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.
***Here's a transcript for those with slow modems. But please, try to see the video first if you can...if only for the intriguing shock value.
ADDENDUM: I've been scouring the net for a piece about facilitated communication I read some time back; but so far, no luck. I'll try to relay it from memory as well as I can, since it displays the ridiculous lengths to which apologists for any whacky idea will go in order to rationalize inconsistencies in their worldviews.
CASE IN POINT: It was either Rosemary Crossley, the 'discoverer' of the F.C. method, or someone else high up in the chain of the movement, who actually noted the fact that the subjects often seemed to be communicating the facilitators' thoughts instead of their own. Her conclusion? AUTISTICS ARE PSYCHIC! Yes, you read it here...sigh.
ADDENDUM II: Just a link to demonstrate the lengths to which people will go to rationalize their delusions, even when they've been confronted with evidence that runs contrary to their claims. Remember, these are PROFESSIONALS! Don't try this at home!
Posted by metamorphhh at 7:39 PM