The theory of OBS changes!
The OBS Express
A Newsletter of the Call Them Out Society, Ltd.,Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAVolume 1, Number 13 November 6, 2010
Calling a Good Thing Bad & a Bad Thing Good
by Jane Gilgun
may have discovered a new way of succeeding at being a shit (OBS),one that still requires recipient buy-in but does not require that recipientsfeel at fault or that enactors have a sense of humor. All enactors requireto succeed at OBS is to call a good deed bad and a bad deed good andother people believe them. Duplicity and a callous disregard for the welfareof others remains in this style of OBS.The case in point is the success that Republican politicians had inconvincing older people that health care reform would disembowel Medicareand hinted but did not promise that the Republicans would save Medicare.Seniors swallowed these stories hook, line, and sinker. Seniors votedfor Republicans at the highest percentage of any voting block.The truth is that health care reform does not cut Medicare at all, andthere will be improvements in services. What will change is the rate of INCREASES at which providers will be paid. This appear to be a good deed.Republicans call them bad deeds. They say health care reform will destroyMedicare. This is callous disregard for the truth and for the well-being of seniors who depend on Medicare for medical services.
Callous disregard feels good. People who act this way enjoy whatthey get so much that they don’t think about what happens to others. Moral persons think about consequences for themselves and for others, both in theshort-term and the long-term.