the Wakefield Doctrine

the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers

the Wakefield Doctrine (…break time!)

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The hunt is on! Scotts beware! There are encouraged clarks and excited rogers out today and they (think) they know what they are getting themselves into!

With the first ‘tag a scott’ Week officially under weigh this might be a good time to sit back and talk a little. Comfortable? 

Apropos of nothing, one of my favorite sayings is ‘you can’t step in the same river twice’. If this internet, and by extension the blogosphere is not the perfect proof of the truth of this statement, then I am going to sit here and wait for roger to get it into his head to write some more Comments. Because even though the Wakefield Doctrine itself has not changed, if anything the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers has become even more ‘real’, the writing and therefore the writers have been changing.

So what? I’ll tell you so what!
I am writing this prima facie that there is a reader. You, in fact, are that person. (You read therefore I have written). Without this assumption there would be no reason to write. Independent of the practical value of the Wakefield Doctrine in terms of understanding those around us, the drive here is to be heard  [read:read  ha, ha]

So if we are writing this on the assumption there is a reader, then whats the river shit all about? Huh?

(I said ‘apropos of nothing’ didn’t I?) But since you asked, the point I guess is to get a sense of the fundamental impermanence of reality. The fact that there is nothing of the past that immutably connects to the present. Only our willingness to assume that we all keep to our scripts.

I think that noise you hear is the baleful mewling of a herd of rogers. Rogers, as we should all know by now are the guardians of continuity. By maintaining the past through rules and science, laws and traditions rogers let us learn! More so rogers are the reason we are self aware. Scotts are pure energy, here and now, no past no future, no much to build a civilization on. By keeping the belief that the world is by nature a quantifiable place, rogers allow us to stop and reflect on what was. Myths and legends are as important a contribution from the rogerian faction as is the science and engineering that they also have given us.

(Quick break.) (Hey clark, easy up on the metaphysics there, pal! The rogers are getting glassy eyed and the scotts are starting to gnaw on the furniture)

(OK, I get.  Anyone for Bullet Points? (Everyone loves Bullet Points!)

  • rogers are your engineers, accountants, doctors (but not surgeons)
  • rogers are your carpenters and craftsmen, (but not your General Contractors)
  • rogers are your teachers (at least the ones that end school adminstrators)
  • scotts are your performers, your front men/women
  • there are three occupations in the world: salesmen, scientist and machine operator
  • scotts are your salesmen, not necessarily literally, just the person who is driven to make others conform to their Will
  • clarks are your scientists, the creative one of the three, looking for what isn’t, not at all concerned with practical application
  • rogers are your machine operators, not just engineers, but musicians, any one who needs to follow the rules


Time to get back to the show!
When we last left her, roger was sidling up to the scottian executive. Thinking that the wind was to her back she would be safe. But in walks a clark, making a fearsome racket of ‘why is this?’ and ‘what is that?’. Drat! the scott has caught a scent.
Run away! Run away!


Written by clarkscottroger

November 10, 2009 at 8:19 am

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  1. Hello allies!

    I conclude that I am a Clark if any.

    I certainly cherish knowledge and understanding of everything around me – although not as a means to being ‘normal’. I never aim to be a target for attention in social situations. Infact – I most often have such disgust for other people and the filthy culture which they create that I became a mathematician to escape them (you – all of you, i’m going to kill you – or am I?!). Mathematics offers its self as the only persuit available to humans which is free from the taint of humans – uncorruptable and unarguable.

    In my late teens I decided to essentially hibernate from life – around 3 years of practical solitude. I observed and pondered; a majority of the things I deduced or realised disturbed me, yet so too did i realise that nothing is truly of any significance. Therefore I am somewhat immune to any worry which might otherwise have led me to tears of anguish.

    Oscar D Maxwell

    November 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm

  2. Thanks for the feedback. I have found one of the most curious things about clarklike people is that while they value knowledge and information above all, clarks are generous to a fault (with their possessions of this knowledge etc).

    Unfortunately, the response to our offering of this information (to others) is just the opposite of what you would think.
    For the most part, people (rogers and scotts, anyway) do not value that which they are not expected to pay for. They insist on equating free with worthless.

    (It makes a clark crazy, (craz-ier at any rate).

    I would submit that the people who get the most value from this blog will be clarks, as the information is presented and gathered and interpreted for ‘free’.

    (Of course, we know nothing is free, but it takes a trip way deep within to understand the price that clarks pay for free information.)

    Thanks for the contribution.

    I have in discussions with the progenitors talked about how to ‘prove’ the validity of the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers), and it has been agreed that the best proof would be to offer information to a reader, about the life of the reader that one should not know.

    I’ll take a stab at that here and say that the external(as opposed to internal/mental) life of a clark is built upon the belief that given enough information, the future can be extrapolated to a level of exactness that will negate fear and uncertainty.
    And we all try.
    (And then we get surprised by a blind spot in our extrapolation, usually in the area of personal relationships.)

    ‘Thats how it began…’
    Or something like that.


    November 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm

  3. (before we go any further…)

    If any one is inclined to think, ‘those poor clarks how/why do they put up with ‘being like that’, I will say ‘go back to the herd, roger…shut the f*ck up scott.’

    Then, to anyone left reading (out of the crowdlette)I will say, ‘go to the by these names(page) and look at the clarks cited.’

    The thing that clarks have is creativity, more precisely the capacity to create that which is not.

    Rogers live more balanced, comfortable lives and scotts live more lively lives.

    But we clarks bring the new into the world.

    (…thats how it began…)


    November 12, 2009 at 11:13 am

  4. I enjoy your blog Messrs. CSR. Witty,downright funny at times, thought provoking. However, I have a question: at what cost to clarks for this “free information”? What is the price that rogers pay to “live more balanced, comfortable lives”? Surely scotts don’t get off “scott-free”? Ah ha! Now that term(scott-free) makes sense to me…


    November 13, 2009 at 1:10 am

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