the Wakefield Doctrine (Ladies and gentlemen, we have started our descent/in preparation for landing, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position…)
“dit..dit…dit…” (a rogerian expression meant to connote the momentum of history and the irresistability of the future)
So, why start with this little chatski found in a back bedroom (or maybe a musty old library) in the Wakefield Doctrine? Truth be told, I don’t actually know.
More and more frequently, these Posts are being created in an ‘automatic writing’ 1 state of mind. A ‘state of mind’ that is both exhilarating and anxiety-laden. (Not such north pole/south pole qualities are they?) At any rate, there must be new Posts collecting here at a rate of at least twice a week and very often, lacking any coherent plan or topic, I will simply sit and start typing. And hope for the ‘best’.
This Post is being driven by an increasing awareness among the Progenitors and Downsprings of the forward momentum that appears to be developing here at the Wakefield Doctrine. To be more specific, lately there has been an increasingly diverse visitor/reader demographic coming to the blog, reading the blog, and (leaving little red dots on the map).
Ah yes, ‘the map’! Our ‘older’ readers will notice the addition of some features and the elimination of others in the blog; a global map showing points of origin of visitors and, (more recently a ‘widget’ that gives a fairly precise location of our Visitors.) One of the most common requests we hear from readers and other is the need for an ‘overview’ or guide (to the Doctrine). Anything that will help new visitors grasp the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers as quickly as possible. To this end, we have a little section at the top of the right-hand column (‘Tips for First time visitors’) that should help. (Any suggestions for tips to be included, do please Comment at the bottom of the Post.
(Had enough self-referential, angst-laden ‘reflection of the soul of a writer’ bullshit?) (Huh? Well have you?) (“Hello Sloveniaaannnssssss!”)
(Thats much better! Let us do this thing…)
This Post begins with a rogerian expression and if the Progenitor will not get his stone-washed, all-natural, tastes like tree bark, pants wearin ass up here and write some shit, then I will simply be forced to write in his stead.
So, to the topic at hand.
What is the deal with : ‘dit..dit…dit…’ and why make such a fuss? Because, like so many rogerian expressions 2 this little phrase is symbolic of the power that we have, each according to their individual form, when properly applying the Wakefield Doctrine. An example:
‘so even though I studied all night for the final exam, including the extra material that you gave me, the exam itself was still a surprise, ‘dit..dit…dit…”
Now what is being expressed here? The fact of preparing for an exam? or (perhaps) how much extra preparation that went into the study? Is this about disappointment or elation? Yes and no. To properly understand what the use of dit..dit…dit… that is being illustrated here is, we must don our rogerian hats. (Though the term rogerian hats is redundant on an order of magnitude greater than ‘cute as a puppy’, still we must try. So get out those berets 3 , mon Frere(s)
(The) roger, living in a quantifiable, tradition based reality (as they do), looks upon school as a desirable (and necessary) part of growing up. School, for the roger, may not always be a pleasant experience but it is always a familiar one. And familiar will trump pleasant every single totally solitary time. After all, school is where one roger tells other (younger) rogers that there is history. All instruction and education is a presentation of history with a goal of creating the future. (WTF? stay with me here…) Rogers make up the majority of the teacher demographic because it is so natural to them. So regarding test preparation, test taking and test scoring, the heart and soul of the rogerian world can be found here, where the past, the present and the future come together, ‘dit…dit…dit…’
It simply is, and for a roger that is all that is necessary, a present supported by the past.
You know, this whole damn blog is nothing if it is not an effort to find a way to see beyond our own self-establishing limitations. But then you knew that already, didn’t you….clark
Damn! the scottian reader has got to have chewed off their own tails, most of the nearby furniture and every dog bone within a 50 metre radius. Scott! (whistle noise), scott come on in, its over now, the strange dusty man has gone back to the place he came from. Come on, I think I saw some rogers wandering by in search of a sale. (Lets walk down and get them all…)
So watch this space, there is no way that we will not see a Post from our Progenitor (roger). Stay tuned, binyons.
1) automatic writing : writing allegedly directed by a spirit or the unconscious mind. Sometimes called ‘trance writing’ because it is done quickly and without judgement.
2) rogerian expression: that ability of rogers to take words change them slightly and force upon the listener an entirely new meaning (of the word or phrase) see rogers
3) berets: is there any article of decorative clothing that is more rogerian than a beret? tell me, come on someone tell that it ain’t so.