the Wakefield Doctrine (…”ready as this audience that’s coming here to dream”…)
Hello and hooray from yours truly, Downspring #1. If you don’t get the gist of my intro, not to worry. At least you know you are not a clark. Think of reading the Wakefield Doctrine like being in second year Spanish class with Mr. M. You don’t need to speak English, you are here to speak Spanish. Here we speaks the Doctrine……
With that in mind, I’ve decided to suit up today. That’s right – 3 piece. (Yes Glenn, you love the tie. Now assume the position.) Where was I?…. Oh yeah….I have noted some frustration at the Wakefield Doctrine in the absence of comments from readers outside the sphere of those who contribute on a fairly regular basis. Why the silence?
I do not think it is so much that readers don’t understand the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers but rather that readers just may not have confidence (yet) to make a statement on a worldwide platform and then find out – oops! I got it wrong! No one wants to embarrass themselves in cyberspace, especially clarks (that’s correct – clarks do not possess high confidence levels. You can read all about clarks on the clarks page can’t you.) Perhaps before making any misstatements, readers are simply boning up on the Doctrine. (No Glenn, I did not give you permission to laugh.)
I find the more I read, the more I remember that which I have known – there are 3 distinct ways to view the world. Reading the Wakefield Doctrine not only reminds me of that but actually validates the whole damn thing – anyone can recognize, react to and even anticipate another’s behavior based on how that person interacts with the world.
Since the majority of Posts are written by the Creator clark, it takes no giant leap for me to understand all that is being said (you picked up that I am a clark by now, right?!). Sure he can ramble, sure there are the obscure references to….just about anything but there is method to the madness (or is it madness to the method.) All roads lead to the clark. Whatever. The point is (the) clark speaks most loudly to clarks just as (the )Roger undoubtedly speaks most loudly (and soothingly) to all the many, many rogers out there. The Progenitor Roger’s Posts are amusing, easy to read and most importantly they are comfortable and relaxed – like getting co-ozy on a cold winter day. No worries. If we all do what we are supposed to do then it’s all good. That leaves us with the scotts in the house. (Stand up Glenn)
There is no doubt in my mind that the comments contributed by the aforementioned scott would do anything but confirm that scotts rule! But seriously, Glenn has had a couple of decades of this clark, scott, roger thing under his belt to know of which he speaks. Or swears.
So what do we know. A clark thinks (and thinks), they stand alone, scotts act and act out (and swear while doing it) and generally tell others what to do; rogers feel (deeply and with commitment), they unite and promote harmony (2 part, 3 part all the better).
Can’t believe it took me all these words to say: we just want to keep reading Posts and Comments that validate this shit is for real. Look a little closer. You’ll see that it is.
Indulge me in a clarklike moment – take the movie Casablanca . (Who has not heard of that movie?) Who wouldn’t say that Rick Blaine is a clark, or that Victor Laszlo is a roger of the highest order. And Captain Renault (Louie)? A scott? What do you think?