Recently, a very amusing Internet piece entitled 'A Message from the Ghost of General Patton' [  or] has been making the rounds. Based on the opening speech delivered by George C. Scott in his seminal performance of Patton in the 1970 movie of the same name, this item depicts what General Patton might have said to today's American population regarding their increasingly softening and inattentive attitude towards the threat from radical Muslim fundamentalists. Essentially saying that we should wake up and redouble our resolve in the War on Terror, the piece is both highly entertaining and eerily topical. But what's even more interesting than the Patton segment itself was the varied reaction to it that I observed, and the fascinating light those reactions shed on how and why individuals react as they do to different politically—oriented inputs. One person e—mailed me after seeing it and said that it...(Read Full Article)