Video Friday! Episode 2!! the Wakefield Doctrine (wherein we reflect upon the significance and importance of the new Readers and participants in this) personality-theory!

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine ( the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers )

Lets just go right to the Video!

That was fun! Hey, you know what the hardest part about writing these Posts is, at least lately?  Writing from a rogerian point of view.1 We know what it should ‘look like’, we know how the words should ‘read’, we have even had discussions on Saturday Night Drives about the ‘shape and tone’ of the rogerian style. But it is a lot like learning a new language. At first you memorize the words and common phrases and practice pronunciation. Then you begin to form whole thoughts and complete sentences (in this new language), finally you either get everyone in your language class to agree to speak only this language, or (better yet) you go to the country where they speak the language and try to get through a day.2

In any event, we will not be going into a long discussion of the challenge of writing in the rogerian language. For now we will direct your attention to Comments from the Progenitor roger, and DownSpring Phyllis (in the previous Post) and anything you will find on the Secessionist Rag, or mostly teachable. Those are written in the rogerian style. We bring this up as we are going to be making a concerted effort to bring in some (new) rogerian readers, or better I say, we will try to get the rogerian Readers out there to get more active with this Doctrine thing.

To that end, let me ask the question: Is there any interest to either: a) modifying the times of the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Drive or 2) adding another ‘time slot’ doing an additional ‘call in’ show? We could do a Sunday morning or afternoon (which might be useful to our more time-zone challenged Readers). Just wanted to get the idea out there! Let us know your thoughts/impulses/feelings.


(cool, vintage music video:  only Hendrix could do a line like “…carnival traffic noise” and get away with it!)


1)  not as concerned with the language of scotts, mostly Hey! Fuck! come over here and ‘hey, pull my finger’ Mostly the written language of the scott is as the spoken language, very direct: noun-verb-object.  Pretty simple, isn’t it?

2)  people who actually do learn or teach foreign languages are invited to add to modify this description (of the learning process) apologies to any Rosette Stoners who may take offence at my simplification of an arduous and complex process.  (danke)


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Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. Comparing learning The Wakefield Doctrine to learning a foreign language is a most excellent analogy. In the beginning there is the getting familiar with the basics (terminology). Then, the practice of speaking it. (geez, do I sound funny? Am I saying that right? Did I use the proper tense? etc.) If you have the interest, then do what I have done (and not so easily at first) which is to simply have faith that it will all connect in the proper places one day…that one day, the principles found in the Doctrine, will be so obvious you will be astounded that it ever perplexed you in the first place. Identifying the clarks, scotts and rogers? “Piece of cake”. Identifying a “strong” clark, scott or roger? “Yeah, I get what that means also”. It is what it is. It’s verifiable. Every single day.

    Speaking of day…..a suggestion as to when to take the Saturday Night Drive… the US, younger people usually are doing fun things on Saturday night. (unlike us old folk lol). Our European friends? Well, they are most likely asleep. So someone do the math! SND + the youth of today + European friends + old fogies = when? That’s right. Mid to late Sunday morning :D

  2. clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen…the Delegate from the totally frickin alien State of Florida ( motto: “the North for grammar, Down here? we all jes be talkin and such“) has made a motion that the Saturday Night Drive be changed to the Saturday Night Drive (now appearing on Sunday mornings at 11am)

    Do I have a second?