Why does the appeal to racism work so often in politics? Why are so many people vulnerable to the racist appeal? Terror Management Theory gives us insight into the politics of racism and hope in countering it.
Trump likes to boast that he is the very model of a modern stable genius. In other words, he thinks he knows everything, an expert in everything. He has absolute confidence in his thoughts and cannot learn from mistakes. But, he’s not an expert. He is the worst of the dilettantes. Experts have an entire arsenal of knowledge, experience, and tools at their disposal. Everyone else has a hammer and if hammering it don’t work, we’ll just carry on and hammer some more. Trump’s hammer is chaotic fighting over crises he’s conjured.
The shutdown exemplifies everything that is wrong with the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, his administration, and the GOP. The shutdown has been caused by and continues because of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s executive dysfunction and narcissism, but worse, it is a direct product of the GOP’s groupthink. It is among the worst decisions ever taken by a political party or government. It is shear hubris that will end up hurting us all.
After today’s very ugly display by the bullignorant (obvious to all) drunken (allegedly) rapist (allegedly) otherwise known as Brett Kavanaugh, it is unbelievable that anyone
This article is right up the Psy’s alley: it uses psychology — although without explicitly identifying the tendencies as such — to explain our inexplicable
Michelle Wolf tells a couple of bad jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the world is off its hinges. Why is everyone now convinced that Wolf insulted Sanders’ appearance at the WHCD? Here’s a psysplainer of all the cognitive Tom Fuckery involved.