Category: Social Psychology

How did Trump's #COVID19 pandemic response contribute to the decline in US life expectancy?

A Quickie: Social Determinants of Health + the #COVID19 Pandemic = Huge Drop in US Life Expectancy


Reading time: 3 minutes
Trump’s gross negligence during the #COVID19 pandemic amounts to genocide. Not only has he reduced the average life expectancy of the US by years, the effects on the life expectancy and health of the American people will be felt for years to come.

How have white Americans denied Black Americans equality

The Civil War Never Ended: ‘Sum Of Us’ Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone — Fresh Air on NPR


Reading Time: 5 minutes
On 17 February, Fresh Air sub-host, Dave Davies, interviewed author, Heather McGhee, about her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. She talked about the many ways that White America chose to withdraw publicly funded services rather than allow Black Americans equal access and how that has changed the very fabric of our society and hurts us all. Must listening to.

How Puritans and Calvinists Implanted Racism in White Deep Culture

The Civil War Never Ended: The Racist Legacy of Puritanism and Calvinism in White Deep Culture (part 2)


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America was founded on discrimination, white identity, and racism. It all started with those damned Puritans and Calvinists in the 13 original colonies, and it ain’t been excised yet. Understanding just how entrenched racism is in our deep culture should help us get rid of it, maybe, and understand the strength of the dog whistles.

Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance

Trump’s Base: Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance, part 1


Reading time: 5 minutes
Ever wonder what makes MAGAs and other members of Trump’s base hold on even in the face of overwhelming evidence that Trump doesn’t care whether they live or die? Ever watch in absolute awestruck wonder as MAGAs go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify their support for someone who is actively trying to kill them? Well, lucky for you, we here at Ye Olde Blogge have answers and in part 2, we’ll show you how to put those answers to work breaking that support.

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