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I don’t know about you, but my social media feed is full of disappointment over the DoJ, the DAs, and various and sundry investigations not yet resulting in any lock him up! The kind of distortion of our expectations that social media can create is detrimental to our democracy.
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Trump has set a frenetic pace in holding rallies around the country. He firmly believes that he is his own best messenger, but will it work as a strategy? There is some evidence that it could boost his turnout by as much as 6%.
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Ever wonder where the flock of voters is going to go to next? Why we all seem to gather round the politician du jour? What’s behind the Buttmentum? Well, it is no more difficult than realizing that thinking is hard.
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I’ve reposted an article from the Stanford Graduate School of Business reporting on a study correlating political protests with swings in voting. It finds a positive correlation. Have a look for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments.
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If you’re like me you can’t understand why polling in support of removal from office is not at 100%, but it ain’t. It is, however, improving. According to a recent MSN poll it is at 55%. Here I explain the effect that our collective intelligence is having on these moving numbers.
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I KNOW! It’s a LONG read. It’s been awhile. I hadda lodda say. So sue me.
You know you can’t understand why anyone and everyone doesn’t want to impeach the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. You know you can’t. You know you wanna know. Well, here it is. THE explanation of what is going on in all those pussy grabbing mo’fo’s heads. It is psysplained right here.
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Holy mother this is your Sunday deep dive news read. The Mother of All Explainers! How does the Ol’ Pussy Grabber turn so many otherwise sober rational people to his twisted conspiracy-driven paranoid interpretation of the world? In other words, how does gaslighting work? Why are human beings so vulnerable to it? And, most importantly, how do we resist it? I explain it all right here in six minutes.
Human beings evolved to work best in groups. And, like all other mental disorders, we can take that group effort into the realms of madness. The GOP and conservatives have done just that. Luckily, the counter-weight to their madness is also rests in our efforts as a group.
Mental contaminate, social norms, prejudiced norm theory are all the pieces to the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s gaslighting of America and are all tied together using collective knowledge.
Why do evangelical Christians continue to support Roy Moore? Why do liberals and progressive now question Al Franken? Our collective intelligence dictates our responses to both of these scandals and more.