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Why is truth, honesty, good-faith negotiations, and expert opinion necessary for us to survive as a people and as a democracy? Because our society is too complex for one person to understand it all completely. We must rely on others to make decisions in our best interest.
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I KNOW, it’s a longish read, but Election 2020 was REALLY disappointing! It occupied a big place in the Airing of Grievances during Festivus.Here are the cognitive tendencies that explain why our expectation of a blue tsunami were met by a blue puddle.
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It is unbelievable that Trump’s approval rating remains as high as it is and even improves! It is unbelievable that 51% of the population thinks he is providing strong and decisive leadership in during the time of COVID19. And, we’re killing people over social distancing and wearing masks? People are taking hydroxycloroquine, calling about the safety of bleach, and not wearing masks? Why does Trump have any credibility with anyone since we all know it is bullshit? Science can explain…
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Much has been made of Michael Bloomberg “buying” his way into the election by outspending every campaign combined times 100. Many people are saying, “Well, Bernie Sanders is a millionaire, so same-same.” Here’s why it ain’t.
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Climate change news just keeps getting worse. And, until we reach some kind of happy equilibrium — that’s a population of about 500,00 human beings, BTW — with planet earth, it probably will just keep getting worse, too. I mean, as bad as it is right now, when billions of people begin dying, that will be worse. So, what happens when the worst happens? Unfortunately, even more bad stuff: violence and cruelty
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Is an armed society a more polite society? Hell no. Of course you should worry about seeing a white man armed in a public place. Haven’t nearly every mass shooter been an armed white man in a public place? For the open carry folks to claim that we should trust them to be the good guy with the gun is the ultimate in gaslighting.
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.
How much does the “media narrative” affect the Democratic presidential primary? How do the things that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber saying about specific Democratic candidates, the candidates are saying about each other, or that the media is reporting about them? How can we resist these influences? Find out in this post.
A guy goes out of his way to take an upskirt photo of a celeb, and it is a wardrobe malfunction and we don’t learn his name! He’s committed sexual assault with his fucking camera, he keeps his anonymity and his job and his future. Rape Culture right there.
We can’t seem to erase white supremacy from white culture! Find out how we made white supremacists. Share your ideas about getting rid of this scourge.
We are a country divided and the distinctions are becoming more distinct. Evolutionary psychology says we treat each other like foreigners with fear, suspicion, and disgust.
Men evolved to rape. Circumstances will vary, but it is inside all of us. Change your perspective from the man’s to the woman’s and rape becomes much more difficult to excuse.
With the death of Roger Ailes, we are focused on the contributions of news to political polarization. Now we have liberal fake news to contend with. Here we examine the role of perception in our polarized politics.
Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, sexual assault, sexual harassment. What motivates these men? How many men have assaulted women? Can any men be trusted?
The longer we are exposed to the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, the more normal his abnormal behavior will become. The Resistance cannot let that happen. Expose him for his lies, corruption, and treason. Hold DoJ, FBI, Congress, and the judiciary accountable!
Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? Why do we have an election in which so many voters are angry and disaffected and in a “revolutionary” mood?