Tag: Gaslight

Trump’s Base: #BurstThebubble of Cognitive Dissonance, part 2


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The thing that makes the Trump base so tenacious is cognitive dissonance. They are so invested in covfefevirus denial that it is better to get #COVID19 than give up on Trump’s hoaxism! That’s crazy, and part 1. Part 2, explains about how to overcome the effect of cognitive dissonance.

How did the Republicans gaslight America during the Ukraine Impeachment

Don’t Let ‘Em Gaslight You: Ukraine Scandal and Impeachment, Edition


Reading Time: 6 minutes
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.

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