Tag: Gaslighting

Psychological Causes of Trump

Gaslighting, Groupthink, and Cognitive Dissonance: The Perfect Storm resulting in Trump’s #COVID19 Infection


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How could anyone, much less an entire political party and their supporters, be so stupid so as to deliberately spread the coronavirus during the middle of a pandemic? How can we possibly explain this behavior? Extreme behaviors take extreme psychological phenomena to explain. Here’s the perfect storm of cognitive and social psychological explanations.

The Fascisting of America: Explaining Why More Americans Don’t Support Impeachment (1/3)


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If you’re like me, you think that the impeachment of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is painfully obvious and necessary. And, if you’re like me, it is difficult to understand why the rest of the country is not on board with it and why the Repubes are so reluctant to abandon an obvious sinking ship. Well, here’s the first installment of the explanation… and ain’t none of it gonna be pretty.

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


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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.

Open Carry, the Ultimate Gaslighting Technique


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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.

Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus, Ken Cuccinelli, immigration

Don’t Let ‘Em Gaslight YOU! Know the Poem.


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Every now and then someone — usually the Ol’ Pussy Grabber — from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s regime says the quiet part out loud. And, then there are those that make it so very clear and plain and obvious what the quiet part is by their asinine statements that they needn’t bother either saying it out loud. Of course, I’m referring to Ken Cuccinelli’s comments about the Statue of Liberty and immigration. We already knew that they were going after all immigrants except the pressed and white ones. We he made clear was that they were working hard to gaslight us about it. Don’t let them gaslight you! Know the poem.

Causes of Mass Shootings: What’s Wrong with Blaming “Depraved Evil?”


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OMG! Has the derp been extra deep and thick since the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings! The desperation of the Repubes to use illusory explanation and the illusion of truthiness to stop us all from thinking about the causes of mass shootings has been palpable. No one has laid it on as thick or as deep as Kellyanne Conway who has her own way illusions of derpiness. Here’s all you need to know about how necessary it is for us to understand “depraved evil” and unite against hate.

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