Scott Pruitt’s EPA is as clear of an example as you could hope for when groupthink takes over an organization and a psychopath is in charge.
Nixon resigned when the GOP in Congress realized the shellacking they’d take in the Nov 1974 elections. Might the GOP begin thinking about the shellacking they’re about to take in the Nov 2018 elections due to the foolish trade war with China?
Conservatives and the GOP are already locked into groupthink and are at the beginning stages of dehumanizing white male liberals. Together they represent an existential threat to the US and our way of life. Together they will usher in an authoritarian state.
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.
While it is fun watching the Keystone Kops get themselves out of their healthcare debacle, it is also our future. Luckily, psychology has some advice that might could help if they would only take it.