Are there really so many truly evil, selfish, authoritarian people in America? Why are so many of us willing to go along with the New Cruelty and celebrate the deaths of children? Groupthink and authoritarian personality goes along way to explaining this cultural phenomenon.
After today’s very ugly display by the bullignorant (obvious to all) drunken (allegedly) rapist (allegedly) otherwise known as Brett Kavanaugh, it is unbelievable that anyone
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.
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.
We live in an extraordinarily stupid era. Where does the stupid come from? Why are we being governed by such stupidity?