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Anger is now at the core of white identity. It is the foundation of grievance politics. You expect the base to be irrationally angry, but not the staffers and office holders, but you’re wrong. And it is that pervasive anger that is driving the fascism of the GOP.
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Forensic psychology has a lot to say about the mass shooters — hell, we’ve had enough of them that they’ve got enough “data points” to come to some conclusions, amirite?
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What on earth could compel someone to attend one of Trump’s superspreader events? Why on earth would Trump hold one? Other than the obvious, he’s a narcissist, and they’re all gaslit, there are powerful brain circuits involved in compelling these self-destructive and foolish behaviors.
Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.
How can we have so much agreement at least at the broad strokes of the issues, but can’t actually legislate any solutions and now have a second government shutdown? I explain the psychological motivations of each of the major players. Paul Ryan’s motivations will leave you speechless!
We are drowning in cynicism! Cynicism is toxic. It kills motivation. It turns people against each other. It stops conversation. It erodes trust. Cynicism is killing our democracy!
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