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It’s only been three weeks since Trump’s Insurrection Riot stormed the Capitol building threatening to hang Mike Pence, assassinate Nancy Pelosi, and wreck mayhem upon us all. Now we have another few weeks for the impeachment trial and the GOP is doing all it can to gaslight us into believing the whole thing was little more than some bad gas in a stuffy car amongst friends. Don’t let ’em gaslight you! And, in this case it being a flashbulb memory will help, especially if you follow these helpful hints.
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Can we ever forgive Trump supporters for the needless deaths of 340,000+ deaths, the needless suffering of the #COVID19 pandemic, assaulting our democracy, damaging our national security, and putting us through such hell for four years all for the sake of Trump’s ego? We should forgive anyone who can fulfill the four-parts of an effective apology.
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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.
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Perhaps you’ve noticed that the rapidly rising tide of tyranny and authoritarianism is swamping all boats. Tim Snyder, author of On Tyranny, explains how to Tell if we’re living in tyranny and what to do about It.
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The GOP are planning to create a dystopia snatching away our democracy, freedoms, and equality.
Why does the appeal to racism work so often in politics? Why are so many people vulnerable to the racist appeal? Terror Management Theory gives us insight into the politics of racism and hope in countering it.
As the Mueller investigation draws to a close, what is the Ol’ Pussy Grabber likely to do? What are narcissists likely to do as their facade is dismantled? What are the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s options?
A republic, if you can keep it. As it turns out old Ben Franklin was right. We aren’t able to keep our republic. We are increasingly authoritarian. A segment of the electorate likes and another is indifferent leaving us vulnerable to the Russians hacking our elections.