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I KNOW, it’s a longish read, but Election 2020 was REALLY disappointing! It occupied a big place in the Airing of Grievances during Festivus.Here are the cognitive tendencies that explain why our expectation of a blue tsunami were met by a blue puddle.
Reading Time: 6 minutes
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.
Long-time friend of Ye Olde Blogge shared this post with me in the comments of the “illusory explanation of ‘depraved evil'” post the other day. He published it way back in 2015, but it is — sadly — still relevant today.
In the wake of the latest school shooting — did I mention that in the 19 weeks of 2018, we’ve had almost one school shooting a week with 16 having occurred? — we’ve had the usual litany of responses: Hearts and prayers and thoughts and wishes, Warm condolences […]
Michelle Wolf tells a couple of bad jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the world is off its hinges. Why is everyone now convinced that Wolf insulted Sanders’ appearance at the WHCD? Here’s a psysplainer of all the cognitive Tom Fuckery involved.
Most reporters, pundits, commentators, and bloggers seem to have missed the real story of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s NY Times interview. The real story is the existential threat that his extreme narcissism poses.
Who would believe the outlandish whale-sized whoppers the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is trying to peddle as alternative narratives to his collusion with Russia? Well, everyone. The explanation of why such god awful lies are effective in blunting public opinion.