INSIDE THE MINDS OF HARDCORE TRUMP SUPPORTERS by Tom Jacobs Pacific Standard Given the meteoric rise of Donald Trump, and the ill-defined phenomenon known as Trumpism, it's vital we understand the psychology that attracted Americans to the real estate mogul in the first place. Research suggests such voters are driven by a combination of racial resentment and authoritarianism. Sociologist … Continue reading Trump’s earliest and strongest followers embody a particularly belligerent strain of authoritarian thinking.
Millions of Americans are blindly devoted to their Dear Leader. What will it take for them to snap out of it? by ALEXANDER HURST New Republic Dec 13, 2018 On December 20, 1954, some 62 years before Donald Trump would be sworn in as president of the United States, Dorothy Martin and dozens of her followers … Continue reading Escape From the Trump Cult
a collaboration by Global Research and O Society “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken "Cultural Marxism?" What the holy hell are you talking about? —Any sane … Continue reading What the Hell is Cultural Marxism?
Conservatives don’t really care about what Ocasio-Cortez is wearing. They care that she is so comfortable in her own skin.’ By Zak Cheney-Rice Fear There is an almost refreshing honesty in the right’s treatment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rather than conjuring a fake migrant-caravan threat to scare voters or lying about protecting health-care access while gutting … Continue reading Conservatives Are Terrified of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Today, regarding this piece: "Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before he won the … Continue reading Daddy
Scientists have a word for studying the post-truth world: agnotology by Janna Rose and Marcos Barros The Conversation As we watch Donald Trump take on the most powerful position in the world, many of us are left asking how a man who has consistently lied to his public could get so far. Some pundits are calling this … Continue reading There’s a Word for the Study of the Intentional Spread of Ignorance: Agnotology
Agnotology: the intentional spread of ignorance Republican climate rhetoric shifts (again), but the goal remains the same. By David Roberts Vox Oct 23, 2018 In recent years, leaders of the Republican Party have become aware that denying the existence of global warming makes them look like idiots. Changes in climate have become obvious, not just to … Continue reading Why conservatives keep gaslighting the nation about climate change: Agnotology