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Lincoln Project’s Sucker Ad, Cognitive Dissonance, and Reason for Hope

19 September 2022 at 09:36
Reading time: 4 minutes The Lincoln Project is putting out some sick burns on Trump world, but what are they really? Will they really appeal to MAGA-lite voters or are they just grifting liberal pwn the conservative dollars?

9-19-22Lincoln

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How has cognitive dissonance blinded Trump's base to the truth?

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The Trump Prosecution, Narcissistic Collapse, and the Looming Catastrophe

10 September 2022 at 07:29
Reading time: 4 minutes Trump's narcissism makes him predictable and manipulable. As severe narcissistic wounds mount, narcissistic collapse is possible. His narcissism predicts what The Country's Biggest Loser do in the face of losing the election, his business, and freedom?

9-10-22Collapse

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The Narcissistic Wounds of Trump Trump's Narcissistic Wounds

The Way Narcissists Lose Elections

Could Trump's Horde of Secret Government Documents be due to Executive Dysfunction?

Will Trump's defiance of the election involve organized violence

How is Trump's Narcissism is Destroying our Democracy?

Anger Pervades Entirety of GQP; Powers Fascism

6 September 2022 at 08:26
Reading time: 6 minutes 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.

9-6-22Pervades

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As it turns out the GOP really is deliberately screwing their base and the rest of us for their own gain. Hunh?

Why are death rates rising for Republican rural voters?

What kinds of damage do conspiracy theorists and their followers cause to soceity?

The Effects of Mere Exposure to Hate Speech

What are the symptoms of trauma that MAGA Nation has?

How does authoritarianism, mass psychosis, waves of terror, and the dark tetrad combine to make political violence more likely?

What role is mass psychosis playing in our descent to authoritarianism?

How can we explain the destructive political stances of conservatives?

WTF, Republicans?!? WTAF?!?

31 August 2022 at 10:13
Reading time: 7 minutes Short version: As it turns out, the GOP really is deliberately screwing their base and the rest of us for their own gain. Hunh?

8-31-22WTFGOP

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How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close.

How does the sportification of politics help Putin win in Ukraine?

How can we explain the destructive political stances of conservatives?

Censuring Republicans is a symptom of groupthink

Is it a science fact that Fox News shapes the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of its viewers?

What are the cognitive errors that allow MAGA Nation to believe such stupid stuff?

β€œβ€¦I know you know that, and that’s the problem.” Truth, the Problem with Conservatives

23 August 2022 at 09:54
Reading time: 5 minutes We know they're lying. They know they're lying. We know it will hurt people, even kill them. They know it will hurt people, even kill them. Yet, they lie anyway. How can that be?

8-23-22BaghdadBob

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How likely is it that there will be political violence during the 2022 elections?

Blinded by Cognitive Dissonance

What role is mass psychosis playing in our descent to authoritarianism?

Has the Dark Tetrad taken over the Republican Party?

Was Trump’s Horde of Secret Documents a Product of Executive Dysfunction?

15 August 2022 at 03:18
Reading time: 5 minutes Could it be that the entire debacle of secret government documents secreted away in a poolside closet at Merde-a-Lardo (Thanks, @Tengrain) be due to Trump's executive dysfunction as this @NBCNews seems to imply?

8-15-22PackRat

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What does Trump's diagnosis as an unproductive malignant narcissist tell us about his theft of secret documents?

Trump's Executive Dysfunction Continues to Dog Him

The Authoritarian Personalities in Trump's Administration

The Mysterious Case of the Narcissist and the Horde of Secret US Documents

14 August 2022 at 08:28
Reading time: 6 minutes We all KNOW that Trump was selling US secrets to China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, right? But, his diagnosis as an unproductive malignant narcissist tells us much much more.

8-14-22TopSecret

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Why are hot takes bashing Garland and the DoJ harmful?

Will Trump Resign or Commit Suicide

Does Trump lack executive function?

The Real Reason Trump Lies So Much

Jared Kushner: Diabolical Mastermind, Intellectual Lightweight, Moron

The FBI Raid on Merde-a-Lardo for Classified Documents and the Influence of Partisanship on Beliefs and Memory

10 August 2022 at 10:41
Reading time: 6 minutes The FBI raided Mar-a-Lago looking for top secret stolen documents Trump was selling to our enemies, and MAGA looses its mind. How does partisanship affect how we remember events?

8-10-22FakeNews

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The Depth, Breadth, and Seriousness of the GOP’s Plot to Steal Elections

9 August 2022 at 13:01
Reading time: 5 minutes The GOP -- and it is THE GOP -- had multiple plots to coup against the US. You can't keep track of them without a program! See how bad it really was!

8-9-22SpecialReport

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The Danger of the Hot Takes on Garland and the DoJ’s Failure to Investigate

8 August 2022 at 02:13
Reading time: 6 minutes So, Garland and the DoJ ARE investigating Trump et al. for the 6 January Insurrection and have been for MONTHS!?! Long before the public hearings or the social media pressure? Hunh. Go figure

8-8-22HotTake

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How has the story the 6 January Committee told affecting viewers?

Whaz Up!?! Home Again! Home Again! Jiggity Jig!

2 August 2022 at 11:11
Reading time: 3 minutes It's been a while. Jet lag has been rough, but the whole famn damily is back in Cambodia from Paris. We're slowly getting back to "normal." Here's what's been happening and what we've been reading! Follow the links, y'all!

8-2-22Pigs2Market

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Vote Blue in ’22: The GOP’s Long-Term Plan to Re-write the Constitution

1 August 2022 at 05:37
Reading time: 5 minutes The GOP has a concerted, well-organized, long-term, and well-funded plan to re-write our Constitution to make a more perfect minority-rule pseudo-democratic single-party autocracy. #VoteLikeUrDemocracyDependsOnIt

8-1-22ArticleV

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How will the GQP rat fuck the 2022 election?

How does proportionality bias explain voter apathy?

What will the Republican dystopia be like?

How the Competing Narratives of Risk and Loss will affect the November 2022 Elections

29 July 2022 at 09:19
Reading time: 5 minutes Election 2022 is shaping up to be the most consequential election since 2020! Democrats fear the loss of rights and our very democracy. The stakes are quite high. For Republicans, they have only their old tropes to stir up fear and angst with. Which will turn out the base?

7-29-22RiskLoss

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Fear of Change; Embracing Change

Why do white people suddenly hate democracy and vote for candidates who will destroy it?

Why are death rates rising for Republican rural voters?

How will the GQP rat fuck the 2022 election?

What explains the conservative white voters' willingness to give up on democracy? It's too much of a risk!

Protests Boost Voter Turnout

Will the waves of climate disasters becomes waves of terror and help install authoritarian rule?

What will it take for white America to perceive the sure loss of our democracy and tale the risk of voting against Republicans?

The Story of the 6 January Hearings and How It May Affect Us

22 July 2022 at 13:11
Reading time: 5 minutes We evolved to be storytellers. We tell ourselves story; we tell each other stories; we spend billions a year on stories. How will the story that the 6 January Select Committee affect our national narrative?

7-22-22NarrativePsy

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Dykes, schema, lesbian, LGBTQ, prediction

What will it take for white America to perceive the sure loss of our democracy and tale the risk of voting against Republicans?

What are the differences between conservative and liberal personalities and brains?

How is the inhibition of social perception in autistic people like the blindness in Hubel and Wiesel's kittens?

Will the 6 January Insurrection be easily forgotten?

Minority Influence and the Coming #GOPDystopia

19 July 2022 at 10:53
Reading time: 6 minutes When the country is divided into thirds, everyone is a minority, and everyone is using minority influence. Learn what minority influence is, how the GOP has been using it against us, and how we can use it for us in the '22 elections!

7-19-22MinorityInfluence

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Is it too late to save our democracy?

License CC0, photo from Piqsels

Obama, Black, Gay, LGBTQ, Rights, BLM, Minority, Influence, Moscovici

Thinking is Hard, The Reluctance to Think, Problems with our Politics

What explains the conservative white voters' willingness to give up on democracy? It's too much of a risk!

Impeachment, Trump, Minority Influence, Moscovici, Nancy Pelosi

Can we prevent gun violence using public health measures like we prevented car accidents?

Trolling, Trolls, Social Media, Opiate, Masses, Karl Marx, Edward R. Murrow

Travels Around Montmartre

15 July 2022 at 12:15
Reading time: 2 minutes Read all about our travels around Montmartre, especially if you love the cemeteries of Paris!

JB Greuze

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Whaz Up?!? We’re Reading Real Gottam Books in Cafes in Paris!

11 July 2022 at 12:46
Reading time: 2 minutes We're blogging live at you from Paris. Where we're doing all the Paris things like drinking wine, eating cheese and baguettes, and drinking coffee and reading real god damn books in sidewalk cafes. And, we've read a bunch of other stuff from the Interwebs, too.

7-11-22ReadingCafe

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Left Brain, Right Brain; One Brain, Two Brain: The Difference Between Conservatives and Liberals

10 July 2022 at 14:30
Reading time: 5 minutes Ever look at your favorite drunk uncle at Thanksgiving and think he seems like he's a completely different species? Well, you're not far off. There are real and significant differences between liberal and conservative brains, but they don't have to define us.

7-10-22RedBrainBlueBrain

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What are the effects of Red States treating Blue States like strangers?

What kinds of damage do conspiracy theorists and their followers cause to soceity?

Emotional Intelligence of Conservatives

Why did Trump have so much chaos in his administration?

How does conflicting gender cues lead to transphobia?

What role does dopamine play in politics?

Thinking is Hard, The Reluctance to Think, Problems with our Politics

A Recipe for Making Mass Shooters

7 July 2022 at 05:17
Reading time: 4 minutes Wouldn't it be nice if we knew the factors that made a mass shooter so we could look out for those things and maybe intervene before the mass shooting happened? You know with mental health services and stuff. WOW! We actually know what makes a mass shooter.

7-7-22Pathway

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What motivated the Atlanta Asian Spa Shooter?

Do all the mass shootings in America just teach people how to be mass shooters?

Cultural dimensions Geert Hoefstede Groupthink Gun regulation Gun safety Gun violence Irving Janis Harlon Carter Henri Tajfel Situationalism

How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close.

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