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    This is your brain on Trump

    Interesting read.

    This is your brain on Trump:
    Why I can’t help calling his supporters the fools that they objectively are


    There’s a decent chance they’re among the 62 percent of Trump voters who think millions of illegal votes won Hillary Clinton the popular vote; the 54 percent of his voters who say the most oppressed religious group in America is Christian; the 52 percent who believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya; the 46 percent who believe Clinton ran a satanic child-sex ring in the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor; the 45 percent who say the racial group facing the most discrimination in America is white people; and the 40 percent whose main source of news is Fox News.

    I get that Trump’s base feels marginalized, left behind by a minimum-wage economy, powerless to control their futures, dissed by urban elites. I know why they’re fed up with partisan gridlock (so am I); I see why they’d favor a business brand over a political name as president.

    It’s not pretty to admit, but no matter how practiced we are at critical thinking, how hip we are to the social construction of reality, how savvy we are about manipulation and framing, we still conflate what we want to be true with what actually is true. Our minds unconsciously invent retroactive rationales—we reverse-engineer justifications—for what our bodies already have made us think, say and do. What we call reason turns out to be a byproduct of our addiction to feel-good chemicals like dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin.

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    Also, some of them are all, "Back in my day!" and "Git off mah porch, you damned <insert racial slur here>!" Just generally fucking morons who would be pissed off at the world no matter what it did, other than just sit statically still in some perfect state they associate with their twenties. Utterly clueless how deeply their own psychological problems over growing older have ruined their minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Also, some of them are all, "Back in my day!" and "Git off mah porch, you damned <insert racial slur here>!" Just generally fucking morons who would be pissed off at the world no matter what it did, other than just sit statically still in some perfect state they associate with their twenties. Utterly clueless how deeply their own psychological problems over growing older have ruined their minds.
    The 'Make America White Again' crowd fer sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Also, some of them are all, "Back in my day!" and "Git off mah porch, you damned <insert racial slur here>!" Just generally fucking morons who would be pissed off at the world no matter what it did, other than just sit statically still in some perfect state they associate with their twenties. Utterly clueless how deeply their own psychological problems over growing older have ruined their minds.
    True although what we witnessed at Charlottesville, there is a rising number of young white males that feel the same. I was walking through a store last week and there were a group of 4 male teens with MAGA hats on. Something we don't think about or talk about, but I think Trump resonates with them as well which can be frightening moving forward in the future.

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    this disaffection from the right with john mccain is interesting. i wonder what it's about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highway234 View Post
    this disaffection from the right with john mccain is interesting. i wonder what it's about.
    The latest thing on McCain is his no vote on the Republican non plan Health care bill. He had enough guts to stand against the monstrosity.
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    'Anybody but Hillary' = Trump, and if that is all he ever actually does; save the world from Hillary, the World should be eternally grateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Something we don't think about or talk about, but I think Trump resonates with them as well which can be frightening moving forward in the future.
    Frightening for whom, and what future are you dreaming about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    'Anybody but Hillary' = Trump, and if that is all he ever actually does; save the world from Hillary, the World should be eternally grateful.
    What a fucking stupid thing to say
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