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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 01:16 PM

Not because it is true, but because it is emotionally necessary

Just heard an excellent explanation as to why the German people in 1918 and current MAGAists are unable to accept current reality.

In 1918 a conspiracy theory was rampant that German surrendered not for legitimate reasons but because of a conspiracy backed by Communists and Hews. At the time it was easier to emotionally accept this rather than reality.

Were seeing the same thing now with Trump and his authoritarian followers. Im certain that many are Jungian feeling types where actually thinking takes a distant second. Trump is telling them how to feel and a convenient excuse to feel that way.

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Reply Not because it is true, but because it is emotionally necessary (Original post)
TrogL Nov 15 OP
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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 01:30 PM

1. Yep.

The famous conspiracy theory of the "stab in the back." That conspiracy theory helped proper the Third Reich into power a decade and a half later, and was used by Hitler to justify WW2, in part to take back "what had been stolen."





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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 01:44 PM

2. K&R

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