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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:00 PM

Katie Couric: Former Cult Follower Describes How President Trump Has Created a Cult Following

"People are typically very susceptible to the appeals of a destructive cult because of deception. ... In my research of over 40 years, people are in vulnerable moments in their life where they'll be more receptive to a recruitment message or recruiter. ... Seriously, the pandemic and the economic problems are huge susceptibility factors for the public going forward."


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Reply Katie Couric: Former Cult Follower Describes How President Trump Has Created a Cult Following (Original post)
betsuni Jan 12 OP
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Buckeye_Democrat Jan 13 #4

Response to betsuni (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:24 PM

1. And cult 45 is their name

A dangerous cult. I've been wondering about ways to deprogram them. They need help!

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Response to betsuni (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:29 PM

2. Thanks! Well-done video.

After watching it, I searched online for a study that was done years ago. I couldn't find it.

My vague memory of it was this...

The experiment involved an actual expert describing his subject of expertise to an audience which knew nothing about it.

There were also very confident-sounding business-types who gave the audience presentations about the subject too, but they BS'd their way through it.

The audiences were later asked who was most credible on the subject, and they overwhelmingly picked the BS'ers who sounded confident... not the actual expert!

That's something that I've noticed with my most gullible sister. She'll forward me something and I'll reply that it's nonsense, or almost certainly nonsense because it would surely get much more attention by mainstream media* otherwise. Then she'll often say, "But that man/woman sounded so confident about it!"

* They would naturally be eager to report such bombshells, if they were true at all.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:48 PM

3. Just read this (Carl Jung) and it's so true:

"I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. I was also surprised to find many intelligent and wide-awake people who lived (as far as one could make out) as if they had never learned to use their sense organs. They did not see the things before their eyes, hear the words sounding in their ears, or notice the things they touched or tasted. Some lived without being aware of the state of their own bodies."

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Response to betsuni (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:00 AM

4. Hmm, that would be quite a problem.

More of an input problem, not so much an analysis problem that my own senses have mostly detected among the most gullible and mystical-thinking people that I've encountered.

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