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Fri Nov 29, 2019, 09:06 AM

14. Conservatives respond very differently to threats and fear

Their brains actually respond differently. They are less open to new experience and don't handle uncertainly as well as liberals. And, in general, people often respond to fear by supporting authoritarianism and I think conservatives are even more likely to do so.

Faux Noise plays on that - basically manipulates their brain chemistry. It becomes addictive - the adrenaline rush of fear with the reassurance from Faux that Republicans can fix it.

Also, the neoliberals have created a world rife with uncertainty - eliminating unions which makes job stability less certain, making health care harder to get making financial stability less certain, and effing with the environment making weather less certain.

Since we all have unconscious bias (which we liberals tend to fight against), when all of that comes together, even without overt racism the us vs them default gets narrower and stronger.

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