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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 09:00 PM

 

It finally dawned on me who trumpanzees are; and where they belong

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Reply It finally dawned on me who trumpanzees are; and where they belong (Original post)
magicguido Dec 2020 OP
bucolic_frolic Dec 2020 #1
mr_lebowski Dec 2020 #2
Lithos Dec 2020 #3

Response to magicguido (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 09:13 PM

1. The role of TV in the development of these stooges should not be underestimated

I've been on a Hogan's Heroes rerun binge of late. Great humor. Someone pointed out - some WWII vets wouldn't watch it. It made Nazis look humorous, it made them ok, just another nation's soldiers. And I didn't realize it was satire at the time, I was too young. And yes, the gross materialism in Let's Make a Deal was obscene. Raised on trinket capitalism. Those are some of the building blocks of MAGAt personalities, "matured" for the modern age by The Apprentice.

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Response to magicguido (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 09:16 PM

2. Reading the headline, I was thinking Jane Goodall was going to figure into this somehow (nt)

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Response to magicguido (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 10:07 PM

3. LOL

You're close, so close. These people are just hopeful.

Have you ever looked up the math behind the deals on this show called the Monty Haul problem? (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem)

This is just one of the many things a very smart entrepreneur can do to control an uneducated crowd. Then learn about the crowd you want to control - (see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Authoritarian_Personality)

Then you use the power of behaviorism - (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B._Watson) Which with the US is well honed by the extremely strong powers of corporations to promote a certain sense of "conformity" (my term - not exactly scientific - just for this specific use case). To be honest, this just manipulates the plasticity of the mind.

Himmler utilized this to a fairly successful degree. The use of symbology/iconography and a certain dull repetition was core to the normalization of ideas. Trump is actually a natural at this - though not sophisticated enough in use (thankfully).

What we have to do is set the norm to be one of a skeptic and one who thinks people are always selling something. To communicate and to accept diversity. To the authoritarian normalization is the anti-thesis of diversity. Diversity is the penicillin and bane of authoritarianism.

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