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February 12, 2020

If you want this to change, you cannot vote for ANY GOP Candidates in Election 2020!

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:42

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  1. What just obliterates my mind is how Trump supporters are SO TOTALLY BLIND to this!!?!?! It’s like the shades are drawn and the doors are locked.

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    Comment by Nan — February 12, 2020 @ 15:00

    • Hello Nan. It is emotion. They run on emotion instead of reason or even fact based information. It is how he makes them feel. One more reason why we need someone who will appeal emotionally to the voters if we are to beat him. It is like with highly religious people. They know their god exists because they feel it / him. They can disregard any fact or evidence that is contrary because their feelings tell them differently. They have been taught to trust their emotions over reality, their feelings over facts. One more reason religions attack science and education, to make them more suspect so it is easier to go with your feelings. We are in for a shit storm now, so grab your helmet as we have incoming. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 12, 2020 @ 15:14

      • You’re right, of course. In fact, there’s been some discussion on the very topic of religious “feelings” over at Gary’s blog.

        In some ways, I suppose I can understand why this doesn’t faze them since they tend to believe in the “trickle-down” effect … even though it somehow never quite makes it into their pocketbook or bank account. But it’s coming!!!

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        Comment by Nan — February 12, 2020 @ 15:38

        • Hello Nan. A few weeks ago I posted the meme several times that states that most of us are three months from being broke, homeless, and without food. Not most of us are three months from being millionaires. Yet that is the very thing the wealthy have sold to the lower incomes. At any time we could become one of the rich, one of the wealthy, so we better be careful how we treat them. It is a heck of a snow job. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — February 12, 2020 @ 16:00

      • Hi Scottie,

        I agree with you up to a point, for people’s irrational behaviours are not just the outcome of being “taught to trust their emotions over reality, their feelings over facts”. People have been brought up under certain environment, culture and society in which they have been fed certain reality and facts, which have often become entrenched, normalized, sanitized or even glorified. Conformity, cherrypicking, confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance, bandwagon effect, truth by consensus, false-consensus effect (or false-consensus bias), overconfidence effect, selective perception, selective exposure, Semmelweis reflex (or Semmelweis effect), anchoring (or focalism), conservatism (or conservatism bias), denialism, reactance, belief bias, belief perseverance, illusory truth effect and so on prevent them from overcoming or transcending what their upbringing has conditioned or imprisoned them, often regardless of how much information or facts are presented to them. All of these and more are mentioned at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-quotation-fallacy/#Definition_Ramifications

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        Comment by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ — February 13, 2020 @ 00:28

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    Comment by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ — February 13, 2020 @ 01:35

    • Hello SoundEagle. I like the song. There is a parody channel on YouTube I have posted a few times that rips tRump with songs also like this. I also agree with the many things you listed in your comment for why people turn away from facts to embrace a false narratives. However when you have someone willing to base their beliefs on reason they can evaluate and accept new information. Someone running just on emotion is not able to do that, they must be reached by emotion also. Showing them evidence or facts simply won’t register with them unless you can connect it to their emotional needs, I have found. You make a good point on cultural traditions in societies that have strong ritual participation. We do not have that really in the US. We do have religious communities that people have to follow certain` lifestyles to remain in the communities good graces, but we do not have the deep ingrained ritual practices that some countries do. I am not sure how one overcomes that when talking to someone without sounding insulting to their culture. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — February 13, 2020 @ 04:12

      • Dear Scottie,

        The song may in time become viral. It is only about six days old.

        I would like to again clarify that emotion is not the only concern, as there are many social, cultural, (socio)demographic and behavioural factors at work, and therefore there is no such thing as “[s]omeone running just on emotion”. The purviews and findings of social science, behavioural science, political science and communications studies cannot be disregarded.

        In addition, I have already concluded in my previous comment with “…often regardless of how much information or facts are presented to them.” I have not disagreed with you that people “must be reached by emotion also.” However, appealing to people’s emotion is insufficient without adequate understanding and taking into account the other factors at work. Moreover, appeal to emotion has its own very significant disadvantages, as discussed in great detail at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-quotation-fallacy/#Emotions_Biases

        A multipronged, holistic and consilient approach are ultimately needed.

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        Comment by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ — February 13, 2020 @ 05:46

      • As the third of the nine sections in the long post, the said section is entitled “Emotions and Biases: Affect Heuristic, Stereotype, Attribution Bias”, located at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-quotation-fallacy/#Emotions_Biases

        The section also takes into account post-truth politics and epistemic injustice, plus other pertinent matters from diverse disciplines.

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        Comment by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ — February 13, 2020 @ 06:01

      • Hi Scottie,

        I have just included this following video in the said third section in my post.

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        Comment by SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ — February 15, 2020 @ 02:41


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