Some of the factors include power and fear. A few relevant threads, first on power and "Authoritarian Followers": 1/

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6 Jun
In Nov., Trump pushed election lies.

2 months later, the insurrection/first non-peaceful transition of power in U.S. history occurred.

Aside from August being 2 months away, there’s another dangerous parallel:

"Pathologically unrealistic expectations"

On election morning…1/
...I laid out a road map describing how Trump would manipulate/gaslight the election results to incite his base. Basically, it included
1.Create pathologically unrealistic expectations
2.Lie about the results
3.Incite people to react violently

Read 19 tweets
30 May
Here are links to two recent podcasts with @psdhitchhiker's ("What Matters Most") and @ProjectLincoln, a link to @IAmSophiaNelson's "Be the One You Need" podcast that we'll be recording later this week, and a link to @joetrippi's podcast that I've been invited to appear on:
Read 5 tweets
28 May
From a Feb. thread:
"Is Qanon morphing into a religion right before our very eyes?

At a minimum, we're witnessing a perfect storm-like convergence of numerous features of modern society that have created a fertile ground for conspiratorial delusions."…
Read 5 tweets
26 May
The country is dealing w/the aftermath of "pathologically unrealistic expectations" created by Trump & the Right Wing Media Echo Chamber, & reinforced by complicit/cowardly congressional Republicans. This thread was written on the morning of the election. It's a roadmap: 1/
Read 11 tweets
9 May
The "intolerance" has metastasized to inhumanity.

I recently touched on this topic in two podcasts where I spoke about animalistic behavior that, if engaged in by humans, would be considered sociopathic.

Basically, my premise was that what separates humans from animals is...1/
...the ability to use judgment/reason to temper/override otherwise impulsive animalistic behavior.

One of the most primal, animalistic behaviors humans possess is a survival instinct….to self-preserve, even at the expense of the collective interests of the rest of species. 2/
Unfortunately, this instinct to self-preserve has expanded from literal survival into a more contextual or relative state, that can be real or imagined. 3/

Read 22 tweets
9 May

When the Right:
1) refuses to acknowledge the 2020 election
2) pushes alternate reality-creating lies/disinformation
3) loses access to the common shared reality (platforms)

...they claim victimhood for being excluded from a reality that they refuse to acknowledge exists
Read 4 tweets

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