Yes, that strong will is often Narcissism and/or sociopathy/psychopathy. That need to degrade is often sadism.....or, as I've analyzed, their "punitive orientation".

Threads that analyze domination, "punitive orientation", and degradation : 1/

Thread analyzing Trump using degradation/cruelty towards Adam Schiff and deceased former congressman, John Dingell, to distract from Trump's impeachment...

...and to "punish" Dingell's wife, and congresswoman Debbie Dingell (who voted for impeachment). 4/
Another thread analyzing the death of comedy, and the use of "humor" to ridicule and "degrade".....5a/

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30 Sep
Observations about Covid, vaccine effectiveness, media portrayals/hypocrisy, and even Jan 6th to show the dangerous effect “trickle down irrationality”:

When disinformation causes otherwise irrational behavior to appear rational.

Let's unpack.....1/

In the video above, @RubinReport uses Johnathon Isaac’s response about being unvaccinated to correctly encourage people to
- avoid summarily demonizing people
- have a measured, good-faith interpretation of other people's potentially good-faith “rational” motivations/actions
I agree. Jonathon Isaac was very impressive in that interview.

We won’t make progress as a society by engaging in the same behavior that helped create the problem. And : 3/
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29 Sep
Thread: "Our political system presuppose a baseline level of adherence to the rule of law....essentially the system is built on a fragile, consumer confidence-like faith/belief in the people-conferred power of a constitutionally-based democratic system..." 1/
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28 Sep
When winning is defined by the avoidance of loss.

Thread written in 2019 than not only predicted Trump's response to his 2020 election loss, but defines the current Republican Party's mindset: 1/
When winning is defined by the avoidance of loss.

Thread written in 2019 than not only predicted Trump's response to his 2020 election loss, but defines the current Republican Party's mindset: 2/
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28 Sep
Trump came into office referencing "American Carnage" in his inauguration speech. This created a permission structure for grievance/resentment, and, eventually, even retribution (Jan 6th).

@RadioFreeTom has written about the "leave it to Beaver syndrome", but..1/ does seem to fuel the "Make America Great Again" rhetoric. Perhaps it's cognitive dissonance....both collectively, and individually, as Americans grapple with the weight of "American Exceptionalism"....(thread) 2/
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28 Sep
This is projection: When Trump talked of "American Carnage" in his inauguration, that is exactly what came to fruition.

When Trump talks of the U.S. not surviving or the end of American in 3 years, he is projecting the end of democracy when he successfully steals the election.
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27 Sep
It has less to do w/fear of Covid, than it does w/having invested their identity into a political tribe & the tribe's initial downplaying Covid. The "fear" is related to admitting they were wrong, which is an implicit admission of their political enemies being "right".
Ego and identity is driving this to a large degree: 2/
That being said, the "overload" theory may be a factor in some cases as analyzed in this thread about conspiracy theory susceptibility: 3/
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