Yes, Trump supporting Christian right engaged in moral compromisation (the "ends justifies the means") create moral authority. The moral compromisation occurred when the evangelicals adopted the "flawed leader" narrative to justify their support of Trump. 1/
Thread the moral compromisation of evangelicals' "Flawed leader" narrative....2/....
Jan. 6th is an example of disinformation creating a belief in an alternate reality...that can then create the belief that a Patriotic "moral authority" exists to commit crimes against America. I've recently written about "rational" reactions to a false, irrational realities: 17/
This thread, analyzing white supremacy, tribalism, and cult psychology through an addiction model, includes research of neurophysiology to explain how/why people "expand" their "sacred values"....or as written above, engage in "moral compromisation. 21/

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9 Oct
An interesting study finding neuro-physiological parallels between white supremacy and addiction.

The study focuses on the dopamine “high”, but fails to recognize the potential neuro-physiological pain-avoidance “withdrawal” factor associated with group/tribal identity. 1/
I’ve previously analyzed how an addiction model may explain confirmation bias, tribalism, conspiracy theory susceptibility, and cult allegiance…..2/
Basically, my observation involved the similarities in the effects that addiction and political tribalism had on personal relationships: 3/
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3 Oct
The Right:

"Covid is a scam, perpetuated by the Left to steal our freedom/autonomy, and to create a permanent state of governmental/physiological (microchipped vaccines) control."

Also the Right:

"Mexican/Central American immigrants are spreading a deadly virus across America"
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2 Oct
Imagine how the Right Wing Media Echo Chamber and Republicans would be reacting if, in 2016, Hillary Clinton (who conceded w/in 24 hours) claimed the election was stolen despite:

- Obama's Attorney General finding no evidence the election was stolen

- Obama's DOJ publicly finding no evidence the election was stolen

- Obama's Department of Homeland Security finding no evidence the election was stolen

- Obama's FBI finding no evidence the election was stolen

- And eighty-six state and federal judges, many of them appointed by Bill Clinton and Obama, and including a Supreme Court with 3 Obama appointees...finding no evidence the election was stolen....

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2 Oct
A really interesting thread using Ivermectin as a lens with which to observe tribalism/cultism, confirmation bias, cognitive processes, ego/identity investment, cognitive dissonance, etc. I'll marry the corresponding tweets/threads below: 1/
Let's start with cognitive dissonance:
Thread analyzing dopamine optimization, and how cult predictions or belief-debunking facts may actually reinforce dopamine optimization, and therefore cause people to re-invest in the conspiracy/belief: 2/
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