It’s not too late to stand up to hate.
Many studies and analyses have been done to better understand Trump appeal. Not everyone likes him for the same reasons. Many people are very defensive at being lumped in with extremists and racists. Some people voted for him because tribalism is arguably ingrained and many vote the way their friends and family do. Others are traditional states-rights Republicans and businesspeople who prefer the traditional Republican economic model.
The “Father Knows Best” appeal of an authoritarian-style leader perceived as a successful businessman has been discussed. Part of it comes down to neuroscience, the way people’s brains are conditioned over time, and differences in “wiring”. Some of us have more flexible thinking than others. Some people are turned on by his lack of “political correctness”, an alt-right theme. Others simply wanted change and didn’t believe he would actually try to take away their healthcare. In other words, Trump voters cannot be solely defined by the extremists at Charlottesville…but they are responsible for their vote and what that means to the world. It’s not too late for them to stand up to hate.
Bill Maher says it’s Change Anxiety, not Economic Anxiety, that drives Trump voters…watch him on Huffington Post
Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says “The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence.” Dunning-Kruger effect
“Salience Bias and the power of repetition help shape views more than facts.”