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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

THE REPUBLICAN VOTER REJECTION OF NEW INFORMATION AND TWITTER MIND CONTROL

DO NOT THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT GOP VOTERS ARE GOING TO ABANDON MEAN TANGERINE OVER THIS

MONEY ISN'T THE ONLY THING PROTECTING THE TRUMP AND TRUMP Jr.

DEDICATION TO STUPIDITY IS TOO



You know you can't trust half of what you hear in the news.  We all know this. You know you have to read the news, think about it, digest it, compare it to what was said before, etc. You know you can just drink up news and let it soak into your brain without a straining it first.

But ignoring the news is not the answer either.

All self-talk based on rumors
and no new information 
makes Johnny a really stupid boy 

You have to be able to at least question the people you mostly agree with and figure out which pieces you DO agree with from other folks you mostly do not agree with.


For example, Trump Jr. said at least one or two sentences I agree with -- though it's not likely I agree with the conclusion that followed as his Daddy put Betsy DeVos in charge of education  (Note: Jr hasn't had an independent thought yet, far as I know. So Daddy's thoughts are his thoughts)

I agree we need to do something to help our public schools.



I communicate all this to say that thinking is required in order to navigate this life, and participate the shaping of our public life.

And in order to think you need new information

Now ,I've read a study that seems to indicate that republicans are every bit as dimwitted as I previously supposed and more. 

Before reading the article associated with the chart below, I thought maybe I was being too partisan, etc. in thinking GOPers are white supremacist, male supremacist numb skulls. But now there's proof that being  politically "conservative" (a.k.a. trying to hold onto the status quo for me-and-mine only) is not just the rejecting of 
- new information 
- new kinds of people 
-others rights to live and love as they choose
Being conservative is currently about making sure to not GET any new information too


Look at that national news coverage number in red. A whopping 85% of those republicans polled think our national news has a negative impact on the country  
Yes, our news agencies are very flawed. I must write about that every other day regarding what's not quite right regarding women and people of color. And I actually write about our news outlets not having a GOOD ENOUGH impact on our country But this 85% rejection rate plus only 5% being unsure if news organizations make the country better or worse?
This represents the GOP rejecting a major source of new information. And you can't know what's happening 30 miles away much less 3000 miles away without our national news organizations. You have to read it and sift it and hopefully you don't let somebody like Bill O'Reilly sift it for you.

What's probably worse is that more than half of republicans think colleges and universities have a negative effect on our country. Really?

To tell the truth, I'd be happier if the undecided zones were 75% of each category for both progressives and conservatives. But the dedication of conservative Cheeto Satanette voters to remain in their bubble only talking to white supremacist others and white supremacist enabler others in their homes, neighborhoods and churches is going to make this country get scarier and scarier until something gives one way or the other, for better or for worse in this country.

Anybody looking at that graphic above should also be able to figure out why Trump is totally dedicated to his twitter feed. 

Whatever he types, no matter how damaging and ridiculous it seems to the rest of us, he is only talking to his ditto-heads. He knows the Cheeto Satanettes are low education and dedicated to remaining low education. He knows he can control what they believe with 140 character soundless-bites.