Excellent analysis of fear messaging from The Heretic and the Holy Man. Thank you Joe Broadmeadow.
During the political season, the fundamental lack of rationality and intellectual ability rears its ugly head. Americans are blinded by fear.
They fear what they either do not understand and are unwilling to make any effort to do so. Fear mongering works.
Politicians know this. They understand that if they can find the voters’ deepest darkest fears and play to it, they win. The media, motivated by market share, provides the platform. They are the method to the fear monger’s madness.
They understand if they portray themselves as the one thing standing between America and what it fears most, they win.
Just like the pathetic post 9-11 chant, if we don’t destroy them the terrorists win.
This fear mongering is non-denominational. Trump paints the world, immigrants, Muslims, Democrats as an evil that is infecting America.
Clinton portrays Trump as an inarticulate bigot with delusions of grandeur.
Each play to the…
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