The Psychology That Leads People to Vote for Extremists & Autocrats: The Theory of Cognitive Closure

in PoliticsPsychology | November 30th, 2016.

There's a political disconnect in the United States. We have two political parties, each now living in its own reality and working with its own set of facts. The common ground between them? Next to none.

How to explain this disconnect? Maybe the answer lies in the theory of “cognitive closure”–a theory first worked out by social psychologist Arie Kruglanski back in 1989.

“People’s politics are driven by their psychological needs,” Kruglanski explains in the short documentary above. “People who are anxious because of the uncertainty that surrounds them are going to be attracted to messages that offer certainty.”

He sips a soda, then continues, “The need for closure is the need for certainty, to have clear cut knowledge. You feel that you need to stop processing too much information, to stop listening to a variety of viewpoints, and zero in on what appears to be, to you, the truth.” “The need for closure tricks your mind to believe you have the truth, even though you haven’t examined the evidence very carefully.” And that, unfortunately, can be very dangerous.

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Repeacing Fake Liberals sounds like this

A week after election results, we share a few thoughts by a friend who holds accountable the false progressives who have created plenty of violence before and after the elections. The truth is always hard to swallow. If this challenges some self proclaimed Liberals, then there must be a lot of truth in these words. It's okay to be angry, to understand where that anger comes from, to transform it in action by exposing the people who need to be confronted.

Quoted:

--"I'm angry at Hillary supporters. You treated us like s*it during the primaries. You were abusive, condescending, demeaning, and really ugly to Sanders supporters. You worked hard to delegitimize claims that the DNC wasn't running a fair primary process - what was glaringly obvious to many was dismissed as conspiracy theory. Yet every single thing we suspected turned out to be true - and then some. Meanwhile, in my own case, despite maintaining a civil and respectful approach during the primary, I was almost daily called really nasty names. Like "b*tch," "idiot," "AH," "c*nt," "child," "basement dweller," "loser," and more.

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Wikileaks Releases Kissinger Files, US Death Squads, Secret Bombing Wars, Assasinations

Published on Apr 8, 2013

Julian Assange and Wikileaks have just released a massive amount of documents showing the true US foreign policy during the cold war. It it can be found information about the secret bombing of Cambodia, death squads sent to south america as well as targeted assassinations including of leaders they didn't like.

 

The world awakens to the fact that the most awarded world figures are often war criminals of the worst kind. Humanity has to cope with this truth or keep its head in the sand.

 

Henry Kissinger was given the nobel peace prize.

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