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In Trump’s America, Voters Care More About Make-Believe Problems Than Real Ones

"Populist reality is actualized through the positive feedback loop of suspension of disbelief."

"Populist reality is actualized through the positive feedback loop of suspension of disbelief."
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6 comments on “In Trump’s America, Voters Care More About Make-Believe Problems Than Real Ones

  1. In the new world dominated by social networks and Tv, politicians do everything to grab attention. To capture voter’s marginal attention candidates enlarge and exaggerate all topics, they create drama from nothing. And divert attention from real issues. Millions of people here in Italy are convinced that if immigrants are blocked all problems will be solved like waving a magic wand.

  2. Fuber Sumerstein

    Big trouble with no-so-little China?

  3. At least we’ll have Maxine to oversee the financial services industry.

  4. There is no doubt Trump is self validating by way of his own narcissistic, some might even say insane, rants. That said, there is also no doubt the other side has its own comforting self deceptions that helpfully amplify the inner madness and booming voices. To pick a side, any side, as righteous and just simply demonstrates your, and our, equally mad minds.

  5. The cost of Trumps events in support of Republican candidates (basically a re-election campaign) has cost the tax payer millions of dollars in flights and Secret Service accommodation. These costs should be borne by the Republican party or Trump himself.

  6. Imagine how many veterans could be helped with the money Trump has spent (as mentioned in the previous post). Or children. Instead of Trump First we should be putting real heroes or our future first. At least Americans seem to have awakened and provided a real check on him. Let’s hope.

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