I watched an interesting interview this evening on Amanpour CNN. The interview was with a psychologist sociologist (I think was his title).
He was asked how people appear to believe the most outrageous lies told to them by politicians.
His explanation is that when you say to the apparent believers that their politician or policy of choice is a lie, they don’t hear that it is a lie, but that the politician is going to deliver what they want. So, yes, they know the politician is lying constantly, but they are willing to overlook it to get to their goal.
It is a phenomena that is new and is changing the face of democracy.
The traditional values of trust and honesty are being entirely undermined .
We are, he argues at a crossroads and it can go either way, where we continue down the road of accepting lies providing the politician delivers what we want, or we pull back and re-establish the values of trust and honestly.
That explains so much
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