“ Lifton emphasised that thought reform took place when human communication was controlled. “ This is a great read up find!!!!! I was struck by this statement in thinking about social media’s algorithms- the modern version of controlled communication as an explanation of trumps cult and qanon. Hannah Arendt is speaking to us now.
This article is scary but very perceptive. It’s easy to see how persuasive it’s ideology can be. I’ll never get over how completely Trump was successful in politicizing Covid when he was able to launch such a quick and effective vaccine. Just bizarre!
Growing up in the Mormon faith, I see a lot of similarities.
This article, without stating it directly, makes a convincing case that we need strong civics education. All citizens need to understand how our government works so they can't be sold a bill of lies about things like election fraud, Deep State, liberal/Hollywood elite pedophilia sex trafficking and other blatant lies that are commonly believed today.