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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 12:01 PM

As America tops 4 million COVID cases, the cult of Donald Trump has become a death cult

America has now passed the milestone of 4 million COVID cases, and we’re still arguing with doctors and epidemiologists about masks and school closures. I expected some of this, because I literally wrote the book over three years ago on why so many Americans think they’re smarter than experts. What I did not expect is that this resolute and childish opposition to expertise would be hijacked by the president of the United States and an entire American political party, and then turned into a suicide cult.

It did not take a lot of foresight to know, even before the coronavirus arrived, that the United States was leaving itself vulnerable to a crisis that would require the public to trust experts. We long ago became a narcissistic nation whose citizens believe they can become competent in almost any subject by watching enough television and spending enough time on the internet. But I was certain that a true national crisis — a war, a depression, or yes, a pandemic — would snap people back to reality.

I was wrong to be so optimistic.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/25/covid-cases-top-4-million-trump-base-reject-experts-column/5500345002/

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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 01:37 PM

1. This is an attempt to make every town in America Jonestown!

Excellent, excellent piece. Thank you for sharing!

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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:40 PM

2. This does an excellent job of describing what we are dealing with as a nation.

Thanks for posting.

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