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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2016, 01:23 PM

14. Amen to that!

The problem is that Sanders supporters suffer from social contagion and they actually believe absolutely everything he says. When he changes a position or attempts to justify a bad one they are totally forgiving without exception and they don't even blink when he plays dirty tricks or breaks promises or rules (if Hillary's campaign did any of this it would be proof of her corruption). Their hatred of Hillary Clinton and insistence that she is the head of the Hydra is alarming, because it is both irrational and completely ignores her decades of achievements and causes she has and still does hold dear.

An example case of social contagion often used in Social Psychology is the mass hysteria of "Koro" where villagers all claim that their bodies are swallowing their penises. All of a sudden normal penis retraction seems abnormal due to all the reports and claims of others. These things tend to be cultural or regional specific. While this example doesn't seem to relate to Sanders followers...think about it. They do not see reality just like those men in the example. They tend to come from the same cultural demographic.

I should add, though, that not all Sanders followers are this deluded. Some genuinely seem to like the guy and think he deserves a shot, but take some of his proposals with a grain of salt--even admit that they doubt he could win, so they are more reality based.

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