Infantilism (Public Board)

by Cornpop Sutton ⌂, A bad bad dude who makes good shine., Sunday, May 14, 2023, 22:39 (20 days ago) @ ,ndo
edited by Cornpop Sutton, Sunday, May 14, 2023, 22:59

Or the B ark insult of "troll".

Basically almost no American voter seems to comprehend the actual policy differences or ideological issues that each side presumes. American voters treat politics like sports teams.

If you press someone here on their arbitrary "Dancing With the Stars vote" selection for their preferred candidate, and ask them why, they usually blabber about how awful the other candidate is.

If you take someone who says "I just don't like Trump" and challenge them to give specific policy points that they have a problem with, they usually get really pissed and offended that you don't just drop it.

Since voters have been mis-educated and dumbed down on this aspect of determining qualifications for office, they have no idea what to do with actual information that is provided.

I think infantilism is more common in the left. But right wing types often tend to clone the opinion of someone in their family (for instance) rather than reading up and evaluating what candidates actually stand for. I know MAGA/Trump types who don't have a clue what is actually meant, what the underlying principles are, and will be all-in on something such as stimulus payments ... and equating MAGA to receiving their payments. Leftism is a tautology for all that is evil and they don't have a clue why.

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