Opinion | Why is it so hard to deprogram Trumpian conspiracy theorists can?

January 26, 2021 ☼ nutjobstrump

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Opinion | Why is it so hard to deprogram Trumpian conspiracy theorists can?

We can no longer pretend that conspiracy theorists are beneath our attention. They’ve shown they have tremendous capacity to inflict damage on society. Bringing the deluded people who populate Trump’s political base back to reality will be difficult. But to find the right antidote, we need to at least accurately diagnose who has taken the poison. And that means acknowledging that those who sympathize with the Capitol insurrectionists are not far-off lunatics. Some, most likely, are your neighbors.

I really hate this term “deprogram”. It just raises hackles. We need to use judo tactics.