Opinion | The Rotting of the Republican Mind

November 26, 2020 ☼ goptruthlieswingers

Source: The New York Times - Link

In a recent Monmouth University survey, 77 percent of Trump backers said Joe Biden had won the presidential election because of fraud. Many of these same people think climate change is not real. Many of these same people believe they don’t need to listen to scientific experts on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We live in a country in epistemological crisis, in which much of the Republican Party has become detached from reality. Moreover, this is not just an American problem. All around the world, rising right-wing populist parties are floating on oceans of misinformation and falsehood. What is going on?

This is the scary part. One analysis (not in this article) says this is all about caste and power.