Tuesday, June 19, 2018
New poll shows Americans are blind followers
Big surprise, I know. This Reuters survey showed that for most, support or opposition to an issue comes not from independent, critical thought but from the authority figure in whom people believe. Hence no amount of reasoning is going to affect them, as it's all about their tribe and it leader who tells them what to think. And it's on both sides of the isle; the Democratic side has plenty of ignorant followers too. So we obviously have to appeal to something other than well thought out reasoning to communicate with people. See George Lakoff for more.