129. That Sinking Feeling
The Hidden Brain podcast has an interesting episode called “More Divided than Ever”. It was really interesting, especially the part with John Hibbing, who talks about the biological nature of our political views. For instance, people who lean conservative tend to also dislike spicy food [duh, says my anecdotal experience]. I feel like understanding there’s a biological component to our stances does help me empathize more with an opposing political position.
The thing is, Trump supporters are not acting like conservatives or liberals. They seem to be just following a terrible excuse for a man, not their principled beliefs. That’s how I rationalize making fun of them. They are not values-based voters, they are a fandom! We, as a society, made fun of Bronies, Trumpies are fair game too!