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Forum Post: Winning Conservative Votes

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 29, 2020, 4:53 p.m. EST by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX
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90% of conservative voters are secured by appeals to one or more of the following: -Racism and fear of integration -Fear of gun control -Abortion -Fear and loathing of LGBT

Guns and gays trigger the strongest Amygdala Hijack. That is: thought killing emotional responses. Abortion is about morals. Since morals are subjective in reality but objective to those who cite them, the abortion issue may never be resolved. Racism, especially when it surfaces as fear for property values if non whites or poor whites move into the suburbs, is probably the most likely to be swayed by reason. 90% of conservative voters might never change.

The other 10% fear the loss of some of their millions - or the millions they expect to have - to progressive policies and taxes designed to facilitate the survival of the rest of us. They are the originators of conservative thought and movements. They play on the weak minds of the 90% of lizard brained fools required to win any election, by pushing the fear buttons often and hard. However, some of them have no idea about who they really are and what they represent. These are the "swing voters." They are the most easily convinced to abandon Republican influence temporarily, because they are not committed sociopaths. They still have sincere ethics on some days.

In general, the 10% of conservatives are the people who think the abstract economy of the FIRE sector is the real economy the rest of us depend on for the material goods and services we need to live. Maybe Yanis Varoufakis can convince some of them of their folly and a few more will be led from the dark side.

"...It was in the summer of 2020 when financial capitalism finally broke with the world of real people, including capitalists antiquated enough to try to profit from producing goods and services...." - https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/08/something-remarkable-just-happened-this-august-how-the-pandemic-has-sped-up-the-passage-to-postcapitalism.html




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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2515) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Go to agkaiser.org and click on "Yanis Varoufakis: Post Capitalism"