Stereotyping is a way to mitigate anxiety. By applying them on the unknown, one can create the illusion of knowledge. But it doesn’t make the stereotype right. Or does it?
…as a way not to feel helpless
Destruction seems as good a form of control as any when there is no other way to alter our environment constructively
Conspiracy theories are the assertion of informational control over a painfully chaotic world
Information control as a way to fight the excruciating sense of feeling helpless – Part 1.
Authoritarian thinking is a deep-seated thinking habit with easily identifiable symptoms visible on the surface. It is the fast thinking behind unfreedom – a society giving up on freedom and retreating into a self-destructing spiral. It is an unintended, unwritten, involuntarily developed thinking habit that kicks into action before people even start rational reasoning. Here are …
Nothing can guarantee that virulent ideologies will not infect a country, but an open society is a powerful vaccine
The role of (false) enforcement in the spread of ideologies and how to create ideological herd immunity
The morally damaging effect of authoritarian survivalism. A system against which the individual feels powerless – corrupts
The inability to think from one’s own perspective is the hallmark of an authoritarian follower