You might think because there are a lot of smart people on the ‘right’, that their version of the truth is just as legitimate. But that’s poppycock. Plenty of smart people are ignorant, this is because for them the truth doesn’t come first. Their personal and tribal narratives do. They contort all their information around their narratives of the world. Just because you’re a clever clogs does not make you more true or honest. These smart idiots are good at creating clever and intelligent sounding but ultimately false narratives that all the people who don’t really think for themselves can get behind. The right are for the most part wrong, but they also have big muscles and are funded by deep self-serving pockets. So in summation, we’re all fucked.
A lot of people out there want to own your mind space. They want to control what you do to an extent and how you do it. They want you to do what they want and act in the world by their beliefs, rules & values. When you reach maturity you should be in a position to not let anyone have that sort of power over you.
The growing divide in western nations, are a result of chickens coming home to roost in regards to the manipulation of the populace.
The conservatives have made themselves sick with all these false narratives, half-truths, and alternate realities and it’s looking like everyone is going to pay a heavy price for their indulgences.
Some people think leaders are beyond reproach, but if you know anything about human behaviour you know even good leaders need checks and balances.