Trump's debate performance showcased the only thing his cult cares about

The kid is in his room playing video games. Mom calls to him that it's time to do chores and homework.

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Here's the bizarre formula that drives the robotic behavior of Trump's most cult-like supporters

This is not a post about our president but something more general, a lifestyle that can be adopted by anyone in any arena, at any scale, for any reason, in any culture, disguised as serving any goal. It is an attempt at a unified theory of what makes some humans particularly dangerous company, the product of 25 years of psycho-proctological study – investigating the nature and origins of absolutely asinine behavior.

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History shows Trump’s house of cards will eventually fall — and reality itself will get the last word

Trump has overlearned one life lesson: Impulse trumps deliberation. There have been gaps in its success but overall, it has worked beautifully. His impulsivity now reliably outwits any wit.

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How to take down a cult leader

Do you focus on shaming them for the damage they’re doing? Do you try to expose their lies and hypocrisies? Do you remind them of our common values? Do you try to prevail with your values? Do you try to prove that they’re factually incorrect? Do you curse them for being bad people?

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Why Trump uses this psychological trick to appeal to his followers — and how the media keeps falling for it

We spent the Obama administration’s first months monitoring attempts to cap the source of BP’s toxic oil spill. We have spent all of Trump’s administration trying to cap the source of his toxic spill. We fret and rail over the damage it's causing, the many ways it's weakening everything in its path, especially the resistance.

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How to conquer right-wing bullies: It’s not a debate — so stop taking their bait

Yes, they’re dog whistling for racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia, and antisocialism but those are just overtones. We shouldn’t be distracted by them. The dog whistle’s fundamental tune is simply "Join us. We’re Gods. No deed too dirty for us deities.”

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How to fight right-wing trolls and actually win

The right has become an epidemic of exhibitionists. Right-wing trolls sidle up to people on TV, the internet and in person pretending that they want a reasoned discussion. When they’ve got your attention, they open their trench coats to show off their firm pointy little “truths,” anticipating your reaction. It gets them excited to see you respond in predictable ways. They have themselves a little trollgasm, proving to themselves once again that they’ve found the formula for flummoxing everyone always.

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Here's why Trump is a great gift to America

Assuming he goes down in flames before he causes us to; assuming that what’s left of our democracy ends him before he ends what’s left of our democracy, Trump will have been the best thing that ever happened to America, indeed, among the best for our global survival imperative – figuring out how to spot and thwart the asshole impulse in human nature.

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Here is how the right-wing uses a psychological manipulation trick to galvanize its base

True righteousness, like true bravery or true love, will cost you. You have to put risky, expensive effort into it or else it’s just lip service. We each have limited effort to expend. How we expend it is the true expression of our priorities.

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Here is how to fight back against the cult of Trump

If you still think this is just a fight between left and right, you’re not keeping up. It hasn’t been for a long time if it ever was. It’s patriotic Americans defending the country against a cult that has gotten way out of hand in large part because we treated it as just another battle between left and right.

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Here are 16 tips for shaming and harassing Trump's bullies — anywhere you can, while you still can

To state the obvious, this is just another run-of-the-mill, catastrophic trump-card cult, people playing god for self-love and/or money.

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A psychologist explains how to shut down online trolls spreading ridiculous right-wing 'fake news'

There are lots of things to try in our pressing mission to tool up quickly to disappoint trolls.

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A psychologist explains how to fight right-wing trolls -- and actually win

The right has become an epidemic of exhibitionists. Right-wing trolls sidle up to people on TV, the internet and in person pretending that they want a reasoned discussion. When they’ve got your attention, they open their trench coats to show off their firm pointy little “truths,” anticipating your reaction. It gets them excited to see you respond in predictable ways. They have themselves a little trollgasm, proving to themselves once again that they’ve found the formula for flummoxing everyone always.

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