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My thoughts have always floundered, not that Trump could win (there were signs ahead), but how he could win with such support of Republican voters. Despite every bit of damaging information about Drumpf, they came out to vote, including the evangelicals.

The only somewhat coherent construct I can think of is that it's all about hating the guts of the other guy more - and about wanting to see them lose: primordial tribal hatred. Which the Republicans reap from fanning flames of hate - it's become larger than just a business model. And the internet and its social media oligopoly are the perfect tools for it, which the Trump campaign strategically exploited.

Who knows, in a few decades, after strict protocols have been put into place to tamper anonymous internet trolling and mass spamming, we'll even thank the Russians for beginning to use the internet so openly to subvert and disrupt democracies.

by Bjinse on Wed Feb 21st, 2018 at 09:10:50 PM EST
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