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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #195 on: January 05, 2019, 07:23:39 pm »
"The Real Roots of American Rage" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/charles-duhigg-american-anger/576424/

I read this today and thought it might inform this thread.
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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2019, 08:17:31 pm »
Thanks for the link to the article, PNR. A few thoughts:

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Harvard Business School devoted a course to using anger in negotiations. “There were papers and studies explaining that the way to unite your company is by getting them angry at a common enemy,”

Militaries have been doing this for as long as...well...there have been militaries. Politicians do this as well as military commanders: Unite your base by identifying an enemy--a threat to security.

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When we scrutinize the sources of our anger, we should see clearly that our rage is often being stoked not for our benefit but for someone else’s. If we can stop and see the anger merchants’ self-serving motives, we can perhaps start to loosen their grip on us.

Amen.

 
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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #197 on: January 07, 2019, 01:56:10 am »
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When we scrutinize the sources of our anger, we should see clearly that our rage is often being stoked not for our benefit but for someone else’s. If we can stop and see the anger merchants’ self-serving motives, we can perhaps start to loosen their grip on us.

Amen.
Double amen.
 
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