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The Neuroscience of No Regrets: Why People Still Support Brexit and Trump
11-14-2017, 09:33 AM
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The Neuroscience of No Regrets: Why People Still Support Brexit and Trump
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politi...-and-trump

From the article:
Quote:It’s now over a year since the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump, plenty of time to witness the consequences of both. And, from an entirely objective perspective, going solely by the ever-increasing evidence, they were terrible decisions. Brexit has gifted Britain a veritable avalanche of governmental chaos, economic damage, international humiliation, internal strife, and much more. The Donald Trump administration has provided essentially the same for the US, although perhaps with slightly less economic injury. But more Nazis.

You’d logically assume that, when confronted with the fallout from their decisions, those who supported Brexit and Trump would realise they’d made a mistake, and change their minds. However, when have people ever been logical? Recent polls show support for Brexit and Trump relatively unchanged, at least among those who supported them originally.

Why is this? While the desire for a clear explanation is understandable, but undeniably naive, there are undoubtedly many factors to consider. Not everyone follows current events. Not everyone is politically engaged. Many people won’t have been (directly) negatively affected yet, and even if they are, the space between cause and effect with all things political is often so long and confusing that a direct connection is hard to establish. And of course, there will be plenty of people who do genuinely think Trump and Brexit are good things, for various reasons of their own.

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The article goes into the specifics, but, very often, people define themselves by their decisions, whether right or wrong.

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11-14-2017, 10:31 AM
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RE: The Neuroscience of No Regrets: Why People Still Support Brexit and Trump
Amazing that so many still think they voted the right way...the truth be damned.

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