Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

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Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Post by Irn Bru on Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:33 pm

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How the hell can anybody call themselves intelligent when they’re supporting Donald Trump? It’s a question that baffles people who are able to think critically, able to read and comprehend both history and current events, and able to see through Trump’s thin façade of know-it-all-ism and deep into what he is – an ignorant, narcissistic, and dangerous conman.

Trump supporters not only don’t see this, they’re happy that there’s someone running for president that thinks exactly like them. Take Melanie Austin, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania. She thought her beliefs about Obama being a gay Muslim from Kenya and Michelle being transgender were just fringe beliefs – right up until she started hearing similar stuff from Trump and other right-wing extremists.

Now she knows she’s right about all of this. You can’t tell her that she’s ignorant and dumb if she can’t figure this out for herself. You can’t tell her she’s delusional. You can sit there with her, and countless others like her, and present facts, figures, charts, studies, and more, all from the most reputable sources there are, and prove that her lord and savior is wrong, and you’ll still get shot down.

There’s more to this than the problem of confirmation bias. Austin gets much of her information from fringe right-wing blogs and conspiracy sites, but that’s not all of it. Many of Trump’s supporters are seriously too dumb to know they’re dumb. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect, and it’s an unshakeable illusion that you’re much smarter, and more skilled and/or knowledgeable, than you really are.


http://addictinginfo.org/2016/10/02/are-trump-supporters-too-dumb-to-know-theyre-dumb-science-says-probably/

I hardly think that's true but if there really is scientific evidence to prove this then who am I to argue.

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Re: Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Post by Miffs2 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:03 am

veya_victaous wrote:I gave it a red cause all miffs ever does is post shitty bitching at other posters..

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Re: Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:25 am

Miffs has been banned for 3 days.
If she cannot contribute anything other than waging a war from some other forum it will be extended indefinitely.

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Re: Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:37 am

cheers

Good move,  veya...

Nems/miffs2 hasn't really contributed one single positive this year, has she ???

I've had her on my "foes list" for some months now -- all she was posting earlier this year had seemed to be some pretty strange racist, fascist and misandrist garbage, for a while there..

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Re: Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Post by The Devil, You Know on Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:36 am

Irn Bru wrote:How the hell can anybody call themselves intelligent when they’re supporting Donald Trump? It’s a question that baffles people who are able to think critically, able to read and comprehend both history and current events, and able to see through Trump’s thin façade of know-it-all-ism and deep into what he is – an ignorant, narcissistic, and dangerous conman.

Trump supporters not only don’t see this, they’re happy that there’s someone running for president that thinks exactly like them. Take Melanie Austin, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania. She thought her beliefs about Obama being a gay Muslim from Kenya and Michelle being transgender were just fringe beliefs – right up until she started hearing similar stuff from Trump and other right-wing extremists.

Now she knows she’s right about all of this. You can’t tell her that she’s ignorant and dumb if she can’t figure this out for herself. You can’t tell her she’s delusional. You can sit there with her, and countless others like her, and present facts, figures, charts, studies, and more, all from the most reputable sources there are, and prove that her lord and savior is wrong, and you’ll still get shot down.

There’s more to this than the problem of confirmation bias. Austin gets much of her information from fringe right-wing blogs and conspiracy sites, but that’s not all of it. Many of Trump’s supporters are seriously too dumb to know they’re dumb. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect, and it’s an unshakeable illusion that you’re much smarter, and more skilled and/or knowledgeable, than you really are.


http://addictinginfo.org/2016/10/02/are-trump-supporters-too-dumb-to-know-theyre-dumb-science-says-probably/

I hardly think that's true but if there really is scientific evidence to prove this then who am I to argue.

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you obviously dont understand that it is that type of elitist thinking that has elected President trump. It happened with brexit as well. People who thought they knew best belittled anyone who did not agree with their elitist view and the little man showed them that they do so at their peril.



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