Defense Against Reality: Blots and Pictures

Trump could be captured on video, raping a 12 yr old girl, his face, clearly shown, and the Trumpsters would still call it Fake News and defend him.

Bad Atheist

Lately I’ve been thinking about how people can so firmly and almost invincibly hold to beliefs despite all the evidence against that belief.  This includes young earth creationists, climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, holocaust deniers, and many others.  There are many ways they manage this, and I imagine I’ll be blogging about others later.  However, this particular defense against reality mechanism was highlighted for me by a recent discussion I had with a trump supporter about the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General’s report on “Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation”.

In this report Inspector General Michael Horowitz looked into whether the FBI’s investigation of people associated with trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and their possible coordination with the Russian’s to effect the 2016 election was justified.  This was done in response to trump and Republican claims that this FBI investigation was totally…

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