Miles Copeland, III

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People wonder with all the negative news about Donald Trump, books from people who know him – whatever – HOW could he still have unshakable followers?  Let’s not forget in the final days of World War 2 in Germany, Hitler still had people fervently supporting him in spite of what they could see with their own eyes. Some believed that he had a secret weapon that would save them. Some refused to believe the Holocaust. The truth is people will believe what they want to believe and rationalize to an incredible degree to validate such belief. Fake News is a convenient retort to facts they would rather dismiss.  Perhaps the most dramatic example of crazy thinking is the Qanon thing. If people can believe that crazy stuff – they will believe in anything. Then there was the Hale-Bopp Comet people who killed themselves to catch a ride on the Comet. How crazy is that? Yep, crazy is all around.

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