The feeling of moral superiority by those who continue to hold onto these falsehoods must be so high, that no amount of factual data, or evidence to the contrary, can shake them loose from those who cling to them. These fallacies are a problem, not just because they involve deception, but they also induce bigotry and sometimes even violence against “MAGA Republicans” and others who espouse conservative values.
Trump Derangement Syndrome
Three persistent anti-Trump fallacies and why they’re dangerous.
An electorate suffering from TDS, blind to their own prejudices is liable to vote away our freedom just to spite one man they have convinced themselves is an enemy of democracy and vote in the exact sort of fascism they claim to be against.
So, you (still) want to compare Trump to Hitler?
Persistent comparison of Trump's followers to Nazis is not just unfair and unjustified, it can be downright dangerous. How many more Shannon Brandts are there out there, just waiting for a chance rid the world of MAGA Republicans? What, besides the demagoguery of Biden, fuels the hatred of Trump supporters? And notice, that the hate is being directed not just at Trump himself, but those who are outspoken in his support. The Democrats are trying to create an association in the public's mind between support for Donald Trump and hatred for democracy.
LR Podcast S2E14: The Lessons So Far, Pt 1
COVID bigots demean people for wanting the right to make their own decisions, and not be forced into taking actions like being vaccinated or wearing masks. Unable to process the libertarian position for what it is, they dismiss it as ignorance or selfishness.