Thursday, October 30, 2014

Emotional Opportunism in Politics

Politicians know how to energize followers with emotional trickery.  There is a mid-term election in the United States so this is topical.

If you watch an ad, or hear a politician speak and you are filled with emotional engagement then you are being played. 

If a politician is appealing to your emotions they don't want you to think about what that politician says and does. They are turning off rational frank debate towards issues that should be important for you. Why would you trust that politician?