Americans will vote for the candidates who make the best sounding promises designed to take the burden of making life’s most important decisions off of their backs. How do I know this to be true? That is how people always vote. This is true of conservatives as well as liberals.
You might ask, what in the world are people thinking that causes them to engage in such mal-adaptive voting behavior?
Humans have one brain but it can easily be explained as a number of separate brains that come into play to address different situations. Read poetry or do a math problem and the big thinking brain takes over. Hear gun shots and take cover and that is your animal brain taking over. There is no time or need to reason things out. The animal brain does no complex analysis. It just has you do what you are instinctively prone to do given the priority of survival.
Voting and taking part in politics is a survival based activity so, the animal brain takes over and abstract thinking disappears. Abstract thought disappears and the animal brain takes charge. It is normal animal behavior that decisions that address survival are made by the herd leadership. Individual members of any herd, instinctively try and draw as much of their essence out of the group as a whole as is possible. Politics is an animal brain activity.
We know this is true just by looking at political outcomes that consistently occur and realizing that no such typical political outcomes could occur if constituents used their thinking brains in making political decisions.
The Affordable Care act relieves citizens of the burden deciding for themselves how to address their health care needs individually. It homogenizes both physicians and patients so that a central authority makes health care decisions for all. Medicine is practiced in such a way that a central authority manages the time and energy of doctors. The central healthcare, not doctors or patients determines what healthcare is provided, who gets paid how much and what the total cost is.
Make no mistake that, although no one knows exactly who actually wrote the provisions of the bill, the originators of the Affordable Care Act used their thinking brain in ways that enrich themselves while putting the animal brained public at a serious disadvantage. Those who are effected by its provisions are using their animal brains when determining whether or not the bill is good or bad. The animal brain deems government as having magical knowledge and power.
Notice the nature of political discourse. When was the last tune you noticed a well thought out sentient argument as part of a public political discussion? Try and find one. All you will find are superficial arguments designed to get you on board with an agenda as fast, directly and quickly as is possible. It is all, Biden is good. Trump is good. Biden is bad. Conclusions are used as arguments.
When the voting is over, the winner will be the one who convinces voters that their basic decisions in life are determined most effectively by the central authority of government. If the choice is Trump, voters are opting to replace the free market with something like the mercantile system that was popular prior to the American Revolution. Although this is complete folly, it addresses the instinctive sensibilities of his supporters. If it is Biden, his supporters believe government can give them personal credibility by forcing others to see them in a new positive light. Both sides will lose because Trump, Biden lobbyists and all others involved engage in larger brained thinking.
The problems in the country today are due to the mal-adaptive mindset of the American Public.
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