Title

Deadly Delusions, Part 2: Madness and the Cult of the RIght

Keywords

delusions, right wing, cults, propaganda

Abstract

Many right wingers believe they are the only real Americans and are persecuted by progressives, environmentalists, Muslims, atheists, minorities, foreigners, poor people, women, and gays — typically the least powerful people in America. This combination of grandiose and persecutory delusions creates the seeds of hatred, war, slavery and genocide. We are not paranoid to link these delusions to such crimes. We've seen these delusions lead European-Americans to commit war and genocide against Native Americans, to enslave Africans and to wage wars against Vietnamese people, Iraqis, and many others.

Publication Date

10-16-2014

Original Citation

“Deadly Delusions, Issue 2: Madness and the Cult of the Right.” Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. 2014. http://tundra.csd.sc.edu/itineration/dd2

Document Type

Paper

Publication Version

Author's version

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License.

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Department

English; Texts and Technology


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