Deadly Delusions, Part 2: Madness and the Cult of the RIght
delusions, right wing, cults, propaganda
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.
“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
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Mauer, Barry J., "Deadly Delusions, Part 2: Madness and the Cult of the RIght" (2014). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 598.