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    Projection on steroids -- Stalinism all over again

    https://www.courthousenews.com/psychologists-map-out-underlying-traits-to-identify-violent-extremists/

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    In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters loyal to President Donald Trump try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    (CN) — A new study released Sunday uncovered a “psychological signature” of those who hold extreme and violent ideological beliefs, revealing a combination of unconscious cognition and personality traits that could help identify and treat those who are more likely to act violently.

    The research comes after last month’s Capitol riots that left five people dead in the wake of Donald Trump supporters and QAnon conspiracy believers who attempted to stop the confirmation of President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

    In the study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, the research team from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. discovered mental characteristics common in violent extremists, including slow “perceptual strategies — the unconscious processing of changing stimuli,” poor working memory and traits such as impulsiveness and sensation seeking.

    The psychologists were able to map out psychological signatures of those prone to violent conservative extremism and “dogmatism,” those who are unlikely to believe in evidence and carry a fixed view of the world.

    “Brains of more dogmatic people are slower to process perceptual evidence, but they are more impulsive personality-wise. The mental signature for extremism across the board is a blend of conservative and dogmatic psychologies, the researchers said in a statement that accompanied the study.

    The research team said while testing is still occurring, a potential map of psychological traits could be used to help identify and treat those vulnerable to political and religious extremism. Modern approaches to predict extremism only use demographic information such as race, age or gender. The scientists said this new method could be four to 15 times more accurate.

    “Many people will know those in their communities who have become radicalised or adopted increasingly extreme political views, whether on the left or right. We want to know why particular individuals are more susceptible,” said Leor Zmigrod, lead author from the university. “By examining ‘hot’ emotional cognition alongside the ‘cold’ unconscious cognition of basic information processing we can see a psychological signature for those at risk of engaging with an ideology in an extreme way.”

    “There appear to be hidden similarities in the minds of those most willing to take extreme measures to support their ideological doctrines. Understanding this could help us to support those individuals vulnerable to extremism, and foster social understanding across ideological divides,” she added.

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    Re: Projection on steroids -- Stalinism all over again

    Irresponsible people blame others while ignoring the elephant in their own actions.

    Once you start down the path of limited liability it always devolves to blaming the other guy.

    The unit circle is the sweet spot. Spaces within the unit circle spiral into nothing. Spaces outside the unit circle auger to infinity. There are 3 choices of behavior:

    Nothing (ziero0)
    Infinity (Everything)
    Don't deviate from the unit circle (revolution)

    Irresponsibility accepts the nothing option while full responsibility keeps returning you to unit rotation.

    Fiat and crypto get you to ziero0 faster. Gold/silver not so much!!

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    Re: Projection on steroids -- Stalinism all over again

    USNews.com: Attack on U.S. Capitol Caused $1.5 Million in Damage, Prosecutors Say
    June 3, 2021
    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday said the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol caused $1.5 million in damages and indicated that individuals accused of participating in the riot will be asked to foot the bill.
    wusa9.com: Family of Ashli Babbitt, woman shot during Capitol riot, to file $10M wrongful death suit
    The family of Ashli Babbitt, the California woman fatally shot during the January 6 Capitol riot, plans to file a multi-million wrongful death lawsuit against the United States Capitol Police, according to an attorney working with the family.

    DailyMail.UK: Widespread vandalism and looting during BLM protests will cost the insurance $2 BILLION after violence erupted in 140 cities
    The rioting, looting, and arson that was seen in some 20 states in the days and weeks following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could cost the insurance industry up to $2billion in claims, it has been reported.

    The previous record for the costliest period of civil unrest in insurance history was set in 1992, when Los Angeles was engulfed in violence for a week after the acquittal of four police officers filmed in the beating of Rodney King.

    The Los Angeles riots resulted in $775million in insurance claims being paid out.

    When taking inflation into account, that would amount to $1.42billion, according to Axios.

    Other costly instances of civil unrest include the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles ($44million); the 1967 riots in Detroit ($42million); and the rioting and looting that took place during the 1977 blackout in New York City ($28million).
    businessinsider.com: Trump makes a $500 billion economic appeal to Black Americans, while pledging to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

    satesman.com: Fact-checking claim about deaths, damage from Black Lives Matter protests
    August 10, 2020
    Officers injured: The New York Post reported on June 8, citing the U.S. Justice Department, that more than 700 law enforcement officers were injured on the job during nationwide protests over Floyd’s death...

    People killed: In early June, news accounts reported the number of people killed during the Floyd protests at roughly a dozen, or as many as 19. The victims include a 77-year-old man who was a retired St. Louis police captain and a 22-year-old woman from Davenport, Iowa.
    Patriotism seems and feels like terrorism to the fallen feminine

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    Re: Projection on steroids -- Stalinism all over again

    If you are person who interprets certain events in light of information you perceive as valid but information that appears contrary to the official narrative of these certain events, such as the George Floyd event and the January 6, 2021 event at the U S Capitol, then you are criminally insane and if your "psychological signature" cannot be treated and cured, then you must be contained and possibly eliminated. If you are a "normal" person, you must be able to identify neighbors and family members who have this recent scientific discovery of a "psychological signature" and you are obligated to report to the loving authorities for the communist good.

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "evidence' is.

    IF you believe in objective reality and right and wrong and have a fixed world view, then pity on you.

    It is totally irrelevant that Leor Zmigrod is a Research Fellow "neuroscientist" as a scholar sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    ...https://www.gatescambridge.org/about...xtremist-mind/...




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    Re: Projection on steroids -- Stalinism all over again

    Establishing and prosecuting people for "pre-crimes" is a very real communist tactic.
    This is part of the set-up for thought crimes and pre-crimes involving behaviors that are not "affirming" enough for LGPT people, etc..

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    "Biden Administration Asks Americans To Report ‘Potentially’ Radicalized Friends And Family"
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    "President Joe Biden’s administration announced their plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism.

    In a conversation with reporters, one senior administration official explained the importance of stopping politically fueled violence before it started.

    'We will work to improve public awareness of federal resources to address concerning or threatening behavior before violence occurs,' the official said.

    The official cited the Department of Homeland Security’s 'If you see something say something' campaign to help stop radical Islamic terror as a domestic possibility.

    'This involves creating contexts in which those who are family members or friends or co-workers know that there are pathways and avenues to raise concerns and seek help for those who they have perceived to be radicalizing and potentially radicalizing towards violence,' the official said.

    Biden began his presidency with a stark warning in his inauguration speech about the 'rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.' On June 1, Biden described the threat from 'white supremacy' as the 'most lethal threat to the homeland today.'

    The Biden administration said it would also work with large technology companies on 'increased information sharing' to help combat radicalization.

    'Any particular tech company often knows its own platform very well,' the official noted. 'But the government sees things — actually, threats of violence — across platforms. They see the relationship between online recruitment, radicalization, and violence in the physical world.'

    The Department of Homeland Security also plans to deploy 'digital literacy' and 'digital fitness' programs to help combat 'malicious content online that bad actors deliberately try to disseminate.'...

    The official added the Biden administration was taking the threat of domestic terrorism seriously and would redirect the focus of intelligence agencies on internal threats.

    'We are investing many agencies of the government and resourcing them appropriately and asking our citizens to participate,' the official said."

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