The neurochemical vulnerability of ultranationalist machismo

Gullibility has no bounds, particularly when tightly coupled with ultranationalist machismo. The ease and simplicity with which the human dopamine reward system is coopted for nefarious political purposes in really no surprise. A little more than disinformation, the pre-existing sociopsychological symmetries in human behaviour represent templates upon and into which nationalism and imperialist brutality are readily inserted. On one hand, the violence and discrimination is a function of ignorance but on the other hand, human beings are always and already willing to believe almost anything if it provides them some performative roleplaying direction in life alongside limited degrees of certainty in an implicitly uncertain, volatile world.

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