The five “D”s of opposing political opinions

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1. Deny: It’s a total lie, it never happened, it’s fake news.

2. Dismiss: Ok, it happened, but it’s not a big deal.

3. Downplay: Ok, it might be a big deal only because of the other side’s fanatics, but it’s not illegal.

4. Deflect: Ok, it’s illegal, but the other side did something worse, so it’s ok.

5. Defy: Get over it, you’re just a sore loser and we are in control now.  You are an unpatriotic obstacle. Expressions in this stage are often accompanied by foul language, name calling and threats of violence.


I adapted this from an unknown source where is was originally titled titled “The 5 Stages of Trumpism”

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