>>35963>They are evil and unethical, but not necesarely dumb.>They are acting considering a purely rational self interest. To a certain extent, especially if we consider that they are antisocial, that is quite understandable. Sociopaths are unable to take into account other people's wellbeing, and even if you force them to do so, they will rationalise their way out.
I mean, yes, this is also true but they're also often genuine dumbasses. Like they know enough to just
not completely lose their capital, but they're fucking retards wrt everything else because there's no actual incentive for them to develop any real intelligence or intelligent skills. They can basically just lean back on their capital if anyone questions their intelligence - "Well, then, how did I get all this???">Wrong, tons of workers like Trump pro-tariffs, anti-immigration and anti-environmentalist policies, as trade causes unemployment, immigration drives wages down and environmentalist measures increase the price of food, fuel, transportation and increase unemployment.
I never questioned this. But statistically, Clinton's "base" was more working class than Trump's was. Clinton got 8% more of the vote from union members and ranked 11% higher among voters earning less than $50k per year, for instance. The whole "blame the working class" thing was a neoliberal lie to divert blame for the Trump presidency away from the EC, Clinton's incompetence, and rich assholes. I
liked Trump bringing tariffs back, too, although his execution of it has been pretty retarded tbh. And even a lot of the workers (in the Rustbelt, for instance) who were turned off by Clinton actually switched to Stein rather than Trump. Trump won fewer working class voters than Clinton lost.