Tools of Fear

Why Trump’s Bigoted Rhetoric Matters:

From Prejudice to Scripted Violence
How Systems of Oppression are
Created and Maintained

Prejudice + Power = Oppression

Formula for Discussing Systems of Oppression
Some
Common Prejudices
(Ideas)
Sources of Discrimination (Actions)
Arenas
in which
Power Struggles
Take Place
The
Tools of Fear
The Outcome of Passive or
Active Aggression is Oppression
Prejudice
+ Power
__________
==Oppression
Racism
Sexism
Classism
Ableism
Homophobia
Xenophobia
Islamophobia Antisemitism
and
Religious
Triumphalism
 

_________

Individual
i.e. person to personStructural (defacto)
i.e. kinship structures, family structures

Systemic (defacto)
i.e. political systems (social democracy, fascism), economic systems

Institutional (defacto)i.e. Fox News, Tea Parties, John Birch Society, Heritage Foundation, Free Congress Foundation,

Legal (dejure)
i.e. Courts, Police,
Parole officers, FBI,

These can occur singly or in combinations.

____________

Social
Cultural
Economic
Political
 

Unfair power & privilege maintained by social, cultural, economic, or political pressure (norms) create systems of oppression or even repression, violence, & murder.____________

Prejudice
Bigotry
Discrimination
Dualism
Denigration
Scapegoating
Dehumanization
Vilification
Conspiracism
Demonization
Demagoguery
These processes can produce acts of Passive or Active Aggression including physical violence.

____________

Discrimination
Segregation
Individual Attacks
Group Attacks
Slavery
Expulsion
Genocide


Apocalyptic Aggression
is action sparked by fear that time is running out so authoritarian, coercive, or violent solutions are justified.

____________

Definitions:

defacto” means “in fact” or “in reality”
dejure” means “in the law” or “done legally”


Psychological & Sociological Mechanisms:
Social Cognition | Social Identity | Social Categorization | Ethnocentrism | Confirmation/Disconfirmation Bias
Social Dominance | Normalization | Peer Pressure | Intergroup Hostility | Projection | Exemplary Dualism
Subversion Panics | Interpersonal Aggression | Authoritarianism | Justification