The guests, Dr. Emily Bashah and Paul Johnson, discuss how social and political factors such as isolation, loss of community, and a sense of helplessness contributed to the radicalization of those involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building. They also discuss how social media and addictive ideologies played a role in perpetuating false beliefs and narratives. The conversation touches on the importance of truth, facts, and science, and the dangers of leaders with narcissistic, sociopathic, and Machiavellian traits. Overall, the conversation highlights the complex social and psychological factors at play in the rise of extremist movements and the importance of addressing them to prevent future incidents.
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