Fascists use propaganda to brainwash people and make them believe lies.
Propaganda works best on dumb people, because they don’t know when they’re being lied to.
Smart people see through the lies.
That’s why fascists tell dumb people not to trust anything smart people say.
Dumb people don’t know they’re dumb, because they don’t even know how much stuff they don’t know.
They think they know everything there is to know, so they can’t even imagine that anyone could know more about a topic than they do.
That’s why they believe their uneducated opinion is just as valid as the opinion of an expert who studied a topic for years.
Dumb people can’t tell the difference between dumb shit like creationism, and actual facts like evolution. They think if they don’t understand evolution, then no one understands evolution.
And when smarter people try to explain to them how much they don’t know about evolution, dumb people think those facts can’t be true, because they never heard about them before.
Add to that a voice whispering in your ear day after day that you are smarter than smart people, and you start to believe that you’re smarter than smart people, even though you don’t know shit about nothing.
And that’s why MAGA minions are anti-mask covidiots. They think they’re smarter than Fauci, because they’re so dumb, they don’t even know how much more Fauci knows about coronavirus than they do.