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Consider comments by Ted Cruz and the clever and enviable way that he strokes and feeds the amygdala:
- Pro life: “I am unequivically pro-life, I believe that every life is a precious gift from God that needs to be protected from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death,” … “But the Democrats didn’t raise that battle on the issue of life; instead they did it on contraceptives, and it was deliberately deceptive, they were trying to scare young women into thinking some politician is going to come take their birth control away from them.” – Lifenews. Isn’t Ted Cruz great? Don’t you feel your Amygdala tingle with the threat that Democrats are out to undermine your precious life?
- Religious liberty: “Increasingly, renegade government officials seek to coerce people of faith either to act in a manner that violates their faith or forfeit their career. When I am elected president, that will change. It is time for our liberties to be respected in Washington.” – The Blaze. Don’t you just sense the threat against your faith?
- Gun rights: “Lack of individual right to guns leads to confiscation: The court could rule that not a single person in this room has any right under the Second Amendment and the government could confiscate your guns. In any Republican primary, everyone is going to say they support the Second Amendment. But the voters are savvier than that. They recognize that people’s actions don’t always match their words. I’ve got a proven record fighting to defend the Second Amendment.” Source: Fox Business Republican 2-tier debate , Jan 14, 2016 – ontheissues.org. Makes you feel like an enemy is right around the corner.
There are tons of great examples of people who throw off the shackles of normal, civil discourse for the sake of creating the sense of imminent threats to turn your amygdala into their tool for success. Understand these examples and apply them to your own life, and you will be on your way to mastering the art of hate by controlling the amygdala of others.