It’s much easier to just believe someone just a little bit different from you is a lazy, dirty, filthy subhuman — and in that way, preserve your pride, vanity, and self-superiority, without lifting a finger, isn’’t it?
(Why We’re Failing) the Test of Civilization
umair haque

The Republican mantra, reassure your base that they are better off than others because they are “…….” than “…..” (Insert appropriate description). Create tribalism within the different economic levels of your society, remove the social safety nets so as to let the lowest/weakest to die off. Pull the wool over the eyes of your supporters as they suddenly find that the social programs that they depend on are gone. Move on to the next level. Just don’t look around the corner to where those worse off than you are dying of starvation and disease.