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Crazification Factor

In light of all the people voting for Trump and all the people refusing to vote for Clinton, this seems apt.

Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That’s crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.

Lunch Discussions #145: The Crazification Factor • 2005 Oct 7 • John Rogers • Kung Fu Monkey

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