These arguments keep getting repeated for three main reasons:
1. Education despite the fact that our education system has made considerable progress since the days of the desk and cane, we sill have a long way to go. The amount of economics and politics taught in schools or at home is still incredibly low. Our education system being based upon the Prussian model of education, instituted after the second world war, partly serves the function of beating creativity out of children, rather than encouraging it.
2. Repetition its like that old game says, you teach someone to say fork enough times they will eventually being tricked into saying that's what they eat their soup with. Its the same with Politics. Something being continually repeated, through the media and echo chambers makes it easier to believe it. What we have today is a system where, political myths are so embedded within the public thought, that we start regurgitating them to each other.
3. Simple Language the use of simple and complicated language within politics is such an important topic I could probably get an entire blog post out of it. Because the term 'They are stealing our money' is so much easier to understand then then the term Fiscal Multiplication, (the very simple idea that investing wisely secures returns without having to make cuts) It is easier to believe.
I do not mean to say that everyone is stupid, because this is very often not the case, I have had political conversations with people whom you would not normally expect to have an iota of political insight. The mass media have a whole host of tricks up there sleeve that clever and reasonable people can often fall for.
This feature is intended to debunk common arguments from conservatives, liberals and fascists, using accessible language. Suggestions are welcomed.
Awful arguments #1 - the' burden of immigration' Myth
Awful Arguments #2 - The Myth That the Unemployed Caused the Economic Crisis
Awful Arguments #3 - The Brexit False Revolution
Awful Arguments #4 - the 'Not All Brexiters are Racist' Strawman Argument
Awful Arguments #5 - The 'Theresa May is a Champion for Feminism' lie
Awful Arguments #6 - The 'Democracy is Responsible for Trump' Delusion
Awful Arguments #7 - The 'Isn't Black Lives a US Issue' False Analogy
Awful Arguments #8 - The Fantasy of Right Wing Patriotism