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How Trump makes extreme things look normal

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The scariest part of Trump's first year as president isn't how abnormal he is, it's how normal he makes everything else look by comparison. Follow Strikethrough on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o “Don’t normalize this” has become a kind of rallying cry during President Trump’s first year in office -- a reminder to not get too acclimated to Trump’s norm-breaking and erratic behavior. But the real danger of the Trump presidency might have less to do with Trump’s abnormality and more to do with how “normal” he makes other Republicans look by comparison. And the concept of the “Overton Window” helps explain why our politics and media might be warped long after Trump’s presidency comes to an end.
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Stormbubi (2 days ago)
2:50 haha, someone watched vic berger i see
Glowner (2 days ago)
Dems do the same tho, with advocating for nature conservation and social progressivism shifts the window left, and now that the republicans are doing the same its a crisis
Borni Ekellem (7 days ago)
Since Trump is using tactics from the left, i would be more considered about the left !
Anna D. (7 days ago)
This is exactly what's happening in my country Hungary too, now I understand
Richard Zellers (14 days ago)
Lord Stellaris (16 days ago)
tHe oVertOn WindOw
TheKayleeanna (18 days ago)
Americans silently thinking: "The Overton Window." Americans speaking out: "This is not normal." Americans resolution to themselves: "We won't let this be normal."
Beth Bartlett (18 days ago)
For those whom realize the very unsettling feelings - of this time: *It is the intent of MS News Media to make you feel this way.* When the 1% of the 1% owns all MS News Medias, *We don't have a Free Press* Google Search: Owner(s) of: - Fox News - the Associated Press "AP" - the Federal Reserve Bank Corporation - our Birth Certificates - the IRS - Management (Other "important need to knows') - Balfour Declaration What do all President Assassinations have in common? (US Currency) Who established the CIA? Prescott Bush What was George Bush, Sr's job just before he became VP - later POTUS? Who was Edward Bernays? Recommended Watch: "The Century of the Self" - It defines how and why Media manipulates the masses. If you are interested in understanding the what, why, and how's - these will truly give you the facts. I understand you response - the fears associated with this "Twilight Zone" experience - let me offer you a most comforting subject of absolute facts - this truly is the subject my mind Consciously goes to when I have those moments of - "that feeling in the middle of my stomach" when I trip over the "Narcissist-in-Charge" baiting the US Public for one of his "Daily Feeds" (this is why the Narcissists are referred to as "Energy Vamps") The subject that is *"absolute - truth - empowering"* Quantum Physics "Universal Law of Attraction", discovered in the 20th Century - (and it happens to be the very foundation off the Teachings of Jesus, some 2000 years prior: "Faith the size of a 'Mustard Seed'; "the body is a Temple of God"; "Ask and ye shall Receive") We manifest into reality, those subjects we place: "thoughts/feelings/energies -actions" upon. Peace truly does begin within. Avoid having negative thoughts about him - apply Thoughts toward "Your Desired State of Reality" - for yourself, those whom you love/care for - Community/State/Country/World/Universe - and do so with an Imagined State that it already exists - and your having Gratitude for the "Having it" We do affect our own, others, and the entire Collective's reality experiences. - thus, *be Conscious of your state of Thoughts, use the Higher-Mind over Ego-Mind, and know there are a growing number of People whom are doing this for the evolving of humanity to a Higher and Greater Level of Experiencing of Life - with Harmony and Wellbeing* Peace and Positive Energy Blessings, be Y O U R S ❤ 💫🌎💫
Beth Bartlett (18 days ago)
When the 1% of the 1% owns all MS News Medias, *We don't have a Free Press*
Hadi Raza (20 days ago)
This is also happening in India, the rightward shift of ideology in my country
The Blockchain (4 days ago)
More like a correction tbh. Congress socialist rule for most of the past 6 decades, congress moved the overton window all the way to the left.
ganondorfchampin (23 days ago)
This video was frighteningly eye opening. The main thing it brought to mind is how Dubya now looks like a decent person, because he's being compared to Trump, even though he was essentially a war criminal.
Porsue (23 days ago)
Just learn to accept things lol everything can happen maybe one day trump visit your house for a meal cuz he's bored
Porsue (23 days ago)
Make me feel laugh but trust me trump will get things right
OKAYYYY (23 days ago)
sarah sanders seriously looks like shrek
Darth Utah 66 (24 days ago)
Technically, Sanders has done the same thing. Before him, no politician has really talked about implementing universal healthcare since Truman.
Mouse Utopian (24 days ago)
It's because Trump is a liar.
Rocket Fan (24 days ago)
Vox is such a mess
King Kris (25 days ago)
Vox criticising the right wing again. Just stop please.
Smitty werben JaegerManjensan (25 days ago)
So basically what (not to sound paranoid) the left has done with all of their agenda
Kenneth Robinson (26 days ago)
My head hurts
Reece N (26 days ago)
Saw the thumbnail and thought ‘Vox being fair?!’ Started watching ‘Oh, of course not.’
Brandon Pocklington (26 days ago)
This dude is stage 4 cancer.
Vezi Kerzoyayev (27 days ago)
Listen Vox I'd have to tell you something.Trump isn't the Prime Minister USA doesn't have one.USA has a senate I meant when you make videos on what he says.Why don't you talk about first President who would succeed in making the North Korea not a threat.What if this Iranian brutal regime falls cause of his sanctions.P.S To be honest the US-Iran Deal was one sided just for Iran as Iran never used the money on its people which they got after the sanctions were lifted rather funding terrorism and backing Syrian and Iraqi corrupt Government,funding houtis in Yemen and Hizbullah in Lebonan.
S Ali (27 days ago)
In the west politicians have usually refused to answer a question or just not answer correctly but Trump has taken western politics to third world country politics level where you tell blatant lies.
Amy (27 days ago)
Having conservative and trumpers as separate categories is so accurate
Vika Alefaio (27 days ago)
This model is used by mainstream media and Governments 24/7. Using Trump as an example is pretty lame. Look around, they all do it because they all live in lala land.
TheAdekrijger (1 month ago)
Obama deported more people and he bombed more people but the media wasn't covering it or they were to busy praising him for other things.
TheAdekrijger (1 month ago)
The president condemned white supremacy multiple times but CNN and MSNBC just won't cover it.
Mike Lindell (29 days ago)
TheAdekrijger When trump claims that ‘ there are good people on both sides ‘ during a white-supremacy related protest, you can’t just ignore that when trump comes out a day later saying ‘White supremacy bad.’
bjorn joseph (1 month ago)
Country needs a civil war
K9hobo productions (1 month ago)
American politics make me laugh.
Ravenclaw's heir (1 month ago)
someone pass me a knife so I can stab myself with it out of desperation
Amir Hagit Einav (1 month ago)
Ravenclaw's heir I say that to myself everyday
Jamie Kloer (1 month ago)
Anything’s no right of the left is normal.
SAS 14 (1 month ago)
I wish vox wasn’t left leaning it would be such a good channel some of these things vox days are absurd I’m a centrist not a Republican but there is so many things wrong with some of the things they say
Electric Cervix (1 month ago)
For me, the Overton Window has not moved to the right; the Trump administration is just outside of the Overton Window.
Gaurab Bhattarai (1 month ago)
Innocent until proven guilty.
Brandon Fritz (1 month ago)
Oh so when Democrats talk about abortion up until the baby is crowning it’s really just to normalize abortion in general... makes sense to me now
The Invisible Hand (1 month ago)
6:27 "attributable to" Was that so hard?
Mac Craft (1 month ago)
biaised but interesting
Nicholas Wolf (2 months ago)
I wouldnt listen to what he says on twitter hes usually exaggerating.
Chucky H (2 months ago)
Erbose Ingersoll (2 months ago)
Fox news is NOT a news services
Uledin Reign (2 months ago)
I have come to realize that VOX is a very Liberal media outlet.
Libertarian 7211 (2 months ago)
Let’s not pretend Democrats haven’t became more extreme since their 2016 campaigns
TheAdekrijger (2 months ago)
Accused. Accused. Accused. If they have so many accusations why can't they nail him for a thing. Oh yeah right they are just accusations created by political rivals.
TheAdekrijger (1 month ago)
@Amir Hagit Einav guess what if people want to interview you constantly and you say no just one time because you have more urgent matters to attend to they can claim that there was technically obstruction of justice. It's one of those violations that's really easy to pin on somebody.
Amir Hagit Einav (1 month ago)
TheAdekrijger they DID muller said that he committed obstruction of justice, just they can’t act on it.
Eddie Lee (2 months ago)
"How Trump Made Conservatism Look Normal"*
Sampa Nath (2 months ago)
Well Obama made socialism the middle ground
01001011 (2 months ago)
US lost its morals. You want LESS conservatives???
Carlos Sanchez (2 months ago)
Vox should make a video saying “How Vox makes normal things look extreme”
A Sense of Pride and Accomplishment! (2 months ago)
How vox makes liberal propoganda
WCE4Eva! (2 months ago)
It's good to see the media shifting though... It was far too left for too long.
Magic Man (2 months ago)
I'd recommend using a political compass
Paul Chabot (2 months ago)
Holy Fawk Bud!
payson terhune (2 months ago)
You lost you censorious trolls...HA HA!
Spencer Calvert (2 months ago)
Thanks for posting what most of us are feeling and worried about
bicanoo_magic (3 months ago)
You take your sources from CNN????? No wonder your view is skewed... the most detested News channel available to Americans and that's your source??/...as if Maddow is any better.. YOU'RE THE ONE WITH THE SKEWED VIEW!! you mate need to get off the meds..
StormChaserMax (3 months ago)
Vox's arguments are always so intellectually light-weight. Charming background music, some irrelevant "scale," random short clips cut together with no context, and ZERO facts or evidence. Seriously, was there even ONE single fact in this video?
that one guy (3 months ago)
REALITY CHECK (3 months ago)
Lol Democrats does it better.
DM Kaydon's Kastle (3 months ago)
I think you are a putz. You seem so sens less.
Dusty Korth (3 months ago)
NightBurst Studios (3 months ago)
There’s a horse in the hospital now.
Elson Felix (3 months ago)
Vim aqui só pra dizer que esse canal é um lixo, e espero que Trump acabe com essa merda!
VerumAdPotentia (3 months ago)
Who was the Dem VP again?
Ramar Blood (3 months ago)
"Can you tell me what that word is."
Federal Bureau of Investigation. (3 months ago)
Talk about democrat party issues.
Makedon ThePag (3 months ago)
This video is ridiculous, you just showed to america how left they-wing they ended up. EDIT: Also it was normal before some years when the window was in the center of the political spectrum.
sloppy Joe (2 months ago)
The point is that the overton window is never in the direct center.
ghost Compton (3 months ago)
The widow thing can work if a current problem comes from one of those sides solutions.
Matthew Furlani (3 months ago)
"People dont have to accept a ridiculous idea, they just have to get used to it" Like socialism
stellario82 (3 months ago)
Oh dear: you are making a political point: I find Trump more acceptable than any idea from the Left. You have to work harder.
stellario82 (3 months ago)
@ohmygollywow Or, maybe - with a bit of modesty and self-criticism - the left has gone too far. Before knowing about identity politics, I always voted for Democrats, and I am also gay. But when is too much, is too much.
ohmygollywow (3 months ago)
That's literally the proof in the pudding: to find Trump "acceptable" over anything the Left has to offer. That's because of the Overton Window shifting so far to the right.
BOB Google ruins it (3 months ago)
The actual answer to the left/right issue: Neither is right. I can give you a nice picture. Obama’s presidency pushed the window (view point), in our country (which is the only place that matters in these discussions), extremely quickly and far to the left, conservatives lost a lot of ground on important issues. This importance in itself confirms that the ground lost was a lot. What’s happening is the conservative base is pushing against an agenda that’s already pushed political balance out the window. Politics are out. Ideology and beliefs are in. The right are trying to secure stability to their values at any cost. Trumps not the bad guy because some or most of the policy he puts on the table resonate with conservative values. The only thing I think that could push this out the window is if the media became more honest, the government became more honest, and the Left (as in far left) disappeared. The large majority of the right has what they believe, they don’t pay attention to the alt-right ideology. Fascism is Communism with a different face to the bigger lot of the right. We need to stop acting like one side is right. I believe the majority of the right is ready to do that, all they need is an accepting environment where discussion is present, not argument or debate, and good representation (people to take up their views). Shapiro is a good example. But, before any true bipartisanship can ever emerge, which is what I view should be the goal, we must understand that we do not see alike. We must drop far narratives, and work not on the premise of rights, agendas, or overly dramatic opinions, but the values in which we more commonly may agree on. We must solidify, or reestablish our common values. We must understand as a country, we change, and that we change as a country.
Paradis Mom (3 months ago)
I don't know about the clip but you make me puke.
Tom Rhodes (3 months ago)
Here's what's going on: You are watching a nation descend ever-deeper into insanity. SANITY is the answer. But that requires a solid foundation, and here is that foundation: SELFISHNESS is insanity, SELFLESSNESS is sanity. But you need good reason to believe that, which most people lack. Give me a "click" if you want to find good reason.
Marcos Chavero (3 months ago)
*so true tho*
Der Aua (3 months ago)
"Consensus should not rule science." I love it. My personal opinion should rule science!
Clay C (3 months ago)
If we relied on consensus we'd still be using geocentrism. Go where the evidence takes you.
Personhood Alliance (3 months ago)
Does anyone else think that Millenials represent the opposite of peace through strength? Something like ensured annihilation through emasculation.
ParaXposeR (3 months ago)
Modi should have used this Overton Window , Make Ram Mandir on first year of his Term , Then apply Uniform Civil Code , Article 370 and 35A Scrapped ! Then people with get used with his pro Hindu decisions ..
INERT (3 months ago)
And now we have several left wing activists and thought leaders calling for violence on people who express an opinion they disagree with. Why? Because the left calls it "hate speech", despite it clearly not meeting the legal definition of hate speech. The left finds someone's opinions distasteful and repugnant, and instead of debating with logic and words or realizing that the marketplace of ideas requires exposure to many different opinions, they decide that they are the gatekeepers of acceptable words and conduct and will use violence to attempt to quell any ideas they disagree with. That is one of the purest axioms of authoritarianism, courtesy of left-wing activists in America. They get to decide what words are bad and either are totally against the concept of free speech, or fundamentally do not understand what it means. Someone is saying a non-approved phrase, so PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE. A slight overreaction in my opinion. Not only that, violence can never be condoned in political discourse; that's how genocides start. Plus, the left works off the faulty premise that naughty words and phrases are a form of violence. They believe that these words can ideas can lead to people becoming violent and radicalized. Well sure. Any idea can be taken to an extreme: for example, the left starting out as an ideology of equality and egalitarianism and is now about committing acts of violence against those it disagrees with. So yes, it can happen. But the way you combat that is with words, logic, and exposure. Show the lunacy of the words and the ideology: few agree that institutional racism is a viable social model. Talk about things openly in the marketplace of ideas. This is why we have free speech and why we don't kill those we disagree with: we should be more evolved now so as to not resort to caveman tendencies like hitting people we don't like. It's quite ironic, I think, that in their quest to eliminate all organized opposition to their ideology, they are resorting to the tactics used by communist dictators. Why does this ideology devolve into forcing people to agree? Because the strength of the ideas are too weak on their own to win over the entire population. It must be augmented with violence, and this is seen in every case where communism has been put into practice in our modern world. It is a faulty ideology. But keep up the calls for violence online. Why? Because the internet never forgets. In 20 years when this madness has ended and children are taught the value of free speech again, all of humanity will look back on these hate-filled lunatics who wanted to combat an opposing ideology with violence and will place them beside the other maniacs who wanted to change people's minds at the barrel of a gun. Sadly, though, it appears as though every generation needs to go through this realization. Everyone forgets the nobility and purity of free speech and the necessity of protecting the right to express oneself for those you fundamentally disagree with. The best ideas are the ones that float to the top. The hateful ideas are needed as a cautionary tale and to remind us of our past. The far left ideas are needed to remind us of the rights of the underclass. As long as no one is inciting violence against one group, then no one is committing the legal definition of hate speech. Right now, the only ones committing hate speech are the far left activists calling for white neo-nazis to be punched in the face. That meets the legal definition of a hate crime. But for some reason, the left are exempt from the rules. But as I say, history will not remember those activists kindly and it's great that they're using the internet to record their lunacy for all to see for all time.
Josefie Krakowski (4 months ago)
2:01 and that’s bad why?
Steven Dala (4 months ago)
We just need to stop Fake news made by the left
Steven Dala (4 months ago)
This guy sounds weird
Communism is great, Capitalism is evil (4 months ago)
I hope the whole country of the US gets destroyed. To all the people in the us who call themselves "leftists", i want to ask you have you ever read Karl Marx or Engels because real communism is oriented a lot towards community not towards modern day feminism and body positive and all that dirty bullshit
Thekingofwatching (4 months ago)
I don’t mind, what bothers me is extreme polarization that now has to be under this demented grandpa presiding over a government he does not understand.
pattystomper1 (4 months ago)
When President Trump commented about Charlottesville, he said there were people to blame on BOTH SIDES. He also said there were good people ON BOTH SIDES. You can't get anymore neutral than that. So stop pretending he only praised the White Nationalists. Vox's filter is CLEARLY BIASED.
Sologuy 95 (4 months ago)
Was actually outraged by all of the things you've mention about all of the things that Trump has done
Gekko Bos (4 months ago)
meh, this video was pretty boring compared to the one you made about trumps mental fitness
Hugo Villemaire (4 months ago)
You know how I feel with the first three clips at the beginning of this video ? The feeling of being lied to ! Really CNN and MSNBC come on don’t use fake news
Nerthus (4 months ago)
What you leftists do not understand is that Trump's positions were considered Center Left Democrat up to about 10 years ago. All of your heroes, like Biden and Clinton, were saying the exact same things. Trump is a typical 80's NY Democrat and was friends with all of them. YOU are so nuts, YOU have been pulling the overton window to the far left.
Cranky Old Crone (3 months ago)
true. there is video on YT of Clinton saying we needed a wall on our southern border.
jim hughes (1 month ago)
Compare JFK's policies with anything on the left today. Or ever Bill Clinton's.
Lauren T (1 month ago)
Compare Lincoln's policies with Trump.
King Agonized Presents (4 months ago)
Lol they painted a image that looks like we’re gonna all die
Dudley Doleft's channel (4 months ago)
That's entirely possible.
Linda Smith (4 months ago)
Ah, smug dishonest character assassination. The host obviously lives in an echo chamber in which he hears nothing but the far left. When this was put on YouTube, Mueller hadn't yet finished his report, and all you smug Trump haters were absolutely positive Trump was guilty of ... something, no matter what. Except that Mueller's team, none of them fans of Trump, concluded there was no collusion. A lot of folks ought to wake up to the Dem party's policies, like open borders and flooding this country with Islamic "Asylum seekers" that are in the long run, an existential threat to gay people and women. Every poll of Islamic immigrants in Western Countries years later has shown majority levels of support for "Sharia Law", that monstrous ideology that in some countries punish gay people with the death penalty (nuts !), and punishes women who have been raped with the death penalty (nuts !). Yet you've been so conditioned to vote as you've been told, that both of those groups voted for Hillary - who wanted to flood the US with those monsters who would kill people in both groups. If you think that claim is too extreme, look at what has been happening to Europe since they flooded their countries with Islamic Immigrants. What ever happened to the Democratic Party that used to believe in freedom of speech, human rights, women's rights and was willing to exist in a country where they didn't try to have mass tantrums, riots, and immediate attempts to impeach a president from the other party. The really scary part though is that Democrat leadership is now constantly trying not to win an election, but to change the laws and the population to lock invade permanent control of the Presidency and Congress. California is the prototype, it used to be roughly 50/50 Rs/Ds, but decades ago became essentially 100% D in state government and their representation in Washington. Those Dems who run California have ruined and bankrupt it. Folks ought to realize that Democracy depends on half the people being willing to lose every election. The minute one side refuses (by trying to impeach Trump before he even took office) to go along with legitimate election results, you've set the conditions for civil war. Folks, none of us should want the, but that may be where we are headed. Maybe everyone should at least consider what Trump proposes before attacking it. When most of the Left attacks every single thing Trump says, it tells you how unthinking and robotic the left is, not how bad Trump is. You are playing with fire, and you ought to think a bit more deeply before constently attacking the president constantly.
Four Toes (4 months ago)
A more accurate title would be. "How the VOX makes normal tings look extreme"
Tremere (4 months ago)
Orange man bad
Apple Tree (4 months ago)
Ohhh. Very interesting. So, The New Green Deal is the ridiculously stupid, arrogantly ignorant socialist push to the extreme left so now any mildly stupid, greedy, somewhat socialist power grabs will be acceptable to people.
McSqueelibob (4 months ago)
Know what's radical thinking is killing babies oh right let me re-frase that to be more politically correct... terminating parasites? I'm sorry you think your not radical too but it makes sense because the whole of media, Hollywood, ext is full of extreme ideas from the left. It's funny how you presented gay marriage as an extreme leftist thought. I mean taking away everyone's guns isn't crazy at all. How about just letting anyone into the country, disregarding any terrorist. Before talking about extreme, talk about your own bias.
Aelin Sardothien (4 months ago)
Not biased at all
Drew Johnson (4 months ago)
You hate trump? I'm shocked
ALRIGHTY THEN (4 months ago)
So what are they trying us to buy into when they say there’s more than two genders? They went way to the extreme when they say that you’re whatever made up gender that you want to be.
KarlBonner1982 (4 months ago)
Hehehe....Think of what SOCIALISTS could do to the Overton Window!
Richard May (4 months ago)
the left has gone way too far left !
datguy overdere (5 months ago)
Silly Vox, the internet IS the dark corner!