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Conservatism Is A Mental disorder?

According to one article, if you are a conservative you are the equivalent of being retarded.

One possible explanation is that some “conservatives” wear the label quite loosely. Another points to the long-established link between right-wing attitudes and a tendency to perceive the world as threatening. In an era where the latest scare is constantly being hyped on television and the Internet, it stands to reason that conservatism would dominate.

The article defines conservatism as the act of finding and labeling “threats” in the world.  Why does the author, Tom Jacobs, go to such extremes to paint conservatives as brain-dead?  Because, as he points out, 40% of Americans identify themselves as being conservative, and that scares the hell out of Jacobs and all liberals.  The same poll shows that only 21% of Americans identify themselves as liberals, which confuses and astounds someone as intellectually dishonest and deceiving, and brain-dead himself, as Jacobs.

Conservatism is on the rise in America, despite all the attacks that have been waged against it by the liberal MSM for decades.  Liberalism is dying a slow and painful death.  Is it more ironic that the death can be felt and noticed to such extremes more so by the liberal MSM than it can by your average liberals?

If we don’t have the time or energy to give a matter sufficient thought, we tend to accept the conservative argument.

Conservatives have given “time and energy sufficient thought” when it comes to abortion, for example.  That is why conservatives, by in large are pro-life.  The only “sufficient thought” liberals give to abortion is that having a child may inconvenience the woman, therefore, whether abortion is moral or not, whether the unborn child is a living human being or not, the mere fact that the woman is inconvenienced is “sufficient” enough a reason to kill the child.  But that position, to liberals, is retarded and unintellectual, unenlightening and “threatening”.

Eidelman and his colleagues’ paper will surely outrage many on the left (who will resist the notion of conservatism as somehow natural) and the right (who will take offense to the idea that their ideology is linked to low brainpower). The researchers do their best to preemptively answer such criticism.

“We do not assert that conservatives fail to engage in effortful, deliberate thought,” they insist. “We find that when effortful thought is disengaged, the first step people take tends to be in a conservative direction.”

Conservatives will not be as outraged as liberals hope us to be.  We see the humor in this because we can see liberalism’s death knell in progress.  Conservatives beat liberals in the area of morals and ethics, hands down, every time.  Liberalism is based purely on emotions.  Conservatism is based on rationality.  This proof is clearly illustrated and demonstrated every day in every single article and broadcast throughout the liberal media establishment.  As conservatism strengthens, as its number steadily rise, the MSM will kick and scream louder and louder, engaging itself in yellow journalism, smear attacks, misleading propaganda and out and out lies and prevarications against conservatives.  Likewise, as conservative media outlets continue to grow, as the market for conservative news grows, we will be there to show and document the complete meltdown and breakdown of liberalism.

It’s morning again in America.  Conservatives are waking up.  Liberals will also have to wake up to conservatism, or forever live in what can only be perceived, by their standards, as a hellish, nightmarish world where conservatism and conservative ideas and ideals, values , moral and ethics are mainstream and liberalism is passe’.

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6 thoughts on “Conservatism Is A Mental disorder?

  1. Thank you for linking to our article at 54°40’ Or Fight!

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  3. this is a completely inaccurate (and offensive) understanding of this research. in fact, it’d be hard to get it more wrong. the authors do not think conservatism is a mental disorder. to the contrary, they argue that conservatism is the outcome of our most basic way of thinking; it’s normal, and in all of us (left, right, or center).

  4. scott1139 on said:

    yep is right Neosecularist, your understanding of the article is completely off. It’s quite probable that Scott Eidelman has a liberal bias; however, he specifically states in his study that he doesn’t think conservatism is mental disorder. Heck, you even included the quote where he explains it in your article!

    It’s right here: “We do not assert that conservatives fail to engage in effortful, deliberate thought,” they insist. “We find that when effortful thought is disengaged, the first step people take tends to be in a conservative direction.”

    “which confuses and astounds someone as intellectually dishonest and deceiving, and brain-dead himself, as Jacobs”

    You really need to watch what you say about people; your characterization of Jacobs is both highly offensive and rather contradictory. If he were “brain-dead” (I’m assuming you mean stupid) he would not have the mental capacity to be “intellectually dishonest and deceiving”.

  5. scott1139 on said:

    “Because, as he points out, 40% of Americans identify themselves as being conservative, and that scares the hell out of Jacobs and all liberals.”

    As long as conservatives actually follow their principle of “love and respect life” I will not be frightened of them. What worries me is conservatives who: blow up abortion clinics, are pro-war, are pro-torture, think that non-believers deserve eternal suffering and say vicious things about other people…

    You see, before I was born, there was a point at which what grew into me could have been killed with very few negative consequences. But now, even if I were to die painlessly and without knowledge of it, my death would bring much suffering to the ones who love and care about me.

  6. What a bunch of nonsense. Republicans can only hold power these days by gerrymandering and Republican Supreme Court member decisions that auction our government to the highest bidders without even requiring them to identify themselves.

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