Yes, I have been discussing these conservative brain defects in several threads I started now. The facts point to environmental stress in childhood creating long lasting and potentially immutable changes in the brain, ones that show up in neurological tests, that prevent rational thinking in adults, replacing logic and scientific thinking with the phenomenon of truthiness, the sense of egotistical correctness, i am 'RIGHT' and 'I' am right. This, coupled with projection create a dangerous citizen that works toward his or her own self destruction and thereby, the destruction of the rest of us.
So, the people you "argue" with are idiots, but you are intelligent.To conservatives dissent from their viewpoint is largely discussed and valued, to liberals dissent is dismissed attacked and belittled.
Conservatives understand the liberal mindset to a greater degree than liberals understand conservatives.
You can read the studies sited, just click on the links.The article was crafty in putting the cart before the horse, 100% the author is left leaning. You'd have to presuppose the liberal mentality is the correct one for those tests to be at all amusing. So needless to say, i'm sure this one is a big hit with liberals.
Lets argue about the questions that this author asked the candidates and figure out which policy or response is most reasonable based on superior results and not rhetoric. Then we can consider the benefits of those who don't waver in their viewpoints under varying conditions (conservatives in this particular trial) vs those whom did.
Anyone else find this funny? I see nothing here but nonsense, you could easily switch the words liberal and conservative and would be just as much nonsense. Both sides have idiots, and unless you have some proof that what you assert is true looking at the studies will be much more interesting.You liberals have to realize that conservatives wouldn't mind one bit living under liberal policies if those liberals policies resulted in a better country. To conservatives dissent from their viewpoint is largely discussed and valued, to liberals dissent is dismissed attacked and belittled.
Conservatives understand the liberal mindset to a greater degree than liberals understand conservatives. The acceptance of the goodwill of an opponents argument is paramount in most conservative discussions, because the opposing viewpoint is valuable. I can't say the same for how liberals treat their opposition, which is ironic given the mirage of tolerance they claim as home base.
This response is exactly the sort of thing that these studies showed in conservative thinking. Plus where liberal thinkers went when their mental capacity was compromised.What does it say about liberals that they think expecting people to be responsible for their actions is a sign of mental illness?
Dont argue with the liberals on this forum. They always win.You could also conclude that "liberal" thinking (the new meaning, not the original) is far more fragile and requires a person's full mental faculties to constantly convince themselves that they're correct...
None of these studies had anything to do with baseline political stance.So basically the dumber and less rational you are, the more conservative you are?
I don't think that squares. And I'm liberal.
That "breed" has been extinct for 20+ years.None of these studies had anything to do with baseline political stance.
It's entirely possible to be an intelligent, deep-thinking conservative. However, Conservative value include non-interference, and retributive (eye-for-an-eye) justice, which are the 'easy' answer to most questions (regardless of whether they are 'correct').
It makes sense that a distracted person will give the obvious answer more often than when not distracted, especially if they would normally prefer to 'think' before answering.
For example, my default policy is non-interference, but in many, many situations, the details cause me to support 'interference'. I would classify myself as a Liberal, but one who considers each and every issue.
Give me six beers and start asking me policy questions, and I'll definitely sound like a Conservative.
Is it any surprise that believing we should let people do whatever they want and then bailing them out for making bad choices requires substantially more cognitive energy and attention?You could also conclude that "liberal" thinking (the new meaning, not the original) is far more fragile and requires a person's full mental faculties to constantly convince themselves that they're correct...
Political leaders of that breed have been extinct for 20+ years.That "breed" has been extinct for 20+ years.
When the "conservative" candidate is on his third wife, and asked his 2nd wife for an open-marriage I think this is pretty clear.Political leaders of that breed have been extinct for 20+ years.
But intelligent Conservatives are very much around.
By and large they don't vote "Conservative" anymore, if they vote at all.
Liberalism in politics is only 'almost' dead. Conservatism is stone-cold dead.