Low IQ Linked To Racism And Conservatism

Low IQ Linked to Racism and Conservatism

• People with poor reasoning abilities don't like complexities in life and are more prone to prejudice. • Less intelligent people are drawn to conservative ideologies because they provide structure and order in a complicated world. ...we found that lower general intelligence in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this…

What The Right Wing Really Means When They Say “Socialist”

What the Right Wing Really Means When They Say “Socialist”

• The racial hierarchy of America ceased being enforced by law in the 60s. • Ever since, conservatives have turned to shorthand like 'socilaist' and 'communist' to smear minority leaders who posed a threat to their preferred social order. • Obama represents the latest example to the right wing of blacks…

The Psychology Of Conservatism

The Psychology of Conservatism

• A psychological study has concluded that conservatism can be explained as a set of neuroses characterized by "fear, aggression, dogmatism, and intolerance of ambiguity." • The report listed sufferers of the condition, which include Hitler, Mussolini, Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh, and George Bush. • Bush was studied for his intolerance…

Rise Of The New Left

Rise of the New Left

• Sociologist Karl Mannheim argued that political generations are formed by what historical disruptions occur during their 'plastic years.' • An entire generation of Millennials entered their plastic years during the Bush era and experienced all the drawbacks of a deregulated government and a destroyed economy. This has shaped the…

The New Progressive Majority

The New Progressive Majority

• The data shows that America is far more progressive on most issues than conventional wisdom indicates. On cultural wedge issues, the trend is even further to the left. • Conservatives are losing badly to progressives on social issues like gay and reproductive rights. This serves as a bellwether for…