Sunday, May 03, 2015
Are Conservatives Too Dumb to Govern?
We already knew that the brains of progressives and conservatives are wired differently.
And that Cons have a larger fear gland
Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala (link is external) than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety.
The conservative party is big on national defense and magnifies our perception of threat, whether of foreign aggressors, immigrants, terrorists, or invading ideologies like Communism. To a conservative, the world really is a frightening place.
Which explains so much...
For what else can explain that cowardly behaviour, or that leap of logic?
But now a new study has come up with an even more frightening result.
It seems that Cons are also incredibly dumb.
Researchers have found a possible explanation for why certain people are prejudiced: they’re less intelligent.
The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, examined data from two large-scale British studies, and found lower intelligence scores in childhood were predictors of greater racism in adulthood, which the researchers controversially explain is brought about by adopting right-wing ideologies.
Which also makes them incredibly dangerous.
A secondary analysis of data from a U.S. study also showed those with poor abstract-reasoning skills were more likely to have anti-homosexual prejudice, partially linked to authoritarian attitudes.
For surely only that can explain this.
Some Ontario parents are putting their kids “on strike” on Monday, keeping them home from school to protest against sex education material in Ontario’s 2015 health and physical education curriculum.
That horrible mixture of ignorance and prejudice.
But then I'm sure most of us knew that all along eh?
For what else could explain Stephen Harper's Con regime?
Where Leona Aglukkaq alone can tilt the balance from ignorant to IDIOT...
The Con clown Paul Calandra is in a league of his own...
And so is Brad Butt who claimed he had seen Liberal voters stealing ballots with his "own eyes."
Until he was forced to admit he hadn't...
But still tried to make it sound like he should be praised rather than censured.
And the sad thing is there is NOTHING we can do to help them.
Because you can't grow brains like tomatoes. And trimming their fear glands is not a realistic option.
All we can do is help spread the word, and warn the intelligent.
Cons are dangerous.
And too dumb to govern...
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