Thursday, February 02, 2012

Shit You Already Knew About Conservatives.

They are that way because they are stupid.  Or to say it the kinder way, the complexity of the reality of human life on Planet E.  hurts their tiny brains.  So they gravitate to simplistic, child like ways of thinking (no matter how stupid the ideology is, or detached from objective reality it might be.)

Ok.  I did vamp there, but the idea that low IQ is related to both racism and conservatism  (what I call redneckism) is the conclusion of the study at issue, here.  Yes.  I know the thing has been setting parts of the Internet on fire.  But I back burnered it.  Till now.  Here is my favorite chunk from the version of the story I found on Huffpo:

Why might less intelligent people be drawn to conservative ideologies? Because such ideologies feature "structure and order" that make it easier to comprehend a complicated world, Dodson said. "Unfortunately, many of these features can also contribute to prejudice," he added.
 Dr. Brian Nosek, a University of Virginia psychologist, echoed those sentiments."Reality is complicated and messy," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."
Racist Redneck Conservatives Are All That 'Cause They're Stupid!

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