reply to post by Heartisblack
being open and close minded has nothing to do with IQ. furthermore i don't see how liberals are more open minded than conservatives as they tend to
stick with their beliefs and reject opposing views just as vehemently. those who are open minded are in the very middle of the road.
the article is quite biased.
It is difficult to define a whole school of political ideology precisely, but one may reasonably define liberalism (as opposed to conservatism) in the
contemporary United States as the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions
of private resources for the welfare of such others.
yeah, its definitely because we care, and not because we're getting free money handouts(since liberals get such a kick out of paying taxes, you can
pay mine for me. you won't? oh, i thought you cared
) *cough* that obviously skewed definition aside (notice how it implies that conservatism is
the opposite of "genuine concern") 11.4 IQ points isn't a very large difference for a complete span. my IQ is around 120ish, maybe a bit higher, and
i'm conservative. you can have a larger drop in IQ from having negative feelings than the entire span that is used as proof. kind of silly.
another problem is the test was done on younger people. isn't it interesting that the majority of the age group they tested doesn't pay taxes, yet
that group wants to increase taxes "because they genuinely care about their fellow man".
now for the bombshell: conservatives give more to charity than liberals. if liberals have such a hard-on for altruistic behavior as the article says,
then why is this so? in the article he tries to argue that this supports his position, but its a clear contradiction of his original definition.
liberals genuinely care about their fellow man, yet they willingly give less to them.
this article is from the same person who says atheists and liberals are smarter. he is himself atheist and liberal. no conflict of interest there. at
They [citizens] cannot individually choose to pay taxes to fund Medicare, because they want to help elderly white people, but not AFDC, because they
don’t want to help poor black single mothers. This may precisely be why conservatives choose to give more money to individual charities of their
choice while opposing higher taxes.
opposing higher taxes definitely means i hate blacks, because that's the ONLY reason i would oppose higher taxes. it has nothing to do with economic
this man who wrote the article is a psychologist, he should find healthier ways to deal with his self-esteem issues than writing propaganda pieces
that are a giant pat on the back.
edit on 24-8-2011 by Bob Sholtz because: (no reason given)