Are Liberals REALLY More Intelligent Than Conservatives?
I would like to share some love and as stated I said that it was an interesting post. You showed yourself capable of analysis and intelligence but then descended into lazy, blanket statements about liberals.
I hope that your reference to 'so called' independents is not a further attempt to polarise and manipulate people into supporting the corrupt 2 party system in the US.
Originally posted by Cosmic911
I wouldn't say Liberians are more intelligent than Conservatives. I would say liberals are more intelligent than hate-mongering people pretending to be good Christians.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Cosmic911
Those liberals who go around saying Conservatives hate women and children and push grandmas off cliffs?
More inteligent my arse.
A very common "sophisticated" position on ATS is that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats. This allows the professor of these views to present himself as superior and enlightened, and it allows the side benefit of not requiring the speaker to know anything about either party.
Why not explore things like "More schooling brings more specializtion and more inhumanity." Or "Having overwhelmingly liberal professors (or conservative ones) is like intellectual incest, with the same mental results." I will watch with interest.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by Cosmic911
Christians are easy prey, but perhaps you could have said,
I believe anyone is smarter than hate-mongering people pretending to be good _ _ _ _ _ _. fill in the blanks,
Do you think by calling Christian hate mongers, it makes you look like a hate monger?
Originally posted by freethinker123
reply to post by sonnny1
I don't dispute his right to an opinion. What I do take issue with is any attempt to divide or making name calling generalisations about one 'group' above another. Fine if there is a concrete case being made to prove that liberals are 'brainwashed, intellectually dishonest' etc, make it but this isn't in the rant section, its a discussion about intelligence and political support.
The polarisation because of Obama... have you just woken up or something? US politics has been polarised for years. To be honest you sound a bit like a victim of one of the supposed two ideologies the politicians expect US citizens to support.
When a man promises to change the status-quo,as Obama did,and falls heavily short,dividing America,with perpetual rhetoric,and faulty policy,that's beyond party lines. That effects the whole of America,regardless of party lines.
Liberalism is all about appearances, not outcomes. What matters to liberals is how a program makes them FEEL about themselves, not whether it works or not. Thus a program like Headstart, which sounds good because it's designed to help children read, makes liberals feel good about themselves, even though the program doesn't work and wastes billions. A ban on DDT makes liberals feel good about themselves because they're "protecting the environment" even though millions of people have died as a result. For liberals, it's not what a program does in the real world; it's about whether they feel better about themselves for supporting it.
Liberalism creates a feedback loop. It is usually impossible for a non-liberal to change a liberal's mind about political issues because liberalism works like so: only liberals are credible sources of information. How do you know someone's liberal? He espouses liberal doctrine. So, no matter how plausible what you say may be, it will be ignored if you're not a liberal and if you are a liberal, of course, you probably agree with liberal views. This sort of close-mindedness makes liberals nearly impervious to any information that might undermine their beliefs.