Americans are more likely to donate to a charity that reflects the values of their political affiliation, according to a new study from Rice
University, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Pennsylvania State University.
I am becoming more distressed when I realize how blatant the establishment is in trying to change the narrative about certain things... for
"The political divide not only impacts political actions, but everyday actions such as donating to charity," said Rice University Professor
Vikas Mittal, co-author of the research paper. "When you ask people if their donation behavior to a charity helping children will change because of
their political leanings, most say, 'Of course not!' We wanted to see if that is true or not."
The crux of the idea here is that what makes for the success of a charity in its aims is directly related to the ideological perception they create
about their cause.
An astoundingly stark declaration is made upon which the premise of this study is based:
Republicans' moral foundations are embedded in respect for authority and traditions, loyalty and purity; Democrats' moral foundations are
rooted in equality and protection from harm.
I don't think I could possibly show all of you how many times I have asked for a specific distinction which separates those two groups.. the
so-called "Republicans" and the so-called "Democrats." No one conversation has had the effect of clearing that question up. I have an idea why;
but this is neither here nor there because I want to point out how we are constantly 'told' what to think is true... and what to reject flatly - by
the likes of organizations like the International Journal of Research in Marketing.
Respect for authority and traditions, loyalty and purity apparently precludes
equality and protection from harm. This is no trick of logic or
argument... it is the nature of the assertion they are putting forth here.
Republicans - according to this publication's maxim; do not value equality, they apparently are being described as not inclined to see protection
from harm as a moral mandate for their policy.
Democrats - conversely reject traditional values, have no moral compunction to offer loyalty, and are not likely to value respect for the established
(I am uncertain of how to interpret "purity" in this regard unless the publication is implying something which most rational people reject
At any rate, while the purpose of this article is probably to highlight how charities can (and should) play the same political games the regime does;
it succeeds instead in demonstrating how entrenched the reliance of bias exploitation is. As if saying "To get what you want, tell them what they
want to hear" instead of "Tell them the truth, and work for what you want." Clearly they feel charity is a business that needs this guidance from
Take from this what you will; but please remember... the Internet has made it painfully clear that you must consider the source, and what lies behind
it before you accept their 'facts' - because their facts are secondary to their goals - if you don't; don't be surprised to learn that you've
I probably don't have to point out that the meme of Republicans as incapable of liberalism and the democrats likewise incapable of conservatism is
"taken for granted."
Ever wonder why compromise is often unachievable.... herein lies a clue.