Saturday, January 28, 2012

Conservatives are Stupid

No, I mean really:

"I've often wondered how Christianists and the Tea Party crowd can cling to beliefs that defy logic and scientific fact. Now, we may have the answer: they're simply stupid. I mean literally dumb from an intelligence perspective. A new study done by researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, finds that those with low intelligence gravitate towards conservatism and are prone to embrace prejudice of things they don't understand or that are different."

I suggest that you entertain yourselves with the above post and the Yahoo article that prompted it, which starts as follows:
"There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy."

While searching around for more about this study, I also found the following gem of information, from Live Science:

"...people who believed bin Laden was already dead before the raid were more likely to believe he is still alive. Using statistical analysis, the researchers determined that the link between the two was explained by a belief that the Obama administration was hiding something..."Believing that Osama bin Laden is still alive is apparently no obstacle to believing that he has been dead for years,"

 Well, it explains a lot.


RightKlik said...

Shorter Green Eagle:

I'm not like those nasty conservative bigots -- they're inherently inferior.

Green Eagle said...

You got it, baby.

People whose whole lives are governed by greed and hatred are inferior.

Jessica said...

I've been impressed with the extent to which progressives have been oblivious to the irony of harboring bigoted attitudes toward conservatives for conservatives' supposedly bigoted predilections -- which are purportedly based in conservatives' innate intellectual inferiority.

This is even more surprising given the history of progressive denial of IQ science.

Anonymous said...

Jessica, my "bigoted" attitude towards conservatives has more to do with their lack of integrity than with how stupid they are.

Green Eagle said...

Sorry, Jessica, any rational person examining what Conservatives claim to believe would have to conclude that they are either very ignorant and rather stupid, or that they are just lying. I'm sure there are some of each, but they've got to be one or the other.

Anonymous said...

what do all liberals check in with Media Matters for the days talking points?

Are you comparing conservatives with these intellects?

Just what the democrats need a dumbed down public.

Green Eagle said...

I am not comparing anyone to anyone. I am referring to a scientific study which, in the end, confirms what we all knew already.

Anonymous said...

They specifically mentioned southerners. That's just geography .

Anonymous said...

America has been brainwashed into being communist for decades.
1985 interview with ex -KGB agent reveals succesful psychological warfare heavily financed by Soviets:

Videos in above link:

Yuri Bezmonov on demoralization:

Bezmonov on Marxists, useful idiots :

Bezmonov on American mass media :

Bezmonov on KGB interest in yoga, brainwashing :

Full video :