Makes me glad I’m a liberal really.
Do note the little judo trick in there though. The scientific paper shows that racism and homophobia are associated with low intelligence. That these are conservative ideas is then sorta assumed (yes, there really is left wing racism, left wing homophobia). And then the leap…..thus all conservative ideas can be explained by low intelligence.
Quite fun really: the claim, an implicit one to be sure, that because racist boot boys are knuckleheads therefore the NHS must be State run, schools must be not for profit and the Laffer Curve is all poo poo.
Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what two former Republican ideologues, David Frum and Mike Lofgren, have been saying. Frum warns that “conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics”. The result is a “shift to ever more extreme, ever more fantasy-based ideology” which has “ominous real-world consequences for American society”.
Translating that into the English situation who does that remind you of? Inventing their own laws of economics?
And this is without considering the most important point in British politics today. Who actually are the conservatives at present? It’s not the Conservatives, is it?
Those with low cognitive abilities are attracted to “rightwing ideologies that promote coherence and order” and “emphasise the maintenance of the status quo”.
The Conservatives seem to want to shake up education, the health care system, the tax system, the way that councils are funded, the disability welfare system, in fact, the whole welfare state if IDS has his way.
It’s the left in Britain performing the conservative function at present, standing in the way of change, insisting upon the preservation of the status quo. We must not change the ancient (64 years old) NHS, we must not change the 1960s educational settlement etc.
If it really is true that dimbos attempt to preserve the status quo then it ain’t the current Conservatives who are doing that, is it?