Thursday, August 09, 2007

couldn't resist

h/t to my buddy dan'l for his observant eye and compassionate need to share with me :)

"A study funded by the US government has concluded that conservatism can be explained psychologically as a set of neuroses rooted in "fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity".

As if that was not enough to get Republican blood boiling, the report's four authors linked Hitler, Mussolini, Ronald Reagan and the rightwing talkshow host, Rush Limbaugh, arguing they all suffered from the same affliction."

read article here


Crow said...

very interesting blog

Larry said...

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable assumption to me.

Daniel said...

How come Bush wasn't in that group?

It's strange how the idea of peace has been around for thousands of years, was passed on generation by generation, and yet it's still not a reality.

Passing things on doesn't mean they'll come to pass.

betmo said...

i believe that the article said that bush was 'a textbook case.'

SadButTrue said...

The other element to this that is politically incorrect to discuss is the institutional need for religion to promulgate a mindset that;

-cannot differentiate reality from desire.
-rejects rational argument as a means of pursuing the truth.

You can't win an argument with a religious person. If you back them into a logical corner, they will abandon reason altogether, and rely on their 'faith' as though it;

-lends anything at all to the discussion.

-is the great trump card that simultaneously beats a royal flush and proves them morally superior to you.
-is based on anything but what they want to be true (desire.)

And these bastards have been focusing their efforts on the public school system for decades!