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    Order and academic disciplines

    The comfort of authoritarianism

    Some 47 percent of people who consider themselves to be right-wing or right-of-center claim that they are a better caliber of person than the average Briton, while 43 percent say they are at least as good.

    Significantly, fewer lefties think they are better than everyone else, with a humble 39 percent thinking they are better than the average Briton and 51 percent thinking they are about as good as others.

    Conservative-leaning respondents are also more likely to think evil is inherent in some people, while left-wingers think the opposite.

    “Perhaps as you would expect, left-wingers are more likely to doubt the possibility of in-born evil in people – only 25 percent say that some people are born evil,” Dahlgren said.

    “Thirty-nine percent of those on the right, on the other hand, think that some people are born evil. Among the general population the figure is 32 percent,” he added.

    This isn’t the first time in recent years that conservatives have been given a hard time in a social study.

    In 2012, the right-wing Daily Mail declared to its famously conservative readership that new research indicated right-leaning people are less intelligent than those of a liberal bent.

    The study by Canadian academics found that right-wing politics were a kind of “gateway” into prejudice and bigotry including racism and homophobia and were attitudes likely to be held by those of a lesser intellect.

    “Cognitive abilities are critical in forming impressions of other people and in being open minded,” the researchers from Brock University in Ontario claimed.

    “Individuals with lower cognitive abilities may gravitate towards more socially conservative right-wing ideologies that maintain the status quo.”

    “It provides a sense of order,” they added.
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    and there's some kind of question here or what,or are we just supposed to pour through that boring as shit pasted link??

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    The study by Canadian academics found that right-wing politics were a kind of “gateway” into prejudice and bigotry including racism and homophobia and were attitudes likely to be held by those of a lesser intellect.
    Perhaps some of our right-wing members will chip in with some intellectual discussion to prove the study wrong.

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    Right-handed dispositions are more practical when wanking or wiping oneself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Right-handed dispositions are more practical when wanking or wiping oneself...
    I bet you have a tiny url

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    The logic is quite sound. After all if one it a bit stupid one cannot deal with the complexity of life and needs to simplify it. Making broad generalizations, blindly following laws/rules without consideration of the objectives of those rules is a good simplification as is dividing up people in to pigeon holes, good and evil...this list goes one.... and its all the mantra of the right.

    i.e. rightwing politics makes the world simpler and easier for stupid people
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