IE: Political SUCKISM pandering and palm greasing.(rather than INTEGRITY, Morality, DECENCY, ethics and REAL humanity)I have to uncomfortably share this with the group:
"Put more simply, this theory asserts that conservatives are less likely than liberals to engage in cognitive reflection and effortful systematic reasoning. Consequently, while liberals evaluate information with the aim of developing useful public policies, fearful, mule-stubborn conservatives will dismiss discomforting scientific facts and spend their time just “standing athwart history yelling stop.”
"standing athwart history yelling stop."
Its discomforting because I'm as guilty of this as Carol et. al. are guilty of the above:
"The third theory investigated in this study is what Kahan calls the expressive rationality thesis. In this case, beliefs about issues like the riskiness of climate change or nuclear power constitute part of what it means for people to belong to specific groups. Shared beliefs form part of their identities. People assess new information so that their conclusions signal their trustworthiness and loyalty to social groups with which they identify and to which they wish to be connected. The upshot is that people go along in order to get along with members of the social groups that they believe will benefit them."
I'm guilty of finding a libertarian rationale against just about anything the right holds dear.
Go ahead, try me ;-)
Flip that--that crappola is for mindless bobbleheaded LOW LIFES.