Psychology of Liberals and Conservatives

Psychology of Liberals and Conservatives

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Tea Party Solution

Chico, CA

#1 May 2, 2014
At least a couple of our conservative friends in these Topix like to say that "liberals are mentally ill". One of these posters actually named his moniker after that sentiment.

I usually ignore such flame-throwing BS, but decided to google psychological studies regarding the minds of conservatives and liberals. What I found was interesting.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human...

"Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety.

Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.

The neuro-scientific fact of two very different political creatures helps clarify much of the political antics of modern democracies.

Most societies are divided into a party that wants change (the more liberal party) and one that is afraid of change (the conservatives). The liberal party is generally more intellectual and the conservative party is more anti-intellectual.

The conservative party is big on national defense and magnifies our perception of threat, whether of foreign aggressors, immigrants, terrorists, or invading ideologies like Communism. To a conservative, the world really is a frightening place."
Local

Lucerne, CA

#2 May 2, 2014
To casual readers;
The poster named “Tea Party Solution” is not a member of the tea party. He has been proven to be a liar and a coward who will spin information to fit his true ideology…..a radical left wing progressive.
Anyone reading his posts should check and verify any of his so called facts. The fact that he uses the term “tea party” in his name exemplifies his patently dishonest nature and his disingenuous persona.
Readers beware of any information provided by the poster “Tea Party Solution”.

Have a nice day.
Tea Party Solution

Chico, CA

#3 May 2, 2014
Local wrote:
To casual readers;
The poster named “Tea Party Solution” is not a member of the tea party. He has been proven to be a liar and a coward who will spin information to fit his true ideology…..a radical left wing progressive.
Anyone reading his posts should check and verify any of his so called facts. The fact that he uses the term “tea party” in his name exemplifies his patently dishonest nature and his disingenuous persona.
Readers beware of any information provided by the poster “Tea Party Solution”.
Have a nice day.
To those non-existent casual readers:

Loco is a right-wing extremist who's so dense that he still can't get over the fact that my moniker includes the name, Tea Party.

The cognitive dissonance just drives him crazy, I mean, crazier.
Local

Lucerne, CA

#4 May 2, 2014
Tea Party Solution wrote:
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To those non-existent casual readers:
Loco is a right-wing extremist who's so dense that he still can't get over the fact that my moniker includes the name, Tea Party.
The cognitive dissonance just drives him crazy, I mean, crazier.
yes my lil dingbat "progressive" lil teepee.
You are truly a legend...
In your own mind.

and btw, you are not now, nor have you ever been bright enough to make me feel anything but saddened for a fellow misguided human being.
Your problem is obvious. The narrow view from out of your belly button hole makes your analysis of everthing somewhat..........let's say..........obtuse.

have a nice evening lil teepee..........may I suggest pulling your head out.......for a bit of fresh air.
Tea Party Solution

Chico, CA

#5 May 3, 2014
Local wrote:
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yes my lil dingbat "progressive" lil teepee.
You are truly a legend...
In your own mind.
and btw, you are not now, nor have you ever been bright enough to make me feel anything but saddened for a fellow misguided human being.
Your problem is obvious. The narrow view from out of your belly button hole makes your analysis of everthing somewhat..........let's say..........obtuse.
have a nice evening lil teepee..........may I suggest pulling your head out.......for a bit of fresh air.
Your sick and sad attempts at sarcasm and humor don't work. Oh, probably TWerP loves it.
Progun

Hayward, CA

#6 May 3, 2014
Tea Party Solution wrote:
At least a couple of our conservative friends in these Topix like to say that "liberals are mentally ill". One of these posters actually named his moniker after that sentiment.
I usually ignore such flame-throwing BS, but decided to google psychological studies regarding the minds of conservatives and liberals. What I found was interesting.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human...
"Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety.
Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.
The neuro-scientific fact of two very different political creatures helps clarify much of the political antics of modern democracies.
Most societies are divided into a party that wants change (the more liberal party) and one that is afraid of change (the conservatives). The liberal party is generally more intellectual and the conservative party is more anti-intellectual.
The conservative party is big on national defense and magnifies our perception of threat, whether of foreign aggressors, immigrants, terrorists, or invading ideologies like Communism. To a conservative, the world really is a frightening place."
Let me guess, "its on the internet so it must be true"? What you posted PROVES that you left leaning people have zero common sense. Good lord dude, are you really that dense? Conservatives believe in actually working for a living, whereas you people have some insane sense of entitlement. Next time you're at Safeway buying your People magazine at the checkout line remember one thing: the taxpayers paid for your entitled ass and your EBT card! Enjoy spending MY MONEY, dirt bag. Go get a job! You should be ashamed of yourself, loser.
Low Intellect Tea Baggers

United States

#7 May 3, 2014
Progun wrote:
<quoted text>Let me guess, "its on the internet so it must be true"? What you posted PROVES that you left leaning people have zero common sense. Good lord dude, are you really that dense? Conservatives believe in actually working for a living, whereas you people have some insane sense of entitlement. Next time you're at Safeway buying your People magazine at the checkout line remember one thing: the taxpayers paid for your entitled ass and your EBT card! Enjoy spending MY MONEY, dirt bag. Go get a job! You should be ashamed of yourself, loser.
Typical Tea Bagger Republican Response, NON RESPONSIVE!

The SHAME of the low Tea Bagger Republican Intellectual Ability is expressed very well in the above response to a Scientific Study. No wonder they want to KILL education in Favor of THEIR THEOLOGY, which they believe is science. TWISTED!

Their DREAM of an AMERICAN IDIOCRACY under the TEA BAGGER Republican BANNER will be a HORRIFIC TYRANNY of the STUPID and INCOMPETENT forced upon the AMERICAN people with GUNS that ONLY THEY WILL HAVE when the time comes for them to break down your doors FOR AMERICA!

Their dishonesty is all the proof needed.

Hey Tea Baggers, Are Jewish and Catholic white people really WHITELIKT YOU?
Get Right or Get Left

Nevada City, CA

#8 May 3, 2014
Tea Party Solution wrote:
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Most societies are divided into a party that wants change (the more liberal party) and one that is afraid of change (the conservatives). The liberal party is generally more intellectual and the conservative party is more anti-intellectual.
If you have so much more gray matter, and supposedly so much more intelligent??? LOL

How come you want to "change" to a society that through PROVEN history has caused nothing but suffering, death and tyranny??? Socialism and communism!
And then you totally reject the most successful society in the history of this world, that provided freedom and success for those who apply their selves. Capitalism and The US of A.

Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.
Ronald Reagan.
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On the Madness of Modern Liberalism:
The egalitarianism and welfarism of modern liberal government are incompatible with the facts of human nature and the human condition. But the rise to power of the liberal agenda has resulted from the fact that the people of western societies have irrationally demanded that governments take care of them and manage their lives instead of protecting their property rights. This misconception results in massive violations of those rights while permitting government officials to act out their own and their constituents' psychopathology. The liberal agenda gratifies various types of pathological dependency; augments primitive feelings of envy and inferiority; reinforces paranoid perceptions of victimization; implements manic delusions of grandeur; exploits government authority for power, domination and revenge; and satisfies infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation.

Modern liberalism rejects, to one degree or another, the competence and sovereignty of the common man and subordinates him to the will of governments run by liberal elites.
Lyle Rossiter, Jr., M.D.
http://www.libertymind.com/excerpt-madness_26...
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And once again pollution, you post total lies and pure nonsense!!!
The PLANTATION SOCIETY

United States

#9 May 3, 2014
Get Right or Get Left wrote:
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If you have so much more gray matter, and supposedly so much more intelligent??? LOL
How come you want to "change" to a society that through PROVEN history has caused nothing but suffering, death and tyranny??? Socialism and communism!
And then you totally reject the most successful society in the history of this world, that provided freedom and success for those who apply their selves. Capitalism and The US of A.
Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.
Ronald Reagan.
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On the Madness of Modern Liberalism:
The egalitarianism and welfarism of modern liberal government are incompatible with the facts of human nature and the human condition. But the rise to power of the liberal agenda has resulted from the fact that the people of western societies have irrationally demanded that governments take care of them and manage their lives instead of protecting their property rights. This misconception results in massive violations of those rights while permitting government officials to act out their own and their constituents' psychopathology. The liberal agenda gratifies various types of pathological dependency; augments primitive feelings of envy and inferiority; reinforces paranoid perceptions of victimization; implements manic delusions of grandeur; exploits government authority for power, domination and revenge; and satisfies infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation.
Modern liberalism rejects, to one degree or another, the competence and sovereignty of the common man and subordinates him to the will of governments run by liberal elites.
Lyle Rossiter, Jr., M.D.
http://www.libertymind.com/excerpt-madness_26...
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And once again pollution, you post total lies and pure nonsense!!!
Your "PLANTATION SOCIETY" was certainly successful as an ECONOMIC SYSTEM as you TEA BAGGER REPUBLICANS wish to teach in your TEXAS School Books. Your take on it is that "Slavery was OK"! Guess what, It was NOT OK then or NOW!

The problem is you are ENSLAVING yourselves with your NO EDUCATION society. KEEP TEXAS STUPID should be your Clarion Cry. Hell just look at PERRY!

So goes TEXAS so goes AMERICA? Ahahahahaha Dumbarse Cracker Tea Bagger Republican!

The true AMERICAN conservative is one who believes in keeping "THE BEST OF THE PAST" Not the Resurrection the FAILURES of the PAST like you TEA BAGGER REPUBLICANS clearly advocate!
Get Right or Get Left

Nevada City, CA

#10 May 3, 2014
The PLANTATION SOCIETY wrote:
<quoted text>Your "PLANTATION SOCIETY" was certainly successful as an ECONOMIC SYSTEM as you TEA BAGGER REPUBLICANS wish to teach in your TEXAS School Books. Your take on it is that "Slavery was OK"! Guess what, It was NOT OK then or NOW!
The problem is you are ENSLAVING yourselves with your NO EDUCATION society. KEEP TEXAS STUPID should be your Clarion Cry. Hell just look at PERRY!
So goes TEXAS so goes AMERICA? Ahahahahaha Dumbarse Cracker Tea Bagger Republican!
The true AMERICAN conservative is one who believes in keeping "THE BEST OF THE PAST" Not the Resurrection the FAILURES of the PAST like you TEA BAGGER REPUBLICANS clearly advocate!
If what you vomit is true?
How come the demorats are so in favor of flooding the USA with illiterate illegal aliens from Mexico?
And they are so strongly in favor of the common core stupidity for the public schools?
Is it because a tyrannical dictatorship requires a dumded down society of lemming liberals???
The PLANTATION SOCIETY

United States

#11 May 3, 2014
Get Right or Get Left wrote:
<quoted text>
If what you vomit is true?
How come the demorats are so in favor of flooding the USA with illiterate illegal aliens from Mexico?
And they are so strongly in favor of the common core stupidity for the public schools?
Is it because a tyrannical dictatorship requires a dumded down society of lemming liberals???
There is an Immigration Bill that the TEA BAGGERS and REPUBLICANS will NOT bring to the floor of the House for debate. Why are you NOT willing as a TEA BAGGER to bring some control to IMMIGRATION> Oh Yea because you are AFRAID of losing a HOT BUTTON FAIUX TEA BAGGER REPUBLICAN ISSUE!

Describe your TEA BAGGER REPUBLICAN Education Agenda? PRIVATE "CHRISTIAN" SCHOOLS paid for by FEDERAL AMERICAN GOVERNMENT VOUCHERS? You Tea Baggers don"t recognize the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ring a bell.

You want "MY MONEY" to pay for your Specific brand of a CHOSEN "TYRANNICAL CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY EDUCATION" that is NOT Christian.

YOU NEED A CORE class. English, Math and Science are the core to the SUCCESS of the AMERICAN REPUBLIC. Theology IS NOT A CORE subject, except for you who wish to DUMB DOWN our society to the same or lesser degree than YOU ARE NOW!

Sorry you can't compete in the REAL WORLD. Maybe you should have studied more before you Dropped out of junior high school to join your MILITIA GROUP of Hate based of the FEAR of the STUPID.

Got another one Tea Bagger. Fire away. Your hate PROPAGANDA goes NOWHERE HERE!

Local

Lucerne, CA

#12 May 3, 2014
Tea Party Solution wrote:
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Your sick and sad attempts at sarcasm and humor don't work. Oh, probably TWerP loves it.
Oh no not that!
Are we taking a "time out" from our new fresh start?

You can dish it out, but as always, you cannot take it.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen....

Put your big girl panties on....

You aren't very bright, but I am sure that you get the idea, yes?
Limited abilities proven

United States

#13 May 3, 2014
Local wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh no not that!
Are we taking a "time out" from our new fresh start?
You can dish it out, but as always, you cannot take it.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen....
Put your big girl panties on....
You aren't very bright, but I am sure that you get the idea, yes?
The answer of One with a LIMITED INTELLECT Tea Bagger REPUBLICAN.

Thanks for proving Solutions research True and Correct.
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#14 May 3, 2014
Get Right or Get Left wrote:
<quoted text>
If what you vomit is true?
How come the demorats are so in favor of flooding the USA with illiterate illegal aliens from Mexico?
And they are so strongly in favor of the common core stupidity for the public schools?
Is it because a tyrannical dictatorship requires a dumded down society of lemming liberals???
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Most intelligent people are in favor of Mexican immigrants because, for one, someone has to grow and harvest the food you shove down your fat and lazyass.

The dumbing of our society has been going on for over thirty years, as one mindless conservative at a time surrenders himself to the forces of uninformed darkness.

The real "lemmings" are the ones who are goose-stepping in lockstep behind bought and paid for Tpublican politicians.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution...
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#15 May 4, 2014
Progun wrote:
<quoted text>Let me guess, "its on the internet so it must be true"? What you posted PROVES that you left leaning people have zero common sense. Good lord dude, are you really that dense? Conservatives believe in actually working for a living, whereas you people have some insane sense of entitlement. Next time you're at Safeway buying your People magazine at the checkout line remember one thing: the taxpayers paid for your entitled ass and your EBT card! Enjoy spending MY MONEY, dirt bag. Go get a job! You should be ashamed of yourself, loser.
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Speaking of losers, I got some uncommonly bad news for your dumb cowboy ass.

SOLUTION happens to be a successful business proprietor and real estate owner, and he probably pays more in taxes than you earn kicking horseshit off a rodeo rink.

Most importantly, SOLUTION thinks for himself and is not hypnotized by the same tired old lies you and your hateful buddies listen to all day long on the AM radio.
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#16 May 4, 2014
GRANDPA NICOLAI wrote:
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Speaking of losers, I got some uncommonly bad news for your dumb cowboy ass.
SOLUTION happens to be a successful business proprietor and real estate owner, and he probably pays more in taxes than you earn kicking horseshit off a rodeo rink.
Most importantly, SOLUTION thinks for himself and is not hypnotized by the same tired old lies you and your hateful buddies listen to all day long on the AM radio.
I truly believe that jealousy is the driving force behind the comments posted by the likes of progun, loco, glo -butt and the crankster to name a few.
Tea Party Solution

Chico, CA

#17 May 6, 2014
There is another Psychology Today study about conservative and liberal psychology, and it reflects well what we see in these Topix-- and all over our nation.

"Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the answer to both questions may be a qualified yes.

The study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood.

Dr. Gordon Hodson, a professor of psychology at the university and the study's lead author, said the finding represented evidence of a vicious cycle: People of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice, he told LiveScience.

Why might less intelligent people be drawn to conservative ideologies? Because such ideologies feature "structure and order" that make it easier to comprehend a complicated world, Dodson said. "Unfortunately, many of these features can also contribute to prejudice," he added.

Dr. Brian Nosek, a University of Virginia psychologist, echoed those sentiments.

"Reality is complicated and messy," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/inte...
Get Right or Get Left

Nevada City, CA

#18 May 7, 2014
Tea Party Solution wrote:
There is another Psychology Today study about conservative and liberal psychology, and it reflects well what we see in these Topix-- and all over our nation.
"Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the answer to both questions may be a qualified yes.
The study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood.
Dr. Gordon Hodson, a professor of psychology at the university and the study's lead author, said the finding represented evidence of a vicious cycle: People of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice, he told LiveScience.
Why might less intelligent people be drawn to conservative ideologies? Because such ideologies feature "structure and order" that make it easier to comprehend a complicated world, Dodson said. "Unfortunately, many of these features can also contribute to prejudice," he added.
Dr. Brian Nosek, a University of Virginia psychologist, echoed those sentiments.
"Reality is complicated and messy," he told The Huffington Post in an email. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/inte...
Majority of Gun Violence Is In “Democratic Monopolized Cities”
http://maggionews.com/majority-of-gun-violenc...

Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls.

You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica.

67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average.

Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. Those are the places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. And many of them have been run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.

- See more at: http://whateverhappentocommonsense.com/...

And pollution, if this total nonsense that post is true? How come it's the liberals who want, need and demand government control of their ignorant, miserable and hate filled lives???
And conservatives want government dictatorship out of their lives, and state that I can do it myself???

That stupidity you posted pollution? It is nothing more than the same old liberal lies, because that is what you liberals do... you lie! All of the time, always, and about everything!!!
Get Right or Get Left

Nevada City, CA

#19 May 7, 2014
The right is wrong wrote:
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I truly believe that jealousy is the driving force behind the comments posted by the likes of progun, loco, glo -butt and the crankster to name a few.
Jealousy??????????
Jealous of pathological lying oblamerbot lemmings, who need their pathetic lives dictated by a liar like oblamer? And who are unable to wipe their pitiful butts, or cross a street with out government telling you where, when and how too???
Yeah... that's it SFB.You truly are scary stupid! ROTFLMAO at you!!!
GRANDPA NICOLAI

Chico, CA

#20 May 7, 2014
Get Right or Get Left wrote:
<quoted text>
Jealousy??????????
Jealous of pathological lying oblamerbot lemmings, who need their pathetic lives dictated by a liar like oblamer? And who are unable to wipe their pitiful butts, or cross a street with out government telling you where, when and how too???
Yeah... that's it SFB.You truly are scary stupid! ROTFLMAO at you!!!
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"scary stupid:" Ignorant, low information conservative sheep who blindly follow a drug addicted comedian while being soothed by the siren song of conservative lies promising to take them to a libertarian utopia, a never never land where stupidity reigns, the rich get richer and the average shmuck gets screwed.

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