Elizabeth Landau / CNN:THIS IS TOTAL FUH-REEEEEEEKIN' BULLSNOT.Liberalism, atheism linked to IQ — (CNN) — Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds. — Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ …
NORMAN PODHORETZ, IRVING KRISTOL, DAVID HOROWITZ, AND ME - AND COUNTLESS OTHER LEFTISTS WHO SAW THE LIGHT AND BECAME CONSERVATIVES.
WE DIDN'T BECOME DUMBER; WE FREED OURSELVES FROM LEFTIST SHACKLES.
INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO REMAIN LEFTISTS DO IT ONE WAY: BY IGNORING THE RIGHT.
- THEY'RE LIKE JURISTS WHO ONLY LISTEN TO ONE SIDE OF A CRIMINAL CASE, BUT WHO THINK THEY HAVE HEARD ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR CONVICTION OR EXONERATION.
- MORE OFTEN THAN NOT - WHEN THEY HEAR AN OPPOSING VIEW FROM THE RIGHT, THEY DECLINE INTO NEAR VIOLENT COGNITIVE DISSONANCE AND ATTACK ANY SOURCE WHICH OFFERS PROOF THAT THEIR SIDE IS WRONG.
- THIS IS WHY THEY ARE AT WAR WITH FOX NEWS: THEY FEAR THAT IF MORE LEFTISTS START TO LISTEN TO THE OTHER SIDE - TO BOTH SIDES - THAT THEY WILL ABANDON LEFTISM AND GET OFF THE PLANTATION.
- YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SMART TO HAVE AN OPINION, AND MANY SMART PEOPLE HAVE MANY OPINIONS WHICH ARE WRONG - BECAUSE THEY'RE BASED ON PREMISES AND PRESUPPOSITION WHICH ARE WRONG AND WHICH THEY DO NOT QUESTION.
- LIKE THE EFFICACY OF SOCIALISM AND STATE-MANDATED/COMMAND ECONOMIES.
- THEY FAIL EVERYWHERE; THEY ARE ALWAYS OUT-PERFORMED BY PRIVATE ENTERPRISES -YET LEFTISTS REFUSE TO ADMIT THIS.
- THEY REFUSE TO ADMIT THAT VIETNAM WAR WAS WON UNTIL THE DEMOCRATIC DOVES OF CONGRESS PULLED THE PLUG ON THE SVG.
- THEY REFUSE TO ADMIT AGW IS A HOAX.
- THEY REFUSE TO ADMIT CUTTING TAXES IS GOOD FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH.
- THEY REFUSE TO ADMIT THAT A FETUS IS A HUMAN BEING.
- AND SO ON.
ONLY BY REFUSING TO ACCEPT REALITY AND FALLING BACK ON TIRED OLD SHIBBOLETHS CAN LEFTISTS REMAIN LEFTISTS.
AND INTELLIGENT PEOPLE CAN GO INTO DENIAL AS EASILY AS A DUMMIES.
QUITE FRANKLY, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE MAY FALL INTO DENIAL MORE EASILY AND MORE FREQUENTLY THAN ANYONE ELSE.
ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE LEFTISTS.
CUZ THEY NEED TO: THEIR IDENTITIES DEPEND ON IT.
As for atheism... many intelligent people believe in the big bang, or "string theory" or black-energy/black-matter - though few can explain it. They accept it as an article of faith in the Church of Atheism and as a canon of the "Councils of Higher Education".
Structurally, it is NO DIFFERENT than how many other people accept it as an act of faith that God was the First Cause, and is aware of each and loves and every soul.
Plenty of high IQ people have faith in God.
To argue otherwise is to be a bigot.