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Saturday, February 27, 2010

THERE THEY GO AGAIN: LEFTISTS CLAIM LEFTISM AND ATHEISM LINKED TO HIGHER IQ

LATEST LEFT-WING ARTICLE CLAIMING LEFTISTS ARE SMARTER THAN RIGHT-WINGERS - AND A ROUND UP HERE:
Elizabeth Landau / CNN:
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 …
THIS IS TOTAL FUH-REEEEEEEKIN' BULLSNOT.

NEED PROOF?

HERE:

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.

THEY'RE RIGHT.

  • 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.

FAITH.

Plenty of high IQ people have faith in God.

To argue otherwise is to be a bigot.

6 comments:

DavidCyrus said...

There's a whole lot more to that study than what you have mentioned.

For example, liberalisn and atheism are also correlated with sexual exclusivity in men. Kinda throws that whole hippie "free love" thing in the trash, doesn't it?

...or how about this quote: "Religion, the current theory goes, did not help people survive or reproduce necessarily, but goes along the lines of helping people to be paranoid..." which is apparently evolutionarily beneficial.

I also thought it was interesting how liberalism and conservatism were defined for the study: "Liberals are more likely to be concerned about total strangers; Conservatives are likely to be concerned with people they associate with."

So, in the end, nobody's calling you an idiot. It only examines this single trait, and the max age of the participants was 28.

It's all about those crazy kids these days.

Hospitalist Blog said...

Respondents in the study were 18 to 28 years of age. On this sample we draw such sweeping conclusions? How many 18 year-olds have discovered their true political identity?

Ron Russell said...

These people love to pat themselves on the back and advance to the front of the class. I think the word is arrogance and their leader certainly has an abundance of it. Linking to this post tomorrow at TOTUS! With a short post on arrogance!

jdamn said...

Atheists don't have babies, so it doesn't even matter if they're smart because they're biologically unfit. Which is pretty much proof of God. If you think you just know everything and there's no higher power then you should remove yourself from the gene pool. And they do.

The Born Again American said...

I would like to thank Ron at "Totus" for linking me to your blog, as you now have one more follower...

If a higher IQ makes you more prone to be a leftist, I'm proud to be dumb as a box of rocks...

Reliapundit said...

THANKS ROCKY!