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AZPaul3
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Message 70 of 181 (567604)
07-01-2010 9:38 PM
Reply to: Message 69 by crashfrog
07-01-2010 5:31 PM


I think, with further research, it will emerge that Right-wing Authoritarian personality types have an organic basis. Possibly even a genetic one.

Which means that Liberal Left-wing personality types also have an organic basis and possibly a genetic one.

I think we all know what kind of government results from the attitude that dissent from the dominant political philosophy isn't just a matter of conscience but is actually a mental illness. But - what if it turned out they were right?

Scary. But then not a mental illness, but a mental difference?

Can it be consistent with liberalism to "treat" conservatives for their mental disorder, even if it actually is a mental disorder?

But which one is the disorder and which one the norm? The paper doesn't show where either is off into the 2nd deviation from the mean.

If political attitude is more nature than nurture who is to say which one is aberrant?


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AZPaul3
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Message 75 of 181 (567640)
07-02-2010 4:10 AM
Reply to: Message 74 by Rrhain
07-02-2010 2:26 AM


Rrhain:
You are confusing labels for positions

Crashfrog:
What you're looking at is a surprising number of people who are actually liberal but call themselves "conservatives."

Those who "label" themselves conservative hold liberal views on all positions?

Those who "label" themselves conservative hold liberal views on most positions?

Those who "label" themselves conservative hold liberal views on few positions?

Those who "label" themselves liberal hold conservative views on all positions?

Those who "label" themselves liberal hold conservative views on most positions?

Those who "label" themselves liberal hold conservative views on few positions?

Do you believe people are not aware of their differences in view point to the extent they will alway miss label themselves? Or is their label choice based upon their assessment of the majority of their views?

Is this a phenomenon strictly of those who label themselves "conservative?"
Or do "liberals" exhibit the same patterns in reverse?

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


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AZPaul3
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Message 104 of 181 (568366)
07-05-2010 11:09 AM


Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.97

Just about right ... er, left ... er, mid.


  
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Message 123 of 181 (568680)
07-07-2010 4:20 PM
Reply to: Message 115 by Huntard
07-07-2010 1:27 PM


Re: Compare yourself to a composer!
Here's a composite of some well known composers ...

Hey, where's Willie Nelson!


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