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Society/Culture Why do less intelligent people gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology.

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Grin

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It's fascinating to see the ego of lefties who think they're better simply because they belong to a group with a slightly higher mean IQ. That's one of the better examples of ingroup bias I can think of.

I see a lot of Dunning-Kruger effect in posts from you and several others here.
Yes, you do seem to think progressives, egalitarians, racial and other minorities etc. are the 'in group' and those who are represented by the Tony Abbotts, Scott Morrisons and Peter Duttons of this world, the 'out group'
I agree! Righties have got every reason to inffernally whinge about how they're so unbaribly discriminated against. When will inner city socialists realise that the real vicims here are the righties, the Gina Rineharts, multinational energy companies, old white men, captains of industry, born again christians, neo nazis, anti vaccers etc. They are locked in a noble war against the true malevolent power in Australia: Aboriginal and LBGTQI communities.

Anyway. How can the righties be dumb when they know more about climate science than all the worlds scientists combined after watching a single 15 minute Youtube video, and have recently become expers in constitutional law after viewing a 5 minute explanation of Fox. Don't you dare let anyone anyone tell you that these super intelligent people suffer from Dunning-Kruger and are being conned into voting against their own interests.

Of course I'm not talking about you E2. You're a centralist :D
 

ElectricG

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Yes, you do seem to think progressives, egalitarians, racial and other minorities etc. are the 'in group' and those who are represented by the Tony Abbotts, Scott Morrisons and Peter Duttons of this world, the 'out group'
I agree! Righties have got every reason to inffernally whinge about how they're so unbaribly discriminated against. When will inner city socialists realise that the real vicims here are the righties, the Gina Rineharts, multinational energy companies, old white men, captains of industry, born again christians, neo nazis, anti vaccers etc. They are locked in a noble war against the true malevolent power in Australia: Aboriginal and LBGTQI communities.

Anyway. How can the righties be dumb when they know more about climate science than all the worlds scientists combined after watching a single 15 minute Youtube video, and have recently become expers in constitutional law after viewing a 5 minute explanation of Fox. Don't you dare let anyone anyone tell you that these super intelligent people suffer from Dunning-Kruger and are being conned into voting against their own interests.

Of course I'm not talking about you E2. You're a centralist
Could’ve just said “bump”.
 

Grin

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Could’ve just said “bump”.

You always take great offense when I post in this thread, you poor victim :rolleyes:
Gives you something else to whinge about I s'pose.

But back to the thread: Do you call yourself a centralist? Also: Why do people who call themselves centralists gravitate to far right/conservative ideology?
 

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ElectricG

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You always take great offense when I post in this thread, you poor victim :rolleyes:
Gives you something else to whinge about I s'pose.

But back to the thread: Do you call yourself a centralist? Also: Why do people who call themselves centralists gravitate to far right/conservative ideology?
I think you’ve broken character too many times to maintain the troll now. Starting to look a bit weird.

I don’t call myself anything.

Where are centralists gravitating to the far right?
 

Grin

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I think you’ve broken character too many times to maintain the troll now. Starting to look a bit weird.

I don’t call myself anything.

Where are centralists gravitating to the far right?
No troll. Genuine question.
Why do less intelligent people, who's interests are clearly not represented by the right, gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology.
I think it's been largely answered: Their fears, hatreds and bigotry are appealed too and so they're basically conned. Also conservatism is somewhat comforting to the intellectually inflexible in a changing world.
I don't know it that's a great summary, but are you in broad agreement? Is that why you gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology?
 

ElectricG

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No troll. Genuine question.
Why do less intelligent people, who's interests are clearly not represented by the right, gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology.
I think it's been largely answered: Their fears, hatreds and bigotry are appealed too and so they're basically conned. Also conservatism is somewhat comforting to the intellectually inflexible in a changing world.
I don't know it that's a great summary, but are you in broad agreement? Is that why you gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology?
I have answered these questions previously and I generally don’t gravitate to right wing ideology.
 

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No troll. Genuine question.
Why do less intelligent people, who's interests are clearly not represented by the right, gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology.
I think it's been largely answered: Their fears, hatreds and bigotry are appealed too and so they're basically conned. Also conservatism is somewhat comforting to the intellectually inflexible in a changing world.
I don't know it that's a great summary, but are you in broad agreement? Is that why you gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology?
I think there is a good reason far right like to reduce education access to all.

The less educated you are, the less opportunities you get the easier it is to create and us v them mentality.

Current our eight wing parties can play on that to get votes. The Republicans do it in the US , I will say the Labor party do it here in SA, but they are most definitely a right leaning party despite the name.

Keep them stupid,g
 

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No troll. Genuine question.
Why do less intelligent people, who's interests are clearly not represented by the right, gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology.
I think it's been largely answered: Their fears, hatreds and bigotry are appealed too and so they're basically conned. Also conservatism is somewhat comforting to the intellectually inflexible in a changing world.
I don't know it that's a great summary, but are you in broad agreement? Is that why you gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology?
That’s something we should probably clear up in this thread.

Theres plenty of smart conservatives around. They are doctors, lawyers etc and guided by self interest. Conservatism rewards them whereas they see left wing politics as a net negative to them.

That’s not whet we are talking about. Its those with a lack of education and or smarts that are wedge politicked and or propagandised into supporting conservatism despite the fact that its clearly out to screw them over.
 

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Oh this is a great example of right wing stupidity.

There are no late term abortions that aren’t extenuating. If a late term procedure is required, somethings gone horribly wrong.
They've got to put their seal of approval on a woman accessing healthcare though. It's all about control.
 

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ElectricG

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Oh this is a great example of right wing stupidity.

There are no late term abortions that aren’t extenuating. If a late term procedure is required, somethings gone horribly wrong.
I didn’t say there were. I was having an argument with people who supported it because “the child doesn’t exist because it isn’t born yet”.
 

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I didn’t say there were. I was having an argument with people who supported it because “the child doesn’t exist because it isn’t born yet”.

Sure…

At what point in the pregnancy do you not care? Is it the same as when the woman is pregnant because she was raped?

If you don’t want a kid there are many easier and less morally fraught ways than killing it in the womb. Full stop.

You narrowed it to late term abortions, introduced bogus scenarios relating to Instagram.

Like I said, a great example for this thread.
 

ElectricG

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Sure…



You narrowed it to late term abortions, introduced bogus scenarios relating to Instagram.

Like I said, a great example for this thread.
Pi$$ off. I have always caveated my comments in that thread with the fact that I support the Australian law on abortion as it stands now. Even years ago when I was arguing with user CM86 and things were getting very hypothetical I included this statement. If thinking it’s better to use contraception than to get an abortion to correct a mistake is “opposing abortion” I don’t know what to tell you.

I don’t remember exactly what the Instagram thing was but I’m pretty confident “potentially losing IG followers” was raised by someone else as a good reason to get an abortion.
 

evolved2

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If you are so clever why do you say things that make you appear impervious to ideas?


Are you like one of those chaps whos all engineering style iq but not linguistically talented?

Because from discussing politics with you, you come across as pretty low iq. Its not to say you are, i have mates that are barely literate but run multimillion dollar companies they built from the ground up. They are very intelligent men…. In their baliwick, but get them to argue politics and they wont last a page in here without saying something that makes them appear like ….. Well… you.
Quite possibly!
 

evolved2

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Yes, you do seem to think progressives, egalitarians, racial and other minorities etc. are the 'in group' and those who are represented by the Tony Abbotts, Scott Morrisons and Peter Duttons of this world, the 'out group'
I agree! Righties have got every reason to inffernally whinge about how they're so unbaribly discriminated against. When will inner city socialists realise that the real vicims here are the righties, the Gina Rineharts, multinational energy companies, old white men, captains of industry, born again christians, neo nazis, anti vaccers etc. They are locked in a noble war against the true malevolent power in Australia: Aboriginal and LBGTQI communities.

Anyway. How can the righties be dumb when they know more about climate science than all the worlds scientists combined after watching a single 15 minute Youtube video, and have recently become expers in constitutional law after viewing a 5 minute explanation of Fox. Don't you dare let anyone anyone tell you that these super intelligent people suffer from Dunning-Kruger and are being conned into voting against their own interests.

Of course I'm not talking about you E2. You're a centralist :D
* me. Nicely played.

I watched a 27 minute youtube video before becoming a SME on climate change, Aborigines, LBGTQI, and vaccination. Those extra 12 minutes were worth the effort.
 

evolved2

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You always take great offense when I post in this thread, you poor victim :rolleyes:
Gives you something else to whinge about I s'pose.

But back to the thread: Do you call yourself a centralist? Also: Why do people who call themselves centralists gravitate to far right/conservative ideology?
I value science and logic. That seems to upset LWNJ's here.

I suspect they want to push their ideas without opposition, much like RWNJ's do. What do you think?
 

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I value science and logic. That seems to upset LWNJ's here.

I suspect they want to push their ideas without opposition, much like RWNJ's do. What do you think?
You get opposition to your ideas. That's not people wanting no opposition.

Why is it that snowflake righties always claim victory just from the fact people disagree with them?
 

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You get opposition to your ideas. That's not people wanting no opposition.

Why is it that snowflake righties always claim victory just from the fact people disagree with them?
Coz righties are dheads, thought that was obvious.
 

Carringbush2010

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Carringbush2010 likes this. He's a centralist just like you :D

Here. I made a new thread for you two: Society/Culture - Do less intelligent people gravitate to conservative/right wing ideology?

You're very welcome :thumbsu:
God I'm a good bloke.
Actually the term is centrist, here are the differing definitions

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Centrists are where the majority are, are you a centrist? It's where I am.
 

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