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

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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.

Really? Well it seems your posting led people to believe you’re into forced pregnancies. You went on and on about edge cases ( classic rwnj move btw).

You went on, and on about late term abortions, declaring them immoral when it was repeatedly explained they’re required for medical reasons, but you continued to claim that they were because the mother just didn’t want to continue a pregnancy, and then wanted people to compare a late term abortion to infanticide, which is ridiculous.

So yeah, you presented yourself as someone who takes rwnj talking points, & repeats them

I’ll leave it there as it’s off topic.
 

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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?
Right so im guessing you are in favour of climate change mitigation as the biggest priority in the world atm?
 

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  • Calling out Lidia Thorpe over divisiveness and racism while she was popular amongst leftists here. She may still be popular among that type of poster.
  • Calling bs on outdoor mask policy and curfews that were popular on the Dan Andrews thread.
  • Opposing lockdowns based on cost-benefit analysis.
 

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You don't even know the meaning of the word "popular".

Genius level.
Fear was popular at the time. Go back and have a look at the Dan Andrews thread of the time and you'll find many posters who wanted us to stay in lockdown even after we opened up, and others whinging about people walking around outside with masks below their noses, etc.

We're a nation of scared conformists who lack basic common sense for the most part, much less the ability to critically analyse actions of our governments.
 

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I was thinking about this thread and it's application to people who identify on the spectrum of right wing.

Firstly, today's "right" is a decade ago 'far right' in my opinion. Right wing never meant to encourage you to be racist, bigoted or ignorant but I guess that is what happens with spectrums, they move.

But modern right wing allows you to be intellectually lazy, you can cling to your beliefs by either downplaying issues, establishing your self as the victim or dismiss anything to the contrary of your view as 'left wing's propaganda.

So I can absolutely understand why it's easier to throw away beer you've bought in a little dummy spit, than sit down and consider the situation, or lament the mining of lithium for EVs without considering the impact of what occurs for the production of ICE cars or even dismiss climate change.

It's easy to throw the beer out or regurgitate something you've found online. But it's hard to sit down and consider the issue.

So rather than being less intelligent, perhaps it's just laziness or at least a lack of desire to consider topics on merit.


You should watch this
 
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You should watch this

I've seen that. The first give away is Ted X.

The 2nd give away is who he works for, the third give away is his lack of source, the 4th give away is his mistruth about sources of electricity like claiming it mainly comes from coal (sure in some climate denying areas).

That's just a few. It's a great video aimed at a population he knows won't be bothered looking past a flashy presentation
 
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The thing with stupid people/conservatives in general is that they refuse to change their mind in the face of overwhelming evidence that debunks their beliefs.

My idiot Aunt, who is well meaning but I am sure is navigating life with a sub-70 IQ continues to vote Liberal because she genuinely believes Albanese's number one agenda is to impose an inheritance tax. Asked to provide evidence of this she comes up short. She also believes that conservatives are better with money despite all evidence to the contrary. She does not believe we have about a trillion dollars of debt. She says that is a lie made up by Labor people who are trying to con voters.

I am amazed such people have the brain matter that allows them to function in any useful manner at all.
 

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I've seen that. The first give away is Ted X.

The 2nd give away is who he works for, the third give away is his lack of source, the 4th give away is his mistruth about sources of electricity like claiming it mainly comes from coal (sure in some climate denying areas).

That's just a few. It's a great video aimed at a population he knows won't be bothered looking past a flashy presentation
So you thought it was a video that was anti EVs and renewables?
 
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So you thought it was a video that was anti EVs and renewables?
it's more subtle than that.

The intention is to look pro EV, whilst propagating talking points that ' sound right' so people who can't be bothered fact checking these things regurgitate them as fact. Muddying the water if you like.

I'm assuming you've swallowed the whole load?
 
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it's more subtle than that.

The intention is to look pro EV, whilst propagating talking points that ' sound right' so people who can't be bothered fact checking these things regurgitate them as fact. Muddying the water if you like.

I'm assuming you've swallowed the whole load?
Goodfellas GIF
 

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it's more subtle than that.

The intention is to look pro EV, whilst propagating talking points that ' sound right' so people who can't be bothered fact checking these things regurgitate them as fact. Muddying the water if you like.

I'm assuming you've swallowed the whole load?
You sound like you've been a a circle jerk and swallowed multiple
 

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The thing with stupid people/conservatives in general is that they refuse to change their mind in the face of overwhelming evidence that debunks their beliefs.

My idiot Aunt, who is well meaning but I am sure is navigating life with a sub-70 IQ continues to vote Liberal because she genuinely believes Albanese's number one agenda is to impose an inheritance tax. Asked to provide evidence of this she comes up short. She also believes that conservatives are better with money despite all evidence to the contrary. She does not believe we have about a trillion dollars of debt. She says that is a lie made up by Labor people who are trying to con voters.

I am amazed such people have the brain matter that allows them to function in any useful manner at all.
We should have big inheritance taxes. Intergenerational wealth transfer is a blight on society.
 
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Because they fall for dumb shiite like this:


<<<The previous Coalition government spent $20.8bn outsourcing more than a third of public service operations, an audit has found.

The federal government released the findings of the Australian public service audit of employment on Saturday, which examined the hiring practices and associated costs of 112 public service agencies, excluding the CSIRO, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and parliamentary departments.



It found the equivalent of nearly 54,000 full-time staff were employed as consultants or service providers for the federal government during the 2021-2022 financial year – the equivalent of 37% of the 144,300-employee public service.

The audit also found outsourced service providers made up nearly 70% of the $20.8bn total spending on external labour, while more than a quarter of it went to contractors and consultants.

Information technology and “digital solutions” made up 43% of the spending on external labour, while 17% went to the actual delivery of services.

Katy Gallagher, minister for the public service, said the outcome of the audit showed the former Coalition government was “plugging gaps” in the public services with their “arbitrary cap on the number of government employees”, and creating a “shadow workforce”.

“The Morrison government maintained its artificial cap on public servant numbers, promoting a mirage of efficiency, but were at the same time spending almost $21bn of public money on a shadow workforce that was deliberately kept secret,” Gallagher said.

“The Australian public service and those who work within it perform a critical role in our democratic system and should be valued by government.

“Labor is committed to rebuilding the APS, its capability and ensuring that jobs that need to be done are delivered, where appropriate, by public servants.”

In 2015, the-then Coalition government made a decision to keep public sector staffing levels at the approximate equivalent of 2006-2007 levels, the equivalent of 167,596 staff, excluding the military.

In 2021, the Community and Public Sector Union told a senate inquiry into the capability of the public service that labour hire and external contracting was used for day-to-day public service work due to government policies meaning agencies were unable to directly employ staff.

Labor promised during last year’s federal election campaign to abolish the staffing cap on the public service and conduct the audit of employment if it won government, with the view to reducing government reliance on labour-hire or external contractors.

The policy has been long-held by the party, which also took it to the 2019 federal election.

Gallagher said Labor “acknowledges that there is a role for external labour” in the public service but said it should only be used where it provides “a clear value add”.>>>
 

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