A year or two ago, because my opinions differed so drastically from the elitists of the Mainstream Newsmedia, Academia, and Hollywood, I became convinced that either they were morons or I was one. I was worried about myself.
So I had my IQ tested, several times, by several competent PhD clinical psychologists under carefully controlled circumstances.
Okay. I know this is of highly questionable meaningfulness.
Anyway is came out consistently about 170. Not exactly Einstein, but enough to conclude that I'm not the one who's the moron.
Of course, this is not the only reason that I came to this conclusion.
FR's held my interest for more than 7 years now--since July 24, 1998.
Maybe it's because you guys are smarter than I am. My wife is.
I've always liked to surround myself with people who are smarter than I am. It's like having a telescope or a microscope. You can see and comprehend things that would otherwise escape you.
That's one of the main reasons it's so hard to give serious attention to the Left. Leftists tend to be morons, and thus mind-numbingly boring, deadeningly imitative, and arrogantly unaware of their enormous shortcomings; or else sociopaths, who are unreliable and to be avoided for different (and obvious) reasons.
Anyway, rant on, my fellow FReeprs! At your best--your most candid--your most arrogant--your most irritating--your most ill-considered--your most hare brained--and your worst--there's an underlying and overriding wisdom and intelligence, and you tower over the morons of the Left.
"A year or two ago, because my opinions differed so drastically from the elitists of the Mainstream Newsmedia, Academia, and Hollywood, I became convinced that either they were morons or I was one. I was worried about myself.
So I had my IQ tested, several times, by several competent PhD clinical psychologists under carefully controlled circumstances. Okay. I know this is of highly questionable meaningfulness. Anyway is came out consistently about 170. Not exactly Einstein, but enough to conclude that I'm not the one who's the moron...." ~ Savage Beast
Ones degree of emotional maturity -- not IQ -- determines the degree to which one has the courage to face the truth about anything. (Rush knows this perfectly and is HATED for pointing it out daily).
IQ is helpful in allowing one to obtain important facts, but ones emotional maturity determines how one interprets those facts.
Moral relativists are - ALL - emotionally immature - that's why they suffer from varying degrees of illogic and cognitive dissonance (the mental confusion that results from holding polar opposite ideas, beliefs, and attitudes simultaneously).
Here's a good example that succinctly shows what I'm talking about: http://www.arn.org/docs/williams/pw_dawkinsfallacies.htm
Here are a few excerpts of what I posted last year on that same subject, for those interested:
"Smart" people can be just as much a slave to their emotions or temperament (including a tendency towards recklessness or risk-taking) as anyone else."
Without a high Emotional Maturity Quotient (EMQ), a high Intelligence Quotient (IQ) can be a recipe for disaster in personal relationships and in one's chosen field of endeavor.
And age has very little to do with it. There are lots of young people who are quite emotionally mature and lots of very old people who are still emotional basket-cases.
Among the emotionally immature, high IQ mentalities in today's society we find the politically correct elites [PC police] who actually do believe that UTOPIA IS AN OPTION if only the right micro-managers are incharge.
Personally, I don't believe there are ANY emotionally mature people in the DemocRAT party, except for the cold, calculating, dictatorial, criminal mentalities / cynical opportunists who use those foolish enough to disregard the reality of the baser instincts in the human nature, and instead choose to believe that utopia on earth is an option they can vote for.
I don't know who wrote it, but I agree with this statement:
"There is no arguing that classical IQ, as measured by most intelligence tests, is important in our personal, academic, and professional success. However, emotional intelligence [maturity] matters as much as the classical IQ. One could almost say that emotional intelligence [maturity] is a prerequisite for the proper development and actualization of our other intellectual abilities."
48 posted on 01/20/2004 12:17:46 PM EST by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1061334/posts?page=48#48
Intellectual Morons - how ideology makes smart people fall for stupid ideas
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/05/04 | Jamie Glazov
"I don't think it is solely between left and right." ~ Boxford
Me neither. Read on:
The Shrinking Clinton
From the June 28, 2004 issue: Big book, small legacy.
by Fred Barnes
06/28/2004, Volume 009, Issue 40  [snip]
The third method comes from Fred I. Greenstein, a political scientist at Princeton widely admired for his writings on the presidency.
In The Presidential Difference, he proposes six measures for appraising the "leadership style" of presidents:
public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, vision, cognitive style, and emotional intelligence.
Clinton is strong on communication, political skill, and cognitive style (absorbing and using information).
On the other three, he falls short.
His White House and his personal decision-making style were chaotic.
Despite the talk of a "third way" in public policy, he was hardly a visionary.
And he stumbled badly on emotional intelligence, which Greenstein describes as "the president's ability to manage his emotions and turn them to constructive purposes, rather than being dominated by them, and allowing them to diminish his leadership."
To Greenstein, emotional intelligence is the most important trait of a president.
Clinton, he says, "provided a reminder that in the absence of emotional intelligence, the presidency is a defective instrument of democratic governance."
14 posted on 10/05/2004 10:07:16 AM EDT by Matchett-PI (All DemocRATS are either religious relativists, libertines or anarchists.) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1235641/posts?page=14#14
This is absolutely the main reason I hang around FR. There are so many bright minds here, that combined, FR has an IQ that is in the stratosphere. I get smarter simply by osmosis. My IQ is estimated in the Al Gore range (135), but I never fail to learn something new here on FR each day. Its great!
And to think that the Left tries to portray us as low IQ morons.. sheesh, they have no idea... actually, many of them probably do, and thats why they FEAR sites like this one!