Skip to comments.Why Authoritarians Now Control the Republican Party
Posted on 09/21/2007 10:47:02 AM PDT by imd102
Excerpt: In addition to being especially submissive to established authority, Altemeyer's research revealed that those he calls right-wing authoritarians also show "general aggressiveness" towards others, when such behavior is "perceived to be sanctioned" by established authorities. Finally, these people are always highly compliant with the social conventions endorsed by society and established authorities. These basic traits, submissiveness to authority and conventionality, are the essence of those Altemeyer describes as right-wing authoritarians. If these traits are not present in some significant (albeit varying) degree, he does not consider the subject to be a right-wing authoritarian. However, these people can, and often do, consistently reveal they have many other interesting traits as well.
Based on Altemeyer's study, as well as those of other social psychologists, I prepared a list of the additional traits that these personalities [Republicans], both men and women who test high as right-wing authoritarians, often evidence: highly religious, moderate to little education, trust untrustworthy authorities, prejudiced (particularly against homosexuals, women, and followers of religions other than their own), mean-spirited, narrow-minded, intolerant, bullying, zealous, dogmatic, uncritical toward their chosen authority, hypocritical, inconsistent and contradictory, prone to panic easily, highly self-righteous, moralistic, strict disciplinarian, severely punitive, demands loyalty and returns it, little self-awareness, usually politically and economically conservative/Republican.
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I didn’t see the link to global warming.
It’s obviously false.
I think John Dean presents an interesting study on the longevity of cockroaches.
John Dean’s a senile old grouch.
Curiouser and curioser.
” mean-spirited, narrow-minded, intolerant, bullying, zealous, dogmatic, uncritical toward their chosen authority, hypocritical, inconsistent and contradictory, prone to panic easily, highly self-righteous, moralistic, strict disciplinarian, severely punitive, demands loyalty and returns it, little self-awareness”
Sounds like he is describing Hillary to me?
We’re seeing lots of stories like this lately, for the purpose of defining conservative beliefs as a mental illness.
The reason Olbermann has John Dean on his show so often is that Dean’s the only person who can make Olbermann appear intelligent by comparison.
Actually, he was looking in the mirror when he wrote that.
I prepared a list of the additional traits that these personalities often evidence: passionate about their religious views, moderate to little education, trust untrustworthy authorities, prejudiced, mean-spirited, narrow-minded, intolerant, bullying, zealous, dogmatic, uncritical toward their chosen authority, hypocritical, inconsistent and contradictory, prone to panic easily, highly self-righteous, moralistic, strict disciplinarian, severely punitive, demands loyalty and returns it, little self-awareness, usually politically and economically self-enforcing.
Pretty much describes anyone's sociopolitical opposition, doesn't it?
I think this sort of thing should be done in private.
John Dean help plan Watergate and then blamed everyone else. John is a piece of crap.
John Dean has dedicated his entire post-Watergate existence trying to justify his disloyalty and cowardice.
He is a spineless girlie-man who finds comfort hiding among the spineless girlie-men of the left.
According to the “G” Man, John Dean is low down, dirty rat.
I thought that the Neocons ran the republican party.
I think that a man who is a documented jailbird, liar, arranger of bribes and most famous for selling out his patron and boss in exchange for special consideration would have a deep dislike for people who take divine and human laws seriously.
I think this is vile enough to justify a ‘BARF’ Alert.
I have an advanced degree in the social sciences and my opinion is that this stuff is based mostly on junk science... Rigged studies done on college freshman that have little external validity in the real world, let alone internal validity for the experiments themselves. Lies, damn lies and statistics.
Ask Joe Lieberman about left-wing authoritarianism and check to see how many liberals “just go along” with their leaders at protest rallies.
"O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!"
Anyone read Dean’s book Conservatives without Concious? I actually picked it up at used store for a couple of bucks, but after reading this article I think I can save myself the time, as I believe i have the gist of it. (I had never seen him on TV before, as it sounds like others have, so I just wanted to see what he was all about).
Where is the bulls—t alert? Besides, old news, sounds like he plagiarized Eric Hoffer.
Who is John Dean? Really, I have no idea who he is.
All of this highly specialized, highly scientific terminology really loses me.
Oh that John Dean. Never mind. Always remember to read further down. The answer is almost always there?
the liberals do the same thing just islam is thier religion and they hate married people
It’s the same sanctimonious liberal crap: “Conservatives are mean”—Waaa.
Dan Rather still claims that his forged memos are genuine in spite of repeated denials.
"Uncritical towards their chosen authority" - Hillary recognizes no authority other than her own ambition.
"loyalty and returns it" - no. She'll toss away people like used tissues. Occasionally the DC Park Police have to handle the pick-up.
John Dean is a flippin retard.
Well, he did mention a study so the rest of his diatribe must be true!
Of course, I do feel rather comfortable to be placed in the same company as Alexander Hamilton, whom the author apparently sees as the patron saint (or demon, from his perspective) of "authoritarian conservatism."
“John Dean help plan Watergate and then blamed everyone else. John is a piece of crap”
John Dean is a whore and a coward!
One needs merely to lay that description down next to the name Bill Clinton to instantly recognize that John Dean is full of shit.
I think John Dean reminds me of Chester the Child Molester. Everytime I see him I feel the need to take a shower.
Dean is a miserable Weasel. Dean is a convicted felon. Dean was part of the group of people who brought Nixon down, first by behaving horribly in his job, then by lying about it for a plea bargain.
I have zero resepct for him.
The fact that he is a total left wing butt-boy is odd, but it happens here and there. David Frum comes to mind. If you are a really horrible individual and you are forced out of the right, the Donks will find a place for you.
Sounds like nothing more than the MSM/Academia/DU description of conservatives which is so far from accurate it’s not funny.
Sounds like nothing more than the MSM/Academia/DU description of conservatives which is so far from accurate it’s not funny.
I wish it was true, but it’s not. if only Authoritarians did control the Republican party, people like Harry Read and Olberman would be in jail right now for treason.
Perhaps but what lefties fail miserably to realize is that they, too, are highly religious.
Their gods are Al Gore, Opra Winfrey, U2’s Bono, and little purple frogs.
I think you forgot the “barf alert”.
One would only have to look at the Democrat Presidential Candidates and their proposals if elected to know that this article is crap. And I don’t mean just the ‘08 cycle. Go back and look at the controls they want to put on society under the guise of “fairness” and “equality”.
I think you're right.
Cultural Marxism intrudes itself upon us under several names which we all will recognize: critical theory, feminism, political correctness, and more.
What is this notion of the "authoritarian personality" invented by Adorno and manipulated by John Dean? The best exegesis of that question appears in an essay by Dr. Atkinson entitled, Who Placed American Men in a Psychic 'Iron Cage?' Part II The Thread of 'Cultural Marxism'. I'm going to quote liberally from that essay (which can be found here: http://www.newtotalitarians.com/PsychicIronCagePartII.html):
The Frankfurt school studied the 'authoritarian personality' which became synonymous with the male, the patriarchal head of the American family. A modern utopia would be constructed by these idealistic intellectuals by 'turning Western civilization' upside down. This utopia would be a product of their imagination, a product not susceptible to criticism on the basis of the examination of evidence. This 'revolution' would be accomplished by fomenting a very quiet, subtle and slowly spreading 'cultural Marxism' which would apply to culture the principles of Karl Marx bolstered by the modern psychological tools of Freud. Thus, 'cultural Marxism' became a marriage of Marx and Freud aimed at producing a 'quiet' revolution in the United States of America. This 'quiet' revolution has occurred in America over the past 30 years. While America slept!
The Frankfurt School theorized that the authoritarian personality is a product of the patriarchal family. This idea is in turn directly connected to Frederich Engels' 'The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State,' which promotes matriarchy. Furthermore, it was Karl Marx who wrote about the radical notion of a 'community of women' in the Communist manifesto. And it was Karl Marx who wrote disparagingly about the idea that the family was the basic unit of society in 'The German Ideology'of 1845.
The 'authoritarian personality' is not to be interpreted primarily as a handbook for the conduct of warfare against prejudice as such, but as a handbook for psychological warfare against the American male for the purpose of rendering him unwilling to defend traditional and formerly held beliefs and values. In other words, the purpose would be to emasculate him. Undoubtedly, this is what the Institute meant by 'psychological techniques for changing personality.'
'The Authoritarian personality,' studied by the Frankfurt School in the 1940s and 1950s in America, prepared the way for the subsequent warfare against the masculine gender promoted by Herbert Marcuse and his band of social revolutionaries under the guise of 'women's liberation' and the New Left movement in the 1960s. The evidence that psychological techniques for changing personality is intended to mean emasculation of the American male is provided by Abraham Maslow, founder of Third Force Humanist Psychology and promoter of the psychotherapeutic classroom, who wrote that, '...the next step in personal evolution is a transcendence of both masculinity and femininity to general humanness.' The Marxist revolutionaries knew exactly what they wanted to do
Dr. Atkinson has described this syndrome as being in a "psychic cage."
The author's thesis is that this psychic cage did not settle upon the psyches of Democrats by accident but was the deliberate, calculated contrivance of THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL which was established in Germany in 1923 with the funding of a millionaire, a George Soros like figure, to create the conditions to bring the Russian Revolution to Germany. He assembled a group of brilliant Jewish intellectuals and established what became known as The School for Social Research which identified those parts of society which acted to retard the coming of the glorious socialist Revolution. These intellectuals then set out systematically to "deconstruct" those impediments to communism: the family, the church, the school, the nation, capitalism, Western civilization. Coming to power in 1933, Hitler, who if nothing else could always recognize an enemy, suppressed the group as much for their Jewishness is for their philosophy which caused a kind of modern Frankfurt School diaspora into the rest of the Western world, primarily the United States and Britain. Here the refugees found remarkable influence, becoming associated with the OAS, Columbia school of journalism, Harvard, the State Department and etc. The cancer metastasized.
They took their ambitions to make the world ready for communism with them and by now they had invented some formidable weapons. To deconstruct the first impediment to communist revolution, the family, they attacked patriarchal authority and sought to substitute matriarchal authority. From there it is an easy jump to attack all authority. That was handy for the next cultural institution they wished to undermine, the church. We all know what happened here. Together, the church and school construct for us our epistemology, what we know and how we know it. If we can destroy that, we have destroyed everything and left man soulless.
It seems that Mr. Dean has served us up nothing new.
I think he has a really bad case of projection.
bump for later