Skip to comments.Why Liberals (think they) Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives
Posted on 03/26/2010 7:34:18 PM PDT by naturalman1975
In your recent PT blog post, Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives, you explained why liberals tend to control institutions such as academia and the media:
"[Liberals] control the institutions because liberals are on average more intelligent than conservatives and thus they are more likely to attain the highest status in any area of (evolutionarily novel) modern life."
You asserted that liberals have higher IQs, are more generous, and are essentially more evolved than conservatives. In response, I'd like to defend the unfortunate, knuckle-dragging schlubs by deconstructing your logic. Unlike most of your previous work (your book Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters is excellent and people should buy it), this piece is simply irrational.
Let me begin with some definitions, as you did. You rightly pointed out that political ideologies are difficult to pin down. That's especially true since few people fall neatly into liberal or conservative camps. There are many people like me, for example, who are fiscally conservative and socially libertarian. There is no place for us on the liberal-conservative spectrum.
So, for sake of simplicity, when I use the word "liberal," I'll be referring to the liberal elitists you have noticed occupying the higher ranks of certain institutions. I'm not speaking about the Democrat next door, with whom I can have a beer and a friendly discussion about policy, but the ideologically-driven hard left who you assert are more intelligent than the rest of us.
Onward... You started with this definition of liberalism: "the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions of private resources for the welfare of such others."
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If liberals are more “intelligent” than conservatives, why do they tend to rely on the government for their survival? Why do they tend to allow themselves to continually be seduced by socialism and communism? Why do they consistantly vote for fascist dictators? I think that “intelligent” garbage is really overblown these days.
I think it is religious. Liberals don’t believe in God, and have no sense of humilty or shame. THEY are all-powerful. They’re god is themselves. In their solipsism they can see no other viewpoint but their own.
They feel insecure and have issues of self hate. They are often bitter and rageful.
Government is much smarter than the average person...We aren’t smart enough to take care of ourselves...We need the government to take care of us...NOT!!! I just wish they would go away...
I'd tell you but as a conservative you probably couldn't understand the answer. :)
Ok lets see Obama’s college and medical records since he is “intelligent”
I was very liberal when I was young, and now am conservative. Does this mean I devolved and lost intelligence? LOL!
Liberals will never understand that giving an alcoholic a drink is not compassion, its cruelty, that is the core of our differences.
The Nazis considered Jews and Gypsies as inferior. Its par for the course for socialists to claim groups opposed to their radical ideas as Untermensch.
As a Hollywood resident, I’ve observed they have contempt and arrogance that they believe they are far superior than their fellow man. That they need to control other people.
BTW, these liberals are the most racist bastards I have come across.
” You started with this definition of liberalism:
‘the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions of private resources for the welfare of such others.’ “
yeah...other people’s money (private resources) for the extermination of the unborn.
When people say they went to Harvard....I run screaming from the room.
GD Barack Hussein Obama!
I’ve known “intelligent” people who could barely function.
Without proper application, intelligence is worthless, even likely detrimental.
That was good....
That was good....
The easiest way to identify a liberal is by the lobotomy scar.
So do you think there are environmental types who are conservative? I suppose but not likely to ban H2o;
Or these people, are they smarter than the average Republican?;
I would say the average democrat watches the TV and is effectively brainwashed by the left wing media.
Those who go outside that medium and are critical thinkers I believe are more conservative.
Control freaks. Control freaks are that because they have issues of insecurity. They are really bigoted and racist.
I was behind a car this morning plastered with liberal bumper stickers. One said “ignorance is the real threat” and I thought what irony.....