Conservative Politics Linked to "Low-Effort" Thinking

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  1. "People endorse conservative ideology more when they have to give a first or fast response," the study's lead author, University of Arkansas psychologist Dr. Scott Eidelman, said in a written statement released by the university.

    So, before we jump into the fire, lets slow down and think this out, as emotionally led ideas dont always turn out so well.
    Hmmm what a concept
  2. wanamingo said:

    I read it earlier and had waited for this to show up. Why is it that the main stream liberal group is boyish and doesn't want to work? Look to history to find the answer when a society becomes too liberal. When you have safety, provided by others, you lose touch and take for granted many securities.

    I'm not against progressive thinking. The issue I have with it is that too many factors are taken as a constant. To me, liberals like to say "if we do this (insert significant change), this will result." That is assuming all factors remained the same after that change. A simple thing being increasing taxes. You make a change, spending habits change, etc. The end result is not what was expected.

    One only need to look throughout history at those who have become to liberal to see the amount of failure associated with it. Conservative societies remain while liberal ones fall apart.
  3. I don't know...I believe it is up to the person. Heard of the quote...'Birds of a feather, flock together'?

    Just because someone has a different idea than you does not mean they are wrong. They are wrong when they have tried their ideas themselves and failed...then try it again later.

    Both liberal and conservative policies are good, and bad. This is where our congresspeople fail to realize that both isles can compromise. Just take the goods out of each idea and implement them. However, that is too easy and may help the other guy out! Sheesh! :pfff:
  4. Oldmangamer_73 said:
    How's this for emotional?

    New study finds that liberals are elitist condescending snobs who think they are smarter than everyone else.

    The Australian...

    Love that newspaper.

    Hope someone else can understand the fallacy of quoting the Australian.

  5. Yes, apparently it is like quoting the HuffPo. :)
  6. Oldmangamer_73 said:
    Define Liberal and Conservative. What do these words mean?

    Liberal: a political ideology based on the principles of libre, or 'freedom'. ( See Libertarian for another look.)

    Liberals hold the belief that everyone should have equality and liberty as they choose.they believe in constitutionalism, liberty, the rights of a human being, free and fair elections, capitalism, and the freedom of religion.

    Liberals also hold the idea of 'change'. You may have heard this word in the 2008 election, but in that case, it is not the same. Liberal change is not what Obama thought of as 'change'. Liberals hold the idea that if a system is impeding the rights of others, there must be a system of altering the original plan in favour of protecting individuals and the original plan,( in the US's case, the Constitution.)


    Conservative: a political ideology based upon the principles of conservare, or 'to preserve'. ( See Independent for another look.)

    Conservatives hold the belief that everything set up or that is, has a purpose and that minimal to slow change is in favour over radical altering of original plan. ( Again, the OP is the Constitution.)

    Conservatives also hold the idea of preserving tradition: Religion, ideas, politics, and economics. Called a 'Classical Approach', these ideas are what reflect in the US Conservative branch. Now, there are two identified Conservatives: Fiscal and Social.

    Fiscal Conservatives hold the principles of classical economics and rely heavily on small to large enterprise to be controlling the economy through a quasi-regulated capitalist of fee-market society. They oppose heavy regulation in favour of free choice in business decisions. They also believe that the government or ruling system must not impose heavy tax burden on individuals, just as the liberal view expresses. FC's also hold that the government should not aid individuals and that individualism is what fuels a society, not social programs. ( See Independent and Socialism independently.)

    Social Conservatives favour the freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. They also hold that all life has respect, from the fetus to the mother. They hold a belief that certain social practices are not moral, depending on the county of the SC's. They also hold the idea of individualism.
  7. jsc said:
    Yes, apparently it is like quoting the HuffPo. :)

    The Australian gets slammed by MediaWatch over inaccurate articles all the time.

    About as reliable as you can get in Australia.
  9. Nothing really is unbiased is it oldman?
  10. Well, some things are less biased than others.

    For example, a college physics textbook is probably less biased than a college sociology textbook. :)
  11. ^true dat!
  12. jsc said:
    Well, some things are less biased than others.

    For example, a college physics textbook is probably less biased than a college sociology textbook. :)

    I remember high school sociology.

  13. It was such as waste of time!

    Was an elective tho.

    Put me off doing it in Uni.
  14. Glad I did it in jr Uni.
  15. Sociology and anthropology require critical thinking and are not easy areas to study, even at undergrad level.

    They require the student to be widely read.
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