"I think that lower cognitive capacity can lead to multiple simple ways to represent the world, and one of those can be embodied in an ideology where 'People I don't know are threats' and 'The world is a dangerous place'. ... "
Fixed it for you. Now the author doesn't sound so much like a bigot.
Is that why you always lash out at white people who live in rural areas?
Of course these concepts may be too taxing for people of low IQ like conservatives.
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
"I think that lower cognitive capacity can lead to multiple simple ways to represent the world, and one of those can be embodied in a right-wing ideology where 'People I don't know are threats' and 'The world is a dangerous place'. ... Another simple way would be to just assume everybody is wonderful."
Prejudice is of particular interest because understanding the roots of racism and bias could help eliminate them, Hodson said. For example, he said, many anti-prejudice programs encourage participants to see things from another group's point of view. That mental exercise may be too taxing for people of low IQ.
I am also against the Republican concept of "small government"
With 300 million people and vast resources to manage, we need some more ways to keep them employed, fed, and healthy.
I think it would be fun to try it anyway.
I wouldn't exclude men or mexicans from the test, either.
And you accused the rightwingwhackos as being bereft of good ideas. Oh, BTW Annie "Trigger Face" Coulter has an idea too:
Conservative personality Ann Coulter is in hot water again after exclaiming during a round table on voting that, “Women and blacks should be required to take IQ tests to vote.”
The discussion had become rather heated regarding the Republicans attempts to swing elections in their favor by redistricting and requiring voter ID laws. Many of those laws have been struck down in the courts as being too discriminatory to minorities, the elderly and students, which was exactly the GOP’s aim. Those demographics tend to vote, on average, democratic.
Since many of the Republican’s attempts to control votes have been thwarted by the courts and recent polling shows that once safe Republican seats are now in danger, the panel was asked what could be done to ensure Republican wins.
That’s when Coulter piped up with her comment. Her reasoning, “If only people of reasonable intelligence are allowed to vote, the elections would be a Republican sweep. People that vote Democratic are inherently stupid; especially Obama’s base of blacks and women. Take them out of the voting pool and you assure Republican victories across the board.”
The problem with her reasoning is that it is entirely untrue. Intelligence studies conducted by Psychology today in 2011 showed that on average, persons with conservative values and voting records tend to have IQ’s ranking 20 points below those with liberal views.
If Coulter’s fantasy of basing the right to vote on minimum IQ levels were to come to pass, it would contrary to her hope, eliminate most of the Republican base.
Then youll probably say, Who is Ed Mezvinsky?
Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.
He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon.
He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a #$%$ and a disgrace to politics and the nation and should be impeached.
He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for many years.
Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.
In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clintons controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.
In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.
After serving less than five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008 and remains on federal probation.
To this day, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims. As a former Congressman, he still gets a lifetime pension and free healthcare . . . seems sort of wrong to me.
About now you are saying, So what!
Well, this is Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky.
Thats right; Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton's father-in law.
Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a 10.5 million dollar NYC apartment.
Has anyone heard mention of any of this in any of the media?
If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush's, or better yet, Sarah Palin's daughter's father-in- law, the news would be an everyday headline and every detail would be reported over and over.
And yet liberals say there are no do
I'll patch you in to the speller in chief and have a whole list of bad spellers.
They hate our freedom. Just look at how few Arabs took up weapons against their dictators since Bush and Obama played the old Hollywood good cop/ bad cop routine on them.
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Find someone else to play your game, LonesomeMagoo.
New Nefarious Conspiracy Revealed! - Legal scholar Chuck Norris takes to the pages of World Nut Daily to prepare us for the inevitable: the nomination of US AG Eric Holder to the Supreme Court:
House Calls for Additional Troops to Fight War on Women
"House" "War on Women" "Troops"
This week the House approved a measure to allocate additional troops to fight the war on women.
The troops are expected to be deployed in areas of particular volatility within the borders of the United States, particularly those states that are currently in the process of passing legislation restricting abortion, which has reportedly sparked anger among female citizens.
Incensed by relentless budget cutbacks being made to Planned Parenthood across the country, women have also been holding vigorous demonstrations in city centers in recent weeks. Lawmakers hope that the increased military presence will help male citizens to feel safe and in rightfully in control again.
Troops will also be sent to Washington DC, where they are expected to quash rebellion in the ranks of female representatives, some of whom have become, in the words of Senator John Kyl of Arizona, “mighty uppity, in recent months.” Kyl noted that many female legislators appear to be under the impression that their representation in Congress was equal to that of men.
“They really need to get the message that this is not the case,” he told reporters. “I’m just saying, there’s a reason they get paid less. That’s not an accident.”
Republican Speaker John Boehner noted that while he strongly supported the authorization to add additional troops, he felt the legislation did not go far enough.
“This surge was long overdue,” he said during a press conference early this week. “But we are concerned that many women won’t take the hint just from an increased presence of aggressive armed forces. They need to understand definitively that this sort of insurrection is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
Boehner added that if this current period of female unrest continues, “swift and decisive action,” would be taken by the United States government. The speaker refused to comment when asked for details, although he did confirm, when pressed, that “every option is on the table.”