Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

From the Huffington Post:

"'Reality is complicated and messy,' he told The Huffington Post in an email. 'Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies.'"

More here.

It is important to note that this works both ways. That is, I think a pushy and doctrinaire Marxist is as big of an idiot-dick as the most drooling and raving Tea Party extremist. Of course, there are lots more of the latter than the former running around the country these days.