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Personality characterized by extreme obedience to, and dependence on, a powerful leader or father figure. These traits are accompanied by prejudicial, rigid, and tyrannical behavior against others, especially those who are inferior in rank, or vulnerable or weaker.Uh-Huh!!



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Personality characterized by extreme obedience to, and dependence on, a powerful leader or father figure. These traits are accompanied by prejudicial, rigid, and tyrannical behavior against others, especially those who are inferior in rank, or vulnerable or weaker.Uh-Huh!!



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There is some evidence that there is a physical structural difference between liberal and conservative brains. In liberal brains political information is processed with reasoning and logic. Whereas in conservative brains that information is processed by portions responsible for feeling, specifically feelings of fear and anger.


New Studies Show Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brain Structures | Alternet

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Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety. Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.
Basically Conservatives are more scared than Liberals:

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According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different—in their personalities and even their unconscious reactions to the world around them. For example, in a study published in January, a team led by psychologist Michael Dodd and political scientist John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln found that when viewing a collage of photographs, conservatives' eyes unconsciously lingered 15 percent longer on repellent images, such as car wrecks and excrement—suggesting that conservatives are more attuned than liberals to assessing potential threats.

>Psychologists have found that conservatives are fundamentally more anxious than liberals, which may be why they typically desire stability, structure and clear answers even to complicated questions. “Conservatism, apparently, helps to protect people against some of the natural difficulties of living,” says social psychologist Paul Nail of the University of Central Arkansas. “The fact is we don't live in a completely safe world. Things can and do go wrong. But if I can impose this order on it by my worldview, I can keep my anxiety to a manageable level.”
This is what the people running the world call, "Terror Management Theory". And they use what scientists know about conservative brains to manipulate them. That's why there were those constant announcements and displays of threat levels during the Bush administration. It had great mortality salience. In other words, it raised the specter and fear of death.

Now anger is very, very powerful, and you can also use it when people are afraid, it’s one of the primary things that demagogues do. When people are afraid, they then make those who are afraid angry at some group. (Like Trump did with his base against Muslims)

Look at the campaign the two candidates ran.

* Clinton was 90% policy to the point that she was almost too boring to watch.
* Trump was 90% bombastic fear mongering to the point that you couldn't look away.

Hell, go back to the primaries and look at how Sanders appeal was bipartisan, and how he had both rational policy and evocative outrage.

Yes, Republicans are the feels over reals party that voted on terrorism over gun violence, they're the safe space party that wants to build a wall on our southern border and ban muslim immigrants, and they're the party that lives in Wyoming where each vote is six times as valuable as the votes from liberal California.
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There is some evidence that there is a physical structural difference between liberal and conservative brains. In liberal brains political information is processed with reasoning and logic. Whereas in conservative brains that information is processed by portions responsible for feeling, specifically feelings of fear and anger.


New Studies Show Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brain Structures | Alternet



Basically Conservatives are more scared than Liberals:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...olitical-wars/



This is what the people running the world call, "Terror Management Theory". And they use what scientists know about conservative brains to manipulate them. That's why there were those constant announcements and displays of threat levels during the Bush administration. It had great mortality salience. In other words, it raised the specter and fear of death.

Now anger is very, very powerful, and you can also use it when people are afraid, it’s one of the primary things that demagogues do. When people are afraid, they then make those who are afraid angry at some group. (Like Trump did with his base against Muslims)

Look at the campaign the two candidates ran.

* Clinton was 90% policy to the point that she was almost too boring to watch.
* Trump was 90% bombastic fear mongering to the point that you couldn't look away.

Hell, go back to the primaries and look at how Sanders appeal was bipartisan, and how he had both rational policy and evocative outrage.

Yes, Republicans are the feels over reals party that voted on terrorism over gun violence, they're the safe space party that wants to build a wall on our southern border and ban muslim immigrants, and they're the party that lives in Wyoming where each vote is six times as valuable as the votes from liberal California.
GREAT POST!! You are onto things, RS
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I know I'm not authoritarian by any stretch of the imagination. I bow down to no man, woman, animal, object, or entity. I also look up to none.
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Personality characterized by extreme obedience to, and dependence on, a powerful leader or father figure. These traits are accompanied by prejudicial, rigid, and tyrannical behavior against others, especially those who are inferior in rank, or vulnerable or weaker.Uh-Huh!!



What is authoritarian personality? definition and meaning - BusinessDictionary.com

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I think I have Heir Trumpster figured out. He wants us pizzed at some surface stuff so we don't dwell on his serious policy. 202-225-3121
is the number to call EVERY day. Give your Senator's name or if you don't know, give your zip code and they will look it up. Tell the aid what you want the Sen to do. One or two things per day should do it. But call often as you can. Keep the faith.
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Personality characterized by extreme obedience to, and dependence on, a powerful leader or father figure. These traits are accompanied by prejudicial, rigid, and tyrannical behavior against others,
This description nails the left. All the the whining, safe spaces, diaper pin movements, riots and marches are because the left's choice for powerful leader lost. The tantrums from the left show how dependent they were on a Hillary win. Beating up Trump supporters, destroying property and refusing to let pro-choice women participate in the Women's March on Washington demonstrate the exact same "prejudicial, rigid, and tyrannical behavior against others" described above. This hypocrisy is frequently demonstrated by the so-called progressive movement.
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