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Progressivism is about making up your own mind. Conservatism is
about trusting in authority. Republicans can lie bigger because
they get away with it. It is a certain personality type of people
who are drawn to a conservative world view -- people who think
things are best the way they are, meaning others have already fig-
ured out the best way to do things. People who are mentally lazy
and wish to leave the thinking to others. People who don't like
fact-checking and rely on their gut instead.

The people who represent that portion of the population can there-
fore get away with bigger lies and that's why they lie more un-
ashamedly. If they are caught they can even utter the lie, "the
other side is just as disingenuous," and their followers are more
likely to believe them unreflectingly. They believe it because
they want to find reasons not to have to think and to take the
other side of the issue into account, and that's really all that
counts. It's all about wishful thinking. There is a reason why
the most staunchly religious people are naturally conservative.
It's about faith, not facts, trust, not reason, tradition, not

Written by ulrichschreglmann

March 20, 2010 at 2:19 am

Posted in Politics

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