One of the most intriguing aspects of human nature that I have attempted to examine over the last several years is how the Conservative brain works. I have struggled to understand how Conservatives think on a basic level. It is hard for me to grasp some of their odd and strange ways of thinking. I have often considered their line of thought to be a remnant of the past – an outdated dinosaur ideology that hasn’t had opportunity to evolve. I recently stumbled upon a very interesting article which examines the nature of Conservative thinking. It verifies that Conservatives have low IQ’s. I often wonder why no appeals to logic, facts, and reality ever seem to work with people who find themselves stuck in the Conservative line of reasoning. The following article, attached below, examines the Conservative mind:
One of the most interesting quotes from the aforementioned article is this one:
‘As other scientists note………, the challenge is how to get through to people whose intellect can’t handle being challenged with alternative realities. We can’t argue our way through to them; we have to find a way to appeal to their feelings. And yet, it seems compassion is lacking so we can’t put any stake in using compassion or empathy to appeal.’
My own personal observation of the basic thinking of Conservatives is that they won’t read beyond a certain point in any writing. It is very clear from engaging with conservatives over the last several years that their brain processing capacities cannot handle more than a few points at any given moment. Liberals have to keep that in mind. Imagine for just a moment that the length of this writing, up to this point, is similar to that of Kryptonite to Superman. It will make a Conservative mind think too much and cause potential disgust and confusion. You have to appeal to baseless fears in order to enter their mind. You cannot use facts or logic. You cannot use an argument based on reality. You have to appeal to less evolved emotions like fear, anger, hatred, and anxiety. These emotions are the battery and sustenance of the Conservative brain.
One thing I have also certainly noticed time and time again is that Conservatives are lovers of fantasy. I have noticed this trend over time. Conservatives ABSOLUTELY LOVE fantasies such as: delusions of prosperity, fictitious threats, the fairy God mother, talking snakes, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the American Dream, the government sending someone to forcefully confiscate their guns, trickle-down theory, straw man arguments, denial of facts in favor of delusional optimism, delusions that cutting taxes for a few billionaires creates jobs, and other associated non realities.
Liberals fail to direct the argument at Conservative audiences that they are realists, in my opinion. Realists are able to more aptly perceive the true nature of reality, considering that they have higher IQ’s. However, they often come across as pessimists to their conservative counterparts because they see the whole picture, know the fantasies that conservatives believe in are false, and often react with disgust at reality. This disconnect is not much different to the situation of a child finding out for the first time that Santa Claus does not exist. Anyone who has a firm grasp of reality knows that Santa Claus is a persona of complete fantasy, but telling a child this is a hard pill to swallow if they believe that Santa Claus has been real their whole life. The child may think that challenging the existence of Santa Claus is incredibly negative. Nonetheless, it is merely a true reflection of reality. Conservatives entirely miss the point that Liberals are living in reality. They think that Liberals are negative Nancy’s, when reality is simply not pleasant all the time. Many liberals fail to examine solutions, and that is one reason why they are not appealing to the Conservative brain. Liberals point reality out all the time, but this does not speak to someone who prefers Fantasy. It disconnects the conservative mind from their deluded bubble. In order to speak to a Conservative, you have to point out reality and then propose a solution. You have to explain to them, based on facts, why they must accept reality and make attempts to fix it so that it will benefit them in real life, and help them accomplish their fantasies and dreams. Conservative economic theory is ultimately about robbing the majority of people of financial prosperity in favor of a few. We must remember this simple fact. The more that Conservative ideology is enforced; the more rigid class hierarchy becomes apparent in real life.
Going in to this much detail with conservatives, as examined by this writing, would be too much for them to handle as well. Their brain at this point would be completely overloaded and would shut down. You must hammer bullet point arguments until they understand your line of thinking. Many of their fear and guilt patterns will shut out your ideas after a few sentences. You have to remember that it isn’t just lack of intelligence we are dealing with. There are plenty of intelligent conservatives. As a whole, they are certainly less intelligent and have lower IQ’s than liberals; however, you are dealing with a strong emotion of fear and guilt, most certainly. You cannot reason with fear and guilt patterns once they shut out what you are saying. Therefore, you must remember the general rule – The point you are trying to make must be short enough that George W Bush would read it. Anything longer than a paragraph may be too much for George W. If it is too lengthy; their brain processing mechanisms and fear based thought capacities shut their brain down. You have to understand these basic means by which conservatives think if you really want to convince them. I believe these tips will help.