Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Have People Like Kevin Always Been Whiners?  Surveys Say Yes.

ave you ever wondered why conservatives like Kevin Blier are the way they are?  Others have and they've studied the subject.
"Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints?  Chances are he grew up to be a conservative."
Morphing from from a insecure child into an intolerant adult may just be a natural progression.
"(D)ecades later, (Prof. Jack) Block followed up with more surveys, looking again at personality, and this time at politics, too.  The whiny kids tended to grow up conservative, and turned into rigid young adults who hewed closely to traditional gender roles and were uncomfortable with ambiguity."
And in another study,
"(R)esearchers (in the Jost study) reviewed 44 years worth of studies into the psychology of conservatism, and concluded that people who are dogmatic, fearful, intolerant of ambiguity and uncertainty, and who crave order and structure are more likely to gravitate to conservatism."
"(T)he confident kids turned out liberal and were still hanging loose, turning into bright, non-conforming adults with wide interests.  The girls were still outgoing, but the young men tended to turn a little introspective."
An upshot to all this seems to be that, according to a third study, liberals get to sleep better.  But then we probably already knew that.  Hell, even Kevin figures that we "sleep okay at night."

What do fellow GOP conservatives say about The Center for American Cultural Renewal? "...(A)n organization with no Washington presence and little clout with social conservatives outside Vermont where it is based."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason liberals sleep better is because the brainwave activity at sleep is indicative of the brainwave activity awake. Not much going on with the lights on or off, and usually, nobody home!

And as for "whiny" conservatives, only a liberal from Berkeley could possibly buy that argument. Oh wait, it was a liberal from Berkeley who made the argument...go figure! Of course, more junk science passed off as truth...so typical.

Tue Mar 21, 12:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Blier Watch said...

Hey Kev, LTNS!

Tue Mar 21, 01:34:00 PM EST  

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