The conventional theory of politics is that people figure out by themselves what their views are on various issues, and then they decide what political party to belong to based on their views. This conventional theory is wrong. It works the other way around. People know what team they belong to (Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, etc.) and then they adopt the views of their team.
Smart people tend to have more consistent views on political issues (consistently liberal or consistently conservative, for example) because instead of using their intelligence to independently figure out the correct views on issues, they use their intelligence to figure out what their team believes. Smart people tend to be more conformist then dumb people.
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Sorry I haven’t been blogging much the last few days, you’ll have to enjoy the brief thought above until I have the desire and time to write a meatier post.
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Most people who are atheists realize that it works this way with religion. Most people who believe that Jesus is the Son of God are blind to the real truth that if they had been born in Pakistan they would just as fervently believe that Mohammed and not Jesus is the true messenger of God.
Just because one is an atheist doesn’t mean one can’t take sides on religious issues. A true atheist would see that Islam is, at this moment in history, is a much greater danger to peace and freedom than Christianity. (A few hundred years ago, Christians behaved as poorly as Muslims do today, maybe even worse, but that was a few hundred years ago.)
Similarly, one can find some truth in politics if one is willing to think independently, and one can find one party (Democrats) much worse than the other party (Republicans) even though Republicans believe a lot of nonsense. At least Republicans aren’t the ones enforcing the religion of political correctness and HBD denialism and the Global Warming scam (although they are unfortunately being converted on these issues by liberals).
I guess I had more to say.