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:* 5%: were told off or disciplined once by a conservative, often a parent, and refuse to rise above the animosity.
 
:* 5%: were told off or disciplined once by a conservative, often a parent, and refuse to rise above the animosity.
 
:* 5%: like an anarchist, genuinely want to believe in and propagate destructive ideas.
 
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== What Triggers Reconsideration of Liberal Beliefs? ==
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What triggers reconsideration of liberal beliefs?  Here are some estimates:
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:* 30%: a loss of a loved one that resulted from accepting or promoting liberal values, as in abortion, lifestyle diseases, or drug addiction
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:* 25%: raising or teaching children, and realizing how destructive liberal values are to many of them
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:* 20%: a religious conversion followed by taking the Bible to heart
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:* 15%: a new friendship with someone who is conservative, and realizing how much good flows from the conservative values
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:* 10%: a desire to learn the truth, and a dislike for those who mislead
  
 
== Cultural indoctrination ==
 
== Cultural indoctrination ==

Revision as of 14:01, 16 December 2008

Conservative principles are based on reason. So why do non-conservatives still exist? Here are some reasons:

Statistical Analysis

(Estimates)

  • 40%: did not hear about conservative principles and the logic behind them until after they made up their mind, perhaps due to pervasive societal bias, and refuse to reconsider
  • 20%: refuse to let go of their past, or let go of their desire for a sense of acceptance by liberal friends or teachers
  • 10%: mistakenly feel that conservative values and benefits are available only to those who are from an intact family, not realizing the availability and benefits to all, including children of divorced parents
  • 10%: refuse to rise above their personal temptations, often self-destructive, and refuse to accept conservative values that conflict with their personal desires like sexual promiscuity
  • 10%: bitterly unemployed, or having a salary or benefits that conservatives would reduce, such as public school teachers, and a refusal to rise above self-interest
  • 5%: were told off or disciplined once by a conservative, often a parent, and refuse to rise above the animosity.
  • 5%: like an anarchist, genuinely want to believe in and propagate destructive ideas.

What Triggers Reconsideration of Liberal Beliefs?

What triggers reconsideration of liberal beliefs? Here are some estimates:

  • 30%: a loss of a loved one that resulted from accepting or promoting liberal values, as in abortion, lifestyle diseases, or drug addiction
  • 25%: raising or teaching children, and realizing how destructive liberal values are to many of them
  • 20%: a religious conversion followed by taking the Bible to heart
  • 15%: a new friendship with someone who is conservative, and realizing how much good flows from the conservative values
  • 10%: a desire to learn the truth, and a dislike for those who mislead

Cultural indoctrination

  • Brainwashing and deceit:
  • They pride themselves on doing well in school or reading the newspaper, can't accept that what they were taught was incorrect or biased.
  • Dangerous professors who impose their opinions upon vulnerable youth.
  • Television programs posing as comedies, such as South Park, Family Guy, and Hannah Montana, which inject liberal beliefs and mock conservative values
  • Exposed to incorrect liberal ideas throughout education. Standard American kindergartens up to the fourth grade. Wastes the potential of most children—does not expose them to foreign languages and other learning tasks their minds are obviously and mysteriously suited for. All helping to make them think they need liberal man-made structures that in fact limit their potential in a self-defeating sort of cycle.
  • Indoctrination by liberal churches which have a disproportionate focus on biblical passages that appear to support liberal positions, eg. the adulteress story, the disciples holding everything in common, etc.
  • A blind obsession to be famous, act and imitate the ways of their famous idols, to absorb their ideals as their own.
  • Peer Pressure:
  • They have liberal friends, and want their approval or acceptance.
  • They live in a predominantly liberal state or community and fear rejection from said community.
  • Systemic bias:
  • Some people are inherently irrational, and are thus driven to liberal ideology.
  • Their job and salary, such as working for public schools, depends on keeping conservatives out of power.
  • Media bias acts to caricature conservatism, making it seem unpalatable, conditioning people to reject its teachings.
  • Schools reward politically correct, liberal answers on tests.
  • Negative focusing by the media highlights personal flaws of conservatives, driving people to choose to identify with liberals rather than be categorized with those traits.

Liberal characteristics

  • Poor abstract thinking:
  • They have trouble understanding some of the slightly abstract concepts in conservatism, such as "more guns, less crime," and "less taxes, more revenue."
  • They are more comfortable discussing simple issues like race and poverty than complex issues like globalism.
  • Intellectual myopia - failure to heed the long-term consequences of ideological positions that seem beneficial in the short term.
  • Stereotyping: They knew a conservative whom they disliked for some reason, and tar all others with the same brush.
  • Ignorance: politics isn't a priority for some people. Without any wish to learn to think for themselves, some liberals don't bother to think through what's right, and just go with what's "cool."
  • Closed-minded:
  • They made up their mind before hearing conservative principles, and will not reconsider their views.
  • They have something criticized by conservatives in their personal background, and feel compelled to defend it rather than let it go.
  • Slavish adherence to the ideals of liberal parents
  • Naivety:
  • Non-conservatives demonstrate just how prone mankind is to arrogance.
  • An admiration for historical figures whom liberals claim were liberals.
  • A desire for large government inculcated by personal weakness and reluctance to take personal responsibility.
  • Impressionable individuals buying into Bush derangement syndrome, and reacting with emotion rather than reason.
  • Reliance on charisma: Charismatic leaders trading on image, rather than experience, can dupe the unsuspecting.
  • Self-destructive or contrarian behavior:
  • Some choose to do what is irrational.
  • Use of mind-altering drugs, which encourages one to become a liberal to reconcile the cognitive dissonance, or dulls mental acuity resulting in mindless conformity.
  • Sexual experimentation to make up for lack of self-esteem, often with multiple partners, with partners of the same gender, or in public places
  • Unthinking rebellion against conservative parents.
  • Determined to prove their "independence of mind" by denying authority