Published by @ndy November 25th, 2009 in Anti-fascism, State / Politics
Understanding the psychology of authoritarianism
November 23, 2009
Mike sez, “Bob Altemeyer’s excellent book ‘The Authoritarians’ is online in full pdf format. It’s a result of 30+ years of research into what he calls ‘right-wing authoritarianism’- right in the sense of ‘might makes’ rather than ‘opposite of left’. It’s a fascinating explanation of how the minds of this subset of the population works- or in some cases, fails to: how they are able to assiduously apply double standards, fail to notice inconsistencies in their beliefs, justify abominable behavior, etc. Somehow, knowing that these people really, truly, can’t reason in the same way the majority of us can makes them a little less irksome, if not less frightening.”
I’ve read a couple chapters, and he’s a funny and engaging writer who seems to have a lot of experimental evidence to present. Good stuff.
The second reason I can offer for reading what follows is that it is not chock full of opinions, but experimental evidence. Liberals have stereotypes about conservatives, and conservatives have stereotypes about liberals. Moderates have stereotypes about both. Anyone who has watched, or been a liberal arguing with a conservative (or vice versa) knows that personal opinion and rhetoric can be had a penny a pound. But arguing never seems to get anywhere. Whereas if you set up a fair and square experiment in which people can act nobly, fairly, and with integrity, and you find that most of one group does, and most of another group does not, that’s a fact, not an opinion. And if you keep finding the same thing experiment after experiment, and other people do too, then that’s a body of facts that demands attention. Some people, we have seen to our dismay, don’t care a hoot what scientific investigation reveals; but most people do. If the data were fairly gathered and we let them do the talking, we should be on a higher plane than the current, “Sez you!”
The Authoritarians (Thanks, Mike!) [Thanks, L!]
So let’s get this straight and accurate. This Jewish career academic takes THIRTY YEARS to ‘prove’ what he already BELIEVED or rather wanted his STUDENTS to believe, that the so-called ‘Right Wing’ (a largely redundant term now anyway) has a monopoly on ‘Authoritarianism’. Astonishing! Amazing! And absolute unadulterated BULLSHIT!
Below is an extract from a post on the comments page of the ‘Majorityrights.com’ Website regarding Bob Altemeyer and other Jewish Academics spouting claptrap about ‘authoritarianism’ which puts it so succinctly:
“I read somewhere - don’t know if it’s true - that in Germany during the National Socialist period some academics, journalists, or some semi-official body once denounced Einstein’s Theory of Relativity(*) as “false Jewish science” which, if true, is of course a ridiculous and very sad thing for anyone to do. There is, however, a body of genuinely false Jewish science which Jewish academics shame themselves and Jews as a group to espouse. Adorno’s “rightwingers-are-pathological-authoritarians” theory is an example of it; another is the absolutely astounding “races don’t exist” claim (astounding because such an obvious falsehood on its face, as astounding as trying to claim two plus two equals five), essentially a Jewish-invented-and-promulgated brazen, sophistry-based lie first cooked up over a hundred years ago which Jews continue to push for whatever ethno-political reasons motivate them to do these things. Many top Jewish academics, such as Stephen Jay Gould, marked themselves indelibly and forever as academic charlatans by subscribing to this jaw-dropping purely politically-motivated sophistry.”
The ultimate irony of course is that Jews advance the agenda of so-called Anti ‘Racism’ legislation while simultaneously denying there is even such a THING as Race!?!?!!! Now THAT is a nice trick if, and so far they seem to have done it, you can get away with it.
If we are talking about irrefutable, immutable, incontrovertible FACTS then the hypocrisy and very selective ‘studies’ that underwrite the ‘findings’ in these works appear to conveniently ignore the authoritarianism of the Left as proven by any study of Communism or indeed the effect of Talmudism on ALL Jews regardless of whether they call themselves Orthodox, Progressive or Secular. There is no more ‘authoritarian’ tome than the Talmud. It is the Alpha and the Omega on Authoritarianism.