"Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study"
A new study confirms what we always knew: The Looney Left are not in their right mind. Their brains are different. Yes, it's true! There's been a study! See this THREAD, "Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study."
Of course, right now, the DUmmies' brains are still EXPLODING over the stolen Wisconsin judge election. But, be that as it may, the brain they retain is on a higher plane. (FUnnie, though, how we low-brained Rethuglicans somehow manage to steal elections.)
So let us now travel to Mensachusetts, aka DUmmieland, where all the DUmmies are above average and their superior thoughts are in Rarefied Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering how his low-functioning brain was able to learn seven languages and earn several degrees, is in the [brackets]:
Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study
[A study! It must be true!]
Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity . . .
[Huh? What? Could you repeat that?]
while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear. . . .
"We found that greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex, whereas greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala,"
People with a large amygdala are "more sensitive to disgust" and tend to "respond to threatening situations with more aggression than do liberals and are more sensitive to threatening facial expressions,"
[See? And you say we're not the sensitive type. . . . Now to the brilliant replies of our intellectual superiors . . .]
Which is why we need to develop ads that consider these factors.
["Vote for us Democrats. We're smarter than you."]
It's the key to a winning strategy if we get off our asses and work on it.
[Quit the three-dimensional chess for a minute and get to work!]
I wonder how that would work. Fear of not being able to pay for medical treatment. Fear of being laid off with no safety net. Fear of not getting social security in your retirement years. Fear of you or your children having to go to war to protect corporate profits. Disgust towards racists. Disgust towards people like the Koch brothers. Disgust towards PR firms and front groups.
[Digust toward manipulative ad campaigns. . . .]
One of the problems I notice is that "they" take words literally. They don't factor in body language or nuance. But they can be frightened by images.
["They" are such inferior little creatures, aren't they?]
I saw an ad for "secular humanism" on the bus the other day, and it struck me as the most pointless waste of money I'd ever seen. It was WORDY - two blocks of text, one an obscure, wordy Bible quote and the other an obscure, uninspiring commentary on genocide from some random diplomatic functionary no one's ever heard of. Seriously: WHO is that ad trying to reach? 80% of people will see a blob of words and won't read it, and of the 20% who do, 15% will lose interest after reading the utter dryness of the words, and. . . .
[Huh? Did you say something?]
Conservatives have lizard brains.
If being an evil, rapacious f*** is genetic, then only genocide will save us.
[DUmmies get in touch with their Inner Nazi.]
I think that possibly it could be that the amygdala (OMGdala) gets more exercise in conservapigs because they constantly fear and thus their OMGdala grows huge.
[Use it or lose it.]
The mammalian brain is incredibly plastic. . . .
[The DUmmalian brain is incredibly spastic.]
Do liberal brains change when the owners become conservatives?
[The brains that change go strangely down the drain.]
Back to the lab folks....
So then is it bigotry to hate conservatives? If people are born conservative rather than choosing to be conservative. . . .
[I'm on the right wing, baby, I was born this way . . .]
These are uneducated antediluvian and brainwashed by corporate TV and talk radio propaganda raving extremist fundamentalist revolutionary radicals.
Screw it. Let's call it a virus and have it eradicated.
[Wait a minute! I thought it was CONSERVATIVES who were "more sensitive to disgust" and tended to "respond to threatening situations with more aggression. . . ."]
Perhaps the scariest part is that we didn't all evolve to be Liberals.
["The conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear. . . ."]
? I just need somewhere to sleep tonight. Preferably, in the arms of one i love.
["Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity . . ."]
And yet they keep whooping our asses. Yeah, they lie, cheat, pander, distort, and bully, but that vicious lizard brain of theirs (along with deep corporate pockets) seem to beat our evolved grey matter more often than not these days.
[HOW does that HAPPEN??]
Being stupid is easy.
[DUmmietime . . . and the stupid is easy . . .]
Reframe it: Conservatives born with brain defect. I think they should all be institutionalized.
[Lace 'em up! Lock 'em up!]
Growth of the brain occurs in child development in particular. That is why Cons want to PEPPER SPRAY children, and the like.
[Have you pepper sprayed your child today?]