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Repression causes authoritarianism

Research has shown that emotional repression causes authoritarianism (Altemeyer, Adorno, Stenner et al). Fundamentalist religious groups favor the most repression, culturally — ergo, fundamentalist groups are at the highest risk for nurturing authoritarian traits. Emotional repression is the keystone of fundamentalist parenting. The strict application of “Biblical law” as cherry-picked by extremists is inherently contradictory… Continue reading Repression causes authoritarianism

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Fascists became conservatives in the 1920s and 30s

(notes / draft) Who were the early conservatives? Former fascists and Nazi sympathizers in the US. 1930s opposition to Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal 3 main right-wing factions then: libertarians — right-wing economics faction led by Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, & Friedrich Hayek traditionalists — William F. Buckley, National Review (1955), Barry Goldwater anti-communists and… Continue reading Fascists became conservatives in the 1920s and 30s

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Trump is driving Evangelicals from the flock

It’s been said that the devilish ways of pedophiliac liberal Democrats are killing Christianity in America, but the numbers tell a different story. Following the 2016 Armistice in the War on Christmas, Donald Trump yet managed to drive 1 in 7 Evangelicals from the fold, according to data from Pew and PRRI. Far from the… Continue reading Trump is driving Evangelicals from the flock