Authoritarian vs Autonomous
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08-08-2016, 07:59 PM
Authoritarian vs Autonomous
Rejoice oh brothers and sisters in arms! We, the skeptical bunch value creativity and independence more than any other group!

This plays into political leanings as you can read in this NYT piece.

“The P.R.R.I. survey measured the authoritarian leanings of voters versus the autonomous leaning of voters by using a series of questions that ask what values parents seek to instill in their children.

The survey found that a majority of Americans prefer children to have respect for elders (74 percent) rather than independence (26 percent); to demonstrate good manners (70 percent) rather than curiosity (30 percent); and to be well-behaved (61 percent) rather than creative (38 percent).”

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Trump uses fear mongering to bring those who lean towards authoritarianism into his camp.

“In other words, insofar as Trump can elevate the level of anxiety — about terrorism, immigrants and crime, for example — the larger the number of voters who will be drawn to his brand of autocratic leadership.”

It seems that the more scared you are the more likely you are to be a Trumpista ™.

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
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