The Vast Cognitive Gulf between the Left and the Right

From: americanthinker.com,  by Patricia McCarthy,  on Dec 21, 2016

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Is there a neurological or psychological reason that explains the left’s complete meltdown at losing an election, compared to the Right’s historic general acceptance of loss?  Since Donald Trump’s upset win on November 8th, a vast number of angry voters on the Left have become unhinged, delusional, depressed.  And they act out, like spoiled children when they do not get the toy they want.  Many of our elite media left remain, like Ken Burns, in a “fetal position.”

When Barack Obama won his second term, conservatives were distraught about the certainty that the damage already done by Obama would continue for another four years.  Obamacare would continue to destroy what was once the best health care in the world.  The EPA would continue to destroy jobs and businesses with pride and glee, without a moment’s thought for those devastated by their thousands of new regulations.

Iraq was already a disaster because, by removing all US troops, Obama left it as an open invitation for Al Qaeda and ISIS to take over.  Libya was gone, our ambassador dead.  Syria was being systematically destroyed by its own barbaric leader.  Samantha Power, who once passionately opposed genocide sat by quietly for years as Assad continued to murder his own people by any means, no matter how inhumane.  Obama, despite his “red line” threat, did nothing.  So subservient to Iran,  he did nothing to stop the murder of all Christians in the Middle East.  Conservatives knew it was going to be bad and it was.  But they never acted like the sore loser Left we have been seeing and reading these past six weeks.  The Right did not try to overturn the election by threatening and stalking the electors.

From the top of the legacy media chain, the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, CNN, MSNBC, there is nothing but anger and accusations.  Someone must be blamed for their loss and it must not be their candidate.  No way.  There has to be a nefarious, outside-of-the-campaign cause.  It was Comey, it was Russia, it was Wikileaks.  They never address the fact that Comey would never have been part of the problem if Clinton had not operated an illegal private server for her State Dept. business.  They don’t want to discuss the content of those Podesta emails, leaked by someone who gained easy access to them, probably too easy for Russia — most likely an inside job.  If the CIA knows, it is not telling.  It “concludes” but reveals no evidence.  But Hillary was at 48% before the Wikileaks and she lost at 48%.  She was an awful candidate who, like most of the Left, has nothing but contempt for a majority of the American people, especially those who would even consider voting for Trump.  So graceless is Hillary Clinton, she cannot bring herself to admit she lost due to her own failures.  She took far too many voters for granted; she never gave them a thought and has not for decades.

There is an abyss between how the Left and the Right accepts a loss.  What explains this?  The Left will produce countless “studies” that “show” they have bigger brains, are a more advanced species and that conservatives are truly mentally impaired.  That is what they do.  Nothing makes them feel better than demeaning their ideological opponents on pseudo-intellectual grounds.

Everyone knows it is the self-appointed morally superior Left that is behind the tyrannies of multiculturalism, political correctness, a genderless society, man-made global warming, the promotion of homosexuality and gay marriage, the crusade against all religions but Isalm, the most violent and intolerant faith on the planet.  Not all Muslims are violent and intolerant of course, but 99% of all terrorist acts are committed by radicalized Muslims.  And the Left’s knee-jerk response is to protect the jihadis and blame the Right for their crimes.

The Left loved Castro, and Stalin and Mao — they still do.  What explains that?   It seems sheer moonbattery to anyone on the Right.  They were psychopathic killers, each of them.  Castro killed tens of thousands of his own people, imprisoned and tortured countless others.  And still, he is a hero of the Left.  Now that he is dead, his brother is doubling down on the repression that is the blighted island’s history since 1959.  Obama’s “opening” has improved exactly nothing for the Cuban people.

There is a huge disconnect between how the Left and the Right see the world, America, and people, especially those who do not embrace the same rigid anti-values they do.  The results of this election have broken up families and friendships and it is the people on the Left who break up with those who voted for Trump.  ‘Tis a mystery.

We live in the greatest, most successful, least racist, most sane, welcoming and productive country on the planet.  The Left should get with the program and stop being the sorest losers ever.  They should stop melting down and shaming the 62 million people who voted for Trump.  He just might be a great President.

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The lead sentence in the last paragraph bears repeating: “We live in the greatest, most successful, least racist, most sane, welcoming and productive country on the planet,” and that’s in spite of, not because of, the left. The left has a difficult time in accepting that premise, no matter how true and provable it may be, simply because they require perceived weaknesses in order to “fix” things. Therefore, we can’t possibly be the greatest or the least racist country and when we complain about tens of thousands of so-called refugees streaming in from countries known to harbor Muslim terrorists with little or no vetting, that proves (to them) that we aren’t welcoming.

The left has to magnify any supposed weakness in order to convince the uninformed that they’re the only ones who are qualified to fix our problems. 

That’s exactly why Barack Obama was constantly demeaning the U.S. – he needed to have something to “fix.”

Have you noticed how Obama has “fixed” the country’s problems?

Garnet92.

 



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  1. Regarding hypocrisy:

    Noam Chomsky’s version of hypocrisy is one which we are all guilty of at one time or another. What we see from the Left, however – from people like Noam Chomsky and Barack Obama et al – is SERIAL hypocrisy. That’s a completely different animal. A serial hypocrite is nothing but a liar, plain and simple. A liar is far worse than a hypocrite, so it pleases the leftists when their lies are chalked up to mere hypocrisy.

    Patricia McCarthy asks: “Is there a neurological or psychological reason that explains the left’s complete meltdown at losing an election, compared to the Right’s historic general acceptance of loss?”

    The answer is unequivocally “Yes.” Liberalism is a mental disorder. I don’t say that tongue in cheek. I am as serious as I could ever be. Liberalism is the condition whereby a person’s mental state remains stuck in adolescence. Children don’t accept defeat gracefully; they don’t set aside their own desires for the greater good (the strength of our republic, in this case). They have tantrums when they don’t get their way. How ever we might expect a clever child to react – cheating, defying the rules, pouting, manipulation, game-playing – this is what we can expect from the Left.

    McCarthy asks: “The Left loved Castro, and Stalin and Mao — they still do. What explains that?”

    Detesting Castro, Stalin and Mao because they were tyrants and killers is for the common person. Liberals aren’t common, like us. They’re special, and that specialness requires that they will always see the opposite of what we see. That’s why we will NEVER, EVER find common ground with liberals.

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  2. It seems to me the Left is at war with the truth, and all who speak it are the enemy. Their top priority is getting their way, whether it be right or wrong doesn’t matter, so long as they win.

    The level of immaturity displayed after the election just beats all I’ve ever seen. It’s understandable for them to be unhappy for a few days – that would be a normal reaction – but to carry on for weeks on end shows they’re unbalanced and can’t deal with reality. It doesn’t help that the media keep them in the headlines 24/7. They need putting in padded cells, along with their precious Hillary and O, so that the rest of us can get on with business.

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  3. I’ve often mentioned this. In order to be a practicing Dem/socialist, you have to be able to ignore five things: Facts, logic, history, human nature, and the Constitution. If you can do that, you too can be a successful practicing leftist.

    I made that up as a humorous (though entirely accurate) way of illustrating the FACT that just as this article says, leftists actually THINK differently from conservatives. Consider any argument you’ve ever had with any leftist on any topic. You’ll find that inevitably their position ignores at least one of those things, and often all five. INEVITABLY!

    That’s because any argument that applies all five of those criteria inevitably leads to a conservative position.

    That’s the source of your “cognitive gulf”, and why the two ideologies are irreconcilable. If one is making arguments rooted in ignoring any of those five elements, at some point they have to defend those arguments against challenges, and that becomes impossible to do, other than through emotional hyperbole, misdirection, or obfuscation.

    It’s like to old law school dictum: When the facts are on your side, pound on the facts. When the law is on your side, pound on the law. When neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound on the table. All we get from the Left is a whole lot of table-pounding.

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