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Apparently, Redistribution is Relative, and so is Intelligence

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Da Tech Guy published this video, showing a Conservative group trying to get college kids to sign a petition for redistribution.  The results, shall we say, are hilarious.

The reactions to the question in this video reminds me of something that A Conservative Teacher published a couple weeks ago.

From the Yahoo News story Will President Obama and the House GOP ever agree? Science suggests by Holly Bailey:

Using data from MRI scans, researchers at the University College London found that self-described liberals have a larger anterior cingulate cortex–a gray matter of the brain associated with understanding complexity. Meanwhile, self-described conservatives are more likely to have a larger amygdala, an almond-shaped area that is associated with fear and anxiety.

“Previously, some psychological traits were known to be predictive of an individual’s political orientation,” lead researcher Ryota Kanai writes of the study in the latest issue of Current Biology. “Our study now links personality traits with specific brain structure.”

I really didn’t react to this, because I didn’t know if the research was politically motivated, or even valid.  However, the video made me think; are these lib college students so able to see “complex” ideas, but not able to comprehend simple truths?  Or, is that entire narrative a red herring to cover for the left’s inability to grasp reality?  Let’s take a look…

1.  Repeatedly, tax cuts led to more government revenue, and it increases the “share” that the “rich” pay.  The left denies it.

2.  More guns=less crime.  Leftist solution: propose gun control and sue gun manufacturers.

3.  Global cooling, global warming, global climate disruption, and whatever they’ll be calling it in 5-10 years (after reality, once again, proves their claims to be false).

4.  “Corporations are not people,” but labor unions are.

5.  Tea Parties are peaceful, but the attendees are violent, potential terrorists, and racists.  Labor unions beat people down, make death threats, vandalize property, extort businesses, boo the national anthem, call blacks the n-word or  “house Negroes,” and “wipe their a**ses with the flag.”  However, that is “what democracy looks like.”

6.  Socialized medicine kills people the world over, and the left wants to do it here.

7.  Killing this…

…is not murder?

8.  Public education fails, and private schools and homeschooling obtains better results.  Leftist solution? Ban homeschooling and control private schools.  Then, provide more and more money to the failed public system.

So, we’re the ones that cannot see “complexity?”  Or, is it that simple truths totally escape the left?

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  • http://crockettlives.wordpress.com Bob Mack

    At least half of today’s “college” students would be better served by a few years in a good vocational school (or the armed forces). Society is more in need of good repair men than mediocre attorneys and bumbling physicians.

  • http://americaswatchtower.com Steve Dennis

    Well, that video does a great job of displaying the hypocrisy of the left. They are all for redistribution when they think they can benefit from it, but try to take something away from them to give to someone else and their true colors come out. They earned their grade and they deserve it but they don’t feel that people earn their money ane deserve to keep it.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives On Fire

    That is a great vid. It’s bothersome that the students couldn’t see that it is the same thing as taxing the rich to reditribute income. Sad!

  • http://www.manhattaninfidel.com Infidel de Manahatta

    The average college student is probably dumber than a tick. Not his fault really. It’s the new sensitive public education. Let’s build Johnny self-esteem and worry about history and the multiplication tables later. They are soooo bourgeois!

  • http://whenevilprospers.blogspot.com John Washburn

    Their minds are too infected by public school indoctrination and too clouded by bong resin to understand simple truths

  • http://www.womanhonorthyself.com/ Angel

    scarey aint it Matt! :)