Study says racists and conservatives are thick as two short planks

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End piece conclusion mentions 'ideologies' without distinguishing between left/right politics. This makes me wonder about the article as a whole. I would like to know who funded the research.

It does occur to me that the less intelligent might not be as good at lying about their core values as the more intelligent, can anybody really know what a politician 'believes'?
 

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#3
Did it happen to mention which denomination the Pope adheres to?
 
#6
I thought it a tad odd as the metric used, innate intelligence is considered by some to be a right-wing notion itself.
 

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#9
Please re-title thread 'Left-wing study ...'
 
#10
What concerns me is that they have had to make the study, its blatently obvious......
 
#12
I am not a socialist. I just believe in fairness and there is a difference. The problem you get is there is stigma if you dont like tories, you are immediatley chastized, its laughable.....
 
#13
What a load of lefty crap. People from all over the world are racist and left wing (the left wing working man is far more likely to be prejudiced than the fat cat right wing factory owner). Some very intelligent people are very racist just as members of the UAF are thick as mince.
 
#14
Also, if you take a moment to read the moronic counter arguments in the comments section, I'm more inclined to agree with the authors.

I do wonder why they so strongly believe socialism is the same as fascism, when it just isn't.

The way they often lump Obama, Communists and nazis into one group certainly proves to me they have no idea what they are talking about. The two ideologies are on opposite sides of, to be fair quite a small political spectrum, but loathe and despise one another.

If nothing else this surely displays a hint that the comment makers have a very poor grasp of 20th century history.
 
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What a load of lefty crap. People from all over the world are racist and left wing (the left wing working man is far more likely to be prejudiced than the fat cat right wing factory owner). Some very intelligent people are very racist just as members of the UAF are thick as mince.
My bold.

nonsense. Utter nonsense based on nothing.
 
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Also, if you take a moment to read the moronic counter arguments in the comments section, I'm more inclined to agree with the authors.

I do wonder why they so strongly believe socialism is the same as fascism, when it just isn't.

The way they often lump Obama, Communists and nazis into one group certainly proves to me they have no idea what they are talking about. The two ideologies are on opposite sides of, to be fair quite a small political spectrum, but loathe and despise one another.

If nothing else this surely displays a hint that the comment makers have a very poor grasp of 20th century history.
The Nazis were closer to the left wing than what they were the right wing, they just happened to be very prejudiced against various minorities as well.
 
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My bold.

nonsense. Utter nonsense based on nothing.
Based on nothing eh? Who is more likily to lose their job to immigrants? Who is likily to benefit from having a large pool of potential workers (and therfore profit by offering the lowest wages).
There was a link on ARRSE not so long ago about the Scottish Unions/labour party getting arsey about foriegn miners coming in and taking their jobs over 100 years ago.
Sorry if that shits on your assumption the working man loves his black/brown/jewish/muslim brothers but thats the way it has been for a long time.
 
#19
The Nazis were closer to the left wing than what they were the right wing, they just happened to be very prejudiced against various minorities as well.
Agreed. There was an excellent discussion of this in another thread a while back, I'll post a link if I can find it so this one doesn't have to get dragged off-topic.
 
#20
Based on nothing eh? Who is more likily to lose their job to immigrants? Who is likily to benefit from having a large pool of potential workers (and therfore profit by offering the lowest wages).
There was a link on ARRSE not so long ago about the Scottish Unions/labour party getting arsey about foriegn miners coming in and taking their jobs over 100 years ago.
Sorry if that shits on your assumption the working man loves his black/brown/jewish/muslim brothers but thats the way it has been for a long time.
Yes. based on nothing. No tangible evidence, just your take on it because, I assume you are conservative, but not racist and don't want your side tarred with that brush. Understandable.

While there is some merit to your argument, I never stated that the left didn't have aracist element, simply that stating the left is more racist than the right is nonsense, and so it remains.

I fail to see how never letting them in the door in the first place is not a little racist in itself.

No doubt there are a number of people like you described, im not denying that, but I don't think you should put that the left has more racists than the right across as a black and white fact, when it appears to be no such thing.
 

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