‘RWA’ Fears the Brain

March 30, 2016

gop-goonAnother bright, shiny morning this Wednesday here on California’s north coast as we lounge through a most-wonderful weather period.
Yesterday was absolutely-gorgeous with more of the same for a few days to come — supposedly, decent rain slated maybe for next Monday, but who’s to really say?

Beauty in the eye of the beholder, or the scary-horror of the GOP boiling in the cabbage as The Donald and all the other worthies reveal their real, true essence — via PsyPost on Monday:

Political conservatives tend to hold more negative stereotypes of people with mental illnesses, in comparison to moderates and liberals, which may lead them to engage in more discrimination against the mentally ill, according to a study published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry.

(Illustration found here).

Asshole-shithead is buried in the Republican DNA.
Last night at the GOP debate, reality of their birthright was shown like a Picasso-like scribbling — per CNN:

Trump also refused to back down from a fight when Cooper asked him about the fight with Cruz that involves both of their wives.
“I didn’t start it,” Trump said.
Cooper shot back: “With all due respect, that’s the argument of a 5-year-old.”
“No it’s not,” Trump responded.
“Exactly that thinking is the problem of this country. I didn’t start this.”

Yes indeed, this is part of his/their deep-seated mental attitude based on a playground perception — more on the Republican’s fear of the brain via science research:

Serious mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, and schizophrenia, remain highly stigmatized.
Common negative stereotypes about the mentally ill include beliefs that they are dangerous and untreatable.
Previous research has found conservatives to hold more stigmatized views of the mentally ill than others.
Right Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) is a dimension of political ideology emphasizing obedience to traditional authority and hostility toward stigmatized groups.
People who score highly on measures of RWA tend to be more prejudiced toward a variety of minority groups.

Political conservatism was measured in two ways.
First, participants identified themselves as either conservative, moderate, or liberal.
Second, they answered questions designed to measure RWA beliefs.
On both measures, more politically conservative people tended to hold the most stigmatized beliefs about the mentally ill.
Importantly, conservatives also tended to put the most social distance between themselves and mentally ill people, being more likely to say that they would not want to work with, live near, or be friends with a person with a mental illness.
The researchers used statistical modeling techniques to demonstrate that the relationship between conservatism and this sense of social distance may be explained by its relationship with stereotyping.
Conservatives are more likely to hold negative stereotypes against the mentally ill, which in turn makes them want to avoid contact with members of this group.

They (authors of the study) suggest that conservatives are more prone to discriminate against the mentally ill because they view them as potentially threatening and therefore seek to avoid them.

Everything in life to these shitheads are ‘potentially threatening‘ and therefore…

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