According to a recent study, children with low intelligence are more likely to grow up to be prejudiced adults, and gravitate towards conservative ideologies.
In some ways, this is not too surprising. In a conservative, heirarchical world view, change is resisted, and critical thought is deferred to the leaders of the society. Witness, for example, the very effective use of three-word phrases to denigrate all who do not follow in lock-step with the “you’re either with us or against us” mentality.
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