Left-Wing Authoritarianism

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

“Politically Correct”

Tracking Down the Elusive Left-Wing Authoritarian:
http://reason.com/blog/2018/03/08/tracking-down-the-elusive-leftwing-autho

() In The Authoritarian Specter, the Harvard social scientist Robert Altemeyer asked, “Is the ‘authoritarian on the left’ like the Loch Ness Monster: an occasional shadow, but no monster?”

Altemeyer is the man who in 1981 devised the Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) scale, a test widely used to measure this personality and ideological variable. Social scientists generally report that right-wing authoritarians are conformists who obey established authorities, adhere to conventional social norms, and are hostile to people who flout both. Using such tests, they have argued that conservatives have a higher need for structure, lower attributional complexity, lower openness to experience, and higher perceptions of threat than do liberals—basically, that conservatives are mentally and socially rigid.

Now a new study in the journal Political Psychology claims that left-wing authoritarianism is no mere shadow.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: They not only exist, but often score higher on the authoritarian scale than their conservative counterparts.

“Genius” Liberal Logic on Full Display…

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork, being shared by an acquaintance from here, and originally posted it to my own wall…

"The police are racist, violent, and corrupt... Clearly they're the only ones who should have guns"

“The police are racist, violent, and corrupt…
Clearly they’re the only ones who should have guns”

My Commentary: “Genius” liberal logic on full display…