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.

Neo-Conned, Neo-Libbed into Fascism

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “Vacate the Military

Rayn

"Conservative Paradise: Lots of Police and Military. Secure Borders. Mandatory Flag Worship."

“Conservative Paradise:
Lots of Police and Military. Secure Borders. Mandatory Flag Worship.”

Jonas A.: Uhmmmmm…more like National Socialist Paradize!!!! 🙂

Rayn: A nation can be Neo-Conned and/or Neo-Libbed into fascism, since the two actually represent the left and right wings of the war-hawk called the State…

Vacate the Vote to Withdraw Consent and Non-Violently Delegitimize Government

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The Left and Right Wing of the America War-Hawk“…

Rayn: War-hawk: a bird of prey.

“There’s the right-wing. There’s the left-wing. And then, there’s knowing.”

“What if I told you that the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird?”

“What if I told you that the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird?”

Damion S.: I love this!!! Knowing- I’ll take no-wing! 😉

Marilyn W.: Know so…

Rayn: Discover the single-most important factor that ended the Apartheid State in South Africa…

Why You Got to Stop Voting:
http://fubarandgrill.org/node/1172

As the author states: “Boycotting elections alone will not oust the oligarchy, but it is the only proven non-violent way to delegitimize a government. “

Vacate The Vote and Vote for Nobody! Far from being “political inaction,” “a dereliction of public duty,” or “failure to politically speak,” it is the opposite of all such claims, and stands out, historically, as one of the most real, effective and non-violent means to place a solid vote of “No Confidence” against all candidates at any given election! Withdraw Consent!

The Left and Right Wing of the America War-Hawk

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Native American Chiefs,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“What if I told you that the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird?”

“What if I told you that the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird?”

My Commentary: War-hawk: a bird of prey.

“There’s the right-wing. There’s the left-wing. And then, there’s knowing.”

Exercising “Freedom of Association” in Response to Calls For Murder and Nazi Tactics

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Doublethinking About Tyranny“…

Rayn: Doublethinking about tyranny…
The irony of hypocrisy continues…

"I love how progs are always like 'I fucking hate these right-wing Nazis! I wish the government would just round them all up and kill them!'"

“I love how progs are always like ‘I fucking hate these right-wing Nazis! I wish the government would just round them all up and kill them!'”

Genaire: Check this out, Anke.

Anke M.: Cannot happen, but with so many nuts coming out if the woodwork…yeah, let’s level the playing field.

Genaire: Then you’re as bad as the nuts you’re advocating to be murdered.

Hitlerian.

Greg C.: Hehe, “round em up”…sounds like a plan. Use a big pink bus.

Rayn: Many murder-minded extremists think that their actions “level the playing field,” Anke.

Rayn: I’m under no obligation to allow anyone to promote murder of innocents and Nazi tactics on my Facebook profile. Exercise such “freedom of speech” on my wall, and I will respond by decidedly exercising my “freedom of association.” Goodbye.