New study: Many highly educated people mistakenly believe they’re left-wing

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    Political leanings: Who is 'left wing,' and who just thinks they are?
     
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    Becoming conservative is a sign of maturity.
     
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    Doesn't matter...they are still elitist and REAL Americans want nothing to do with them
     
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    I'm elitist proudly and don't need some junior researcher to tell me I'm conservative.
     
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    Given how the rabid right defines "the left" as anyone who is not 100% on board with their POV, small wonder people are confused.

    These terms are so abused that they no longer mean anything.

    Yoy are the sum total of what you believe, so don't put yourself in a politically labeled box.

    People use these terms because they too fucking lazy to think deeply about the issues at hand.

    We see this goofy US v THEM nonsense every day on this board.

    It's just plain old wrong, but it serves the MASTERS that so many of you people WANT to have enemies.

    As long as you need that crutch, the MASTERS are going to insure that you have it.

    Wake up. You are being lead around by your hateful noses, folks.

    Meanwhile the two parties are stripping us all of our rights and fleecing us all of our ability to survive without their permission.

    God I so sick of saying the same thing, but given the load of partisan blather posted here, it needs to be said over and over and over again.

    Reh RNC is NOT you friends.

    The DNC is NOT your friends.

    They are not socialist they are not captialists

    They are manipulating us with unfounded fears and by inappropriate appeals to our greed.
     
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    geauxtohell Choose your weapon.

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    You mean, someone's political leanings are more nuanced than discreet values?

    I am shocked!

    Not really. This used to be common knowledge, but two decades of talking heads who have conveniently lumped everyone that wasn't in 100% agree with them has muddied the waters.

    As Chris Rock said: "On some things I am liberal and on some I am conservative."
     
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    Not if you base that on the behavior of people here.
     
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    Not at all.

    Identifying yourself as a conservative or liberal means you need or want a herd to do your thinking for you.

    I have never met an organization that I could completely agree with.

    Maybe this is some character flaw in me, but it's one I thank (and curse) GOD for granting me.
     
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    The report was put together by Dr James Rockey, a lecturer in Economics.

    A lecturer in Economics, which obviously makes him an "expert" on "scientists".

    The truth is, considering what it means to be a conservative, it's very unlikely that more than a very few conservatives would be much of a scientist.
     
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    I think it just shows how much education is really worth, next to nothing. All it really does is confuse you about what you really believe, and you want to self identify as liberal, when the truth is you are not. Myabe this explains why only 6% of scientists say they are Republicans, they were the only ones who were able to overcome the brainwashing.
     

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