18 November 2008

Why they hate us

These researchers determined that "there are five psychological foundations of morality, which we label as harm/care, fairness/reciprocity, ingroup/loyalty, authority/respect, and purity/sanctity."

Conservative morality is based on some combination of all five of these moral foundations. There may not be an exact 20% input from each one, but they are all present.

Liberal morality is based on only the harm/care and fairness/reciprocity foundations.
(via ace of spades)

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WELCOME, YET AGAIN, READERS OF CANADIAN CYNIC

Sitemeter is tellin' me... he's baaa-aaack.

Apparently Censorious Cynic objects to anyone hearing about the recent rash of homicides in urban Ontario. Or maybe... since I have yet to see him freak out about the television and newspaper coverage... it's just me he objects to.

I suspect he's still just kinda touchy about this little gem.

You've also gotta love this guy's total lack of self-awareness as he tries to pin the "neo-nazi" tail... on another prominent conservative blogger.

Good grief.

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10 comments:

langmann said...

I would suggest that "liberals" in this day and age lack the harm/care and fairness/reciprocity moral as well.

Conservative donate more to charities than any other group. Conservative also care about the victims of crimes.

Liberals just want someone else to do the work while they can make big talk.

Brian said...

Langmann ....

I tend to agree. The US is a more conservative country on the whole than Canada , yet the US and it's citizens are far more generous in foreign aid and charity than any other country on earth ... including liberal-Canada !

harry said...

An insightful article, especially interesting to those of us who have a Christian, or at least theistic, worldview.

Neo Conservative said...

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the article is especially interesting in the context of the anti-black backlash in california by the gay community... as a result of the referendum on same-sex marriage.

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Philanthropist said...

Liberal morality?

Harebell said...

Did you read the research paper in question?
Just asking because your statements about it were totally inaccurate and misleading.
Both groups rated everything above 50% except that liberals placed a greater emphasis on fairness and no harm.
The conservatives rated everything pretty much equally, which to anybody who has been involved in surveying opinions means that they marked the middle box because:
They didn't want to express an opinion that could be controversial.
Or they didn't give a fig.

As for the more charitable Americans, take out all the donations that they give to their own churches and then recalculate.
Or does your kind of charity begin at home.

Neo Conservative said...

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"harebell says... your statements about it were totally inaccurate and misleading."

ah, my good buddy hairball... i wondered when you'd be back.

hmmm... you don't care to specify, who exactly... said what exactly... and where all the inaccuracies lie?

say, hairy... weren't you the guy who postulated that the major thing wrong with canada... were all the people who were actually born here?

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"The big problems with the locals is that they resent anybody who comes here and makes a decent fist of it..Why because they feel it shows them up for the entitled bastards that they are. Why is it that I still get those who employed me in my first years here calling me to see if I want to work for them? And when I speak to them they are not interested in 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Canadians who were born here?"
Posted by Harebell to halls of macadamia at 2:02 AM, March 22, 2008


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so not only are we canadian-born conservatives all just racist swine... we're stupid, too?

you know... there might just be another reason people react a little strongly to your, uh... philosophies, my friend.

whaddaya think?

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langmann said...

in surveying opinions means that they marked the middle box because:
They didn't want to express an opinion that could be controversial.
Or they didn't give a fig.


Or as someone else who knows a thing or two about research could tell you that surveys mean nothing.

What you say you're going to do and what you actually do ends at your wallet.

Like modern liberals.

As for the more charitable Americans, take out all the donations that they give to their own churches and then recalculate.

Show me the evidence.

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... Show me the evidence."

hairball and his ilk "don' need no steenkin' evidence"... 'cos we're all racists.

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Neo Conservative said...

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i just found out why hairball suddenly turned up here again... it's through another link from his puerile, profane hero... canadian cynic.

that's what brought hairy here before... an impassioned defense of the cynical one.

what's the deal hairy... if you were gonna lick any oppressor's boots... why pick a guy who's alway going on about nazis and pornography?

it's not the misogyny thing, is it?

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