Is conservatism a mental illness?
Of course not.
whoever invented politics must have been mentally ill. To think what happened because of it.
No. Just as liberalism isn't a mental illness. Disagreeing with something doesn't make it wrong, and agreeing with something doesn't make it right.
Mental illness. You pollsters keep on using that word. I do not think that it means what you think it means. I find it inconceivable.
You don't think I know what it means? Please, do explain why.
Obviously I don't think you actually do not understand the meaning of the word. However you and several other poll writers yesterday threw the term mental illness around far too often and loosely in my opinion, therefore leaving me to wonder if
You do in fact realize the implications of such an overuse of the word. Therefore I pulled my favorite Princess Bride quote and applied it to the scenario thusly. I made the exact same comment on all others who made polls like your own. Boom.
I posted a poll. If you took the time to actually read my comments instead of spewing bullshit, I said none of the polls referred to actual mental illnesses,and that if you voted "yes" on any of them, you didn't know what a mental illness was.
You still participated in the phenomena. Making you part of the problem. I don't spew bullshit. I enunciate it like a fucking lady.
I don't think it's a mental illness. A mental illness requires mental power.
Of course not. Conservatism is nothing but correct political thought.
Did you answer the same for liberalism?
No. I said it came from confusion and misinformation. At least I don't think it comes from hatred and evil like some Cons do. I just based my thoughts on experiences of talking with Liberals when they had that "Aha!" moment and became Conservatives.
conservatives were pro slavery and against giving women the right to vote. I tend to think society should be moving forward, not standing still.
Personally I like the "aha" moment when conservatives realize they aren't the center of the world & turn into liberals.
Tom, that wasn't my question. I meant did you answer "No" for liberals, as in, do you think liberalism is not a mental disorder as well.
For anyone interested in why conservatives and liberals think the way they do, I would recommend the book "A Conflict of Visions" by Thomas Sowell.
Sowell's a great thinker and author!
DGroot, thanks for mentioning it! I just went and bought it for my Kindle Reader app. Unfortunately, it's now in my waiting list of books to read. :o)
A good way to examine thought processes of political ideologies may be looking at scientific studies done about this issue by psychologists, and leaving books by an economist on the back burner :)
Not any more than liberalism.
I think at times, both have great ideas and intentions. It's more a matter of politicians not willing to work with one another.
Illness is a bit harsh. Perhaps syndrome is better used.
Sheeple Syndrome - The tendency to follow the lead set by the media as was prevalent throughout the 2012 Presidential election. Also, the tendency toward insane shown through the repetitive election of RINOs with aspirations they will "come around."
Are you guys neighbors?
Diogenes I could of sworn you were a republican?
Used to be. The party I claim now is Libertarian as the primary two need to perform some serious soul searching to rediscover who they are. I did vote for someone in every party but the Green Party this past election.
Of course not. It works every time its tried.
You evidently don't know what a mental illness is.
But you're right in that conservatism isn't a mental illness, just as liberalism and libertarianism aren't.
Liberalism IS a mental disorder.
It works every time it's tried? I don't think that's true. Because of economic, cultural, political, and population size differences across different societies, no ideology works 100% of the time.
@Cole. Out of curiosity, are you still a libertarian?
Sort of. I still support fiscal responsibility, reducing the size of government, and giving people more power over their own lives. I have, however, become more moderate on economic issues. I took a step back and realized that I needed to adapt my...
idea to current political and economic realities.
Sometimes I wonder if cowboy is a liberal running his account with the sole purpose of making conservatives look bad.
I had the same thought. You have to admit, he's very articulate. Writes well.
It would certainly explain a lot.
JOWGE BUSH IS GAWD
iBakes it wouldn't surprise me, until I pulled a full "no possible way" trolling with the MBachmann account, conservatives liked my comments. Then when I got into the seeing God frequently (like the real Bachmann) people started to know.
Cowboy always pitter patters on the line between "Really?" And "Oh GAWD"
Nice to know y'all are thinking about me... Lol. Living rent free in Liberal minds? Priceless.
You pay rent here, we drive you crazy for it.
Someone as evil as you can't get to me.
Hey that's no fair. I wanna be called evil by cowboy, too.
Tell him you haven't read your bible in a week and you will be.
I don't even have a bible. And my favorite character is that Satan fellow.
Am I evil yet?
Vertias Do you want us Christians wiped out by ISIL?
I said no to all three.
As any logical person should.
This will be the last of the "Is ______ a mental illness?" polls. Hopefully, you answered "No" to all three. Neither homosexuality, liberalism, or conservatism is a mental illness. If you think either are, you either 1) don't know what the definition
of a mental illness is, 2) just don't like the other group so you answered out of spite and snark, or 3) didn't know what my poll was about. Most likely, it was 1.
No, but liberalism is! :-)
Why? I voted "No" on both polls. I just don't see how a set of political and economic opinions, regardless of how disagreeable or illogical one specific group finds them (note "one") qualifies as a mental illness. Is your answer out of spite?
Of course not.
It's just a coincidence that the craziest people I know are Cons.
Well this otta be fun!
It looks that way sometimes, but I'll guess no. Maybe they just want people to think they can't help it and feel sorry for them?
It's indicative of a generally disagreeable way of thinking IMO. But to call it (or any other such minor cultural variance) a mental illness would be disgustingly egocentric.
It'll be fun to see the percentage & demographic breakdown of people saying liberalism is a mental illness vs. conservatism is a mental illness.
It looks like Republicans are more likely to think liberals are mentally ill. Shocking . . . they aren't accepting of other's opinion.
Saw that coming a mile away haha
No it's just a lack of critical thinking based out of fear.
^ that there
I can't say I disagree.