In my experience, I’ve found that the more educated I become, the more left my liberal political ideology tends to swing. Now I am in no way insinuating that this means an extremely educated individual must. according to this logic, be radically left-winged, but what I am suggesting is: might there be a correlation between being more educated and in turn, increasingly liberal to some, if any, extent? I feel like this is a query worth exploring; do you agree… or am I just a nerd? lol
P.S. I’d especially like to hear back from an intelligent, well-educated right-winged republican, should this post virtually travel to any.
(Post courtesy of #Intellectualintercourse by Caitlyn Kelley of Temptress Magazine)
@massmediamessiah, I like to consider myself a Centerist, a centralized political approach. This is because I tend to think in duality, I am not so offended by the opposite point of view that I avoid even exploring it, but rather it appeals to me that I must understand the alternative, incase I am missing something vital, and I guarantee both Liberals and Conservatives are missing heaps because they are so prejudice toward each others views.
I don’t call the Republican/Democrat, Conservative/Liberal, I call them Jerks(rep/con) and Bleeding Hearts(dem/lib). Jerks promote freedom to the point that they are willing to exclude opportunities to people who need a chance, Bleeding Hearts are so about control that they want to take everything from rich people and build some idealistic paradise, in reality it should be Republicans who we call Liberals.
Democrats are the leaders for Political Correctness, and oh how too far they have gone in censoring us. To me discrimination has a key factor; Malice, and this has to be eastablished before political correctness comes into play, but now we can’t call Fairy Penguins their name any more because gays may be offended by the word “Fairy”.
I disagree with pretty much everything rightwinger jerks say, and I disagree with most of what leftwinger bleeding hearts say, because both only have half of the story and they are too busy disagreeing to listen to each other, then Centerists sit back and actually listen to both arguements and end up with a more complete understanding.
@massmediamessiah, Very subjective. Put it this way: Would you rather watch Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s shows or watch Fox news? In my opinion educated people tend to watch the satires rather than Fox news. Even if it’s satire, they use logic and facts to portray news. When Fox news is like a troll show, they lie a lot for political gain and have really shallow reasoning; useless bullshit drama. It’s the very next thing to brainwash, if it isn’t.
@massmediamessiah, Labels? How ’bout the more educated one is, the more one opens up to innate understanding of “right and wrong”? Not subjective “rights” and “wrongs” – there’s no such thing. But a simple unspoken, unwritten and actually unlearned movement in all aspects of life from a natural base of compassion?