Research Clearly Shows…


Eureka!  After many a pointless conversation with Aunt B. as to why liberal men are lame and creepy, we have come upon some sort of academic research that pins the tail on the figurative donkey.  Or jackass, if you prefer.

Dr. Helen is on the case: 

Research on the psychology of radical activists helps us to understand this mismatch between Chomsky’s ideas and his personal style. In the 1970s, Stanley Rothman and Robert Lichter administered Thematic Apperception Tests to a large sample of "new left" radicals (Roots of Radicalism, 1982). They found that activists were characterized by weakened self-esteem, injured narcissism and paranoid tendencies. They were preoccupied with power and attracted to radical ideologies that offered clear and unambiguous answers to their questions. All of these traits can be found in the work of Chomsky and other anti-imperialist intellectuals.

And if you ever wondered why some liberals seem wishy-washy at times–this paragraph from the same article might explain things:

The unwillingness to offer alternatives reveals a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem. If they offered their own policy ideas they would be vulnerable to criticism. They would run the risk that their ideas would fail, or would not seem persuasive to others. This is especially difficult for anti-capitalists after the fall of the Soviet Union. It has also been difficult in the war against terrorism because Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are such unsympathetic figures. Psychologically, it is easier to blame America for not finding a solution than it is to put one’s own ideas on the line.


I have to respect Dr. Helen’s (aka Instawife) work in this field.   Hot babes with Ph.D’s are always right.


8 Responses to “Research Clearly Shows…”

  1. john h. Says:

    When I first read this, I hated it, but then I thought about it some more and realized it had great merit, but then it pissed me off again before I realized that several points were well taken…i’m still not sure how I feel about this.

  2. Aunt B. Says:

    Pointless conversations, eh? Nice, real nice.Anyway, I love that we’re supposed to use a study done in the seventies to extrapolate an understanding of the way men in the oughts behave. Need I even point out that most of the men we’ve discussed can’t even remember the seventies because they were very small children?But what the hell? I’m going to go ahead and get you a sharpened rock and a mammoth for Christmas, as I hear that men one million years ago really dug hacking up their own meat with large stones.

  3. Sarcastro Says:

    I need a bigger backyard for the mammoth, but that would be so fucking cool! Yes, men have changed SO MUCH in the last thirty years. That third eye in our foreheads has finally sprouted and we are able to telepathically communicate with fish now.How many of these men are stuck in the Sixties/Seventies era? Wasn’t the glory day of the American liberal male was in that time period? You know when they were making a difference, and what not. How many of these younger guys were weaned on the craptacular Free To Be You and Me or any of the other AlanAldanian propaganda that was created back in the liberal heyday between Watergate and Reagan.John, you may still be undecided about being pissed, but that Dr. Helen is a looker, is she not?

  4. Aunt B. Says:

    Oh, I think we can pin-point the exact dates that manhood hit the crapper. Y’all took a terrible blow on November 7, 1980, stumbled again on April 30, 1983, and then lost your last ray of hope on December 25, 1995. Once McQueen, Morganfield, and Martin died, y’all lost your way and became the messes we have before us now.

  5. Sarcastro Says:

    Those three fine Americans saw what Phil Donahue wrought on our society and lost the will to live.

  6. john h. Says:

    Hey, Alan Alda is still living..whoops..bad example. I’m pinning my MANkind hopes on Morgan Freeman.And, hoe di doe, hoe di doe, you ain’t kidding about Dr. Helen. I’m changing my mind again now that I’ve successfully avoided work for a few minutes while drooling at the pic of Dr. H.

  7. Sarcastro Says:

    It bums me out she is married.Amen about Brother Freeman.

  8. Peptodismal Says:

    Lame and creepy? Only if they smell vaguely of patchouli and wear clogs do I get that feeling, but then again I want a Mammoth too!

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