Originally Posted by Jerry
The world seen from psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic perspectives.
Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?
Just to summarise, conservatives are apparently happier than liberals because they have in-built defences so that they don't feel bad about others' suffering. In Kleinian or more general object-relations terms, we might say that they are more successfully splitting; in particular, splitting feeling (and the capacity to empathise) from thought (i.e. the ideological justification for continuing to support a system that perpetrates inequality).
This is then evidence -- now apparently backed up by appropriately 'scientific' studies -- for a long-held belief amongst a number of psycho-social thinkers that capitalism is psychopathological; schizoid, as a Kleinian might say.
Would you kindly provide us with legitimate documentation about these loony established beliefs you claim liberals teach each other? Thanks.Dogma is the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization: it is authoritative and not to be disputed, doubted or diverged from.
* The University of Sheffield is rated 8th in the UK, 24th in Europe, and 77th in the world in an annual academic ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide published in August 2008 by China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Researchers evaluated the universities using several research performance indicators, including the number of highly cited researchers, academic performance, articles in the periodicals Science and Nature, and the number of Nobel prize winners.
While I enjoyed your misrepresentation of liberals, I do find it interesting you have yet to offer even any bad evidence on your original claim, which is that liberals don't love their country as much as "regular people".