Thursday, June 07, 2012

Why the liberals lost Wisconsin, and Obama may lose.

Last Tuesday the liberal bubble of Madison Wisconsin that I live in got reminded of what the rest of the state (and the U.S.) is really like:

I think this graphic from an article by Jonathan Haidt (whose book "The Righteous Mind" I'm reading, and strongly recommend you read) gives the most important part of the story. The conservative stance appeals to five of our evolved moral emotions, the liberal stance to only two.

1 comment:

  1. I've got this book on request at my library. I'm wondering "Yes, perhaps, but what's to be done?" Obviously becoming a bunch of self-centred aggressive anti-science complexity-denying racist morons isn't the way forward. :)