Why do Republicans often only want to see life in black and white?

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Why do Republicans often only want to see life in black and white?

Post by bcol01 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:40 pm

Why do they ignore grey areas?

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Re: Why do Republicans often only want to see life in black and white?

Post by Virgo » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:49 pm

bcol01 wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Why do they ignore grey areas?
They have larger amygdalas.



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Re: Why do Republicans often only want to see life in black and white?

Post by Virgo » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:59 pm



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Re: Why do Republicans often only want to see life in black and white?

Post by Grigoris » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:44 pm

Somehow I don't think that all Republicans only see things in black and white. Historically there have been Republican politicians that were actually largely positive and constructive for American society.
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Re: Why do Republicans often only want to see life in black and white?

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:29 pm

I feel like these days many self-described liberals have adopted the same attitudes, incapability of even considering the position of the other side, inability to consider multiple causes to problem, jumping immediately to severe conclusions about individuals based on their own biases etc.

While I think in particular the American Right at one time had a monopoly on the kind of idiotic and dangerous behavior that today defines the Republican party, I feel like the Democrats, and their mainstream (and we could debate what that means) liberal base are doing a bang up job of catching up.

The only evidence I have is anecdotal, but I have had a harder time talking to supposedly liberal people about social issues in the last 10 years or so in particular, it is very similar to talking to my Republican friends who are incapable of discussion, the same kind of knee-jerk reactions, inability to see a wider context etc. Even if I agree with them incidentally more often than the Republicans, the same sort of behavior is noticeable.
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