.But then, while Liberals in general tend to have more formal education and higher IQs than do conservatives, conservative leadership probably has just as much education and IQ as does liberal leadership (if not more).
And — it’s leadership that determines group solutions/direction…
But then, what does formal education and IQ have to do with objectivity and wisdom — anyway?
Then, despite the conflicts between the two philosophies, the two favor the same basic value – i.e. altruism/unselfishness/love thy neighbor.
.And also, the leaders of both philosophies clearly depend upon careful reasoning.
But conservative leadership is much more appreciative of human nature...
Conservative leadership is thereby more aware of the conflicts between human nature and “simple” (direct/immediate) altruism…
This places liberal solutions at a serious disadvantage in regard to the facts to be reasoned about.
By following simple altruism, liberals end up promoting political correctness…
But, human nature was determined deep in our past and often violently conflicts with modern values.
By ignoring these conflicts, liberals focus too much on altruism, causing their solutions to be “politically correct” — and, simplistic.
And then, this presumed superior intelligence that underlies their liberal solutions causes
Liberals to be overconfident regarding their own solutions,
“Independents” to grant liberal solutions more substance than they deserve. (re sex roles, gun control, parenting, etc.), and
Conservatives to begrudgingly, but usually subconsciously, do the same.
In regard to political correctness — maybe, we need to take our time in facing some of the uncomfortable truths – some of them will be tricky (e.g. gender and racial differences).
But ultimately, we probably do need to face them…
So, liberal leadership depends too much on human reasoning and not enough on the facts that need to be reasoned about.
Whereas, Conservative leadership involves just as much reasoning — but by appreciating the impact of human nature, naturally elevates the place of religion, tradition and experience in their formulas.
The human condition is much too complicated — and animalistic — to adequately navigate when ignoring our nature.
Then, in a sense, this all starts in the West because our public schools idolize modern science.
By so doing, they dismiss religion, tradition and even experience.
And consequently, ignore human nature.
But human nature is quite animalistic, and needs to be carefully accounted for when trying to advance civilization.
And, we ignore our nature because of our nature.
Part of our nature is that we are not at all objective, and very often we just ignore information that we don’t like — that we don’t want to include in our reasoning…
Most of us humans realize that we’re naturally biased — but unfortunately, we’re really much more biased than we realize…
Then, without much appreciation for human nature, well educated liberals fall into the bias trap more often than do well educated conservatives…
And, by doing so, they come to seriously problematic conclusions