Aka libertarianism vs conservatism.
A study I recently read made two claims:
a) Social conservatism is linked to lower IQ
b) Disgust sensitivity strongly linked to social conservatism
This study said that this does not apply to Ďeconomic liberalsí, who tend to vote for ostensibly conservative parties (like the Republican Party). I want to go further and argue that this means that economic liberals and conservatives have very little in common, and I have a very strong feeling the media has been trying to paint ALL right wingers as being conservative (and also racist nazis).
I actually watch Tucker Carlson a lot and he has been attacked for Ďwhite nationalismí even though the guy literally denounces racism every. fucking. minute. I really think this is indicative of the far left being very influential in our society. When being right wing is equated with being a racist, there is a HUGE problem in society. I donít go around claiming all left wingers are communists...
I absolutely hate how theyíre tying to make decent right-wing liberals hate their own views and trying to insinuate that they may be racist. For the longest time I actually had a huge problem with my own political views because I didnít fully understand them. Iím not a typical conservative but I am definitely not left wing, and at the same time Iím not some kind of Nazi, and never have been. I found it extremely problematic to explain my views even to myself as Iím very liberal but also very hard-right when it comes to economic issues, and Iím sympathetic to religion (although Iím not religious myself, and I donít like bigots - I grew up in a religiously bigoted country, and let me tell you itís no picnic man).
Anyways, after having read that study I can no longer believe that right wing = conservative. Especially seeing as many left wingers were socially conservative (take a look at Che Guevara, or Stalin). Also, I remember reading that PC-authoritarians (basically people who try to stifle freedom of speech in the name of Ďequalityí) are high in orderliness, which is linked to conservatism - far left ideologues as well as far right ideologues are actually conservative.
I just want to say, I think this culture of painting right wingers as nazis (more precisely, I think it has to do with economic liberalism) needs to stop because it is incredibly dangerous. I find the move GitHub has made to change the master/slave branches an example of this; they LITERALY have nothing to do with racism, and trying to find racist undertones in everything isnít not only counterproductive but I actually believe it to be immoral as well. Claiming that the West is a fundamentally racist civilization is not only absurd, it is immoral. We are LITERALLY the least racist society on the planet. And the left should really move back towards the center and worry about the poor, and stop pushing this absurd the-West-is-evil narrative.