Daily Wisdom

March 22, 2006

Role Reversal?

BERKELY, CA -- Kurt Kleiner wrote an interesting article in the Toronto Star dated March 19th about a controversial new study. According to the study, children that are whiny and insecure grow up to become conservatives, while children that independent and self-reliant grow up to become liberals. The study tracked 95 kids from the Berkeley area for the last 20 years and was published in the Journal of Research Into Personality.

As expected, the study has drawn fire from right-wing blogs and has been labeled by some as "bad science". Kurt raises some interesting questions as it relates to the study...

Are nursery school teachers in the conservative heartland cursed with classes filled with little proto-conservative whiners?

Or does an insecure little boy raised in Idaho or Alberta surrounded by conservatives turn instead to liberalism?

Or do the whiny kids grow up conservative along with the majority of their more confident peers, while only the kids with poor impulse control turn liberal?

Well, the answer seems clear to me... According to Dr. Hawkeye®, children have a liberal or conservative gene from birth, known as the L-gene or the C-gene. The C-gene children of liberals in the Berkeley California area are whiny and insecure because they realize that their parents are idiots. When they grow up, they realize that they have the option to live amongst people who are rational and intelligent. Hence they mature into independent, self-reliant adults.

Conversely, the L-gene children of liberals in the Berkeley California area are independent and self-reliant when young, because they identify with their L-gene parents and assume that the whole world is liberal. When they grow up, they learn that conservatives are in the majority and the shock causes them to become confused. They then turn into whiny, insecure children.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

10 Comments:

At 3/22/2006 12:28 PM , Blogger camojack said...

I just read about that HERE, a new conservative blog, sponsored (much to my amazement) by the Washington Post...

 
At 3/22/2006 12:52 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

What is the explaination for whiny liberal trolls?

 
At 3/22/2006 6:00 PM , Blogger Beerme said...

If the study was conducted in the Berkely area, it must be a fraud. There aren't any conservatives in Berkely!

 
At 3/23/2006 8:14 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
I heard about that blog too. It seems it caused quite a stir amongst libs. They want equal time... as if they don't control most of the media already.

Kajun,
Whiny liberal trolls have a double L-gene. I call it the L2-gene (L-squared).

Beerme,
Correctomundo! QED.

 
At 3/23/2006 11:02 AM , Blogger Maggie said...

Dr Hawkeye,

Glad you cleared that up cause I was wondering about the "whiney lefties" such as Reid,Feingold,Chucky et al.

 
At 3/23/2006 11:15 AM , Blogger onlineanalyst said...

That must explain why L children of L parents turn blue and scream and protest and destroy when they don't get their own way. (Then they spend the rest of their days in therapy.)

 
At 3/23/2006 2:29 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Maggie,
No problem. BTW, my doctorate is in Liberal Psychobabble Dissection.

OLA,
Better known as "Tantrums R Us".

 
At 3/24/2006 6:20 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Michelle Malkin has an update on this. It turns out the pre-school used for this study was the daycare offered to UC Berkely professors and staff.

'Nuff said.

 
At 3/25/2006 5:46 PM , Anonymous mig said...

What kind of parents does that Gonzaga boob have? And what are his politics. It's said that he is a big lib, the big baby!

 
At 3/28/2006 12:22 AM , Blogger radar said...

I searched in vain for a way that this explained Al Gore?

signed, "troubled mind"

 

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