Don't hold liberals responsible for their opinion -- they can't help themselves.
A new study has concluded that ideology is not just a social thing, it's built into the DNA, borne along by a gene called DRD4. Tagged "the liberal gene," DRD4 is the first specific bit of human DNA that predisposes people to certain political views, the study's authors claim.
"We hypothesize that individuals with a genetic predisposition toward seeking out new experiences will tend to be more liberal, but only if they are embedded in a social context that provides them with multiple points of view,"... the researchers were able to show that people with a specific variant of the DRD4 gene were more likely to be liberal as adults -- although only if they had an active adolescent social life.
The research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, focused on dopamine -- a neurotransmitter that affects a wide variety of brain processes including control over movement, emotions, and ability to experience pleasure and pain. Previous research identified connections between a variant of this gene and novelty-seeking behavior, a personality trait that numerous studies have shown is linked to political liberalism, the authors say.
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So Michael Savage was right after all. Liberalism IS a mental disease....and here I was thinking he forgot to take HIS meds.
It makes sense, they raise taxes when people don't have money because they can't help themselves. They pass ObamaCare when nobody wants it and we're running trillion dollar deficits...because they can't help themselves.
They brake for butterflies...because they CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES!!!
What an eyeopener. Their predisposition to "seek out new experiences" explains is why they insist on changing our way of life, especially when it ain't broke. Yeah, socialism doesn't work when others have done it, but THEY want to TRY it...just to see...
If liberals like experimentation so much (because they can't help it) they should do us all a favor and quit politics, take up science and examine themselves...
And here I thought they were being willfully stupid for the fun of it.
I have a modest proposal...Instead of focusing on dopamine could doctors just go ahead and designate the neurotransmitter that liberals brains' operate on to be called "DopeyMean"....
...for the sake of clarification?