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Happy Conservatives and Unhappy Liberals

liberalsWASHINGTON, DC, Apr 21 — A not-so-new study that didn’t get the attention it deserved when it was published last year shows that young Americans who call themselves liberals have mental health issues.  Forty-six percent of them admitted that they had been diagnosed with a mental condition.

The Pew American Trends poll also found that just 21% of “conservatives” and 26% of those who identify as “moderates” acknowledged that they were diagnosed with a mental condition.

And, according to the online women’s magazine Evie, “white women, ages 18-29, who identified as liberal were given a mental health diagnosis from medical professionals at a rate of 56.3%, as compared to 28.4% in moderates and 27.3% in conservatives.”

Zach Goldberg, the doctoral candidate who consolidated Pew’s findings, added a disclaimer to his finished product: “I didn’t write this thread to mock white liberals or their apparently disproportionate rates of mental illness [and you shouldn’t either].”

So, to what may we attribute these results?  Maybe it’s because conservatives are happier than leftists, as studies have shown.  In fact, Pew research over the years has consistently shown that “Republicans are likely to have more friends, better health, and more likely to be married. Interestingly, Republicans like their communities better than Democrats, and they’re more likely to feel that individuals control their successes and failures, rather than outside forces determining their outcomes.”

That’s how the Post Millennial Website put it in an article about a year ago.  The same article further explained that “the left has quickly lost any remnants of a sense of humor, submerging us into a cancel culture with no place to vent, breathe or be real. If this continues, we’ll be subjected to the tyranny of the mob, fearful of authenticity and rendering us indistinguishable between man and machine.”

No wonder leftist liberals really seem to be so unhappy.

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Carol
3 months ago

The left’s goal is to make all of us indistinguishable from machines. When humanity is dehumanized (ex. covid and masks), it’s easier to identify an enemy and eliminate them. The left wants complete power over everything and everyone and knows that their will be resistance. Indoctrinate the young to be leftist sheep and those that refuse indoctrination will one day be identified, coded and eliminated! Why is Biden and company trying to make this country think everyone who disagrees with them is a white supremacist? And everyone knows that white supremacist are bad guys right? It’s not too far before the “cancel” mob will be allowed by these leftist to destroy and eliminate those who disagree with the leftist agenda. The question to ask yourself will be, will I stand up to them and be martyred or will I go along with their agenda? Everyone will be made to care!

Lindsey C Goff
3 months ago

Sorry, but this sounds like something Democrats would claim. Seriously, AMAC????

Glee
3 months ago
Reply to  Lindsey C Goff

On the contrary. People are indeed affected emotionally by the rhetoric they take in and the company they keep. You can argue cause and effect, or which came first (chicken or egg), but it doesn’t take a poll to know these poll results are true. Just compare people you know in both camps. Left wingers are always calling conservatives “haters,” for one reason or another. But as a group, the further left people go, the more angry they are. This isn’t “a claim,” to be attributed to any political party, this is a societal problem that needs acknowledged and addressed. AMAC should be applauded for addressing it.

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