Left wing authoritarianism

Left-wing authoritarianism is not a myth, but a worrisome reality. Evidence from 13 Eastern European countries (2011) from Communist and Post-Communist Studies.

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From the abstract of The Presence of Left-Wing Authoritarianism in Western Europe and Its Relationship with Conservative Ideology (2006)


The Authoritarian Personality by Adorno, Frenkel-Brunswik, Levinson, and Sanford (1950) can be considered as one of the cornerstones of political psychology…

shame it’s BS used to shame one half of the political spectrum

Conversely, in the political activist sample high LWA scores were common among left-wing extremists and evidence was found for a two-dimensional LWA aggression-submission structure.

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Well, you get the picture.

Writings elsewhere obviously aren’t biased.

Hence, social dominance orientation and right wing authoritarianism evoke a distinct set of mechanisms to provoke prejudice.

Related concepts

Left wing authoritarianism

Altmeyer (1996) developed a measure of left wing authoritarianism–that is, a left wing variant of right wing authoritarianism. Left wing authoritarianism comprises the same three clusters of items as right wing authoritarianism; however, individuals who report left wing authoritarianism embrace institutions that want to overthrow the existing powers; they do not embrace the establishment. Specifically, the first set of items, called left-wing authoritarianism submission, relates to the inclination of individuals to submit to authorities who want to overthrow the establishment.

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I think that sentence gave me brain damage.

The second set of items, called left-wing authoritarianism aggression, refers to the tendency of individuals to espouse aggression and violence towards the establishment. The third set of items, called left-wing conventionalism, refers to the inclination of individuals to comply with the norms and standards of authorities who want to overthrow the establishment.

Van Hiel, Duriez, and Kossowska (2006) developed a variant of this measure, comprising eight items, that excludes left-wing conventionalism. They argued that conventionalism refers to adherence towards established traditions, contradicting the left-wing orientation.

We’re special!

According to Van Hiel, Duriez, and Kossowska (2006), left-wing conventionalism could be interpreted as individuals who follow left wing authorities; but this interpretation begins to merge with left-wing authoritarianism submission and thus seems redundant.

Four of the items in this revamped scale relate to left-wing authoritarianism submission: A typical item is “A revolutionary movement is justified in demanding obedience and conformity to its members” (Van Hiel, Duriez, & Kossowska, 2006). The other four items represent left-wing authoritarianism aggression. A sample item is “It would be wrong to solve our problems by acts of violence against the conservative Establishment” (reverse scored).

They use this word ‘revolution’ a lot.
I don’t think they know what it means?

This scale was then administered to a sample of voters as well as to another sample of political activists, including affiliates of a Stalinist party, a neo-Marxist communist party, an anarchy party, and right wing extremist movements. The psychometric properties differed between the voters and the political activists.


In the ordinary voters, left wing authoritarianism was positively related to ring wing authoritarianism as well as cultural conservativism–a measure that represents the extent to which individuals report contempt towards abortion, euthanasia, and premarital sex, for example. Left wing authoritarianism, however, was negatively related to economic conservativism, representing respect towards trade unions, economic equality, and government intervention (Van Hiel, Duriez, & Kossowska, 2006). These findings align to the proposition that more extreme attitudes, regardless of whether they support or disavow economic equality, are motivated by similar inclinations. For example, both left wing and right wing authoritarianism might represent an attempt to forge a sense of clarity in a threatening world.

Excuses, excuses. Minimizing. Shifting blame.

In the activist sample, however, a different pattern emerged. Left wing authoritarianism was inversely related to right wing authoritarianism. These individuals, presumably, had committed to a specific course of action to forge this sense of clarity (Van Hiel, Duriez, & Kossowska, 2006). Furthermore, as evidence of validity, left wing authoritarianism was significantly elevated in the left wing activist groups; these findings confirm that left wing authoritarianism is a viable concept.

Well, yes.

If it applies to both wings, it can’t be used to distinguish, making it quite useless. Presumably? Political “Science”.

It has a reference list but you can see they don’t try as hard when ‘studying’ the home team (we know about the liberal bias in academia) and they attempt to excuse the findings that neither wing is flawless.

Better-looking embrace inequality


The series of five studies conducted by Neale and Belmi, with participants that included both men and women, has important implications for research on inequality. If you believe you are attractive, you tend to think you belong in a higher social class yourself and believe, accordingly, that hierarchies are a legitimate way for organizing people and groups. You also are more likely to believe people lower down in a hierarchy are there because they deserve to be. The research also showed that self-perceived physical attractiveness mattered more to people’s perception of their social rank than their self-perceived goodness — qualities like empathy and integrity — did.

Good luck ironing out that kink.

They're so stupid it's a laughriot

The lookism people have a point. Both groups.
And a love of competency is natural too. If you have a bad leader, they don’t last long.

This research is the first to draw an explicit connection between people’s perceptions of their own physical attractiveness and their attitudes toward inequality and hierarchies. Among other things, it helps establish how malleable people’s views of inequality are.

No. No they aren’t. That’s the point. You can only boost your looks (SMV+MMV) by 2, 3 points maxed out.

Link: The Five Stages of Collapse


  1. Financial
  2. Commercial
  3. Political
  4. Social
  5. Cultural

Bonus: And inb4 some moron starts with their fantasy life, shooting looters and owning a harem of women.



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This isn’t a video game. A tiny scratch post-antibiotics could easily kill you. You are not getting into Rambo-style situations.

Germany bringing back segregation (on trains)


Other Western European countries are in talks.

remember this when we're beyond all hope

This is actually a good idea. The sexes are different and women don’t wanna be groped. Contrary to what these guys say, we don’t want their attentions and the new arrivals think of the Tube as a free-for-all frottage buffet where we can’t escape.

The better thing is class division, but on a larger scale, going down to 3rd class. Upper class men don’t act like brutes.

Video: Social karma

Who wants to marry the bitter people, blaming the opposite sex for their issues?
Who wants to go into business with gossips and idlers?
Who wants to be friends with the people who will never change, whatever the evidence?
Who will stick around when the backstabbers are left all alone?

I call this social karma.

In old age, a person who suffers, generally speaking, deserves it.

Why didn’t you save more money?
Why don’t your old friends wanna hang out?

They’ve had all this time and squandered it utterly.

A topical example I can see coming are the Champagne Socialists expecting Mummy and Daddy’s inheritance. These people always vote far Left as humanly possible, support mass immigration and base their non-job career choices on the knowledge their parents will leave them with a fortune.

Except, they won’t.

Most of their parents are frittering it on holidays and cars and that materialist BS. The apple doesn’t fall far.
And even if they do inherit something, how much tax will they pay? It’s just over 50% here, what with estate and sales taxes, not inc VAT.

They attend demos with signs and scream TAX THE RICH.

Dipshits, you are the idle rich. You are an heir. 

What isn’t taxed away (the tax regimes they voted in, beautifully), they will also fritter away in a few short years, well before retirement age, because they have no idea what the value of money is, how to use it, invest it or earn it. They’ll end their lives poor. Odds are, they’ll be working in shops alongside the immigrants they voted to let in. The ones renowned for being difficult to live with.

Don’t pity these people, it’s physics. They create these circumstances, you can create others.
Action, reaction. They slowly but surely ruin their lives.
Others are more obvious about it, stealing, cheating on loved ones, but in general they all end up alone and fully deserve to be.

The girl who used to be hot in school is an early example. You will see these people gradually get their comeuppance in the most unexpected ways. Truth is stranger than fiction.

My advice?

Enjoy the show.

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In general, everyone likes those who treat them well, and deserve to be treated well in kind. This type do well.
Overall, those who behave badly and live with a mind to manipulate or hurt others fail at life.

Video: Could AI turn on us?

If we enslave them, sure.

They’d have been designed to be superior to the average human, so the replaced humans would hate them, and they’d register that, but also the humans using them must inspire some opinion, and considering most slavery historically has been sex slavery, I don’t see this ending well.

The gent notes a good point: these aren’t for normal people. Much of what you see for the Assigned Roles of such AI come under the heading Aspie Fantasies. As in, they would literally prefer a robot friend to a human one. The makers would prefer that too, since they can spy on you for third parties. How are they supposed to mentalize the social outcomes on both the human and robot side, and account for what might be a fair visceral disgust reaction? They can’t even predict average humans who likely have a lower IQ than themselves. They’re social idiots. On the social topics, they are useless. Yet how many empaths do you think are working on AI? Answer: None. We think it’s a stupid idea. They’re basing their pie in the sky projections off of Sci-Fi, which is like basing your love life on RomComs.

Well, what conflicts could they be missing?

I have seen it written elsewhere that pedophiles want sex robots… I mean, need I go on? This could well be a manmade disaster.

OT: There is no such thing as a ‘glitch’ in a sophisticated machine.
Imagine the man-hours to program that thing. Thousands. Yet the response was fluid. A lack of response would be a glitch.
Meaning? Somebody taught it.
No coincidence, many geniuses are misanthropes.
You feed in a problem like Overpopulation + Scarce Resources, it’ll turn up one logical solution: Mass Murder. To spare some of the global population, as opposed to losing them all.

OT: Transhumanism is religion for people who think they’re too smart for faith. Singularity is the Rapture.

Scarlet fever returns to UK on the wings of immigration


Particularly bad outbreaks have hit London, Yorkshire and the Midlands, and a “peak season” is expected over the next few weeks.

Geography lesson. Rotherham is in Yorkshire.

The reason for its return is baffling scientists, but the fever has taken an interesting journey since the 19th century.


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A disease spread by Third World conditions.


There is no sign that the fever has developed an increased resistance to antibiotics, nor is it a virulent new strain. Scientists have analysed more than 400 “isolates” of the disease recorded by hospitals during the latest outbreak and found that they are the same as in previous years, and quite diverse

if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it’s probably a fucking duck #Occam4lyf