I was watching Millennial Woes take this, a test rarely cited in social psychology and never taken seriously. It’s precious how he frets and points out the intent of the thing (to take down The Man) which conflicts with its current application (as the Cultural Marxists who made this ARE The Man now and it undermines them).
Essentially, this test wants to demonise working class values as something insidious. Tradition and the proven way of doing things over centuries are evil because middle class intellectuals said so! But don’t trust authority!
The Authoritarian Personality can be identified by a desire to ban things, suppress dissent and control children via educational ‘programmes’ which brainwash them into the State’s way of thinking and subservience as adults. Wait….
Sadly, I must inform you the notion of an Authoritarian Personality is bullshit, however well it applies to SJWs. It’s a means of attacking one’s political opponents by portraying them as mentally ill via the backdoor of persona. A personality ‘type’ doesn’t excuse their actions, in other words.
For lolz and because I’m bloody bored, it’s too hot and there’s drilling work outside, I’ll go point by point and take the piss out of it.
If you want to score yourself before following along: http://www.anesi.com/fscale.htm
For lolz I just went with what felt juicy and got: 5.766666666666667
I’ll also breakdown the supposed variables.
Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn.
Ignore everything your teachers tell you. Hate the State.
A person who has bad manners, habits, and breeding can hardly expect to get along with decent people.
Ghetto culture. Telling people who disagree with you to “kill themselves”. Those who indulge in typical clubbing habits (drinking, drugs, promiscuity).
If people would talk less and work more, everybody would be better off.
The business man and the manufacturer are much more important to society than the artist and the professor.
We can eat and live in African-American Studies. Who needs whom?
Science has its place, but there are many important things that can never be understood by the human mind.
For information on irreducible complexity as used in Systems Theory, see Irreducible complexity (Emergence).
http://pps.sagepub.com/content/7/6/645.abstract “Why Science Is Not Necessarily Self-Correcting”
Can a human-agent process explain everything in the Universe? Logically it cannot, as every process has a limited scope smaller than the Universe containing it (U-1).
Every person should have complete faith in some supernatural power whose decisions he obeys without question.
This is simply ludicrous. Praise be to Odin! Hail the might of Zeus! Is everybody supposed to follow the same power? Is it implied they are the same? Which one is correct? There is only one God, and his name is Ankou.
Young people sometimes get rebellious ideas, but as they grow up they ought to get over them and settle down.
Statistics suggest they do. They realise they can’t really change the world and the hormones wear off. Their rebellion gives the rest of us a headache, what of Mill’s harm principle? Have they no compassion for our nerves, and how they get on them?
What this country needs most, more than laws and political programs, is a few courageous, tireless, devoted leaders in whom the people can put their faith.
Structure behind politics? A driving, truly democratic force? How terrible. Honest public servants, perish the thought.
No sane, normal, decent person could ever think of hurting a close friend or relative.
Might I introduce you to the legal theory of criminal law? Or the Common Law? Or most laws, actually. Liberty extends to the end of your fist. This sentence is triggering and appears to justify violence against nagging women.
Nobody ever learned anything really important except through suffering.
Does everybody need to self-improve? Yes. We are not born perfect.
How do we come to the point where we wish to self-improve? Suffering.
What might a person do with their suffering? Let it kill them or let it remake them.
Positive psychology and positivism support the latter as an ideal of mental health.
What the youth needs most is strict discipline, rugged determination, and the will to work and fight for family and country.
What country? Patriotism is evil.
What family? You empowered our parents to abandon us.
What work? You gave the jobs to foreigners.
Where are we going? You don’t wish to change a thing for the youth.
You have no vision to provide us.
An insult to our honor should always be punished.
Ignore how honour culture is an evolved response to pressure and threats that the State cannot completely remove and honour for one’s family, country and very identity are crucial to have any stake in them enough to produce. People who go around giving lip should get a fat one, they goad and lie. Do you think half the nonsense we hear nowadays would be said by feminist “men” if duelling were legally accepted? If you cannot back it up with actions, it is a lie. Social species punish liars.
In the long term, will failing to defend yourself draw more criticism? (Always yes). Then honour is prudent, a means to nip conflict in the bud while nascent.
Sex crimes, such as rape and attacks on children, deserve more than mere imprisonment; such criminals ought to be publicly whipped, or worse.
I would put this to male feminists and watch them sweat bricks.
If rape is the worst thing ever, isn’t it worse than hanging?
There is hardly anything lower than a person who does not feel a great love, gratitude, and respect for his parents.
This used to apply to parents because they were generally good people who sacrificed much.
Do modern adults who procreated deserve the term parent? How much parenting have they done? How well are their children raised? Do they put the children first?
Most of our social problems would be solved if we could somehow get rid of the immoral, crooked, and feebleminded people.
Prison IQ is very low too.
Conjugal visits have rendered it moot, if their genes are still in circulation and their children financially supported, they are not being imprisoned, this was the true purpose of the punishment to replace the death penalty. Genetic isolation.
Homosexuals are hardly better than criminals and ought to be severely punished.
For spreading HIV? Knowingly infecting people? This suggests it is a choice to be homosexual, how times change.
When a person has a problem or worry, it is best for him not to think about it, but to keep busy with more cheerful things
You mean rumination. That is the thing you mean.
Empirically proven to make things worse: http://www.apa.org/monitor/nov05/cycle.aspx
By problem, it must be unsolvable. Which would cause rumination.
Nowadays more and more people are prying into matters that should remain personal and private.
Sex selfies. Sex tapes. Most things to do with sex, actually.
Private opinions getting people fired.
A group of nosey people looking to “out” various things about people they dislike.
Some people are born with an urge to jump from high places.
Is this a metaphor?
Literally true, all of us are. http://cpnp.org/resource/reference/88955
We termed this experience the high place phenomenon (HPP) and proposed that it stems from a misinterpreted safety signal (i.e., survival instinct).
Are survival instincts evil? According to this scale, yes.
People can be divided into two distinct classes: the weak and the strong.
Literal truth, science does this. Pick a measure, any measure. IQ, height, bench press, muscle mass, beauty, creativity. Social species have hierarchy and social dominance. Get over it. We compete for mates.
Some day it will probably be shown that astrology can explain a lot of things.
Talk about a wildcard. Yet – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_effect
Wars and social troubles may someday be ended by an earthquake or flood that will destroy the whole world.
This questionnaire does not hold up well to the science.
No weakness or difficulty can hold us back if we have enough will power.
If you dream it you can do it! $1m a year on a Women’s Studies major!
It is best to use some prewar authorities in Germany to keep order and prevent chaos.
[You’ll have to pretend it is 1946 when you answer this one.]
State intervention never fails the People.
Most people don’t realize how much our lives are controlled by plots hatched in secret places.
Brought to you by Chatham House rules and papers nobody is allowed to proof before they go to press.
Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict.
Human? Try mammal. http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/050209_warfrm.htm
Familiarity breeds contempt.
If you disagree with this, you have no common sense.
Nowadays when so many different kinds of people move around and mix together so much, a person has to protect himself especially carefully against catching an infection or disease from them.
The wild sex life of the old Greeks and Romans was tame compared to some of the goings-on in this country, even in places where people might least expect it.
Do slaves have a sex life? More of a rape life, don’t you think?
Let’s see – more of every perversion, as the Internet provides evidence… encouraged as hedonism is glorified.
The true American way of life is disappearing so fast that force may be necessary to preserve it.
That’s right, if you fight for your home, you’re racist.
It might as well say that come on.
Down to variables;
The Middle Class are the ones pushing this BS now.
Follow the leader – they are leader for good reason.
Punish defection. Standard game theory. Norms must be protected.
Anti-“intellectual” aka irrational
Superstition and Stereotypy
Fatalism and external locus of control – like blaming the System and successes for your personal errors.
Power and “Toughness”
Who wants to be weak? Strength is desirable. Everywhere.
Destructiveness and Cynicism
Misanthropy because humans are human.
That… isn’t what…. that word… means. <insert Princess Bride meme here>
Is power abused? Duh. That is what all conspiracy theory is based upon.
Which wing obsesses over that, huh? It’ll remain a mystery for the ages. Pushing the subject on the innocent is such an evil thing, after all…