Talking scared silly


It is not only the New York Times that is obsessed with genetics as destiny in all the wrong places.

Discovering more about the human condition is valid scientific inquiry; distorting the discoveries is not. 

And distortions abound.  Maybe the recent earthquakes in the Pacific have rattled some people's brains on the West Coast but this recent public commentary from a respected Seattle commentator merely confirms how narrow minded liberals have become.  Or are they just talking scared silly  because that's all they can do as their theories collapse under the weight of reality?

Just Born the 'Right' way?

SEATTLE — Okay. Now I get it.

And because I do, I now have a better understanding for the likes of President Bush, Pat Robertson — even John Carlson.

They can't help themselves.

According to a new study published in the American Political Science Review, being politically conservative is, in part, a matter or genetics.

I've long wondered how an otherwise seemingly rational person could adhere so strictly to stilted ideologies; how they could be so consistently willing to smother a sense of social well—being.

It's merely a matter of having been dumped in the shallow end of the gene pool.

They're sorta like the puppy who piddles in the middle of the floor: They just don't know any better.

To be sure, the study says that how someone is raised may determine their political party affiliation, but it's genetics that appears to set one on a philosophically conservative course.

To me, that helps explain why PBS threatens their intellect, or why they are so at peace with going to war.

It's not that conservatives mean to favor the rich over the poor and middle class.

And it's not that they'd rather drill for oil than preserve the environment.

Because it's not really their fault.

They're just born that way.

Ethel C. Fenig   6 22 05