This is a comment by MikeH on the post “The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy“.
“It’s actually not that hard to define a ‘far-right conservative white guy’ at all.
“First, most easily, he’s white. Duh.
“Second, he’s liable to score high on an assessment of his authoritarian tendencies.
“Third, he’s three for three on the Big G issues: God, guns, and gays.
“Number two is the big one, the one from which the others flow. I’d strongly suggest anyone interested in understanding this—or anyone who thinks ‘the left is the same, only different’—to read Bob Altemeyer’s work ‘The Authoritarians’. It’s the findings of about 20 years of research he’s done into why people are the way they are when a person in power tells them to do (or believe) something.”
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