December 24, 2017
It doesn’t get any happier than this, folks.
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about liberals, it’s that they tend to be miserable people wracked with guilt and anger at the world, and they have no real means to do anything about it.
Personally, I’ve felt a lot better about myself and the world as I moved from the liberal “conspiracy theory” mindset towards nationalism, fascism and masculinism.
But as it turns out, it’s been proven that not only are conservatives much happier than liberals, but hard-core extremists are the happiest of them all.
WHO is happier about life — liberals or conservatives? The answer might seem straightforward. After all, there is an entire academic literature in the social sciences dedicated to showing conservatives as naturally authoritarian, dogmatic, intolerant of ambiguity, fearful of threat and loss, low in self-esteem and uncomfortable with complex modes of thinking. And it was the candidate Barack Obama in 2008 who infamously labeled blue-collar voters “bitter,” as they “cling to guns or religion.” Obviously, liberals must be happier, right?
Wrong. Scholars on both the left and right have studied this question extensively, and have reached a consensus that it is conservatives who possess the happiness edge. Many data sets show this. For example, the Pew Research Center in 2006 reported that conservative Republicans were 68 percent more likely than liberal Democrats to say they were “very happy” about their lives. This pattern has persisted for decades. The question isn’t whether this is true, but why.
The answer is actually quite simple.
Liberals don’t accept the world as it is, and so their gripes are about things which can never be changed or improve. People will never be equal. This means that their whole lives are lived as a slow accumulation of frustrations and anxieties, about which they can do nothing of significance. They feel responsible for the world, and simultaneously powerless to change it.
Right-wingers in general tend to accept things as they are, at least in terms of the fundamental laws of reality. This makes their goals much more easily attained. They accept that some people are poor, and even that they’re poor themselves, as long as they get just rewards for their efforts and aren’t denied opportunities unfairly.
That’s a much more stoic, and thus healthy, way to look at the world.
Many conservatives favor an explanation focusing on lifestyle differences, such as marriage and faith. They note that most conservatives are married; most liberals are not. (The percentages are 53 percent to 33 percent, according to my calculations using data from the 2004 General Social Survey, and almost none of the gap is due to the fact that liberals tend to be younger than conservatives.) Marriage and happiness go together. If two people are demographically the same but one is married and the other is not, the married person will be 18 percentage points more likely to say he or she is very happy than the unmarried person.
Until the broad divorces your ass, takes all your money, the house and the kids, that is.
But that’s a different issue.
The story on religion is much the same. According to the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, conservatives who practice a faith outnumber religious liberals in America nearly four to one. And the link to happiness? You guessed it. Religious participants are nearly twice as likely to say they are very happy about their lives as are secularists (43 percent to 23 percent). The differences don’t depend on education, race, sex or age; the happiness difference exists even when you account for income.
It’s not that liberals don’t have a religion. Their religion is liberalism.
The problem is that liberalism is a religion in which salvation can only be attained through self-destruction and sterility, which goes against the basic instincts of man. So it’s a religion that can only make you miserable, either because you follow it and destroy your life, or because you don’t and thus are a bad person.
Oh no, I’m perpetuating White supremacy… I’m such a terrible person.
Political moderates must be happier than extremists, it always seemed to me. After all, extremists actually advertise their misery with strident bumper stickers that say things like, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!”
But it turns out that’s wrong. People at the extremes are happier than political moderates. Correcting for income, education, age, race, family situation and religion, the happiest Americans are those who say they are either “extremely conservative” (48 percent very happy) or “extremely liberal” (35 percent). Everyone else is less happy, with the nadir at dead-center “moderate” (26 percent).
Moderates are unhappy because they either don’t believe in anything worthwhile, or don’t have the courage and integrity to put their beliefs into application. Moderates don’t have any frame of reference to understand the events around them, and thus live in a perpetual state of confusion and bewilderment.
Liberals are wrong about damn near everything, but at least they feel as though they know what’s going on. And even though their beliefs are self-destructive, at least they feel like there’s a path to salvation. Even that’s better than being a direction-less moderate.
But of course, the happiest people of them all are right-wing extremists. We’re the only people who actually know what’s going on – which can easily be demonstrated by the fact that our predictions are generally accurate, unlike those of the liberals which are usually disastrously wrong. And our goals are clear and achievable, even if difficult, unlike Jew pipe-dreams like “equality” and multi-culturalism.
So put away your prozak, depressed people of the world, and learn to love Hitler.
1488 is the most potent anti-depressant there is.