Are liberals more intelligent than conservatives?
Posted by sanityinjection on March 26, 2009
In the northeastern US where I live, there prevails a general certainty among the liberal intelligentsia that liberals are, both individually and collectively, more intelligent than conservatives. The general image conjured of a conservative involves a white male with a brow ridge, red flannel shirt, pickup truck with gun rack, a Bible that he cites but has not read (and may not be able to read), and who violently despises anyone different from himself.
In fairness, there are places where that stereotype may not be far from the truth, though the great northeastern cities are not likely candidates. Nevertheless, even liberals who can move beyond that stereotype are convinced that conservatives just aren’t as smart or well-educated as they are – otherwise, they’d be enlightened and become liberals.
Thus, it is with this outlook in mind that I feel obligated to present the following object lesson as an invitation for liberals afflicted with this mindset to reconsider: