Friday, May 4, 2012

Afraid of their own amygdalas

Wingnut fear is the mind-killer:

That one ideological camp is so consumed with fear also has a lot to do with why conservatives and liberals share so little common ground. Progressives tend to greet these narratives with facts and reason, but as Chris Mooney notes, when your amygdala is activated, it takes over and utterly dominates the brain structures dedicated to reason. Then the “fight-or-flight” response takes precedence over critical thinking.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of fear, why are you Bolsheviks so afraid of the Constitution?

lovable liberal said...

No Bolsheviks here, you junior fascist cretin.

It's only your bizarre neo-Confederate beliefs about the Constitution that set liberals like me on edge.