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-This comment seems to have been [[https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/nk1cqp/democrats_must_make_the_gop_spell_out_what_it_is/gzapptu/|removed from a Reddit thread]]. Maybe the Google cache has attribution?+====== The Belief System of Conservatives ====== 
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 This is a meta problem that liberals, leftists, and the Democratic party especially have a huge problem with. We don't understand Republicans because they do not think or behave like we do on a very fundamental level. It's why we've been blindsided by them for decades, and it puts us at a strategic disadvantage. Uncovering this mystery is necessary for future electoral success and the survival of our Republic as we know it. This is a meta problem that liberals, leftists, and the Democratic party especially have a huge problem with. We don't understand Republicans because they do not think or behave like we do on a very fundamental level. It's why we've been blindsided by them for decades, and it puts us at a strategic disadvantage. Uncovering this mystery is necessary for future electoral success and the survival of our Republic as we know it.
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 Everyone has a spot on the big food pyramid of the socio-political hierarchy. Good, smart, and hardworking people of merit make their way to the top. Bad, dumb, and lazy people go to the bottom. [[https://imgur.com/a/tHjGf1B|For convenience sake, this hierarchy is color-coded.]] In a zero-sum world, everyone who gets to the top has to knock someone down a rung to make room. Everyone has a spot on the big food pyramid of the socio-political hierarchy. Good, smart, and hardworking people of merit make their way to the top. Bad, dumb, and lazy people go to the bottom. [[https://imgur.com/a/tHjGf1B|For convenience sake, this hierarchy is color-coded.]] In a zero-sum world, everyone who gets to the top has to knock someone down a rung to make room.
  
-The great thing about this system is that it just... works. You don't have to think about it. All else being equal, this is humanity's natural state. It plays nicely with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_hypothesis|Just World fallacy.]] In this world there are no problems to be solved, merely endured. Is poverty a problem? Don't be poor. Is there a pandemic sweeping the world? Don't be unhealthy, and you won't end up on a ventilator. It's not anyone else's responsibility to fix your problems for you.+The great thing about this system is that it just... works. You don't have to think about it. All else being equal, this is humanity's natural state. It plays nicely with the [[wp>Just-world_hypothesis|Just World fallacy.]] In this world there are no problems to be solved, merely endured. Is poverty a problem? Don't be poor. Is there a pandemic sweeping the world? Don't be unhealthy, and you won't end up on a ventilator. It's not anyone else's responsibility to fix your problems for you.
  
 That's where liberals come in. Those damn bastard liberals started mucking things up trying fix problems, taking people on the bottom of the pyramid and putting them on the top. That's not fair to conservatives! It's messing with the natural order of things! <sup>(One time they did it with a black president and everyone lost their goddamn minds.)</sup> This is the root and shoot of all evil, according to conservatives. That's where liberals come in. Those damn bastard liberals started mucking things up trying fix problems, taking people on the bottom of the pyramid and putting them on the top. That's not fair to conservatives! It's messing with the natural order of things! <sup>(One time they did it with a black president and everyone lost their goddamn minds.)</sup> This is the root and shoot of all evil, according to conservatives.
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