Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Study Claims Whiny Children Grow Up To Be Conservative; Confident, Resilient, And Self-Reliant Children Become Liberal

Here is the report by the Toronto Star.

Looks good on paper right? But on closer examination, this study is certainly flawed. Many longitudinal studies are, because they focus on one group of kids in one area, and they do no account for the prevailing culture of that area.

This study follows kids that grew up in the Berkeley area, which has been a den of leftist thought for many years now. In fact, many consider Berkeley the birthplace of American leftist ideology. So with the kids growing up in an area that is predominately on the left side of the spectrum, it's no wonder that they internalized the values, they did. Knowing the leftists that I do, they do not like to share the stage with dissenting opinions. The kids that were the most confident were most likely the kids whose parents were of the majority, therefore they wielded the power. And with kids being kids, that left the kids from conservative families feeling shut out and whining is the only thing that some kids know to do, when they perceive they are not being listened to.

I bet the the study would have turned out differently, if the study had been conducted with kids from, say, the midwest or the south. There, the predominant culture is conservative and they are the ones in power, at least for the most part.

HT: Drudge


Always On Watch said...

I saw something similar a few months back in the WaPo.

Maybe the study is "a response" to Savage's book?

Frankly, I don't buy the findings of this one.

LASunsett said...

Michael Savage? Which book?

I think it's bogus too. Think of it as a lifetime wasted. Adds new cedence to the phrase, "throwing your life away"

LASunsett said...

Make that credence to the phrase

Always On Watch said...

Maybe I have my books/authors mixed up: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder. I thought that Savage had written a book by that title.

LASunsett said...

I got you. He has written three and just wondered which one. The other two are the Savage Nation and The Enemy Within. He is also writing another one, but the name escapes me right now.

All_I_Can_Stands said...

I heard a talk radio caller say the other day on this that when they grow up they flip and the liberals are the whiny ones. :)