Authoritarians at the Gate

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Authoritarian Fundamentalist

The honoring of power over reason is that which makes one an authoritarian.

For the Authoritarian, power is more important than laws. Laws become whatever Authoritarians impose on others.

Authoritarians are far more likely to exhibit “sloppy reasoning, highly-compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and — to top it all off — a ferocious dogmatism that makes it unlikely anyone could ever change their minds with evidence or logic.” The Authoritarians, p75; Dr. Bob Altemeyer, University of Manitoba

Dr. Altemeyer proposes that Authoritarians are products of strict parenting, “strict fundamentalist parenting”.  His non-scientific proposal, used as a form of projection, targets Christians and Christian homes. But strict fundamentalism is native to the Authoritarians at the Gate.

These Authoritarians are the Ruling Class and their minions on steroids.  As such, they will lecture you to death with their Authoritarian Fundamentalism.

Consider the authoritarian lecturing of “the science is settled” and “you are a denier if you don’t agree with our confident knowledge.”  The “settled science” fundamentalists are dogmatic, believing that they have all knowledge.  So they will impose climate change on you.  In authoritarian Ruling Class minds, their might makes it “right.”

Truly, it is the “settled science” Authoritarian Fundamentalists who employ “sloppy reasoning, highly-compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and — to top it all off — a ferocious dogmatism that makes it unlikely anyone could ever change their minds with evidence or logic.”

Consider also, the settled social science dogmatism of the teeny-tiny LGBTQ+ cabal.  These Authoritarian Fundamentalists demand that you submit to their belief system:   “We of LGBTQ+ convictions determine what is right and wrong. Christians should not.” “We have rights.” “Christian rights are to be subordinated to our rights.” “Christian convictions are too rigid, too fundamentalist.” And so again, we see the “highly-compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness,” and profound egocentrism that characterizes Authoritarian Fundamentalists.

 

To wit, recent Authoritarian Fundamentalism case history:

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The “Hate Watchers”

The “Hate Watchers”

Harbingers of exclusion, the “Hate Watchers.”

“Hate Watchers” stew alone, churning inside

Along fault lines long ago buried,

Until,

Projection spews ad hominem, ad hominem miasma,

miasma a lethal dose.

The “other” succumbs under the gaze of the elect,

The “Hate Watchers.”

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