Beauty Is Right

The meme that liberal women are on average far less attractive than conservative women is fairly mature. And now, the hypothesis that beauty is right and the right is beautiful gets some scientific research to back it up.

Beauty Is Right And The Right Is Beautiful

Dr. Rolfe D. Peterson PhD of Susquehanna University and Dr. Carl L. Palmer of Illinois State University conducted a study to determine if beauty influenced political engagement, perceived political efficacy, and core political beliefs. What they found was that when it comes to the level of mass politics, controlling for socioeconomic status, more attractive individuals are more likely to report higher levels of political engagement, political efficacy, identify as conservative, and identify as Republican. Their results were consistent across datasets, measures of attractiveness, and persisted even when controls for socioeconomic strata and demographics were applied to the base results.

Personally, I think the anecdotal evidence I’ve presented above should be considered proof enough that beauty is Right and the Right is beautiful, but this is science and science demands that one disbelieve one’s own experiences unless they’re tested, proven, and the results found to be repeatable.

Peterson’s and Palmer’s Findings In A Nutshell:


Peterson and Palmer found that more attractive individuals were more likely to more confident and, hence, more likely to participate in politics, to seek redress for grievances, and/or to exercise their political rights than the less attractive members of their peer group or demographic.


Frankly, this isn’t limited to politics. Political efficacy is just one of myriad arenas in which more beautiful people are more effective and impactful.  Throughout their lives, the more attractive among us have both benefited from preferential treatment and endured higher expectations. As such, they are more likely to believe they have a greater ability to affect the world around them, and that their decisions will be influential.

Alright; so far, nothing even remotely earth-shattering in the way of revelations, epiphanies, or scholarship. But also nothing outre or just plain wrongheaded. Anyone with any background in- or exposure to sociology and/or psychology knows that beauty plays a deep-seated and pervasive role in the social world. Even those without such academic knowledge normally have enough empirical and/or anecdotal evidence to under that the Beauty Premium is quite real, if probably misunderstood, overly and wrongly lamented, and not as universal as some might think.

Political Ideology

According to the two Political Science professors more attractive people tend towards more conservative / right-wing political views and, hence, tend more towards being Republicans because they’re privileged and don’t understand the plight of other people who don’t have such privilege. Messers Peterson and Palmer believe that attractive individuals have a blind spot that leads them to not see the need for more government support or aid in society because, as attractive people, they haven’t had to suffer as much as others.

And there was have the intrinsic bias that we Americans have come to expect from what passes for the Clerisy in modern universities. Of course these two believe that conservative political views and the GOP are based upon not caring about the “Have Nots,” and of course they believe that attractive people gravitate to those positions because of their “privilege” and lack of empathy for those who lack such.


So, there you all go. A bit more than the pure snark and prurience that one probably expected. 😉

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Their Silence Is Complicity

Their silence is complicity. By that I mean the lamestream enemedia’s utter silence upon a A Chicago resident’s filing of paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to create a new political action committee (PAC) named “I AM GOING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP,” not Sen. Cory Booker’s recent full-on feral verbal assault upon Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. No, in the four days since various independent news outlets broke this story, the MSM has stayed utterly silent upon it.

Of course, one could easily argue that it isn’t truly newsworthy given that idiots behave idiotically every day and such things as this don’t warrant national coverage. Well, one could fairly do so if poets didn’t make national news and get federal prison time. Well, one could fairly do so if rodeo clowns weren’t used by the MSM to foment national unrest.

Hence, the MSM is complicit in such things and, as well, they actively foment open rebellion against President Trump and our GOP-led government. This is a large part of why they refuse to report upon anything that doesn’t fit in with their agenda and why they often “mistake mistakes” and report outright falsehoods when such falsehood are negative towards President Trump or his family.

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Trump’s Handicap

Certain sorts are obsessed with the President’s golfing and with trying to make something evil out of it, e.g. CNN’s recent #TruckGate conspiracy theorizing. Of course, these same sorts are also pathologically obsessed with declaring that anything and everything that our President says or does – or doesn’t say, or doesn’t do – is wrong, stupid, and evil…Oh, yeah, and racist of course.

Trump's Handicap
Trump’s Handicap

That’s the sad and horrific truth of it. President Trumps isn’t 2.8 as the USGA Handicap Index official rates it; it’s that he’s not Obama…and also not Hillary Clinton, whose destiny he is thought to have stolen.

To be fair though, some people nonsensically had issues with Obama’s golfing as well. The difference being the level of hatred involved being far greater now and the inclusion of the MSM in the vanguard of those ranting about it. But then this is part of President Trump’s handicap; the Lamestream Media has long considered themselves America’s kingmakers and Trump’s election blew that self-aggrandizing fantasy out of the water, as did his shining the light of public awareness upon just how much of what they “report” is Fake News.

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