The most common working premise of social-psychology research is far-fetched all by itself: The behavior of a statistically insignificant, self-selected number of college students or high schoolers filling out questionnaires and role-playing in a psych lab can reveal scientifically valid truths about human behavior.
There’s a simple reason why lefty professors can’t tell hokum from science: they and other leftists are mentally retarded. This isn’t to insult them. They are, literally, mentally retarded.
I didn’t have questionnaires and role-playing results, though. I had to make do with simple biology and simple logic.
“Retarded” means slowed or stopped prior to full maturity. All creatures need time to mature, human beings most of all. And what organ is the very last to fully mature? If it’s not already obvious…you’re probably a social scientist. Obviously this bad boy slouches in last.
Now check this out. And roll your cursor over the “Prefrontal Cortex”. That is the very last part of the very last organ to mature. And what is it responsible for? Judgment! Here are behaviors associated with a not-yet-mature Prefrontal Cortex:
- difficulty holding back or controlling emotions,
- a preference for physical activity,
- a preference for high excitement and low effort activities (video games, sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll),
- poor planning and judgement (rarely thinking of negative consequences),
- more risky, impulsive behaviors, including experimenting with drugs and alcohol.
If you asked me to boil that 5-point list down to three words, a year ago I’d have laughed in your face. But today? Occupy Wall Street. Every aspect of OWS is explained by UPC, Unoccupied Prefrontal Cortex.
People under the age of 25 are much more likely to be politically “progressive” than mature adults. Why? For the same reason they make all their other stupid mistakes. They either don’t see consequences or don’t care about them.
Mandatory socialism has profoundly negative consequences. In fact, the extent of its blight would be unbelievable if it wasn’t so documented. Government socialism wrecks every economy it touches and murdered more people in one century than is recorded in all the rest of history. Its record is utterly perfect; it has never failed to fail.
And every single leftist on Earth wants more of it.
Ergo…all progressives older than 25 are mentally retarded. Their Prefrontal Cortexes never matured, or are doing so very, very, very slowly.
(The only other possiblity is that they are evil, evil, evil, evil people. No doubt some are. But most are just mentally retarded.)
After writing this up, I got a bit angry that in America the voting age is 18 but the drinking age is 21. Kids are too immature to drink but they’re mature enough to vote in my affairs? Sorry, that’s insane. If rights are apportioned over an age spectrum, voting must obviously be the last one. If you’re not old enough for every adult activity you’re not old enough to meddle in adult business.
Given our current knowledge and life spans, voting rights should begin at the age of 25. Maybe 26. But I’d certainly make an exception for military volunteers. Probably those are exceptionally mature people, but if they’re idiots few will live long enough to do much electoral damage.
Yes, if we change the voting age the 18-24 year-olds will shriek and whine and gesticulate wildly and stomp about angrily. That’s sort of the point.
Mature-for-their-age kids will be peeved also, but will realize that in exchange for their lost, wise vote, two or three idiotic ones will also vanish.
So, as a rational American I now request that we change the voting age to 25 years old. My reason: Brain Science!
If we have to buy off youngsters to get this done, it will be worth it. I advise a combined approach: lower the drinking age to 18 and stay off the streets as much as possible.