The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
In the UK the macho and misogynistic attitudes of unions meant that in the 60s women were 10% more likely to vote Tory than men were. Now, with women's rights being more a Labour value, women are more likely to vote labour than men.
keep to the Fen Causeway
Compared to conservatives, the progressives are ignorant about the power of hierarchy-based emotions. Primitive powers meet less challenge, times are getting more troublesome - and progressives do not offer own power centers.
E.g. posts by our very own Santiago always justify power as an end in itself that justifies every means.
It's purely herd logic. There are alpha animals asserting dominance through violence, fear-of-the-other-herds, and simple lying for personal benefit. The rest of the herd is supposed to follow.
It's not purely a gender thing. That kind of 'logic' appeals strongly to older males who feel they lack power.
Old left logic was framed as a power struggle against the alphas. It was sticky and successful because it made sense in herd terms.
Modern progressive logic is about trying to understand cause and effect, and to engineer workable solutions to problems.
Probably only about a quarter of the population can even begin to think like this, and only about 5% of the population is any good at it.
Politically, it's not a winner.
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 1 17 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 3 4 comments
by Oui - Jul 12 42 comments
by gmoke - Aug 1
by gmoke - Jul 31 3 comments
by Oui - Jul 19 67 comments
by gmoke - Jul 10 10 comments
by Oui - Aug 72 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 34 comments
by Oui - Aug 31 comment
by Oui - Aug 23 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Aug 117 comments
by gmoke - Aug 1
by gmoke - Jul 313 comments
by Oui - Jul 3016 comments
by Oui - Jul 30
by Oui - Jul 261 comment
by Oui - Jul 253 comments
by Oui - Jul 239 comments
by Oui - Jul 1967 comments
by Oui - Jul 1926 comments
by Oui - Jul 1682 comments
by Oui - Jul 151 comment
by Oui - Jul 137 comments
by Oui - Jul 125 comments
by Oui - Jul 1242 comments
by gmoke - Jul 1010 comments