Gotcha! — Leftist HBD

If you have noticed over the past few years Liberal/Leftists have been pushing an anti-conservative HBD. It’s not uncommon to see Gotcha! articles like this:

Researchers have discovered that the “liberal gene” opens you up to new ideas and alternative lifestyles – and could influence your belief in left wing politics.The findings may mean that liberals are born not made – although it is exacerbated if you an individual is popular during his or her young formative years.

Researchers have discovered that the “liberal gene” opens you up to new ideas and alternative lifestyles – and could influence your belief in left wing politics.
The findings may mean that liberals are born not made – although it is exacerbated if you an individual is popular during his or her young formative years.

Or this:

Liberals and Atheists Smarter? Intelligent People Have Values Novel in Human Evolutionary History, Study Finds

More intelligent people are statistically significantly more likely to exhibit social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history. Specifically, liberalism and atheism, and for men (but not women), preference for sexual exclusivity correlate with higher intelligence, a new study finds.

Of course, they never tell the full story. Which is why you don’t see, for example, this headline:

East Asians are genetically predisposed to be closed to “new ideas and alternative lifestyles

Researchers have discovered that the “Asian gene” closes you to new ideas and alternative lifestyles – and could influence your belief in left wing politics. The findings may mean that Asians are born to be close minded

One of the beautiful things about HBD is that it has the potential to pull into conflict the Liberal-leftist self-image and ideology: Leftist intellectual elitism and NAM cognitive “inferiority”; Liberal social smugness and Asian psychosocial inferiority. HBD can do to liberals what Muslims do to Jews.

References

From: Settle et al. 2010. “Friendships Moderate an Association Between a Dopamine Gene Variant and Political Ideology”

“We find that the number of friendships a person has in adolescence is significantly associated with liberal political ideology among thosewith DRD4-7R”

From: Harpending and Cochran, 2002. “In our genes.”

“These selective forces must not be the same in all populations, because the 7R allele is quite common in some populations (South American Indians), exists at intermediate frequencies in others (Europeans and Africans), and is rare to nonexistent in yet others (East Asia, !Kung Bushmen) (2).”

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