Re: Brain Structure Drives The Consequent Effects Of Economic Inequality

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:44 pm, #22
by Doctor A
According to Paul Krugman, the Republican Party is a party of liars. From scientific research it is known that liars have more white matter than gray matter in their brains compared to norms.

The New York Times
A Party Defined by Its Lies
At this point, good people can’t be good Republicans.
Paul Krugman Nov. 1, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/opin ... -lies.html
What are Republicans lying about? As I said, almost everything. But there are two big themes. They lie about their agenda, pretending that their policies would help the middle and working classes when they would, in fact, do the opposite. And they lie about the problems America faces, hyping an imaginary threat from scary dark-skinned people and, increasingly, attributing that threat to Jewish conspirators.
What Republicans truly stand for, and have for decades, is cutting taxes on the rich and slashing social programs. Sure enough, last year they succeeded in ramming through a huge tax cut aimed mainly at corporations and the wealthy, and came within one vote of passing a health “reform” that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, would have caused 32 million Americans to lose health coverage.

The G.O.P.’s problem is that this agenda is deeply unpopular. Large majorities of Americans oppose cuts in major social programs, while most voters want to raise, not reduce, taxes on corporations and high-income individuals.

But instead of changing their agenda to meet voters’ concerns, Republicans have resorted to a strategy of deception and distraction. On one side, they have gone full black-is-white, up-is-down on policy substance. Most spectacularly, they are posing as defenders of protection for people with pre-existing conditions — protection that their failed health bill would have stripped away, and which they are now trying to take away through the courts. And they’re claiming that Democrats are the ones threatening Medicare.
The crucial thing to realize is that these aren’t just ugly, destructive lies. Beyond that, they shape the G.O.P.’s nature. It is now impossible to have intellectual integrity and a conscience while remaining a Republican in good standing. Some conservatives have these qualities; almost all of them have left the party, or are on the edge of excommunication.
As I explained in my previous post #14,
Conservatives Are More Likely to Believe Lies and Liberals Don't Share or Believe Fake News As Much As Right-Wingers. Why You Ask? Because Their Brains Are Wired Differently.
Scientific research indicates the following about liars,
After they were categorized, the researchers used Magnetic Resonance Imaging to explore structural brain differences between the groups. The liars had significantly more white matter and slightly less gray matter than those they were measured against, Raine said.
But in normal people, its the gray matter or the brain cells connected by the white matter that helps keep the impulse to lie in check.
Pathological liars have a surplus of white matter, the study found, and a deficit of gray matter. That means they have more tools to lie coupled with fewer moral restraints than normal people, Raine said.

They've got the equipment to lie, and they don't have the disinhibition that the rest of us have in telling the big whoppers,he said.
Basically the Republican Party is a party of individuals that do not have enough brain gray matter in proportion to their amount of brain white matter to prevent them from being blatant liars. Again it is their brain structure that determines this grouping, an immoral grouping at that. Deception, deflection, and a willingness to do any action where the ends will justify any means to get there are all woven into this complex web of lies. They are an immoral lot of mostly white men who believe "white lives matter" as a call to action; in truth, it is really white matter that matters the most.

Finally, this brings us to the biggest liar, Donald Trump. Here is Robert Reich's short video taking us down memory lane with: "Trump's 30 Biggest Broken Promises," also known as lies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZD_xyAjC-E

And let us not forget his pledge to bring the GDP to 4% and above which by today's date has not been accomplished.

Newsweek
Trump Failed to Deliver on Economic Growth Promise, New Report Shows
By Ryan Sit On 1/26/18 https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-e ... vos-792406

"Trump pledged a 4 percent growth repeatedly during the presidential campaign and into his presidency. He was so sanguine that he predicted it may rise even higher at the presidential debate in October 2016. "We're bringing [the Gross Domestic Product] from 1 percent up to 4 percent," he said. "And I actually think we can go higher than 4 percent. I think you can go to 5 percent or 6 percent."