Category Archives: Right-wing Authoritarians

Description of Right-wing Authoritarian (RWO) traits, attitudes, and behaviors. Also interaction/codependency with Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) types.

Presidential Prophecies and Political Posturing (Part 1)

[Disclosure – My religious upbringing was mostly conservative evangelical in theology and doctrine. As explained in other blog posts, my inclinations now lean much more liberal in worldview and political affiliation. Due to exposure to both right and left perspectives, … Continue reading

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Government Spending: Gift or Grift?

Among the right wing believers, a recurring theme is that Government is evil or at least unnecessary for a well-functioning society. Usually this perspective is reflected by the libertarian notion that taxes are a form of theft from all of … Continue reading

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Is the Right-wing/Left-wing Split Determined by Genes?

An area of interest that I’ve been exploring for the past several years is the link between personality and beliefs. We may like to think that we freely choose our beliefs, but there is growing evidence that beliefs are predisposed … Continue reading

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Right-wing Authoritarian vs. Social Dominance Orientation

[Note: The initial draft of this post was written in January 2016 and updated in March 2016 (before the 2016 election) and was based on information about the current POTUS Donald Trump as a candidate. Most of the concerns and … Continue reading

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Are Religious Conservatives and Republicans Right-wing Authoritarians?

I’ve wondered for a long time what drives the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of the Republican party members and their allies within conservative (especially fundamentalist, evangelical and charismatic) Christianity. After reading about the history and evolution of the beliefs of … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Right-wing Authoritarians

According to a series of articles in The Daily Kos (see references below) there are groups of traits that are common to most RWA conservatives. Here is an (extensive) excerpt from #3 in the series, which  categorizes and characterizes these traits. A … Continue reading

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What is Right-wing Authoritarianism?

This is the first of a series of blogs on Right-wing Authoritarianism (RWA). Further blogs will describe how to recognize those with RWA leanings, what they are likely to  believe and how they are likely to behave, particularly in politics and religion. According to … Continue reading

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