Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Another Bogus Anti-Conservative 'Study'

Yet another bogus "study" has come out attempting to paint conservatives as dumb, racist extremists and, of course, liberals all over Facebook and beyond have been rushing to tout it. When put to unbiased scrutiny, every one of these allegedly scientific studies has been discredited and I expect this one will eventually meet the same fate. But that won't stop liberals from buying into the myth of their own moral and intellectual superiority, nor in equating conservatism with prejudice when in fact it's the opposite (a belief in color-blindness, non-victimization, empowerment, and true equality). Indeed, one might wonder why no studies have been conducted on liberals' desperate and elitist need to keep claiming that they're smarter than everyone else.

Having been on both sides of the political fence, I can state unequivocally that my former liberal beliefs were based on ignorance, prejudice (bigotry towards conservatives is a staple of liberalism), and groupthink. Once I started questioning my own belief system and engaging in years of investigation and research--a process that continues to this day--I found that many conservative philosophies and policies made sense to me and in fact had already manifested themselves throughout my life.

This doesn't mean that I have to take the attitude that liberals do towards conservatives and condemn all liberals as evil and stupid--and certainly I consider myself a classical liberal and on some issues, a mixed bag--but I firmly believe that political prejudice, from whatever quarter, is based in ignorance. Instead of discounting one's political opponents offhand, Americans would be better served to learn a thing or two about their politics. If nothing else, know thy enemy.


Anonymous GM Roper said...

Commented on at Facebook. Good catch young lady. Thanks.

Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

Such studies usually classify people as conservatives or liberals based on whether they agree with a list of statements that have little to do with anything believed by real conservatives. According to the "F-scale" for example, I amd a liberal airhead but everybidy else call me a reactionary crackpot.

Sunday, February 05, 2012 7:30:00 PM  

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