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The Daily Mail:

Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.

Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength.

Men’s upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research.

The researchers of this study seem to take a rather negative spin–that men who are physically strong take a more “self-interested” approach to economics, but in reality, the more self-interested approach is one where a government steals from Peter to pay off Paul.

Perhaps stronger men are more champions of freedom or perhaps those who are more self-reliant and believe that one is entitled to his own labor are more likely to build up their strength in order to keep others from taking what should belong to themselves. Rather than self-interested, perhaps “freedom-loving” is more apt.

And perhaps weaker men prefer a strong government as their “gym” and rely on the muscle of the state to give them their strength rather than look to themselves. This is a form of self-interest, to say the least.

Also read: “One way of taking back one’s own masculinity, they suggest, is to take one’s own life.”

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What I notice at my age men get big pot belly, prostate warning keep em up all night,colon warnings check for blood in stool and one I see with this dementia gone wacko lifting weights and his knees pop but he still lifting in his wheelchair and it only gets worse
Cain murders Abel out of jealous Abel is so handsome giving God the first fruits of the animal and it only gets worse for Cain with the 666 mark on his stuborn forehead
Saint Paul discuss this abject failure of man once he gets rid of bloom of youth and feeling of immortality leaves him by getting hit by a bus figure of speech or worse going through a divorce with exwife holding hands with younger immortal looking handsome robust man.And it only gets worse
Ancient HOLY text about God's faithfulness to let you know who you are and what the future holds for you
Romans 3
What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? 2 Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

3 What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

“So that you may be proved right when you speak
and prevail when you judge.”[a]

5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.) 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? 7 Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?” 8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!

Romans 3
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
footnote
forgot too mention fear of heart attack or stroke and this turn these loser men into girlie man
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
Strong men are pursuing an independence ethic requiring honor, courage, strength -- and the occasional ability to go berserk in defense of oneself and one's loved ones. Leftists think that those qualities are pathological. Something tells me that the authors can't bench 50 pounds.
48 weeks ago
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"Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study."

WEENIES!
48 weeks ago
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Do not confuse self-interest with selfish-interest. I lean heavily Right, because it is in my long-term self-interest, not my short-term selfish interest.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
If there's a spin involving men, of course it's negative. The larger point is the idiocy of this article. Repulicans are strong, muscle-bound men. Democrats are weak, wimpy men. So the former prefer "self-interest" and the latter prefer government welfare, presumably to protect them from the former.

Whoever wrote this article is a complete fool, but he or she does know how to follow a narrative. And to think he or she got paid for writing this dreck.
48 weeks ago
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I've been lifting weights for about 30 years and I was a liberal journalist when I started....
48 weeks ago
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Hold on a minute here. I was fairly physically weak when I made my turn to the right about eleven years ago, but in the last few years have been working out a lot and am a lot stronger. So which came first - the chicken or the egg?
48 weeks ago
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The Rooster. Geesh, what a liberal flavored question. :)
48 weeks ago
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The egg. :-)
48 weeks ago
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Government is a prosthetic limb, spreading (in a decidedly muscular fashion) the brilliance and goodness of liberals all across this land. Cretins such as ourselves can only thank our lucky stars that we can benefit from their moral and intellectual superiority.
48 weeks ago
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Democrat men wear feminine sanitary products one week a year to stand in solidarity with their Feminist sisters. Ok, maybe not ALL Democrat men but I guarantee you POTUS is.
48 weeks ago
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The post implies that the Strong Man part leads to conservatism. It is of course, the other way 'round. Conservative men become strong men. duh.
Strong of MIND, Strong of CHARACTER, Strong of FAITH and Strong of BODY.
Again, duh
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