CN — LARRY ROMANOFF: 民主,最危险的宗教 — 第4章-右派的大脑

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    November 01, 2022

    Democracy, The Most Dangerous Religion
    民主,最危险的宗教

    4. Chapter 4 –The Right-Wing Brain
    第4章-右派的大脑

    By Larry Romanoff
    拉里•罗曼诺夫

    译者:珍珠

    CHINESE

     

    We now have scientific proof that those who belong to the political Right-Wing are more primitive and less able to reason clearly than the rest of us, according to a recent study by the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the UK. Neuroscientists have discovered evidence that the brains of political Right-Wingers are a different shape from those of normal people, lacking grey matter in a vital portion of the brain associated with development, indicating a strong correlation with primitive political views and religions based on witchcraft and crop circles. [1][2]

    根据英国伦敦大学学院认知神经科学研究所最近的一项研究,我们现在有科学证据表明,政治右翼人士比我们其他人更原始,更不能清楚地推理。神经科学家发现证据表明,政治右翼人士的大脑形状与正常人不同,大脑中与发育相关的重要部分缺乏灰质,表明与基于巫术和麦田圈的原始政治观点和宗教有很强的相关性。[1][2]

    Right-Wingers have a thinner section of the brain that permits rational and conscious thought – the anterior cingulate portion, and a much thicker, enlarged part – the amygdala – which is an ancient part of the brain associated with primitive emotional aggression. Given the typically pre-human tendencies of the political Right Wing, it appears that these political allegiances are hard-wired into these people as a genetic defect due to the shrunken portions of their brain related to human development and civilisation. No surprise there.

    右翼人士的大脑有一个较薄的部分,允许理性和有意识的思考——前扣带部分,还有一个更厚、更大的部分——杏仁核,这是大脑中与原始情绪攻击相关的古老部分。鉴于政治右翼的典型前人类倾向,由于大脑中与人类发展和文明相关的部分缩小,这些政治忠诚似乎是这些人的一种遗传缺陷。这并不奇怪。

    This stunning scientific revelation finally proves what we always suspected, namely that the Political Right Wing is a kind of Cro-Magnon deviant from the “normal” Left-Wing brain, having somehow escaped evolutionary extinction while preserving its Neanderthal outlook. We now see why it is so difficult to explain things to conservatives in ways they can understand, since their mental processes function only in terms of three or less bulleted points, migraine headaches being the most common result of exposure to concepts. It seems their primitive religious and political inclinations would be unresponsive to education or environment, which would explain the high US crime rates and propensity for guns and whacky Christian religions. This explains much about Donald TrumpMike PompeoGeorge BushHillary ClintonRonald Reagan, all of the US Congress, much of the population of Israel, most of the UK and 85% of Australia.

    这一惊人的科学发现最终证实了我们一直以来的猜测,即政治右翼是一种不同于“正常”左翼大脑的克罗马侬变异,它在某种程度上逃脱了进化的灭绝,同时保留了其尼安德特人的观点。我们现在明白了为什么很难以保守派能够理解的方式向他们解释事情,因为他们的心理过程只以三个或更少的要点起作用,偏头痛是接触概念的最常见结果。似乎他们的原始宗教和政治倾向对教育或环境没有反应,这可以解释美国的高犯罪率、枪支倾向和古怪的基督教宗教。这解释了唐纳德·特朗普、迈克·蓬佩奥、乔治·布什、希拉里·克林顿、罗纳德·里根、美国国会、以色列大部分人口、英国大部分人口和澳大利亚85%的人口。

    Actually, the Right-Wing brain study was the shocking and totally-unexpected result of a joke, and was widely-reported in the UK media at the time. A gentleman whose name unfortunately escapes me was planning a political debate on a UK talk show. As preparation, and as a joke, he collected some neurologists and brain specialists and asked if they could identify anything in brain scans that made Right-Wing people naturally violent and stupid. The scientists dutifully performed said brain scans and other examinations and discovered to their great surprise there really were significant physical differences in the brain structures between those who identified as either Liberal or Conservative. This surprise naturally spawned many other studies and the results are now classic.

    事实上,右翼大脑研究是一个笑话的令人震惊和完全出乎意料的结果,当时在英国媒体上被广泛报道。一位不幸忘记名字的绅士正在英国脱口秀节目中策划一场政治辩论。作为准备和笑话,他召集了一些神经学家和脑科专家,询问他们是否能在脑部扫描中发现右翼人士天生暴力和愚蠢的原因。科学家们尽职尽责地进行了脑部扫描和其他检查,结果发现,自由派和保守派之间的大脑结构确实存在明显的生理差异。这一惊喜自然引发了许多其他研究,其结果现在已成为经典。

    In 2011, Samuel Goldman wrote a useful article on this same issue, noting that sane people “have dismissed conservatism as a mental defect ever since it emerged as a distinctive brand of political thought”. [3] Thomas Paine equated conservative minds with “an obliteration of knowledge”Goldman related John Stuart Mill’s assertion that, “although not all conservatives are stupid, most stupid people are conservative”. [4Theodore Adorno diagnosed conservative views as symptoms of a pathological “authoritarian personality”[5]

    2011年,塞缪尔·戈德曼就同一问题撰写了一篇有用的文章,指出理智的人“自从保守主义作为一种独特的政治思想出现以来,就把保守主义视为一种精神缺陷”。 [3] 托马斯·潘恩将保守主义思想等同于“知识的湮没”。 戈德曼引用了约翰·斯图尔特·米尔的观点,“虽然并非所有保守派都是愚蠢的,但大多数愚蠢的人都是保守派”。 [4] 西奥多·阿多诺将保守主义观点诊断为病态“威权人格”的症状。 [5]

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Finally, the universe is unfolding as it should. If we can evolve a little further, perhaps we can consign the Political Right Wing to the historical trash bin and build a more peaceful future for those of us who survive.

    我自己也说不出来。最后,宇宙正在按照它应有的方式展开。如果我们能够再向前发展一点,也许我们可以把政治右翼丢进历史垃圾箱,为我们这些幸存者建立一个更加和平的未来。

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    Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 32 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’. (Chapt. 2 — Dealing with Demons).

    罗曼诺夫先生的作品已被翻译成32种语言,他的文章发表在30多个国家的150多个外语新闻和政治网站以及100多个英语平台上。拉里·罗曼诺夫是一名退休的管理顾问和商人。他曾在国际咨询公司担任高级管理职位,并拥有国际进出口业务。他曾是上海复旦大学的客座教授,为高级EMBA课程提供国际事务案例研究。罗曼诺夫先生住在上海,目前正在写一系列十本书,通常与中国和西方有关。他是辛西娅·麦金尼的新文集《当中国打喷嚏》的撰稿人之一。(第2章——与恶魔打交道)

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    Notes

    注释

    [1]Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience;

    [1] 认知神经科学研究所;

    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/icn

    [2] Right-wing brains ‘different’ | The Independent;

    [2] 右翼大脑“与众不同”|《独立报》;

    www.independent.co.uk/news/science/right-wing-brains-different-2171127.html.

    [3] After Conservatism | The American Conservative;

    [3]《保守主义之后:美国保守派》;

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/after-conservatism-2

    [4] The Spector’s archive

    [4] 斯佩克特档案

    http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/28th-october-1882/14/john-stuart-mill-and-the-conservatives-to-ms-edito

    [5] Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality;

    [5]阿多诺的《权威人格》;

    https://solidarity-us.org/atc/187/p4900

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