But if you’re an undecided voter, and male, you’re seeing something different. You’re seeing a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished…
Let me say this again, so you know I’m not kidding. Based on what I know about the human body, and the way our thoughts regulate our hormones, the Democratic National Convention is probably lowering testosterone levels all over the country. Literally, not figuratively. And since testosterone is a feel-good chemical for men, I think the Democratic convention is making men feel less happy. They might not know why they feel less happy, but they will start to associate the low feeling with whatever they are looking at when it happens, i.e. Clinton.
Good point, though the part about testosterone is only true for male Democrat voters.
As a conservative, I watched some of the Democrat convention, and was struck by two things. One, I am now uncontrollably repulsed by liberals. I cannot tolerate them within my sphere, to the point I literally had to change channels periodically to let my amygdala rest. As I pondered this, I pictured what would happen if there ever is a civilizational breakdown, because I am a civilized guy and even I can see an ideologicidal war being a major stress reliever.
I would imagine the uncivilized guys are going to go hog wild if they happen on hipsters with Bernie or Hillary bumper stickers once the law is non-existent. Eliminating amygdala irritation is the foundation of violence. I can easily see Bosnian level violence become normal if the façade comes down.
Two, I felt a real wave of vigor as I contemplated what I saw, because as I watched it I felt like I was watching the early part of a Charles Bronson Deathwish film. The Democrat Convention was like the first part of a Deathwish movie, where the thugs are running wild, shooting children, raping women, and laughing about it. That is the part where the movie is establishing all the reasons Charles would later have to kill them, so you could properly enjoy their deaths.
If you know they are all going to be killed, all the first part does is invigorate you, and make you look forward to the second part, where Bronson does what Bronson does to all of the people who deserve it.
Trump vs Clinton is the first race in a while where you really know how the movie will end, while you are watching it. Every time they talk about how much they hate Donald, I just see them grinding for eight years under a President Trump who makes Reagan’s popularity look small and meaningless. Every time they list all the horrible thing Donald will do, I see them helpless and forced to endure Donald doing those things – to the cheers of the nation. This is a guy who basically made the GOP at least tacitly accept homosexuality – in one night. On the other issues where he is conservative he will make liberalism a laughingstock.
So the Democrat convention could have two different effects, depending on who is watching it. Yes, Adams is right – Liberal males are going to see nearly undetectable levels of testosterone plunge even further. Perhaps this is purposeful, as a liberal male will only see other males becoming more liberal, the more they are emasculated. If I were a Liberal, perhaps I would say, “The more emasculation the better!” You don’t want men feeling manly, if you want a liberal pansy – especially a female – elected to the Presidency.
But on the other side, I would think brief exposures to the Democrat convention may be invigorating for Conservatives, and even slightly boost Testosterone levels in their ranks. It is reminding us who we hate, and dangling an almost free victory right in front of us.
This really is a magical time for the right – it is the beginning of the K-shift.