An exploration of why current self-proclaimed "conservatives" (a far cry from William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater etc.) reject basic facts.
Although Freud is out of favor with many contemporary psychologists, modern cognitive psychology suggests that he was on the right track. The tenacity of many of the rights beliefs in the face of evidence, rational arguments, and common sense suggest that these beliefs are not merely alternate interpretations of facts but are instead illusions rooted in unconscious wishes.
via International Skeptics Forum http://ift.tt/2jhir6D