Re: Conservative nightmares !!

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Date: Fri Jul 13 2001 - 11:39:11 BST

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    Quoting Kenneth Van Oost <>:
    > " Conservatives do have more nightmares "
    > Right- winged folks have three times more risk to have nightmares than
    > people
    > who are left- winged.
    > That claims the American Kelly Bulkeley.
    > He analysed during the last four years 56 students and saw " striking
    > "
    > differences between conservatives ( Republicans) and progressives (
    > Demo-
    > crates).
    > Half of the dreams which the conservatives had were nightmares.
    > By the democrates it was not up to one fifth.
    > According to Bulkeley conservatives are more occupied with_ real or not
    > real_
    > dangers and they are searching ways to defend themselves.
    > " So a political ideology is very appealing because one stands for a
    > strong
    > army and traditional values. "
    > Left- winged folk see at night more often relatives and friends, but
    > also
    > " weird images ".

    Hi Kenneth,

    You got me smiling with this one. On a light tip, your
    posting suggests the imperative: don't get involved in politics!
    If you do, however, and want to have a less stressful
    and more peace-of-mind life: join the left-wingees.

    At any rate, it seems to work for me just fine.
    I don't bother with political stuff and the last time
    I had a nightmare was 3 years ago when I was stressed out
    over a poster I had to finish in time. When I was a kid
    I frequently had bad dreams or nightmares, but things
    are different then as you have a lot of new, initially
    stressful experiences to assimilate, be it good or bad.

    On the science side. The research was limited only to
    students which are good for only a fraction of the
    entire population. Students, in particular the young ones,
    are likely to have more nightmares than older people
    I would say, if you consider the stresses they are under
    (or should) and uncertainty they suffer from.
    To assume a more conclusive niche, other layers of the
    population should be taken up for studies too. The conclusion
    that right-wingees have more nightmares than left-wingees
    is a premature one, though it might well be a credible one,
    as it considers only a small fraction of the population.
    I am also not so certain that 56 students
    are representative for the student population as a whole.
    The entire population should be scrutinized to bolster such
    a bold statement, if you ask me.


    Philip Jonkers.


    > ( I am, because we are) a full spectrum of light

    Could you please elaborate on this Kenneth, does this
    convey some unifying social philosophical kind of stance
    that I should know of?

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