“Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people,
it is true that most stupid people are conservative”
– John Stuart Mill
If you meet any random say 100 real dim bulbs- not just ignorant but actively anti-intellectual, proudly ignorant- a decided majority will always be right wing and of the sub-type into nationalist, flag waving meathead military/law enforcement uniform worship type culture. The two just go together like gin and tonic. This seems to be true around the world and across many cultures, but I don’t think it’s ever been truer in the US than it is at present. Common allied related symptoms seem to be fundamentalist religious and racist beliefs. It’s an identifiable type. Look at the signs at those tea party rallies. The general illiteracy on display is shocking and it is I think commonly emblematic of an identifiable pattern of deeper cognitive disabilities.