Monday, December 16, 2019

Josh Gabbatiss - Brexit strongly linked to xenophobia, scientists conclude

Quite an interesting, but short, article I thought. I haven't got a patriotic bone in my body. I think all nations are equal, but some governments can be bad.

Fear of immigrants and foreigners is associated with support for Brexit, according to a pair of studies conducted by an international team of researchers.
These [personality traits] were right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation – the idea that one’s group needs to fight for superiority in the world.
The third is a particular focus of Dr Golec de Zavala’s research, a trait known as “collective narcissism” – a belief in the unparalleled greatness of one’s country.

The Independent

Josh Gabbatiss - Brexit strongly linked to xenophobia, scientists conclude


S400 said...

As always these studies never ever look at what people’s prospects have been like the last decades. Everything have been just fine and dandy and one day someone politician comes along and say racist stuff and they believe it because society has been too good to them.

Ralph Musgrave said...

Given that it's the DECLARED intention of Islam to suppress / degrade / destroy the cultures of countries that Muslims migrate to or invade, and given that that's exactly what Muslims have done for about a thousand years, strikes me Brits have very good reason to "fear" Muslims, if not immigrants from other European countries.

Moreover, the number of Europeans who (like Donald Trump) want all migration from Muslim countries stopped is DOUBLE the number who want it to continue. Thus it seems that "xenophobia" is not entirely confined to Britain.

Kaivey said...

I'm against extreme immigration too.

Peter Pan said...

When I moved to another province, no one called me a migrant.

In the Maritimes, this term is used: