LOL!!! Mother Jones Let’s Some Truth Out!!! Says Your Baby Is A Socialist!!!!

Oh boy!!!  This is going to be a fun one!  Be sure to bookmark this page or the linked page to be used in future online debates and discussions!

For those not familiar, Mother Jones is a leftarded rag somewhere left of the Huffington Post.  So, they come out with this story …….

Science Says Your Baby Is a Socialist

Psychologist Paul Bloom discusses the moral lives of children.


There’s an audio at the link.  But, here are some excerpts …..

At the playground, I watch my 10-month-old son beeline to the center of the sandbox where there is a bright pink shovel. But before he gets there, a rambunctious 2-year-old snatches up the coveted toy first. As my son watches the shovel slip away, a wobbly 14-month-old comes over and offers him a half-chewed cookie. I tear up a bit at this random act of kindness. It’s probably just “hormones,” but I am touched by the empathy that this little person is showing my child.

What caused this toddler to “do the right thing” and show kindness to a stranger? …….

….. Philosophers like John Locke and psychologists like Sigmund Freud took for granted that we are born with a blank moral slate. But Bloom rejects that. He argues that babies actually have a natural sense of morality and fairness—one that simply emerges, like many other developmental milestones. “I think all babies are created equal in that all normal babies—all babies without brain damage—possess some basic foundational understanding of morality and some foundational moral impulses,” says Bloom on the Inquiring Minds podcast. “They’re equal in the same way that all babies come with a visual system, and the ability to move around, and a propensity to learn language.” …..

…. Bloom thinks this sense of morality emerged via Darwinian evolution, just like every other adaptive trait that marks our species. But how can he tell? How does one study morality in babies who can’t wax poetic? Scientists have come up with several clever solutions to break the language barrier…….

Okay, from these paragraphs, we can see the author is telling us socialism is a form of good morality.  Let’s see what it says next …….

….. Babies under the age of 1 then watch another character either reward or punish the naughty and nice pigs by handing out treats; the babies show a preference for characters who reward good and punish evil. Toddlers are given the opportunity to administer the reward or punishment themselves, and they tend to punish the hinderer and reward the helper.

Interestingly, as the toddlers get a little older, this sense of fairness seems to morph into pure egalitarianismat least when it comes to distributing other people’s stuff. “There’s a lot of research suggesting that when it comes to divvying up resources that strangers possess, they are socialists—they like to share things equally,” says Bloom.

Children are “very egalitarian when it comes to other people,” says Bloom. “When it comes to themselves, they’re not the slightest bit egalitarian.”

When asked to hand out treats to other people or to stuffed animals, 3- and 4-year-old children will divide resources equally, if at all possible. Even if they know that one person deserves more of a resource than another because she worked harder for it, they will still opt for equal distribution. In a study of 5-to-8-year-olds, when it was impossible to divide resources equally—for example, if the children were given five erasers to distribute to two people—they would even throw the extra eraser in the trash instead of giving more to one person than the other.

But what happens when the children being studied are themselves the lucky recipient of the extra resources? Well, that changes everything. “So, they’re very egalitarian when it comes to other people,” says Bloom. “When it comes to themselves, they’re not the slightest bit egalitarian. Particularly when dealing with strangers, they want everything.” So while babies do seem to have an innate capacity to separate good from evil, their moral lives are still fairly limited. “Babies are kind of jerks,” Bloom says.

Hmm, let’s see ……. distributing other people’s stuff ….. check …. rewards the undeserving …… check ……. would squander and destroy things rather than let other people have stuff ….. check ……  are greedy and egocentric when it comes to their own stuff …… check ……. are jerks ….. check 

Yep, babies, (more accurately, toddlers and young children) are socialists.  Or, we can say, conversely, socialists have the moral compass of a toddler. 

Thanks, Mother Jones!!!! 

This is simply another in a long string of affirmations of what we all already knew about socialists. 

h/t Twitchy

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10 Responses to LOL!!! Mother Jones Let’s Some Truth Out!!! Says Your Baby Is A Socialist!!!!

  1. philjourdan says:

    Anyone who has interacted with liberals know they act like children.

  2. Keitho says:

    Back in Roman times when the Goths took over they prevented their children from getting corporal punishment in the Roman education system. The reason? They didn’t think a child who was afraid of the rod would ever pick up a sword as it is even more fear inspiring than a stick.

    Contrary to the current “pacifist” parenting they felt that the lack of corporal punishment would result in what they wanted, violent and fearless soldiers.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Of course the other conclusion you could make is the kids are practicing this:

    “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

    Isn’t it interesting a lefty regards the behavior as a sign of Marxism and not of Christianity?

    • DirkH says:

      Marx did that by design. Just like the Human Rights are carefully designed to make sure they contradict every last one of the ten commandments. Look them up; it’s interesting.

      • DirkH says:

        …Marx and Engels were also big fans of Darwin; celebrating that Darwin contradicted Biblical creation. Church was the big enemy for them – like for the French Revolution (Human Rights) before.

    • David A says:

      Interesting that the concept of free choice vs. power over others does not enter the conversation. The concept of self-responsibility is likewise absent. Socialist do indeed think the world is one big family, government is the parent, everyone else is a child.

  4. Larry Geiger says:

    “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.”

  5. DirkH says:

    Breitbart London writer gives me a great idea of how to rile up pro-abortion leftists.
    “Social justice begins in the womb”

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