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A new study from Brunel University London found that physically weaker men are more apt to believe in socialist policies, such as redistribution of wealth. Meanwhile, stronger men are more geared to believe in the capitalist concepts, such as the idea that people should keep what you earn.

Brunel University academics studied 171 men aged 18 – 40, examining their overall physical strength, bicep circumference, weight, and height. They also noted the amount of time each individual spent at a gym, and examined these variables in light of whether they subscribed more to capitalist or socialist ideologies. They found that the more physically strong the men were, the less they believed in socialist policies, and the more they believed certain social groups should be dominant.

According to The Times, Brunel University’s senior lecturer in Psychology in the College of Health and Life Sciences Michael Price said the study raises questions about the correlation between physical strength and egalitarianism — and also poses something of a “chicken or the egg” philosophical question.

“We believe that this link between perceived formidability and egalitarianism could be explained in a number of ways,” Price said in the report on Brunel University’s website. “It could be the result of men calibrating their egalitarianism to their own formidability. It could be the case that less egalitarian men strive harder to become muscular. Or there could be a third variable at play affecting both egalitarianism and muscularity.”

Additionally, Price found that stronger men tend to reject the redistribution of wealth, whether they are financially rich or poor.

“Our results suggest that wealthier men who are more formidable physically are more likely to oppose redistribution of wealth. Essentially, they seem more motivated to defend their resources. But less wealthy men who are still physically formidable don’t seem more inclined to support redistribution either,” Price said. “They’re not demanding a share of the wealth.”

Price believes, however, that the correlation of strength and capitalist tendencies stems from our primitive brains that still apply value to strength that would help us acquire and defend resources.

“This is about our Stone Age brains, in a modern society,” Price said in an interview with The Times. “Our minds evolved in environments where strength was a big determinant of success. If you find yourself in a body not threatened by other males, if you feel you can win competitions for status, then maybe you start thinking inequality is pretty good.”

“Of course, this isn’t rational in modern environments, where your ability to win might have more to do with where you went to university,” Price said. “Lot of guys who are phenomenally successful in modern societies would probably be nowhere near as successful in hunter gatherer societies.”

The study also posited that a possible alternate explanation might be that people who begin with a belief that strength begets success attempt to achieve success by spending more time in the gym, hypothesizing that “men who were less egalitarian felt more need to go to the gym, unconsciously believing they needed the strength in order to reach a better place in a red-in-tooth-and-claw social hierarchy[,]” according to The Telegraph.

The findings of the Brunel study somewhat match results previously found in a similar 2013 study done by Aarhus University in Denmark. Researchers studied hundreds of men from America, Denmark, and Brazil, using the same criteria Brunel had used, and found that stronger men “take a conservative stance of protecting their own interests,” according to the Telegraph.

“Our results demonstrate that physically weak males are more reluctant than physically strong males to assert their self-interest – just as if disputes over national policies were a matter of direct physical confrontation among small numbers of individuals, rather than abstract electoral dynamics among millions,” said Michael Bang Petersen, who lead the Aarhus University study.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Andre Alexsen

    January 8, 2019 at 3:35 am

    WORTHLESS FRUITY WUSSIES !! GOD BLESS US REAL USA MEN OF THE MILITARY AND III% PATRIOTS L.E. AND PRESIDENT TRUMP !

    • James

      January 8, 2019 at 3:47 am

      RIGHT YOU ARE Andre.
      THOSE WUSSIES WON’T LAST VERY LONG WHEN THE SHTF.

  2. Linda Karlson

    January 8, 2019 at 4:17 am

    A strong male in body is usually a strong minded man also. This strength allows a man to walk in confidence as to who he is, and what he can achieve. He simply has no need to take from others, nor has the stomach to do so. Instead, he proudly cares for and protects himself and his loved ones, making no apologies. God bless this kind of man, we need more!

    • Cathy

      January 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      I married one of these wonderfully strong men who puts God and Family first!
      So proud of him!

  3. Fred Sheehan

    January 8, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Duh….. I have even more controversial news. The sky is blue.

  4. Linda

    January 8, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I guess weak men think they are pretty. Pink hair, no muscle frame, feminine faces, nose rings, purple glasses, raggedy clothes, soft voices, sissy strides…look more like their sisters than their sisters do. I have to say, they would be an embarrassment to most parents who actually wanted a son.

  5. FAST EDDIE

    January 8, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Look at that picture above. See who’s on the left and See who’s on the RIGHT.

  6. rosi d

    January 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Weak minded guys need to be told when to eat and when to sh&t because they are incapable of deciding for themselves. They go along to get along because they don’t have the guts to swim against the current. They stay inside the box because they don’t have the brains to think outside it. I am a woman, but I am strong minded. I can set my own goals and work towards them without anyone to pull the puppet strings for me. I will take unfair advantage of a weak minded wussie every chance I get and never apologize for it. I surround myself with other strong minded, successful people who believe in the principles this country was founded on.

  7. J POLLS

    January 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    That must be why 99% of ANTIFA ARE MENTAL MIDGETS AND PUSSIES.THE ONES I’VE SEEN COULDN’T FIGHT THEIR WAY OUT OF A WET PAPER BAG WITHOUT SOME KIND OF WEAPON

  8. Anje Connor

    January 8, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    What woman would WANT a weak “man”?

  9. Joseph A Midona

    January 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I AGREE 1,000%

  10. MICHAEL MCPOLAND

    January 8, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    What is that thing with the orange hair and tats? That is really one odd looking creature.

  11. Silas Longshot

    January 9, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Wusses are wusses and men are men. Been that way since humans existed, except centuries ago, most of these wusses were self extinguishing outside of the tribe or primitive city. Being passive, the want big men with guns to take away the fruits of the labor of strong men and give it to them because the government can do that sort of thing….until the money runs out, then you have Venezuela where the wusses starve again, by their own choices of government.

  12. MarieAnna Dvorak

    January 9, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Psychology, not insult: Left-wings people are followers. Weaklings. Also, easy to be brainwashed.

  13. patroklos

    January 12, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Wimps! I am a gay man with a strong frame and a massive manhood. Your women love me and your men give it up for me. I voted for Bernie. Bow to me now. BOW TO ME!

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