Why do some liberals become conservatives?
Anyone who has gone from being a liberal to a conservative will appreciate this article. I took that journey myself, and the author is spot on in describing how it happens. His description of the random "external event" was fascinating...I knew immediately what mine was. Can anyone else relate to what he's talking about?
FTA: "Rarely, if ever, are prospective changers actually seeking change. In fact their previous political positions on the left may be quite firmly and strongly held, and they would probably consider anyone quite mad who had the audacity to inform them of the transformation about to take place.
But although they may not be interested in change, change is interested in them. It usually begins with something external, some new information encountered seemingly by accident, something that starts to bug the person because it contradicts or doesn’t fit easily into his or her pre-existing framework. It’s like a buzzing fly that won’t quit and can’t be ignored. It causes discomfort, a sense of unease, and the disequilibrium that comes from the dilemma known as cognitive dissonance."
Here is a link that might be useful: Source