In todays anti-athoritarian society the left has almost no chance of losing in politics. This is partly because leftists are primarily herd animals and they behave collectively in times of crisis as when they have to make political decisions. Making collective decisions is comfortable for leftists in today’s anti-authoritarian society because as long as they are being taken care of by their government there is little effort involved in going along with the tide of the political left’s mainstream thinking. For many, becoming politically mindless is a way of not looking at what is objectively happening around them.
By contrast, those on the right are individualists. They tend to stick by their principles which are governed more by their personal feelings than by group thinking. As a result, they often stand apart from others when confronted with social decisions and this is the reason they have more difficulty coming together as a political force when it comes down to winning political battles.
Furthermore, there are many elements in liberal ideology that conservatives are in favor of. From a functional perspective, these are the counter truths contained in liberal ideology. On the other hand, because of their greater degree of ocular armor, liberals are blinded and are driven by their ideology. The ability of conservatives to recognize and be influenced by the counter truth in liberal ideology is the reason that there are many varieties of conservatives but few of liberals. This ability of conservatives to see the aspects of liberalism that they politically favor prevents them from mindlessly coming together as a stronger political force to oppose liberal programs. Conversely, it is precisely their inability to see the counter truth contained in conservative ideology that makes liberals the politically stronger force. The presence or absence of ocular armor determines much of what goes on in politics.