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Useful scientific proof that Donald Trump is in fact correct. Further, this very same research explains why Bernie Sanders is so puzzled by deodorant. The truth simply being that lefties stink. A proof which is inherent in the English language, in that manner that leftists, soap dodgers and crusties are synonyms.

No, really:

People who have a greater tendency to turn their nose up at the whiff of urine, sweat and other body odours are more likely to have rightwing authoritarian attitudes, research suggests.

The study also found having a greater disgust for body odours was linked, albeit to a small degree, with support for Donald Trump when he was a presidential candidate.

Seriously:

It may seem normal to be disgusted by the smell of sweaty feet or bad breath.

But people who recoil at unpleasant body odours are more likely to support authoritarian leaders, while liberals are apparently less bothered by a pongy armpit.

A study has found supporters of Donald Trump are more likely to be disgusted by body odours, including the smell of feet, sweat and someone breaking wind.

We should have known this all along of course, only those indifferent to civilised behaviour could possibly support the corrupt stench of the standard leftist ideology or the wet farts of the average such policy.

Ahem.

Note it must be true for it’s in both The Guardian and the Daily Mail, each and both being purveyors of the truth and nothing but the truth, right?

Being ever so slightly more serious this does at least explain one thing. Bernie Sanders and his disbelief concerning deodorant:

Or in text form:

You can’t just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems. All right? You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don’t think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on.

Rather missing the point that stress creates sweat, something deodorant can help with.

But, again, to be ever so slightly serious it is useful to ponder this. What could be the cause of this? We could start to claim that the communalism of the left requires a certain indifference to the details of what massed humans are actually like. Well, that fits facts of course, imposed collectivism is akin to that public bathroom problem – lots of talk and no one cleans the shit up. We might insist that those of us who are weak of nose also can’t quite bring ourselves to support a politics which requires shooting all the bright and industrious people, that would explain it as well.

But the better, therefore correct, answer is the same as that point about only the young with heart being socialists, those who don’t grow out of it having no brain. As anyone who ever did any student politics knows being on the left does involve lots of huddling with too many people too close in those interminable (and without shower break) meetings. As soon as anyone has any money then larger rooms get hired, everyone being able to have that personal space. And that’s it really, once you’re rich enough to have experienced a political meeting without your nose pressed into an unshaved armpit you’ll have to be on the right. The only puzzle left being why haven’t people like Bernie “Three Houses” Sanders quite grasped it yet?

Or as we might put it cleanliness is civilisation, the right’s distaste for, the left’s desire for, the stench of its absence is an accurate representation of the differing political stances concerning that civilisation and its desirability.

Or someone can come up with a properly serious answer but where’s the fun in that?