It is easy but rarely wise to bank on grand, unified theories to explain human behavior. That being said, viewing most Conservative positions as stemming from "subjugation paranoia" seems to hold up. For example, I had until now viewed climate change skepticism as just that -- skepticism. But why should there be public skepticism about a topic about which 99% of the pertinent scientists agree? Is it possible that what I had seen as stubborn skepticism in the face of facts may actually be nothing but paranoia?