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What Is A Conservative?

What is a conservative?

Do many people ask themselves that question? Or do some people embrace a violent, powerfully dogmatic religion based on fear, intolerance and greed without questioning the morality or sanity of it while others simple-mindedly renounce the same ideology reflexively without understanding what it truly is?

How about the term conservative? What exactly are conservatives attempting to conserve? Is it systemic racism, sexism and religious intolerance?

Is it to conserve the status of Capitalism as the state religion of a Corporatocracy bent on gracing corporations with “personhood” while eliminating human rights for human beings?

Is it to conserve slavery in a modern, more covert style so the victims don’t understand that their hearts and minds have been placed in deep-seated prisons and rendered virtually useless?

Let’s look at this in a way more easily understood by the compliant adherents to this creed of slow, tragic suicide.

In 1776, it was Conservatives that supported the claim of the King of England that the U.S. colonists should pay taxes to a monarch across the Atlantic Ocean without representation in his government.

In 1861, it was Conservatives that started a war in support of the right of states to continue a sadistic system in which a large portion of the citizenry were denied basic human rights strictly due to the color of their skin.

It was Conservatives who reacted violently to the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and formed the Ku Klux Klan as a way of terrorizing Blacks throughout the South to “keep them in their place.” They started race riots and committed mass murders of innocent people simply to try and keep alive a system they’d used to feed off fellow citizens like psychotic vampires.

In 1868, it was Conservatives who again initiated an eruption of murders of innocent people after the passing of the Fourteenth Amendment which addressed citizenship and “equal protection” of the law for former slaves.

In 1954, it was Conservatives who drafted the Southern Manifesto and spent (and are still spending?) decades fighting tooth and nail to prevent civil rights legislation.

Today, it is Conservatives who are enthusiastically supporting a political party at the forefront of initiating war; state-sponsored terrorism; destruction of the working class through economic terrorism and a high-powered agenda of racism, sexism, religious intolerance and homophobia aimed at consolidating control over the entire population (not to mention the fact that they’ve cleverly infiltrated the “other” party to an extent that we have virtually one political party in the U.S. – the demipublicans).

It is Conservatives who spread mind-numbing propaganda that purports to refute solid science on subjects such as human caused climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer, the environmental and health impacts of pesticides and herbicides and the destruction of natural habitats due to  overpopulation and over consumption of resources.

These people use their behavior modification system (otherwise known as mainstream media) to attack a widespread consensus of irrefutable facts on these and other subjects. In recent years they’ve had difficulty in keeping up with this nonsensical barrage of brain bile and have changed their strategy to attacking individual scientists in an effort to intimidate them into not publishing their data. This strategy is much like a pride of lions circling a weak or injured animal on the plains of Africa. Individuals usually find it an arduous task to ward off these bullying tactics. This strategy is detrimental to humanity yet the fear industry never seems to be at a loss to find talking heads posing as scientists to spew this type of idiocy.

It is Conservatives who maniacally protect the Second Amendment from imaginary enemies yet allow destruction of the most precious and important part of the U.S. Constitution: the First Amendment. Do they actually believe that owning firearms is a more important right than free speech? (At best, the right to bear arms can be seen as a way of helping protect the right of free speech, but it can never be as important. And the gun nuts of this country, in their unbalanced zeal for destructive toys, have flooded our streets – and playgrounds – with weapons some of which are far too lethal to be considered “necessary” anywhere but a battlefield). But, I digress…

Let’s take a look at the word conservation. The definition is the act of preserving, of preventing decay or loss.

Conservatives in the U.S. are feeding at a trough of cancerous ideas based on fear and hate that are destroying the environment, destroying what little democracy is left in this dysfunctional society and causing a decay of civilization through the loss of compassion, integrity, justice, creativity and equality. Their war on human rights is an abomination. They place corporate tools in OUR government to disembowel it and then point at the problems they’ve caused and complain government doesn’t work. If Conservatives hate government so much, why do so many of them fight so tenaciously to be a part of it?

And these are the people who spend so much time trumpeting the terms values, family, decency and patriotism over the airwaves (they’ve stolen) while destroying the reputations of honest, hard working people (and their famlies) who actually care about something other than their bank accounts.

One way of defining the new version of Conservativism might be to say it is a system in which everything is for sale – including people, morality, integrity and truth.

So, apparently, we need to remind the disciples of this fatal and destructive religion  that truth IS NOT a commodity. And, you can sell your integrity but can you ever buy it back?

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6 comments on “What Is A Conservative?

  1. I think Barry Goldwater would have disagreed with you on this depiction of conservativism. He would have called this reactionary corporatism. Before his death, he complained bitterly that pro-corporate Republicans had hijacked the term conservative. In fact he, joked that he probably would be considered liberal under the new political.jargon.

  2. It’s often difficult to discuss conservatism in terms of Republicans and Democrats – especially during the years in which the Neo-Conservatives took control of the Democrats and transitioned to Republicans. The term conservative has changed somewhat over the years and my description at the end of the essay was of “the new version of Conservatism” which I consider a religion.

    And Goldwater, though he differed from conservatives on abortion and gay rights at the end of his career, was a big supporter of states rights and did not support the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    I have to say that one thing I did admire about Barry Goldwater was his opinion that the separation between the branches of government was more important than the government aligning completely along party lines no matter what. He showed that during Senate hearings on the Iran-Contra scandal.

    How things have changed…

  3. “What exactly are conservatives attempting to conserve? Is it systemic racism, sexism and religious intolerance?

    Is it to conserve the status of Capitalism as the state religion of a Corporatocracy bent on gracing corporations with “personhood” while eliminating human rights for human beings?

    Is it to conserve slavery in a modern, more covert style so the victims don’t understand that their hearts and minds have been placed in deep-seated prisons and rendered virtually useless?”

    YES.

    • Yes, Robert, it is incredibly obvious – despite the fact that millions of U.S. citizens fail to notice. It shows just how deeply the indoctrination runs in this country. Fear, greed, hate and ignorance are running rampant and it seems like an impossible task to remedy the situation.

      Despite that, we have to continue trying to educate people about what’s going on. Anything less would be contributing to this relentless attack on compassion, intelligence, freedom and truth.

      Thanks for your comment and for your amazing contribution to helping humanity evolve. Peace.

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