Tag Archive | Conservatism

Parasites & Idiots: Ignorance, Blind Loyalty and Obedience Can Be A Deadly Combination

Kentucky, USA: coal miners are in danger of contracting black lung disease and many are forced to travel more than 100 miles for proper medical attention. Families have tried escaping from the ever-present coal dust that permeates the area and causes severe respiratory illnesses by moving away, but end up unable to afford homes in […]

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 […]

Just An Ordinary Joe…

I know this guy from the neighborhood named Joe. I’ve known him for a long time. He used to live in (conservative) Upstate N.Y. and moved down to the southern part of the state during high school. Joe’s a nice enough person, very friendly. He smiles a lot and likes to joke around. Most people […]

By Any Other Name

Well, here we are in an era in which suicidal tendencies are accepted as normal business practices. ┬áDon’t worry about the lack of fresh air and clean water. Go shopping! Everything is OK. Oh, you mean to tell me we’re killing innocent people in sovereign nations because they don’t have the same priorities in life […]

End Censorship, End Tyranny

A recent post on Jeff Nyugen’s blog Deconstructing Myths inspired me to write about an issue that I’ve been contemplating for a while. Jeff wrote about a reporter, Claire O’Brien, who covered the murder trial of a Mexican immigrant being denied justice. She showed compassion for this man – who acted in self-defense – and, […]

Fear Sells, But You Don’t Have To Buy…

People all over the world embrace the chains around their hearts and minds. For many this bondage appears, unfortunately, to be stronger than their love of fellow human beings. Until this changes, they will not be free. As a matter of fact, most people don’t even understand what freedom actually is. William Shakespeare said something […]