Thursday, June 09, 2005

Real conservatism

Here's a link to a great article by Andrew Sullivan.

Another Conservatism: Doubt Vs. Fundamentalism

While I'll don't always agree with his perspective, his thoughts on the evolution of conservatism really resonated with me.

Are conservatives really in control of our government? Conservatism used to stand for governmental fiscal and social restraint. Today and argument can be made that we have neither.

Many would argue that we live in a post-9/11 world. But many of the social initiatives this administration has pushed really have nothing to do with 9/11.

1 comment:

dano said...

I didn't have a lot of time, so I meant to read only the beginning and end of this long article. I ended up reading the entire thing. I do agree with a lot of what the author says, and the thing that people need to note is that it shows little hope of anyone rising up to challenge the maniacal zealots running this joint. The few "conservatives of doubt" he mentioned were only to emphasize they could never be president, and the left was described a weak for decades, all of which are more or less true, I think.

People need to get angry - really angry - that their government's being stolen. Fundamentalists are thugs who don't negotiate, don't bargain, and want nothing to do with compromise or reason. They're right, anyone who disagrees is wrong, and that's that. "God" says so. This is why I believe they have so much in common with the Nazis, and with the Islamic extremists they claim to be so strongly against (unless they have a billion or two laying around they're willing to spend here, or a few million barrels of oil in their backyard - then you get to kiss W on the lips).