« SNews (n.): | Main | Your Inner Feather »

November 25, 2014

Conservatives are the loyal running-dogs of the left

Among conservatives, it’s often common to find the most passionate advocates for the work done by the left only 10, 20, 30, or 40 years ago.

Almost no one on the contemporary left, apart from schoolteachers in nowhesville, bother to mention figures like Martin Luther King. Among American conservatives, praising the radical socialist preacher is nearly obligatory. This is the way that the outer party – inner party democratic system works. The outer party performs clean-up duty, and the inner party attempts to break new ground. The outer party consolidates gains, and the inner party attempts to innovate upon its platform of disintegration.
The Unconventional Conservatism of the Left - Social Matter

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 25, 2014 8:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

I agree that far too often, conservatives, or those calling themselves conservative, are far too ready to embrace what the left said, just not as early as the left. They'll disagree until 10 years have passed or so, then sign on as a symbol of their good nature. They wait until it becomes a cultural norm, then climb on board.

In other words, they're driven far more by culture and society than principle. They aren't conservative because they hold to a conservative worldview, but because they are slow to adapt things.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 25, 2014 8:50 AM

Principle for them is a finger in the air checking the wind direction. Being out of step with the group is worse than wearing the wrong stripe tie.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 25, 2014 10:07 AM

They are only liberal with other people's stuff.
They are very conservative with their own stuff.
Just like little kids that need their asses wailed.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 25, 2014 1:16 PM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)