Here is the entire comment:
“Its simple: conservatives like things to stay the same and liberals want to make improvements. If conservatives had always won the debate we would still be hunter/gathers living in caves. It is because people sought a better way that we live in such a great society. Some people just don’t like change. Maybe it is because they are afraid of failing, or they don’t trust others, or they are uneducated, or maybe their wealth depends on it.”
This comment was left on my article “How Can A Poor, Non-Religious Working Stiff Be A Conservative?” that was published on June 21, 2009.
Let’s debunk good old Mike, a non-registered commentator. As I replied to him, his argument is simplistic, totally unfounded and really rather lame. He implies conservatism is all and totally about resisting any change. He forwards that we would be cave dwelling hunters in animal skins if conservatives had their way.
Is Mike or any reader aware the US is now a center-right nation, but in our history we were far more right than “center right?” I love when lame brains try and trip me up and inform me that the thoughts of the Framer’s were classically “liberal.” They were for sure, but liberal does not mean now what it did 200 plus years ago.
To effectively debunk Mike and any lefty who tries this argument, tell ’em the following: As the US has ALWAYS been conservative, how do they reconcile that the largest percentage of the world’s technology came from the US? I mean their denigrations of conservatism are usually based on some level on Mike’s argument – that if conservatives were in charge we would be hitting women over the head with a stick and dragging ’em by the hair. That’s asinine!
Everyone knows if ya smack her with a stick she’ll bleed and that will make her less attractive, as well as pulling out her hair won’t make her more physically appealing, right? See conservatives give up that which does not serve us well. Seriously, in this context isn’t it glaringly apparent Mike’s argument is asinine? The US has led the world in developing technology since we became a nation, and we have always, always, always been a right centered nation – ALWAYS. I swear some liberals will reach as far as possible to think they’re clever and have put conservatives in their place. As if!
The US has led the world in nearly every measurable and quantifiable issue since our Founding. Again, conservatism is not perfect. Difference between left and right in this context is left imagines some amorphous perfection is out there and only their massive brains will come up with it. Conservatism accepts natural law and man’s nature and then seeks to find workable solutions within those confines. We do not imagine some unworkable and fanciful solution. We look at what is, the true nature of the issue and the best workable solution, all while keeping in mind that correcting “your” problem does not impart any right to impose upon another.
That IS NOT to say we do not favor social welfare for the handicapped and truly needy, but if one cannot see the welfare state and entitlements will break us in the coming decade, then it is they who are the blind idiot. Conservatives are about workable, rational and FAIR solutions. A fair solution is not to take from me and give to you just because you claim you need it or deserve it.
Some lefties want to paint any adherence to tried and true human practice as being backward. Consider this: when lefties forward nobility, isn’t it usually the more backward people they advocate for? And by backward I mean less modern in social structure and lives lived. So a conservative American who pays his bills and has a decent life is a problem, but those poor terrorists are just misunderstood? See my point? As I wrote yesterday, many lefties will forward the rights of animals over the rights of humans. I’m supposed to find that noble? Gotta be kidding me, right?
And again, as I argued the other day, it takes generations to domesticate a dumb assed animal, yet the big thinkers will forward that they can alter the human dichotomy merely by enacting laws, and considering as evidenced by the current US polling, laws the MAJORITIES DO NOT WANT! And that is what passes for enlightened thinking? Nope, but it is a stark example of bullying and misinformation to sway the disinterested masses. Considering the work of liberalism in its recent history, isn’t it true to their methods to obfuscate and misrepresent the facts to get what they desire?
Conservatism does not in any way equate to backwardness. Wanting to preserve a political system that history shows is the best, fairest and offers the most opportunity to the most number of people, is not a backward idea. Conservatism is the ANTITHESIS of backward. Conservatives want to share our knowledge of how to be successful with everyone.
Conservatism speaks to total participation by everyone. We are the keepers of the flame of our Founders and Framers. We do not horde our good fortune from the world. We share it. But we know that despite the lack of human perfection, freedom and personal autonomy are the examples all should follow.
And lastly consider this: Which ideology used force, and was part of their stated doctrine, to export to the world their way? Who was it who said they will force the world to their desired reality? That would be the Marxist nations and ideologies of the world and Marxism and leftism are brothers. And while the US is all for exporting our model of freedom and economic success, we are not forcing anyone to adopt it.
But who is it trying to FORCE us to adopt their desires? That would be the lefties out there. And yet because I refuse to be swayed by their pleas that do not include a single bit of empirical evidence as to what they claim will result, I am the bad guy here? Personally, I think they need to get to that crapping in one hand and wishing in the other and then telling me which fills up first!
PROVE to me their desired way yields better results for more people and I will be one of them before they can blink. Keep trying to denigrate me and mine to go along and I will fight you til my last breath. They stand no chance of winning, for as we see, even the greatest thing since sliced bread, The Messiah Himself, has turned out to be a cancerous idiot, and what is it he forwards again? Leftism? Progressivism? Liberalism?
And I’m the backward one? My ass!