Saturday, March 1, 2014

The conservative monster?

While I do think fascists and communists both clearly fall in the 'socialist' pile, and thus in the 'liberal' pile, that's not to say that I think conservatives are occupying some kind of idyllic political position that is therefore devoid of a "monster" form.

The problem is that when you're talking about 'conservative' as in 'small government, libertarian oriented', the sort of monster you're dealing with becomes not only far too abstract for most people to deal with. The monster conservative is the man or society that plainly ignore problems that rightly fall within their jurisdiction due to disinterest, malice or a lack of character. Granted, individual men make great villains, but they pale in comparison to villainy that has an entire orchestrated, oppressive apparatus behind them.

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