Posts Tagged ‘Conservatives’

Obamacare struck down by Texas Judge

December 14, 2018

I find Texas law every bit as unacceptable as Shariah law. I will not live under the rule of these assholes. There is a real need to oppose absolutely the so-called conservatives who are in reality just monstrous egotists. They think they are winning a culture war, but they are really tearing apart the nation. Their ideas are evil, and evil ideas are self-destructive. Fact.

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Cynics and Idealists

December 9, 2010

I was reading the Wikipedia entry on Dinesh D’Souza, the Indian-American (that is to say, East Indian) “conservative” author and found this:

In Letters to a Young Conservative, written as an introduction to conservative ideas for youth, D’Souza argues that it is a blend of classical liberalism and ancient virtue, in particular, “the belief that there are moral standards in the universe and that living up to them is the best way to have a full and happy life.” He also argues against what he calls the modern liberal belief that “human nature is intrinsically good…”

Am I missing something? Or does he seem to be arguing that one of the universal moral standards we’re supposed to live up to is that human nature is intrinsically evil? How can an intrinsically evil being live up to a moral standard? Actually, I’m writing this because for many years I’ve been noticing that “conservatives” tend to see humans as fundamentally evil. Apparently, D’Souza comes right on out and says so. This idea comes down to us—in the West at least—from Augustine. He created the notion of original sin, which I find—technically speaking—heresy. Many, if not most, contemporary “conservatives” see the only legitimate role of government as the protection of their private property from other human beings who they assume cannot be trusted. Indeed! I also found this on Wikipedia about D’Souza:

In his book The End of Racism he asserted that the “American slave was treated like property, which is to say, pretty well.”

It seems to me that people with ideas and attitudes like this should be easy to discredit. It’s a strange time that they’re able to get away with saying this crap. Anybody who’s been reading this blog for very long knows that I have a problem with using the words “conservative” and “liberal” for describing the country’s differing political philosophies. While washing the dishes and thinking over what I’d read about D’Souza, I decided that it would be more accurate to say “cynic” and “idealist.”