COVID bigots demean people for wanting the right to make their own decisions, and not be forced into taking actions like being vaccinated or wearing masks. Unable to process the libertarian position for what it is, they dismiss it as ignorance or selfishness.
Perhaps the best commercial for American Conservatism are the anti-communist demonstrations currently in Cuba, where people have taken to the streets waving the American flag. They're not waving the EU flag, the BLM flag, or the Soviet flag, they're waving the American flag, knowing full well the ideals of liberty and freedom it embodies. Truly oppressed people recognize that the ideals held by American conservatives are intrinsically pro-freedom, anti-oppression.
The left's notion that the ends justify the means vs the conservative notion that only just means create just ends.
Thanks for listening this past year. I hope you'll stick around for season 2 of the LR podcast starting soon!
In essays to follow, when I refer to "conservatism" I'll usually be referring to American conservatism, but first, let's define what conservatism is in general. At the root of the word is (to) conserve, or to control or prevent loss. Conservatism then is a social/political philosophy concerned with the control and prevention of the loss … Continue reading Defining Conservatism
Racism against whites is wrong for the same reason that racism against blacks, Asians, and Hispanics is wrong. Racism is a form of collective punishment. It lumps in the good with the bad of a particular race and that's not fair to the individual.
Nor is an alleged non-understanding or rejection of science on the part of conservatives and libertarians the problem. The problem is in the mandate itself, coming not with the consent of the governed, but from the governmental elite, who consider themselves our moral and intellectual betters. Most Americans it turns out, don't like to be ordered around.
Episode 3 is now available on Spotify, Apple, and most other podcast platforms. In this episode, Obamagate, what red states opening mean for the rest of the country, and the concept of Left vs. Right.
I talk about General Flynn and how his exoneration relates to conservatism. I review NJ Governor Murphy's "The Road Back" plan to reopen the state's economy and finally I go in-depth to talk explain conservatism.
The new movie Death of a Nation, by Dinesh D'Souza, is now out in theaters. Its main premise is that Donald Trump finds himself governing over an extremely divided nation, much as Abraham Lincoln did just before and during the Civil War. Like in his previous movies, the protagonists are the Republicans and conservatives. … Continue reading Movie Review: Death of a Nation