You don’t have to convince me that there are a lot of people who want to see President Obama voted out of office. That is nothing new. I heard that kind of drivel coming out of the mouths of Far Right Wing Radical Conservative types almost from the hour that he was declared to be President because of the unprecedented massive popular voter support that swept him to victory.
Does anyone but me remember that famous speech made on public television about how the number one political priority of The party of No was going to be seeing to it that President Obama was denied a second term?
Does anyone remember how that same bunch has tried to stand in the way of everything that our President has tried to do for us since then including a Jobs Bill that would have already put millions of unemployed Americans back to productive work?
Has all the Far Right obstructionism been for any other purpose than to try and embarrass and defeat our President? In my view it certainly hasn’t done anything to help either our country or our Fellow Americans.
And now there are some from that side of the fence who dare to make statements implying that the only way to make America “Vibrant” again is to see that President Obama is defeated in 2012?
When I hear someone from the Far Right suggesting that getting Obama out of office will bring “Real Prosperity To Real People” what am I actually hearing?
I will tell you what I think I am hearing!
When I hear stuff like that I think I am hearing someone telling me that they will do their level best to get rid of all the government programs designed to help the Middle Class, lower wage earners, the elderly, the poor, some students and a lot of kids from low income backgrounds– that is what I think I am hearing.
When I hear stuff like that I think I am hearing someone speaking who desires to be of service to the wealthy, the obscenely rich and to Corporate America. I think such a person considers those kind of folks to be “Real” People and the rest of us are something else. That’s what I think I am hearing when I hear this kind of stuff.
It is my opinion that when I hear something from the Far Right that suggests that the only way to grow our Economy is to defeat President Obama in 2012, I think I am hearing someone telling me that the “Economy” that helps me is going to be in real danger of being dismantled, and the Economy that makes more millionaires and billionaires is going to take off like never before and that there will be no limit to either what can be grabbed by them nor how it can be done. That presents an awfully scary picture to me, folks.
How come it is that it always seems to me that the Far Right Wing always accuses our President of waging some kind of “Class Warfare” and, in my opinion, that is the very same thing they, themselves have been doing for all these years– waging class warfare against the Middle and Lower Classes? What kind of hypocritical double talk is that coming from some of them?
Every time I hear a Far Right Winger talk about politics and elections, I hear all this blather about how Republicans are the Job Creators. O.K., The famous Bush Tax Cuts that were supposed to let the Job Creators create jobs have been in place for years and years now. Where are all the jobs? (Probably overseas where labor is cheap and benefits practically nonexistent, I should imagine.)
Don’ even try to convince me that The Right or The Far Right has any interest or ability to solve the Jobs problem because they haven’t shown me squat in all the times they have had the opportunities to do so. In fact, I have seen thousands of Jobs (Public Sector Jobs) go out the window under their policies and I think that is strictly BS! (Check out the situation in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio).
Here come the Right Wing candied-dates squawking about how far out of control government spending has become again.
I want whoever reads this blog to remember what happened to government spending the last time Conservatism got it’s hands on government. I shot higher than ever in history and we are still suffering the effects of that hurricane of recklessness. Don’t try to hand me the old Conservative malarkey about how they are the ones who are going to rein in government spending. If they do anything at all, they will cut desperately needed programs for those who need help the most in the economy and they will do everything they can to protect their rich cronies. That is what I think about it all. Those are my opinions of the situation.
You know what I see as the ideal policy of Conservatism for America? I will tell you what I think they will do if they get the chance:
I think they will repeal The Affordable Health Care Act that now provides needed benefits and services to more than 80 million Americans including the all important help with the cost of prescription medicines. (Not to mention the insurance that is now available to a lot of children and young people who had nothing in the way of insurance before the act was made into law.)
They want to cut regulations on Business. In other words, no government watchdogs looking over the shoulders of Business. Food Safety? Forget it! Safety of Medicines? Forget it! Product Safety? Forget it! Safety In The Workplace? Forget it! All that regulation hampers business, you see! (Who cares about the protections those regulations offer? Those regulations stand in the way of even more excessive profits than are possible now.)
The Right wants what they consider to be a more aggressive national energy policy. What about the fact that we already export oil?–They are crying that we still don’t have enough and we absolutely have to drill every square inch of available land. My question is that if we have enough oil that we can afford to export almost 2 million barrels a day to other countries, where in the Heck is our oil “Shortage?” (I think it’s all about profits, folks– that is my opinion.)
Did I mention that a lot of those folks are so excited over Fracking Your Water Supplies that some of them can barely sleep at night?
Go ask someone who has experience with the Occupy Wall Street People what is likely to happen if some bunch of Far Right Wing Radical Religious Conservatives get into high office and start messing with “Welfare Reform.” I think, sometimes that every time I hear some of them talking about “Welfare Reform, ” I am hearing them talking about cutting, slashing and eliminating almost everything that costs the government money and that would help anyone except the very rich.
I think that if we are going to save America for the future and for our generations, we are going to seriously have to consider voting for President Obama for another term because if some of these “Others” get into office, we might see the virtual wrecking ball come slamming down on all our lives.
Posted by John Liming as his political opinions.
I hear that the reason they are trying to do this is so that certain groups who are known to vote for Democrats, Liberals and Progressives might be disenfranchised from their Right to Vote by making it extremely difficult and this would make a Right Wing Conservative victory more likely in the affected jurisdictions. This is one of the claims I have heard in opposition to these kinds of laws.
Because it is said that some people would have to spend money in order to obtain the necessary documents with which to receive their new approved Voter ID, some of these new laws are being said to be imposing a “Poll Tax” in an indirect way in some cases and this has apparently infuriated a lot of folks where this kind of stuff is going on.
Some who strongly oppose the new Voter ID requirements contend that they cause disproportionate difficulty for the poor, the elderly, people of color, some immigrants and students– and some physically challenged folks.
It is said that the Lawmakers where these things are being passed or considered are worried about “Voter Fraud” in their jurisdictions. There are some studies out that have claimed that these claims of “Voter Fraud” are extremely overblown, exaggerated and, in some cases, there is no evidence of any such fraud at all.
Now, I guess, some judges in some of the areas where these things are appearing have begun to question whether such laws are Constitutional or not.
It occurred to me that if any of my readers live in one of the areas where they are thinking about passing a Voter ID Law or in an area where they already have passed one, the State Constitution in that area should be examined to see if there is provision made for the enactment of such laws in that given area.
A lot of people might be surprised– even shocked– to discover that their State Constitution has no provision that demands eligible voters present a special photo ID in order to exercise their right to vote.
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Conservatives seem to like to brag that more Americans consider themselves as Conservative than Liberal.
Even so, I have found that most Conservatives can never seem to explain to me why it is that Liberals win more elections and win them more often and stay in offices for far longer periods (Overall) than Conservatives can ever even dream of doing.
It just seems to be a fact that American Voters prefer the more intelligent Liberal approach to the sometimes rather mindless Radical Conservative view of the world and of politics in general. (Remember you are reading my opinions here.)
I think I know some of why what I am proposing here might be true.
My personal opinion is that Radical American Conservative Ethos (RACE) is an ideology based on fantasy, wish dreams, fabrications, myth-truths, half-truths and “Fibs.” (Lies?)
The whole thing seems so vaporous, fleeting, temporal,paranoid and insecure.
It seems to me that Radical Conservatism is a lot of talk with no fulfilled promises and that it’s policies are policies of exponential and continual failure and that the results are either usually non-existent, embellished for effect, exaggerated for propaganda purposes or they just end up in disappointment and even despair for those who placed their faith in them in the first place.
I know that my best times have always been under Democrat administrations and Liberal influences and my worst times have been under some form of Conservatism in government.
An example might be how Labor Unions affect things.
Conservatism seems to hate Labor Unions with a passion.
The fact is (And I think most people will tend to agree) that when Labor Unions prosper and do well, the rest of the population prospers and does well too. It is at times when the Unions are having their greatest difficulties that things turn to crap for the rest of America.
Conservative hard-liners, True Believers and Trolls won’t agree with that because, in my personal opinion, they tend to be either too dense to understand or comprehend that it is true or they just resist the truth of it out of some kind of misdirected and stubborn pride.
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There is at least one political candied-date from the Right who advocates for a zero tax on both the Manufacturing Industry and on Business profits which are brought back home to America after being earned overseas.
I should think it would be more of a good Conservative thought to push for zero taxes on all Business and zero wages for employees as well. I sometimes feel like that is the direction they want to take us.
There are already some “Factories” and other “Employers” who are obviously attempting to get out of paying real wages to their workers by offering a scheme that I call, “Offering training in lieu of wages.”
I think that is ingenious! Get someone to work their rear ends off for you, refuse to pay them any money for their efforts and then inform them, “You are getting good training in work skills that will benefit you financially for the rest of your life.” I guess the idea is that the “Training in work skills is supposed to be the “Pay” for the effort expended.
When all the school kids become janitors, then maybe we can pay them with “Valuable Training” instead of cold cash.
I sometimes find myself in agreement with some of the Conservatives. There should be no taxes on Business or on Individuals or on anything or anyone else. There should be no wages given for work performed under any circumstances. Every person should be Free to fend for themselves. If someone needs to eat, let them grow food. If someone needs to have the nation defended against enemies, let them all form little groups and cut some sharpened branches from trees and use them as spears.
Instead of government housing subsidies for the poor, let us all learn to live in trees once more like we did a few million years ago. If we did all that, we could quickly become ideal truly free Conservatives with no worries about intervention or meddling from some “Government.” (The rich could have the biggest trees.)
There are some candied-dates out there who advocate for getting rid of The Affordable Health Care Act.
I am thinking that the candied-date who might win a Presidential election on the basis of getting rid of “Obama care” might want to consider drafting a new plan and call it, “The Unaffordable Health Care Act.”
That way no one could ever afford to be seen by a Doctor and we could eliminate Health Care altogether as a national concern.
We could go back to using peanut butter on burns and having the dog lick our wounds. Then we could be ideal Conservatives because the government would never be involved in our health care at all and billions of dollars could be saved with which to create ever more wealth for the wealthy.
Some Conservative candied-dates have entertained the notion that America should pass a Law that penalizes employers who hire illegal immigrants.
I think that if such a Law were to actually get passed, it ought to be made retroactive to the time when we were all illegal immigrants and the Indigenous Peoples owned the land. Then everyone who dares to work for a living would be forced to pay their fair share in fines and penalties and there would be no need for taxes.
If that doesn’t seem practical for some reason, then let us penalize employers who hire anybody at all, legal or illegal because we do want to be fair about this, don’t we? We do want everyone to be treated equally, don’t we? Let’s just sock it to any employer who has the audacity to hire anyone at all! Now I am thinking like a committed Conservative, aren’t I?
Can anyone argue the fact that employees who dare to accept wages for their work are impediments to the Capitalist Free Enterprise System? Isn’t it a demonstrable fact that having to pay out money in wages to workers is a drain on the bottom line and a disincentive to buy new equipment or hire other employees?
What I would like to know is how Conservatives would treat illegal immigrants who have become employers. Would the Conservative candied-dates penalize those employers if they hired legal citizens?
Some Conservative candied-dates are reported to be literally itching for a war with one of our major oil suppliers in The Mid East over the nuclear issue.
I can agree with that premise on one condition: This time, if we get into another war, let us simply put all the heads of state who might be involved into a ring and let them duke it out without having to sacrifice any brave young American Heroes.
Otherwise, let us consider that warmongering for any reason is a no-no right now simply because we are war weary and we really can’t afford it financially.
Or is it possible that some of us have gotten to the point where we would rather drop bombs than build bridges? Is it now more fun, somehow to dump horse manure on someone else’s lawn than it is to dig the weeds out of our own?
Besides, I am not in favor of distilling my own gasoline from chicken manure. I think that is what might happen if we make a major oil producer too angry– we might end up walking a lot more (Or taking the bus.) because gasoline may either disappear entirely or cost $50 a gallon if we do something stupid.
Or, we could go down to Africa and start making deals with some of those nations for their natural resources the same as another large country has reportedly been doing.
Some Conservative candied-dates are reportedly calling for a ban on same-sex marriages and on Gay Marriages and on Abortion.
I have the solution to the Abortion problem as well as all the rest of it.
My answer is to simply outlaw marriage altogether.
habitating or having any kind of marital relation at all would simply go to jail for years and years.
Let us just outlaw marital relationships and marital acts altogether. That way we could have a clean, morally-upstanding and most purely righteous nation before gawd and we wouldn’t have to deal with all the tensions associated with these issues.
Or let us just butt out of people’s business like the Conservatives have been preaching all along and let people do what the heck they want to do as long as they don’t hurt anyone else in the process.
I am of the personal opinion that a lot of Conservatives hate Big Government and Government interference into personal lives only until the time when they need the power of Big Government to force their screwy ideas onto everyone else. At such times as this (And there are many and they come often) Big Government must not look so bad to Conservatism because they can use it as a tool to achieve their own ends. That is what I think happens and that is my opinion of it anyway.
How is it that only Human Beings have all these crazy problems about religion and politics?
The Monkeys must laugh their rear ends off at us sometimes.
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Feel free to file this post under “Home Spun” political “Back Fence” or “Sitting Around The Old Campfire” banter. I am about to share some of my own personal political opinions and that is all they are– for what they might be worth– to whomever might be interested.
I was tooling around the Internet just looking for ideas to write about when my eye fell on a quote that was attributed to one of the current Republican Candidates for the office of President of The United States and I thought it was interesting for a couple of reasons.
The quote was attributed to Rick Santorum (Republican Presidential Candidate) according to the source from which I was reading it (I have linked the source at the end of this article.) and the quote went like this:
“The decision he (President Obama) made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn’t a strategic decision. The strategic decision was made by President Bush to go after him. What President Obama has done on his watch, the issues that have come up while he’s been President, he’s gotten it wrong strategically every single time.”
I want to take this opportunity to reply to that quote with my own opinions. I think that is something Americans do; reply with their own opinions– and nobody is more opinionated about almost anything besides me. If you don’t believe that, ask any Conservative who knows me– they’ll tell you.
Anyway, here goes:
I, for one, am damned glad that President Obama made that particular “Tactical” decision for the simple reason that it was the decision that got the results– it was the decision that got the job done! Can anyone join me in” kudos for The President?”
I am pleased as punch that President Bush made the strategic decision to go after Bin Laden. That was commendable on the part of President Bush. He deserves a great deal of credit for making that decision in my opinion.
But it was Obama’s “Tactical” decision that got the job done!
I think there must be a lesson in that somewhere. I believe The lesson is that Conservatism’s path so far has led to new hope for future Liberal, Democrat and Progressive victories in American Politics.
As our economy is now on the upswing because of President Obama’s policies and actions and many Conservatives have been forced to lay off criticizing Obama for his policies (Because they are proving successful even after all the obstructionism from the Conservative side of the fence), the opposition has no recourse but to drag out their tired old “Family and Moral Values” arguments that had been mothballed for so very long. They had to find something to use as a diversion and they chose the social issues again. (Those social issues seem to often fire up their religious base of supporters.)
There are a few major areas of focus that I believe appeal most to Conservatives these days: In my estimation those areas include the following: Abortion, Contraception, Gay Marriage and Obama Bashing. I get the feeling that these are the agenda items the Right Wing feels are most representative of the worst problems facing our nation in these trying times. I think they really believe that if they can be successful in getting Government into bedrooms and getting Obama out of The White House, the whole country will somehow, miraculously morph into a glistening, prosperous utopia where everyone can live a happy “Christianized” life forever and ever amen.
But getting back to the quote I was talking about in the first place:
I disagree with the suggestion that our President has been strategically wrong on all the issues that have come up since he has been President. ( With, perhaps, one exception.)
The exception to the above that I would propose is that Obama was dead wrong in his original strategy for dealing with the Republicans and Conservatives on the vital issues facing America.
I believe his original strategy was to ignore their publicly revealed agenda priority of making sure that he is a one term president and to try and actually reach across the aisles and work with them.
I think that strategy was a disaster because the obstructionists didn’t seem to budge an inch until the very last minute when they finally, for one reason or another, decided to approve a payroll tax issue and allowed Unemployment Insurance Benefits to continue without demanding an offset against the national budget.
It is my opinion too that the only reason they capitulated on these points was that some of their leadership told them that if they kept up their obstructionist antics it might well cost them the election in 2012. (And of course, it might cost them the election..and I, for one hope that it does! But then, who am I after all?)
No, my friends, I feel the President’s “Tactical” decisions have been both “Tactically” and “Strategically” correct for the nation and I am totally committed to voting for him again in 2012 because I think some of what has been proposed by his adversaries on the other side of the political spectrum are just too far out and potentially dangerous for the country.
But you see, as I said– these are my opinions. My opinions may be shared by millions of other Americans– and I believe they are–but that is beside the point. The point is that as long as there is a Liberal anywhere in politics, I know that my Right to express my opinions will be preserved under the First Amendment.
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I guess I am enough of an expert to tell everybody in America how they should vote in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Of course, I will keep most of my “Expertise” to myself because, in the final analysis, my “Expertise” will probably boil down to little more than some highly-opinionated, biased, Liberal Hog Wash and no one (Except the nominally sane) would want to hear any of that.
But, as a concerned citizen, I do have a patriotic obligation to put in my two cents worth— so, for what it is worth, here goes!
First of all, I would recommend that anyone who reads this blog post and who has some kind of education beyond “Grunt and Growl” should, most likely hook up with one or more of the established “Academic” think tanks who specialize in reasonable political discourse.
I am sure some of these can be located on the Internet or through the courtesy of your handy-dandy local University Librarian.
In fact, I have included a link to some of them at the end of this post.
For those who are less intellectually inclined (I would assume that is most of us), let me suggest the following as possible aids in making your decision as to how to vote in 2012 elections.
There are some political illusionists out there who would suggest that we pay particularly close attention to political primaries. The idea has been suggested to me that it is by means of these “Primaries” that we can find candied-dates who are most likely to keep their campaign promises once elected.
If that proposition has even the least grain of truth to it, I am already darned glad that I paid such close attention to the recent spate of Republican Primaries.
It pleases me to learn that I now know (By reason of having paid attention to the primaries) that some of the candied-dates (If elected) will put all our kids to work as school janitors while yet others will see to it that my Social Security and Medicaid will be thrown under the bus along with me.
I am pleased to be able to report that I now know (Because I paid attention to the primaries) which candied-date will work toward taking every last right and dignity away from women, for example and which ones will do their best to insure that we sacrifice a few thousand more of our brave military people to the God of endless war in some God-forsaken never land.
Yes! Primaries are good! I now know who NOT to vote for. I will not vote for a Conservative! The Primaries have reinforced my willpower on that score. Oh I have had a few laughs watching these things as I am sure everyone else has too. And, as I have said before, “These Primaries have performed a vital service to the cause of Liberalism and have done more to get a Democrat elected in 2012 as anyone of good sense and good will could have possibly hoped for.
Primaries are good!
Now that we have taken the advice to watch the primaries, we find that there are some myth-informed out there on the side of Conservatism also advising us that “Politicians Can’t Be Trusted.”
Now that we have been given the advice on how to choose the politicians who will represent us in the 2012 elections, we are told in the next breath that politicans cannot be trusted.
“If the Reichtie that said those things is right, what good is voting in the first place? If I watch primaries to determine which politician will do the best job of putting the screws to me, and if politicians can’t be trusted, what the Heck am I doing wasting my time at the voting booth in the first place?”
That is exactly how Conservatist propaganda wants us to think.
That is, in my opinion, just another subtle tactic designed to confuse and divide so that some people will get more frustrated with the system and simply stay home and not vote at all.
That is an old trick of Conservatism’s more extreme side. It has worked before. The 2000 election is one example. I think this is why Radical Conservatism works so hard in some areas to pass voter suppression legislation.
I had one source suggest that if I am going to be an effective American and if I am ever going to cast an intelligent vote, I should do more reading of the American Constitution, The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights.
That sounds very good on the surface and I could almost go along with that line of thinking. In fact, to a point, I do go along with that line of reasoning. We should all become more familiar with the Founding Documents.
Maybe one of the main problems that might arise from doing so, however, would be that we would all learn that America was founded by Secularists on Secular principles and the old Conservative argument that we were founded to be a “Christian” nation would end up in the out house after all is said and done.
That would be a wrinkle on the Far Right Fringe’s liver wouldn’t it?
When I hear some of the would-be Constitutional Revisionists of the Radical Conservative persuasion, I am reminded of the old preacher who used to tell me to read my Bible for myself and pray that God give me the understand of what it really means.
What that old preacher was telling me was to establish my own belief system by using my own interpretations of what I was reading in the Bible that can be made to say anything someone wants it to say by a proper realignment of words.
The Constitutional Revisionist Radical Right Winger will try to cover his or her ignorance in making such a statement by telling you to “Read the documents and if you see a word you don’t understand, look it up and get the true meaning for yourself.”
That is the same technique some people use for twisting and perverting the Scriptures. They will make such stupid statements as “Well, I know what King James says, but if you look at the Greek, you will find that it means something other than what you though it meant.”
Well, friends, I am not all that smart and I certainly have not had a direct communication session with God, so I will tell you that it is all Greek to me.
One of the great song and dance routines of crazy Radical Right Wing Fringers these days is that, somehow, we are not living under The Constitution and The Bill of Rights anymore.
When you hear such things as that, what you are really hearing is that we are not living under the Constitution and The Bill of Rights in exactly the same way as the Revisionist Dominionist Extreme elements of Conservatism want us to be living.
In my book, this element has already long since proven what their agenda is. They have shown (To me anyway) that their agenda is to make sure that Obama is a one term President and that Democracy as we know it gets replaced by King James Religion in the form of some crazy Theocracy that will look more like some Third World religion than it does anything we have ever considered to be “Christian.”
For those who are worried about what “Radical Islam” might mean, I suggest that the concept of “Radical Christianity” is far more frightening.
There has been more death, blood and destruction wrought in the name of Christianity than there has been in any other belief system in the History of Mankind.
The entire “Christian” Bible is rife with stories where murder is committed, blood is spilled, human sacrifices are demanded, wars are waged for seemingly insignificant reasons, and all kinds of carnage is waged in the name of God for so-called “Holy” purposes.
And remember, folks– the Radical Conservatists want us to remember that America is a “Christian” nation.
The last thing I want to warn everyone about is this:
Conservatism is always screaming about decentralizing the Federal Government and shrinking it and it’s influence over individual lives.
When I hear such talk as that, I think I am hearing a plea to return America to the days when everything was decided according to the doctrine of States Rights.
That was a time before desegregation and a time before women were allowed to participate in the work force, the military and anywhere outside the confines of home.
It is by listening to the glistening promises of Conservatism and it’s regressionist tendencies that we are courting a reversal of the clock of progress and a return to the dark ages of American National Development and Progress.
Well, that is the way I see things, anyhow. You are perfectly free to draw your own conclusions about how things are and how they should be.
For those of you who are entertaining the idea of taking my advice about consulting “Independent” political think tanks, here is a little further advice to consider:
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For those among you who are determined to forge ahead and take my advice, here is a link filled with potential challenging and exciting information:
I am John Liming and I have approved this message which is entirely my own political opinion.
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I am a Democrat and a Progressive Liberal because I believe that is the political position that best reflects charity of heart toward those who may not be so blessed in life as I have been. I believe that is the position that offers the best picture of the Truth or Dare of modern political ideology.
I have no need of accumulating and hoarding all the good of this life up for my own personal use. God provides adequately for me and gives me enough that I can also share with those who may not be as fortunate as I have been. I want the government that I live under to share those values of helping where help is needed. That is where Truth or Dare is best encountered. That is one of the reasons that Social Safety Nets such as Social Security and Medicare tend to be Liberal-sponsored initiatives.
To me this attitude resides in the realm of Godly Counsel and resists the way of sinners… selfish sinners who would have every individual go through life completely on his or her own, without any help from government, neighbors or friends. I guess when I speak of this attitude of selfishness and self-concern, I am speaking primarily of a disease of the mind that I have come to term “Radical Contemporary Conservatism.”
I may be going a little overboard by describing Radical Conservatism as simply a mental condition. Maybe it is also a Spiritual deficiency. I cannot judge the pathology of Radical Conservatism. All I know is that wherever I have found it, I have observed arrogance, anger, pride beyond belief, haughtiness, vitriol, hatred, prejudice and a complete willful determination to make sure that The Middle Class, the Poor, the Working Poor, The Unemployed, Those in Public Service, Those in Public Education, The Elderly and The Challenged and everyone who is not a millionaire or a billionaire are oppressed and denied many of the necessary and reasonable things that most caring people would grant to others.
In my opinion, sitting in the seat of contemporary American Conservatism is directly akin to sitting in the seat of the scornful where there is no possibility of delighting in the Law of the Lord, but only a driving motivation to make life difficult for other people through every means possible.
Since I find Radical Contemporary Conservatism to be more akin to some kind of negativist religion than to a political ideology, I am at a continual loss to understand how anything useful or positive could ever arise from it. I think I begin to understand the reasons that Radical Conservatism is always referred to as “Regressive” by those in the know.
There is no doubt in my mind whatever that the practice of Radical Conservatism could bring it’s own rewards. The ideology is, in my opinion, ideally suited to the greedy inclinations of those who value materialism over anything else.
I have determined that Radical Conservatism is something like a noisy and spoiled child who bullies other children– attempting to push them around and to grab their candy when their backs are turned.
The bully is always aggressive and angry, but I think the bully can never be truly happy. I think a bully lives a life of complete frustration and, sooner or later, isolation as well.
Maybe that is some of the reason that Radical Conservatism seems to live in a shallow little world of it’s own design and construction– isolated from the rest of Humanity and from reality as well.
Is that why Radical Conservatism finds it necessary to downgrade and demean the Mainstream Media in favor of it’s own self-manufactured fantasy mills that spew hate and propaganda and myth-information out 24-hours-a-day?
It has to be a miserable existence being caught in the web of Radical Conservatism! In a situation like that I am guessing that there would be very few friends and the ones that a person might have probably couldn’t be trusted.
I do get the idea sometimes that Radical Conservatives feel they must always be in control of everything and everyone around them. I see them as very insecure types even though they might have all the money in the world. I think they are exponentially unhappy inside– unfulfilled in many ways.
I have spent many years listening to a lot of people who claim to be Conservative telling me all about Jesus and God and Religion and Family and Moral Values as if they had all the various subtleties of true religion locked into their exclusive domain, to the extent that there is nothing left for anybody else.
I find, sometimes, that a lot of these kinds of individuals are as greedy and stubborn about their religious principles as they are about their material possessions. I get the idea sometimes from listening to many of them that they must surely believe that they are the only ones who have any access to God at all and that everyone who doesn’t embrace their philosophies must be heathen at the very least.
I get this impression most readily when I read where some of them have declared people like Occupy Wall Street Protesters to be nothing more than “Filthy, Unwashed, Communist, Nazi Hippies” or some other really downgrading terminology. It seems to happen often with them and I wonder how they can feel so superior as to respond in that manner.
Radical Conservatism simply does not appeal to me as having any capacity for Godliness and I think their attempt to paint themselves as Christian is totally ludicrous and in far more out in left field than people such as Liberals could ever hope to be.
In my heart, I cannot visualize True Christians as peddling the level of intolerance and actual bitter hatred toward other people as some in the throes of Radical Conservatism seem so capable of and so willing to do at every provocation.
I am heartened by the events surround the 2012 Presidential Election so far.
After having watched the opposition mount their best clown show and present nothing but the same old tired, re-hashed and utterly failed ideas and policies of their predecessors, I am getting to the point where I believe that in the coming election– the 2012 contest for the Presidency– many of the proposals of the ugly-acting and nasty-talking candied-dates from the Far Fantasy-Laden Right will simply blow away like chaff in the Biblical Winds of Psalm 1.
For those who love to spout religion in the name of politics let me offer this little gem from the very Scriptures:
Psalm l, Verse 6: “For The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”
If there is even a grain of Truth or Dare in that verse, then there is no way on God’s Green Earth that any contemporary Radical Conservative is ever going to get elected as President of The United States in 2012.
I think that if Americans are going to stand for “Righteousness” with their votes in 2012, they will surely stand on the side of Democrats, Liberals and Progressives because that is the side that honors the principles of Biblical Teachings about how to treat our fellow Human Beings. That is the Truth or Dare of contemporary politics in a nutshell.
Posted by John Liming strictly as my political opinions.
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