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|I have no idea how anyone can self-identify as "conservative" with a straight face. It puts you on the wrong side of history on almost every topic imaginable. How could you be on the same side of the spectrum as Nixon, Bin Laden, Pol Pot, and Hitler and show your face in public? How could you disdain progressives like Carl Sagan, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, and Jesus himself?|
|If conservatives had had their way, there would still be slavery! Women would not be allowed to vote, or wear pants for that matter. There would be no social security, no NASA, no Mr. Rogers or Sesame Street. We would still think the earth is 6000 years old (I know some of you still do..sigh). |
Conservatives (big business owners) are the ones who abandoned Detroit and other industrial cities after the easy money dried up, leaving all their former employees behind in a drug-infested nightmare world, all the value of the land siphoned off long ago and the workers (that they abused) left with nothing. There would be no child labor laws, no minimum wage, nothing.
Conservatives wouldn't have put a robot on Mars, because GRAMPA WOULDN'TA DONE IT! Conservatives wouldn't have discovered DNA because they wouldn't *ever* have taken LSD to broaden their perspective, like Francis Crick did. (They will however reap the medical benefits of that discovery, so they can live long enough to vote for politicians that demonize all drug use. Hypocrites!)
Conservatives yearn for a good old day that never was..exactly which era would you like to conserve? The feudal system? The civil war? The fifties? When exactly were the good old days? Like Jon Stewart pointed out so accurately, the good old days were when you were a little child, and everyone did all the work so you could play in the yard.
Here's a challenge I'll put out there..tell me one time EVER in history that the conservative viewpoint wasn't steamrolled by progress. One time, when after the dust settled the conservatives weren't standing there with their limp dicks swinging in the wind.
I'd really like to hear about it.