Politics the Armpit of Society money buys anything
This is my attempt to answer why things happen in the world today as they do and especially in the USA as it slides back to the middle ages, with trickle down warp speed, you know like the Middle East.
My problem has always been I think way too much, my dad used to say this to me. I have always questiond things… why is this done and why this way, who said so and why not do it differently? Yeah…me the contrarian. So tis when I see a bumper sticker which asks: “Question Authority”…I take Question Authority a few steps further asking and adding in my two cents… why are obsolete traditions and excessive authority not being questioned? I suppose only the owner of the bumper sticker and I may as a minority of two, are the only ones who feel this question needs address?
Seems to me, religion demands to be questioned and with my embellishing… addressing religions obsolete traditions and excessive authority, questions such makes one a potential target. Evidently I am in minority? Religion has gone about it’s business of building followers for 3000 years with little checks (the questioning kind) and balances few to no changes, except far as I know… Catholics no longer burn people at the stake for not being pious enough in the eyes of an Inquisition? Today we still have the misogynist Catholics keeping women bare footed and pregnant…except for what they call Nuns (a connotation I suppose). Then we have what is happening in the Middle East…a deviation of misogynist religion morphed with politics doing a bang up job offing questioning people of difference and takings their women like camels to auction… all in the name of exclusivity, except camels are treated better.
I have always wondered….why do people accept this kind of behavior, it is like they are letting spoiled brats run rampart with killing toys, I may have the answer in my attempt to define the conservative mind set.
Opportunists always take advantage of those not obsessed with opportunity, I find the following cogent and may explain what is happening and why? A writen comment from Philip Agre.
“From the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to the self-regarding thugs of ancient Rome to the glorified warlords of medieval and absolutist Europe, in nearly every urbanized society throughout human history, there have been people who have tried to constitute themselves as an aristocracy. These people and their allies are the conservatives.”
As we watch the obstructionism, in the United States today, the constant disdain for human rights here in the USA…I realized it could be the following unfolding before us. More from Philip Agre
“Liberals in the United States have been losing political debates to conservatives for a quarter century. In order to start winning again, liberals must answer two simple questions: what is conservatism, and what is wrong with it? As it happens, the answers to these questions are also simple:
Q: What is conservatism?
A: Conservatism is the domination of society by an aristocracy.
Q: What is wrong with conservatism?
A: Conservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world.
These ideas are not new. Indeed they were common sense until recently. Nowadays, though, most of the people who call themselves “conservatives” have little notion of what conservatism even is. They have been deceived by one of the great public relations campaigns of human history. Only by analyzing this deception will it become possible to revive democracy in the United States.” Philp E. Agre
So tis to be my goal to define the difference… if any, the neoconservative with a twist of Ayn Rand.