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Conservatives are followers

25 Aug

Conservatives are followers, they believe in a hierarchical structure where they grant homage to the uppers and expect the same when they – in what conservatives refer to as – rise through the ranks. If you upset the cart you’re out of the …

club; this pecking order has becomes so ingrained in conservatives they believe this is how God wants life to be lived – it just feels right to them. Brown nose and kiss butt until it’s your turn to have your but kissed. The only talent needed to rise through the conservative ranks is kissing butt. No other talent is required. This is the structure conservatives understand as being America and being an American by conservitives. Anything different and you will be branded a traitor or worse. It’s always about money, always has been and always will be. Let’s say you lived 2000 or so years ago.. This guy comes along performing miracles and claiming he is the Son of God. Exciting at first since this has been a prophesized for quite a long time; you have been expecting him – it’s a glorious time!. Everything goes fine until the guy starts saying things you just do not like nor can adhere to. He states being rich will block you from heaven, he says spread your money among the poor and walk with me. Mankind does not change much and it would be my assumption the wealthy of the day denied the man based on having to give up money, property, prestige and position. So the wealthy claim him a prophet but nothing more and thank you very much for the advice but no thank you and the conservatives continue on and on and on and on and here we are today with conservatives convincing themselves of anything they choose to stay on top. You see, if they put religion or spiritual principle first they would lose what they want – money, property, prestige and position. You really can’t have those things if you are a true believer and the only way you could have those things is to smorgasbord the written word for your own benefit. Liberals are human and many including myself fragment the truth to fit our own lifestyle. The only real difference I can see at this level between conservatives and liberals is liberals still are able to think independently and are not bound by the pecking order, brown nosing and butt kissing to get to the top of the pile. Liberals are not trying to get to the top of the pile, the system of conservative pecking order is not ingrained into liberals and they are able to think independently. There it is, everything you ever need to know about history concerning conservitives and liberals. Liberals according to conservatives have no worthwhile agenda and there only goal is to hand out the 2%’s money to those on welfare and other entitlements. Kind of a Huey Long express lane for the lazy and weak. Conservatives will not consider valid facts presented by liberals because they do not wish to be associated with liberals and do not want to be like liberals… – you know how liberals are…. liberals are a bunch of tall, skinny poorly dressed hairy French looking men, sissy ath fags, circus tent stake pounding lesbians,  emotional PMS’ing woman, Black Panthers, Mexicans, atheists, those on entitlements and other less than desirable humans or white trash. This is the portrait painted by conservatives of liberals… Liberals as a group are what conservatives view as bottom of the barrel – unworthy. In a simplistic glimpse consider this: forward thinkers and movers do not dress in suits and were ties as a rule, they do not follow the status quo or pecking order. Liberals are a brave lot and are not afraid to think outside of the box or fight for what they believe in. Conservatives are so wrapped up in their pecking order for the gain of money, property, prestige and position they can see nothing but that – to them, that’s all there is. Humans are greedy – and yes, I am human also. I see the pecking order and have many times tried to join it to succeed only to find it leaving a bad taste in my mouth and I must back off. With conservatives you are either against them or for them – there is no middle. You go against conservatives and they will wage war on you. Republican Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism would be a good example of waging war against anyone who seems to be against conservatives. “He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately, his tactics and inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate”.(wiki) In other words – he was wrong. Conservatives feel strongly about Religion and Patriotism; so do I. I am not religious myself but a guy by the name of Norman Greenbaum wrote a song about a “Spirit in the Sky”.. That works for me; it’s an individual and spiritual understanding of something greater than yourself that is not to be conditionally followed by someone else’s rules and traditions. Conservatives are most comfortable in a group of like thinkers like with Religion. Patriotism reflects people who are standup and solid human beings; willing to fight for the greater good, mom, apple pie and roast beef. Quite often liberals will fuss about going to war and appear to be unpatriotic. If we fight for mom, apple pie and roast beef I can assure you they would be there. Fight for oil, or oil, or oil and you will see resistance by those who do not want to die so conservatives can stay wealthy. To wrap up this POV all I can say is if you take the time to look at the facts it would be impossible to vote for conservatives in good conscience. I believe what I have written this will upset some people, this is not my intention and I have wanted to make these statements publicly for a while. I ask that you consider what I have stated and if you choose to comment or write a rebuttal use facts and not hate to refute what I have written.

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Conservatism (Latin: conservare, “to retain”)

12 Aug

History does repeat itself.

Conservatism (Latin: conservare, “to retain”)

Revolutionary times:
They had a long-standing sentimental attachment to Britain (often with business and family links). They were procrastinators who realized that independence was bound to come some day, but wanted to postpone the moment. They were cautious and afraid of anarchy or tyranny that might come from mob rule.
Finally they were pessimists “who lacked the confidence in the future displayed by the Patriots.”

Post revolutionary times:
The Federalist Party dominated by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and by businessmen and merchants in the major cities were supportive of the modernizing, urbanizing, financial policies of Hamilton.
“These policies included the funding of the national debt”

Intellectually, Federalists, while devoted to liberty, held profoundly conservative views attuned to the American character. They believed that liberty is inseparable from union, that men are essentially unequal, that vox populi [voice of the people] is seldom if ever vox Dei [the voice of God], and that sinister outside influences are busy undermining American integrity, As time went on, the Federalists lost appeal with the average voter and were generally not equal to the tasks of party organization.

Perhaps we are again tiring of their ideal – in which conservatives feel themselves superior to the average man and carry on with the idea “that sinister outside influences are busy undermining American integrity”.  That sentence could fuel countless conservatives into believing they must stay a ruling class; but is actually  an excuse for consciously raping the average American of their income.

Conservatism, misdiagnosed – misunderstood

12 Aug
“Conservatism is not so much a philosophy as an attitude, a constant force, performing a timeless function in the development of a free society, and corresponding to a deep and permanent requirement of human nature itself. (wiki) I guess in a liberal-political sense I could state “basing your decisions on a primordial  knee-jerk reaction to life is not prudent” but… I beleive this idea explains to me why I was conservative and resistant to change and liberals for so long. If something feels right it will take an immense counter influence to change a mind and see things differently. Since 911 the question of “why do conservatives’ need to lie, blame and incorporate hate against an opponent to win an election” has troubled me. Through a resistant and biased investigation I slowly changed from a faith in conservatism – a feeling – to an intellectual and factual political belief system as a liberal. My s…

piritual beliefs have helped me to understand my conservative alignment of the past. Wars have been fought since the beginning of time in the name of God. A strong juju in which many will fight to the death to protect. Conservatism does not base itself in logic or on empirical data, it bases itself on a feeling or attitude of “this is what I am supposed to be doing, this is how it’s supposed to be”. I believe this is also the reason many believe blindly in a God they can never hear nor see. You just know – you feel it and rely on it – you innately know it is so.. I am a believer and if you try to tell me that a God does not exist – I’ll not listen to a word you say. In other words, my belief is based on a feeling and not on actual proof a God exists. It would seem with this post I have just stated that either God exists or God does not exist comparing an innate knowledge against actual proof. Here is the dilemma conservatives’ face – Do I follow a deep conviction or do I follow what makes sense – more of a WWJD than ?. Here again I believe there is a needed balance of the two and it also explains why being a conservative and religion are so tightly intertwined. I leave you without an answer as this is a very personal decision, I would however ask that you consider what I have posted without stating this is just liberal rhetoric geared to ,,,,,? Everything is a choice. After a long time, after allowing something other than an innate knowledge to dictate my beliefs – I have found what I believe is the right way for America to proceed. But again, a balance is needed – there are times when liberals need to be reined in and conservatives’ need to be prodded to move forward. I would perfer for politcal conversations to based on understanding rather than predjudice In other words everyone is right and everyone is wrong and balance is the key.

Mind over what matters

6 Aug

We are all born with the ability to reason good from bad; but there is a bit a good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us. It’s how much honesty about ourselves we allow to flow from our minds to our hearts that makes the difference. Each time we alter reality to suite or allow our worldly desires a conflict is created within us, these conflicts continues to build unless reality is accepted for each and every instance reality has been altered to justify our desires  – which is not possible; we just do the best we can. We alter reality to match what we want for ourselves – selfishly. The humility needed to grasp even a fair amount reality about ourselves is quite elusive. “Me pity the heart that is slow to learn, what the quick mind sees at every turn”.

Separation of Church and State

6 Aug

Just because the constitution of the United States is not laced with Christian rhetoric, does not mean the authors values and virtues were are not based in Christianity. The first amendment of the Constitution states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It simply states the Government has no say concerning the practice or belief in the religion of your choice and that the government cannot choose a national or state religion like England has.

Nowhere in any of our Nations literature does it state Christianity or religion if you like, is not allowed or not allowed in government. This in fact is a right guaranteed in the Constitution, it’s called religious freedom and it applies to those in government as well as the general population. Can you base a law on a religious belief? Not to my knowledge but the individual members of government yesterday and today use their belief systems to make decisions on our nations laws and policies and their belief systems for the most part include religion. Up until the past 30 years the religion most practiced in the US was Christianity so yes, most of our laws and the Constitution and the Deceleration of Independence and the Bill of Rights is based on Christian beliefs.

Religious Affiliation

# of
signers

% of
signers

Episcopalian/Anglican

32

57.1%

Congregationalist

13

23.2%

Presbyterian

12

21.4%

Quaker

2

3.6%

Unitarian or Universalist

2

3.6%

Catholic

1

1.8%

TOTAL

56

100%

there’s a reference in Article VII of the U.S. Constitution: “Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth.”

Anno Domini = AD, the period

The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin, translated as In the year of the Lord,[9] and as in the year of our Lord.[10][11]:782 It is sometimes specified more fully as Anno Domini Nostri Iesu (Jesu) Christi (“In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ”). This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, with AD counting years after the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of the epoch.

This has never been about whether or not religion should be in government but rather should government be in religion. Religious freedom is protecting religion from government and those that may try in some way to eliminate it. There are so many Christians (and other religious centers) in government today and yesterday that have made decisions based are their religious  beliefs; on their virtues, that I cannot understand how anyone could say religion is not in government. Religion is in the people of the government and you cannot separate that.

 

That book has everything to do with that document, the ones that wrote it were Christians, Bible Christians.  If you find it difficult to see religion in this world ask yourself “what is the date today”? Ok, it’s June 27th, 2012. So what happened 2012 years ago? Why does the entire world base their calendar on the fact today is June 27th, 2012.

 

The term AD is used to depict the period after Christ’s birth, AD is short for “Anno Domini”. The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin, translated as In the year of the Lord, and as in the year of our Lord.  It is sometimes specified more fully as Anno Domini Nostri Iesu (Jesu) Christi (“In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ”). This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, with AD counting years after the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of the epoch. (wiki)

 

You can shout into the wind all you like but something pretty big happened 2012 years back and people have “loosely” followed it ever since. There are many types of religion in this world but they all have a common thread. They all look to something greater than themselves and they all look to the better side of mans nature. If you’re trying to force religion out of government it’s only because it’s standing in the way of what you want and if removed – you could do as you please. Like it or not religion still brings out the better side of man’s nature.

Class Warfare

6 Aug

Class Warfare.

So what is that? I guess it’s when those in the middle and lower income classes are tired of the higher class ruling rich and are willing to do something about it. Class, now there’s a word… I have found however that a words meaning can change over time.

Take the word “gentleman”. To a degree, gentleman signified a man with an income derived from property, a legacy or some other source, and was thus independently wealthy and did not need to work. The term was particularly used of those who could not claim nobility or even the rank of esquire. (wiki)

Now-a-days it’s just a sign on a bathroom door.

Quotes of the wise and the wealthy

6 Aug

I believe Socialism is the grandest theory ever presented, and I am sure it will someday rule the world. Then we will have attained the Millennium.… Then men will be content to work for the general welfare and share their riches with their neighbors.

Tony Blair

 

The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. We have been cursed with the reign of gold long enough. Money constitutes no proper basis of civilization. The time has come to regenerate society — we are on the eve of universal change.

Winston Churchill

 

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.

 Albert Einstein

 

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Andrew Carnegie