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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2021, 02:41 AM

13. For the sake of argument, let us presume that Republican at this time Conservative.

If that is the case, then I would say no. The modern Republican party has not changed other than to become more extreme in their views.

I have stated many a time, that conservatives have a core belief that people are fundamentally unequal and that some people are destined or even ordained by god to rule. This is the core belief developed by Edmund Burke and Joseph de Maistre who were Royalists, defending the Monarchy during the French Revolution. After the defeat of monarchy throughout Europe, the concept of conservatism dis not fundamentally change. It just adapted a new "ordained" ruling class, wealthy merchants. Conservatism is still based on the idea that wealth means that you are chosen. Of course there are racial and gendered overtones as well as religious ideas about who is favored.

It is this philosophy that keeps Republicans/Conservatives from ever really changing. You will VERY often hear, especially when there is abject failure, as in the case with Trump and W Bush, that, "They weren't really conservatives" which is to say, that the philosophy itself is inerrant. Conservatism doesn't fail, people fail conservatism.

They rally around ideas like "small government", "fiscal responsibility", and "family values"; but it is all bullshit. What they are really interested is in preserving the gender, racial, and religious power structure. They want to use the power of government to support the hierarchical structure, to keep those on top, in power and those on the bottom, in their place.

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