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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-07-07 09:37 PM
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143. Fascinating history
I read a book about the origins of the conservative movement but the book didn't give as much detail of the earliest history your post does. Its amazing how all connects. Great thread!

It appears that some at the beginning weren't operating out of greed. Ideology and the betterment of man were sincere motives. Volker gave away all his money. He didn't make any off Libertarianism. The movement corrupted itself quickly. It became an attractive tool for private interests who took over the machinery the movement created.

Now its hard to tell exactly how much of conservatism is ideological and how much of it is just profit driven. I think many underestimate the ideological component. Still, I wish the history could carry forward to a complete model of who is pulling what strings now and why.

The vast right wing conspiracy is complex. I'd love to see the sources revealed when a lie is passed off. Its impossible to know now where anything is coming from. Still,I monitor right wing media and its obvious that coordination and control dictate the message. There must be a smaller group at top that decides what to do next.
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