Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wingnutopians and Manifestos

Quotes for the Day


The other day, I was talking with a guy who said that conservatives have a lot of eggheaded books about philosophy and principles -- and that what they lack right now is a popular manifesto for the current moment. I furrowed my brow thoughtfully, unconvinced but not sure how to respond. A little later, it dawned on me. We do have the book: Liberty & Tyranny, by Mark Levin. [bold-mine]

~ John J. Miller via The National Review Online, the Leading Voice of the Modern Conservative Movement.


Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. . . . conservatism is the negation of ideology: it is a state of mind, a type of character, a way of looking at the civil social order." [bold – mine]

~ Russell Kirk, a founder of The National Review and architect of the Conservative Movement

There you go. Mark Levin is the Conservative Wingnutopian Movement’s own version of Karl Marx.

The circle has come full. What started out as an alternative to Marx inspired political thought of yesteryear (according to some), now mimics Marx inspired dogma in its application.

You can see examples everyday as Wingnuts offer dogmatic solutions to yesterday’s problems as answers for the challenges of the 21st century. Tax Cuts and Deregulation are the main culprits. Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) was just recently quoted as saying his approach for dealing with the economic collapse of 2008 would have been tax cuts and spending cuts. Economists agree that this would have lead to economic disaster.

No serious conservative could be in favor of wide scale collapse of the global financial system. What would happen to order, tradition and cultural norms in a time of worldwide upheaval?

You can’t really call them conservatives anymore. Right Wing Radicals or Wingnutopian Idealists is a better label.

A Manifesto for Wingnutopia on Earth? Quotes for the Day.

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