Monday, July 25, 2016

Why are Conservatives Always on the Wrong Side of History?


“Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.” – John Stuart Mill

"I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." - George Wallace, Former Governor of Alabama

Most conservatives claim to be totally fine with equal treatment towards all races, and in many cases, claim to be fighting for or to have fought for equal rights. However, does their conservative background contradict them? In most cases, if not all, yes it does. In this article, I will talk about how conservatives are contradicting themselves now and how they have done so in the past. For many decades, if not centuries, conservatives have claimed to fight for the people. However, this cannot possibly be true, which means that it is just a big lie that conservatives tell in order to cover up the past. This brief piece will show how conservatives have continuously found themselves on the wrong side of history.

Have we forgotten that conservatives opposed the American Revolution? In most cases, their argument would have been, "it is unlawful and immoral to oppose our rightful ruler (King George III at the time). "Further, doing so would certainly send the colonies into disorder."  However, ask a conservative today if they would have opposed the revolution, and most likely, they would answer, "No, we needed to get away from the tyranny of King George III." What is up with the contradiction?

Have we also forgotten that conservatives also opposed freeing slaves? Is it lost upon us that it was conservatives that fermented a rebellion in defense of slavery, known to history as the Civil War? However, ask a conservative today if they oppose slavery, and they are most likely to say, "Yes, why would I be for it in the first place?" Related to this, have we forgotten that it was conservatives who violently opposed desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement? Was it not conservative Alabama Governor George Wallace who said, "I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." How do conservatives stand on this now? Hmmmmm.....

Have we forgotten also that it was conservatives who opposed women’s suffrage? How can we not remember that it was conservatives who said that women did have the mental acuity required to make a mature choice when they vote? However, if you ask a conservative today how they feel about women's right to vote, they take it for granted. Yet again, contradiction paints the faces of conservatives red as fire.

Conservatives also opposed the minimum wage, child labor laws, the 8-hour work day, and sick leave. Clearly, these facts have been erased from the memories of conservatives because most working conservatives are the first people to take advantage of these laws.

Conservatives opposed the Social security Act during the height of the Great Depression. The SSA provided old-age pensions for retired workers, survivor benefits for work related accidents, aid for the blind and physically disabled, and unemployment insurance. Conservatives opposed the act by saying that this law was just the first step in the imprisonment of the entire American population. They went so far as to accuse FDR of preparing concentration camps for the very people his act was helping.

Finally, when it comes to one of the most repugnant issues in existence, White Supremacy, it is conservatives who are always found supporting this putrid social construct. How much further must we go before we realize that conservatives have always been on the wrong side of history? Is it not conservatives who come to the defense of violent cops who kill innocent people, solely because they are not white?

In the end, my point is this, conservatives always resist positive change, and it is most always because they fear that change. However, once those changes prove to be beneficial, they are almost always the first ones to take advantage of them. They are in constant contradiction with reality, and history is always their biggest enemy. What is their deal, and when are they going to come of their dark hovels to greet reality?

4 comments:

  1. This articles is so full of lies. It was the republicans who fought against slavery and the freeing of the slaves. It was the Republicans who fought for Emancipation Proclamation and it was the Republicans who supported and voted for the Equal Rights Amendment. The Democrats fought all of these. It was the Democrats who started the Klux Klan. It is the Democrats who have put the blacks into the new plantations called ghettos and it is the Democrats ruling all the poor dysfunctional cities in the USA. They have continually voted for the Democrats and they have done nothing to lift them out of poverty, but rather leave them dependent. Watch Hillary's America. Every single fact is historical and look up Emma Wells

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    1. Your comment is so full of lies, Cindy. Every smart person knows that the republicans of decades, and a century ago are nothing at all like the extremist, and racist republican party of today. You modern day republicans have become so misinformed that your party elites have now realized their campaign of dumbing you down has backfired. Republican party leaders like their constituents to follow blindly without questioning, but they never meant to take it so far that you would be dense enough to support Donald the con man. Oh, and no one with a brain is ever going to watch that ridiculous tripe you called a "movie" by Dinesh the Louzer. LOL, because it's a movie designed for morons only.

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  2. You are taking party to mean the same thing back then that it does now. This is not the case. When slavery was ended the people fighting it were conservative democrats. The whole party system is a sham.

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    1. Let's not pay Trump and his supporters even the dubious compliment of "conservative". As Bill Maher describes today's major parties in the USA, Trump is the choice of the Crazy Party.
      Hillary Clinton is vastly less horrifying, representing to a large extent what was the Center Right in the times of the two Roosevelts.

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