Re: My biggest problem with Republicans is...
The neo-conservative worship the concept of unbridled human selfishness will bring equal opportunity and wealth to all, and all restrictions must be removed. But such worship brings much blood and sufferning onto the altar of the Capitalist God. They believe this suffering is temporary and will get better. They depend on the voluntary charity from the semi-poor to take care of the bottom poor. They do not believe the environment is wreakable or even that important and that humans are very adaptable to new environments created from these economic changes.
Holy shit! Thanks for showing up and telling me what I believe, Monty
! I was pretty confused before this, but luckily a liberal has come to straighten me out.
I believed in secular democracy and free-market economics because history has shown them to be - despite some real flaws - the best systems currently available to the human race. I thought I also believed some social controls were necessary on these systems to prevent gross abuse, but apparently what I was really doing was worshiping unbridled human selfishness. Boy, I should have consulted someone from the far left before I formulated my own opinion based on two decades of studying history, science, and politics. Think of the time I could have saved!
I see that I also depend on voluntary charity from the semi-poor to the bottom poor. And here I always thought my opinion was that a government safety net
is a fine idea but that a welfare state - the safety hammock
, if you will - is unnecessary and wasteful. And I'm apparently pretty cold and unfeeling as well, seeing as how I bring about so much blood and suffering in the name of my Capitalist God. I'd always been told that I was a pretty compassionate and fair-minded guy, but I guess all those folks were wrong; my insistence that those who have dreams and work hard to achieve them deserve to benefit from that achievement must be somehow unfair. And I see that I don't even think the environment is wreckable! All those years I tried to support an environmental policy that was a responsible balance between our economic and ecological needs were a waste, considering how I don't even see the environment as that important. Apparently I believe something or other about human adaptability too, but it's kind of unclear. Oh well, it must just be my basic neocon stupidity rearing its ugly head again; maybe I'll call Howard Dean and ask him to explain it. He's so smart he even learned how to ski with a bad back.