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The Death of Conservatism

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on December 5, 2009

The Death of Conservatism

This is perhaps as good a place as any to demonstrate exactly how this “conservative” movement has sold us all out and pumped tons of cash into the hands of the wealthy without regulation or taxation.

After little green footballs founder Charles Johnson declared that he was leaving the Conservative Movement the news is now that Andrew Sullivan of the “Atlantic” has also declared independence from bigots and hate-mongers.

Mr Sullivan writes:

For these reasons, I found it intolerable after 2003 to support the movement that goes by the name “conservative” in America. I still do, even though I am much more of a limited government type than almost any Democrat and cannot bring myself to call myself a liberal (because I’m not). My reasons were not dissimilar to Charles Johnson, who, like me, was horrified by 9/11, loathes Jihadism, and wants to defeat it as effectively as possible. And his little manifesto prompts me to write my own (the full version is in “The Conservative Soul”). Here goes:

I cannot support a movement that claims to believe in limited government but backed an unlimited domestic and foreign policy presidency that assumed illegal, extra-constitutional dictatorial powers until forced by the system to return to the rule of law.

I cannot support a movement that exploded spending and borrowing and blames its successor for the debt.

I cannot support a movement that so abandoned government’s minimal and vital role to police markets and address natural disasters that it gave us Katrina and the financial meltdown of 2008.

I cannot support a movement that holds torture as a core value.

I cannot support a movement that holds that purely religious doctrine should govern civil political decisions and that uses the sacredness of religious faith for the pursuit of worldly power.

I cannot support a movement that is deeply homophobic, cynically deploys fear of homosexuals to win votes, and gives off such a racist vibe that its share of the minority vote remains pitiful.

I cannot support a movement which has no real respect for the institutions of government and is prepared to use any tactic and any means to fight political warfare rather than conduct a political conversation.

I cannot support a movement that sees permanent war as compatible with liberal democratic norms and limited government.

I cannot support a movement that criminalizes private behavior in the war on drugs.

I cannot support a movement that would back a vice-presidential candidate manifestly unqualified and duplicitous because of identity politics and electoral cynicism.

I cannot support a movement that regards gay people as threats to their own families.

I cannot support a movement that does not accept evolution as a fact.

I cannot support a movement that sees climate change as a hoax and offers domestic oil exploration as the core plank of an energy policy.

I cannot support a movement that refuses ever to raise taxes, while proposing no meaningful reductions in government spending.

I cannot support a movement that refuses to distance itself from a demagogue like Rush Limbaugh or a nutjob like Glenn Beck.

I cannot support a movement that believes that the United States should be the sole global power, should sustain a permanent war machine to police the entire planet, and sees violence as the core tool for international relations.

Does this make me a “radical leftist” as Michelle Malkin would say? Emphatically not. But it sure disqualifies me from the current American right.

To paraphrase Reagan, I didn’t leave the conservative movement. It left me.

And increasingly, I’m not alone.

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.”

As Dumb as a Box of Rocks made his run against our constitution the American mindless sheep just laid down and took it instead of impeaching the bastard.   With the Bush-era being extended into this Obama administration the American people are slowly beginning to come to their senses and demand real change that we can count on.  The Conservative movement and the GOP the right-wing Republican bigots are exposed and with that exposure the death of their mind-set is most welcomed.  The 10 point purity test for Republicans is a good thing because it demonstrates just how narrow, petty and hate-mongering a group this GOP is in the USA today.  The Cult of Jesus theocracy that Republicans, the conservative Right-Wing and the current Wingnuts demand is not going to happen in America and we the people are the only resource to stop the hate.

There is a very small chance that the terrorist tactics used by Osama Bin Ladin may resurface but is this really worth the bankruptcy of America?  Is the United States any more secure today than it was a decade ago for having spent our sons and daughters’ lives and the obscene amount of money we have driven ourselves into debt, with the guidance and direction of the purchased politicians in Washington, DC?  Just what is the American interest in Afghanistan, Iraq and very soon Pakistan?  Are we just poised to pounce upon Iran?

Our Founding Fathers are whirling in their graves with the current state of this once great nation.  The bumbling Bush-era reduced our foreign policy to that of Cowboy politics coupled with open lies and deceit, torture and a crusade against the jahadist.   The Wall Street and Banking interests just drove the global economy to the point of collapse and our government, our Treasury Department and the FED rewarded this with the largest transfer of wealth ever in history.  The destruction of America’s middle-class, the backbone of the economic engine of this once great nation, is the result of the Banking and Political greed, corruption and fraud perpetrated against us and we must each take responsibility and take action to correct this rapidly.  Move your money from the mega-banks to a small local banker, refuse to do business with the “too big to fail.”

With the Catholic Church becoming more and more involved in politics in the United States with the Bishops becoming involved in the Health Care Reform and meddling in womens’ reproductive rights, the Catholic Church funding anti-Gay marriage initiatives and the espousing of the ultra-conservative prick’s opinions on each of these topics it is time to tax the Church.  Any Church and all Church property is not worthy of special rights and exemptions.  If the Church demands its first amendment rights of free speech then it should be taxed like any other citizen.

If anyone has any doubt about how dangerous, vile and the Cults of Jesus are within the United States today this from the Bradblog and Frank Schaffer in Killing Gays For Jesus as is demonstrated in the pending Anti-Gay legislation that’s manipulated by the Cult of Jesus Fundamentalist meddling in Ugandan affairs of State.

Mr Schaffer writes:

“Today Rick Warren under the guise of his benign smile, the C-Street religious gang and commune in Washington DC and Mike Huckabee, amongst many other American political and religious leaders, are carrying on my father’s ideology of “taking back America” for Jesus, and forwarding the theocratic delusions and radical hate campaign of the late R.J. Rushdoony.”

“Others with ties to violent groups are also striving to turn America into our version of a “Christian” Iran.  Reconstructionism, otherwise known as Dominionist Christianity, and the Republican Party are one and the same thing these days.”

Make no mistakes about these creatures being powerful and dangerous within the United States.  These Cult of Jesus crazies are the biggest terrorist threat to the United States today and are without conscious in their condemnation of anything, anyone any thought that is beyond their control.  The Cults of Jesus are sworn enemy to democracy and to the democratic process and are intolerable within a civil society.  It is no great mystery that this lunatic fringe, the Cults of Jesus from Evangelical to Catholic have clearly shown their hands as the bigots and hate-mongers that are now recognized and in the process they have driven the Republican party off the brink of lunacy and out of any legitimacy.

There is no difference between the racial hate expressed by Fallwell, Frank Schaffer Sr and their ilk and the current Anti-Gay hate and hate-speech that is all too common.  The “dirty little secret” is that these cults of Jesus are worshiping ignorance, fear, hate and the intent of the church is to maintain this ignorance for its own benefit and profit.

If you have some time this piece is well worthwhile.

Just as with Maggie Gahliger there is no responsibility and especially no self-responsibility in the Cults of Jesus acts of hate and bigotry because anything that is in opposition to their narrow and bigoted views is “satanic” and dismissed as invalid.  These ignorance-based, faith-based, mindless sheeples that are the “huddled masses” of the Cults of Jesus, the religious right and the Republican base are seen, exposed and now known.

We, reality based humans, will prevail and rude awakenings are in store for these hate-mongering bigots who are an offense to the teachings of their professed religion.  If God hates the sin and not the sinner then I’m sure he is about to strike down all the religious institutions that perpetrate the sins of hate, covetousness, lying and committing fraud beginning in Vatican City and continuing through Fred Phelps in Kansas these institutions of bigotry and hate are well deserving of being reviled.

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