In the clearest demonstration of the modern ‘conservative’ movement’s love of authoritarianism and power, along with just as clear a demonstration of their hatred of democracy and freedom, Town Hall posted an article by racist paleoconservative Pat Buchanan asking if Vladimir Putin is One of Us?.
The answer is ‘Yes.’ Putin stands for traditional values which Town Hall equates as hatred of gays and standing against ‘the cultural and ideological imperialism of what he sees as a decadent west.’
President Reagan once called the old Soviet Empire “the focus of evil in the modern world.” President Putin is implying that Barack Obama’s America may deserve the title in the 21st century.
Nor is he without an argument when we reflect on America’s embrace of abortion on demand, homosexual marriage, pornography, promiscuity, and the whole panoply of Hollywood values.
Our grandparents would not recognize the America in which we live.
Moreover, Putin asserts, the new immorality has been imposed undemocratically.
The “destruction of traditional values” in these countries, he said, comes “from the top” and is “inherently undemocratic because it is based on abstract ideas and runs counter to the will of the majority of people.”
Does he not have a point?
They really are a seditious bunch of aristocratic assholes, aren’t they?