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Anymouse 🌹🎃8/26/2018 5:58:57 pm PDT

re: #102 BigPapa

The older concept of conservatism is dead. It was murdered via a slow acting intellectual poison of a populist concoction. No matter how less horrible or wonderful it was before, it’s a rabid zombie of what it once was.

I suppose that depends on what you define as “conservatism” (they sure can’t).

Self-described conservatives fought on behalf of the Crown in the Revolution. They supported slavery. They fought on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War. They were the robber barons of the Gilded Age. They supported Jim Crow after Reconstruction ended. They opposed women’s right to vote. They were the temperance movement which banned alcohol. They opposed that “jazz weed” and made it illegal on racist grounds. They oppose women’s reproductive rights (and for that matter, everyone’s reproductive rights) now. They support tearing down the wall of separation between Church and State. They have always opposed legal immigration.

What part of conservatism that is suddenly new that I missed?