*Conservatism is not a party, it is a movement that utilizes a party; in this case the Republican Party.*
The modern conservative movement is being funded and used by a group of people who have always existed; The Economic Elite or “Royalists” who are always there to divide the people and use a portion of them (their votes) for continued distribution of the nation’s wealth “upward” into their private possession.
Possession and control of the wealth of a nation has one crude and eternal goal: “More!”
*The Family that inherited and owns Wal*Mart wants more money. They don’t have a passion for stores or service or America, they have a passion for more power via more possession of wealth. They use conservatism to control people in order to get that eternal goal to continue coming true. They join a movement to alter the thoughts of people such that the continued theft of national wealth is “moral” in their argument.
*To the Movement Conservatives, “Government Intrusion” is a good definition for a health insurance policy, but not a transvaginal ultrasound if you want an abortion. Government intrusion is anything that costs them money to benefit you.
*To the Movement Conservatives, government intrusion is code for
“regulation of the wealthy,” and they always promise white men that
someday when they too become wealthy they will be glad we fought
MORALITY* is the wedge.
To Movement Conservatives, “Morality” is any emotion that will not translate into successful action.
(Denying women abortions or contraception will not successfully halt the American expression of sexuality outside the varying dictates of religious dogma.)
Moral offense is any policy that will succeed in solving problems for the most citizens.
(Early sex education and health care for girls extends the age of first sexual experience by around 2 years and reduces teen pregnancy rates significantly).
The Kleptocrats and Movement Conservatives want your boss to be able to “morally object” to any aspect of your health care they so desire on religious grounds. They want to object to you using contraception because of danger to innocent life.
But what if a boss wanted to “morally object” to you legally owning firearms? There are significant religious reasons to do so. There are very strong statistics on the danger to innocent life and insurance premiums are higher as a result.
Can you see the hypocrisy?
They are engaging in real, criminal, tragic overreach. But as a movement, they don’t care about that. There is a bigger picture.
They don’t care about any hypocrisy, because in the long game, it doesn’t matter. What matters is rolling back the NEW DEAL itself, which they are doing, and they have decades to move the ball down the field.
Is there a solution to this long game, and the fact that conservatism is winning it? Yes. The answer is complex but it certainly doesn’t lie in relying only on a political party. The winning team knows this. It’s time progressives really embrace this truth… and begin a much smarter movement themselves.
More Overreach. This one will cost a governor his hopes for being vice president or president in his lifetime:
Here is the brilliant Maddow Thesis that the GOP is playing and winning a long game of shoving us to the right because we keep trying to reason with them:
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