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An Open Letter to Liberals

Why liberals need to stop making fun of conservatives, embrace them for the betterment of the American Society.

Dear Liberals:

You’re getting red in the face, stress level is up and your spouse is tired of you walking around with a scowl. 

All this lauding, legitimizing and legalizing conservatism is getting to you.  I know that.  But you have to put it in perspective. 

Conservatives have been around for 27 thousand years, they are not about to go away.  Conservatism is an ethos, eternal and existential part of our species.  It is a needed entity for the survival of any society. 

So, deal with it. 

Now hold on, let me explain.

First, there is a large segment in any humankind society and cultures that fear the unknown, the new and change. This ailment takes on many manifestations. One is they don’t want to lose what they have. They are comfortable, don’t rock the boat. 

This attitude is a borderline exacerbated personality trait of security. These people need representatives. This handicap needs help.

Second, conservatives have a propensity for simplicity. They can not grasp complex causes or effects.  Conservatives are conceptually challenged. Coupled with recent studies that show, on the whole, conservatives have lower IQ than liberals only deepen the morass. I would also posit that the structure of conservatism exacerbates the malady. 

So they look for simple solutions.

Capital punishment, torture, abstinence, Fundamentalism, dissing science and leaving significant differentiated groups out of the equation to mention but a few. 

Third, the myopic simple approach to solutions leads to made up solutions and explanations that are for a species that does not exist. Some examples of these are “free-market” which never was, the invented trickle down economy, and personal responsibility. 

Or they just make things up, superstitions if you will, to keep their comfort level and explain what they can’t grasp. 

The fore mentioned three have one thing in common; conservative behavior can not keep up with the liberal. By some fluke the liberals may push the agenda too fast which would leave behind a large section of the society. 

Conservatives, if properly represented, would be the fail safe to slow the liberals down so the rest of society can catch up.  

Fourth, just pure greed is a major conservative attitude. Get all you can, as often as you can, whenever you can.  Disregard the left-behinds. This result is a Bastille day, the 99%ers, our revolution and other tumultuous corrections.

It is a disaster; history proves this, for conservatives to be in charge. The longer conservatives are in control the more volatile the remedy. When the liberal and the conservative agree on a clashed issue it is the liberal that wins, always, every time! Rock-n-roll, round earth, women can vote, contraception, end of slavery, are but a few examples from thousands of written examples over the last 6400+ years.  “Conservatism is the dropped anchor on the Good Ship Progress” (LNP).  “Conservatives hug today what liberals got yesterday” (LNP).

Liberals need to stop ignoring, ridiculing and being snooty to conservatives.  Conservatives have no choice as to what they are. 

The solutions: First, conservatives are here, they can’t go away. Accept the fact they need guidance so let them have their political representatives. 

Second: when a person believes that Adam and Eve rode around on dinosaurs 6000 years ago or believe in the Rapture they are in stage “permanent la la land”.  So there is no hope of changing the Fundamentalists. Isolate them. Make them impotent as soon and often as possible. 

Third: every liberal in every communication venue relentlessly educate. A clear concise barrage of logic and knowledge, in particular from the social science, will allow the conservative to assist in flourishing the species from the position of “the loyal opposition."

Keith A. Dewey

Chair

Liberal National Party USA

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Ed Fisher April 25, 2012 at 07:12 PM
ya think ?
tom m April 25, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Ed Fisher 10:41 am on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 As most (obviously not all) learned after the fact that the arms deal was begun well before the inauguration. Don't attack my intelligence, tom. Go back to your Reagan alter. I don;t claim to be as superior as you must feel. ......................You and old mike Moore are good at twisting history to make your (incorrect) points
James Thomas April 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM
MUST.......NOT.......START.......
Victor Mooney April 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Mr. Fisher: Please excuse me---do I understand correctly-----you are citing Micheal Moore as an authority?---On anything?---I repeat----- PLEASE EXCUSE ME!!!!!
tom m April 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Ed read this and then get back to me on Michael Moore >>> http://www.weirdrepublic.com/episode73.htm
Phyllis Stager April 26, 2012 at 03:28 AM
As I said, I wasn't 'up' on this hostage situation. So there were 2 sets released during Reagan's terms. Got it~
Phyllis Stager April 26, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Victor, it IS amazing...for sure! I have one friend who just swoons as to Moore's movies...totally amazing.
Phyllis Stager April 26, 2012 at 03:37 AM
@Keith...you made a promise: "...give me an example of a time in history where when the liberal and the conservative have agreed on an issue that the conservative issued was adopted. Just one and I will shut up." I will post this again: How about the Welfare Reform Act of 1996? It was called the 'Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. You don't keep your word, sir.
Ed Fisher April 26, 2012 at 06:11 PM
PLEASE......EVERYONE..........LIGHTEN UP ! Just kidding about Moore. Jeez, you guys are really wound tight.
Phyllis Stager April 26, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Ed...I just knew it! LOL! I suggested you were pulling our leg! Like I said...I like Ed!
Ed Fisher April 26, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I said before that this political stuff gets way too serious for me. I've worked real hard to rid myself of all the serious bones in my body. And the more intense some folks get, the less I care about what they're obsessing about. And when that tom m guy started the Reagan tribute, I just couldn't stop myself. BTW, Reagan was a good ol' guy, by and large.
Victor Mooney April 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Phyllis: Lie down with dogs---you get fleas! Try to pet a hydrophobic dog---you get bit! Snakes are bad, but Sneaky snakes-----??? Sorry, I just couldn`t stop myself, by and large.
Ed Fisher April 26, 2012 at 08:52 PM
is that some of that thar high-brow humor ?
keith a dewey April 27, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Phyllis, The welfare fight is still on. So the liberals and the conservatives have not come to a common ground. That passage was not accepted by the liberals. To the liberals the “welfare reform” was based on a myth of personal responsibility. There is no free will. It is just a dupe by con artists to keep the public from the truth and further their greedy niche.
Phyllis Stager April 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Keith....this is what you asked for: ...give me an example of a time in history where when the liberal and the conservative have agreed on an issue that the conservative issued was adopted. Just one and I will shut up." That is what I gave you. You have now changed the parameters which are not consistent with your 'request'. You did not indicate in your 'request' that the 'example' must introduce a new and sustaining era of koom-by ah and togetherness. The only time that happened was when the nation come together for a brief post 9-11 period. Words strung together to make sentences convey meaning. Quit weaseling out your own verbal presentations.
keith a dewey April 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Phyllis, Do you believe that if conservatives get some legislation passed that is a win? I will try to make this as simple as I can. Again. Let’s use the following as an example of what I mean. For centuries liberals and conservatives fought over slavery. It was a fight of the 16th and 17th century in England that carried over into America. The slavers got favorable laws in this country. The abolitionists also got favorable laws. And the battle continued. Our civil war ended slavery. The liberal and the conservative finally agreed (not right away) slavery was wrong. Today the liberal and the conservative are on the same page, they both agree slavery is wrong. This is the position that the liberal had when the fight was going on. To sum it up: the conservative wanted slavery, the liberal did not and when the dust settled the liberal issue prevailed. As it always does!
Victor Mooney April 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Absolutely pure Barbara Striesand!
tom m April 28, 2012 at 01:38 AM
so what you are saying is that because you are a socialist we should all be socialists
Phyllis Stager April 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I think I get it. You say in essence: Every human concept that can be labeled 'liberal' throughout history is owned by the liberals and eventually creeps into the mind set of the 'conservative', thus proving that liberals always 'win' as conservatives always become liberals given enough time. Well....in various era's...such as, say, the Roman Empire, I would say their conservative ethos served them well for success. When they became 'lax' in this generational ethos and became more 'liberal', the empire was defeated and ultimately collapsed. In reviewing world history I don't think your 'thesis' would hold up to scrutiny. Entities of organized human groupings always need a hierarchy for survival. This automatically imposes conservative principals on a 'tribe' or system of government. The levels of individual freedoms and responsibilities are dictated through this hierarchy. As to the success of 'liberalism', I can find no enduring human groupings (either tribal systems or government forms ) which can be highlighted as an example of 'liberalism' contributing to their everlasting existence in any form. If anything, as the effects of prevailing 'liberalism' encroached this was their very death knell. Liberalism does not stand for freedom. Liberalism dictates HOW everyone must think and act, because liberals 'know better'. And liberals want a pervasive government to dictate that.
Phyllis Stager April 28, 2012 at 01:30 PM
The Constitution of the United States was an unbelievable phenomenon. Historically it is the only established form of government which ensures individual liberty and freedom with emphasis on limiting the government. The Magna Carta of 1216 was pretty phenomenal in that the Barons held that the 'King' was not above the law. A step in the right direction. Right now, our present government is behaving as if it is above the law. That is a death knell for the citizens and their liberty. Liberals are 'freedom snatchers'.
tom m April 28, 2012 at 01:55 PM
phyllis please quit posting and let this article fade away (you made your point long ago) and for you to continue you are becoming at risk ....to use a murphys law quote "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"
Phyllis Stager April 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Thanks, Tom. I know you are correct! Cheers!
keith a dewey April 28, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Phyllis, First of all no one is an idiot. A person may do or say dumb things but they are not an idiot. Shame on people who call others, an idiot. For English the root word for liberal is liber, the Latin word for free. As I have said the conservative can’t carry a concept to its consequential conclusion. You have trouble distinguishing between an act (well fare reform) and a philosophy/credo (people being ignored). When I speak of issues it is the whole not the pieces and parts. Our constitution was a liberal act, the issue basically was Democracy. Now liberals are fighting to make it a more inclusive democracy. Oh, yes and you are dead wrong about the demise of the Roman Empire. At least your thinking and that is a good first step.
John McMillan April 28, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Drama-queen rubbish. "Vote Republican or we are all doomed!!!" Seriously?
Phyllis Stager April 28, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Time to leave the blither blather....per Tom's advice.
Tim Torrence April 28, 2012 at 05:59 PM
@Phyllis, you cannot win this discussion with Dewey. You will never be capable of fulfilling the parameters of the argument since he frequently changes them. So much so that he has a hard time conforming to them himself. Consider the fact he asked for an idea that was agreed upon by both progressives and conservatives and the conservative idea was adopted. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act you cited is a very good example. Both Gingrich and Clinton wanted welfare reform. Clinton caved and the law was passed. Not only has it passed it has not been challenged in court. And the progressive Congress of 2005 reaffirmed the measures from 1996. Of course Dewey has cited an example of his own. Unfortunately for Dewey his example does not pass his own criteria. Conservative Democrats chose to argue the issue of slavery as the right of a state to manage its own destiny. The upstart Progressive Republicans chose to use the power of the federal government to advance their agenda to abolish the practice. Surely we all know the issue was resolved but at the barrel of a gun and with much liberal use of grape shot. That is not an agreement by any means. Dewey has two goals here. The first is to paint all change as progressive. The second to paint Democrats as progressives. By doing this he paints all Republicans as Neanderthals holding back the future. What he fails to see is change leads to demise in every single instance in history.
Phyllis Stager April 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Thanks again, Tom. Liberals do that all the time....change the parameters and then bloviate! Its hopeless! LOL!
Victor Mooney April 28, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Take heart Phyiiis:----when the Plebians were at variance with the Senators, concerning the payment of their debts. These refused to to go to war unless their debts were remitted on their return: so that the consuls, finding their authority insuficient, offered the people to elect a tempory magistrate, who should have absolute power, not only over all the ranks of state, but even over the laws themselves. 23. To this the Plebians readily consented, willing to give up their own power for the sake of abridging that of their superiors. In consequence of this , Largius was created the first dictator of Rome; ---- 24. Thus the people, who could not bear to hear the name of king even mentioned, readily submitted to a magistrate possessed of much greater power: so much do the names of things mislead us, and so little is any form of government irksome to the peolpe when it coincides with their prejudices.----History of the Commonwealth of Rome; Oliver Goldsmith
Victor Mooney April 28, 2012 at 08:45 PM
So it is today---the Progressives are more than willing to sacrifice our basic freedoms , in leu of the forgivement of their debts[Government handouts], they are eager to feed one and all to the lions, taking great comfort in the simple assurance of being eaten last---
Phyllis Stager April 28, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Absolutely BRILLIANT, Victor! Brilliant!

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