Phatscotty wrote:Loot: Do you really, honestly, understand American Conservatism? If yes, why or what have you studied or spent time on in the past concerning the topic?
Have I got it wildly wrong somewhere?
I quite happily accept when im wrong, i've done it many times on these boards. So please, help me out here rather than trying to bait me into showing my ignorance.
Here i'll start for you: "Loot you seem to think American Conservatism is ________; you my man are slightly wrong, here let me explain. Really american conservatism is all about ______"
ehhhhh, I'm not sure. It's possible. Had to officially ask. I have a good idea myself what kind of media you get over there, probably a lot like Britain? (insert Saxi comment)
well yeah we were having an awesome convo, and I brought in the Socialists, and everything went to hell.
I understand why American Conservatism is so misunderstood. Many Americans, even lots of Republicans, don't care to understand. The simple answer as to why: It is rarely ever actually practiced. There were a few glimpses, when a certain "terrorist wing" of the Republican House of Representatives aka the Tea Party teamed up with Democrats to block key provisions of the patriot act, to try to rally Democrats to help stop the drone bombing of American citizens, as well as pass a balanced budget (of course, even more terrorist) as well as make many changes on state and local levels that reflect actual Conservatism. Example: My state, Minnesota, the Tea Party swept the House and the Senate. We got a Democrat governor, but we balanced our budget nonetheless. We also recently got conceal-carry of firearms, and a few years before that we actually got tax rebate checks from our surpluses.
Another big part of the communication gap is a complete case of apples and oranges. Conservatives think they are right, and Liberals are wrong, and want to talk about why they are right or wrong. The Left thinks the Right is bad
, and they are good, and there is no use dealing with something that is bad
. It's just soooo bad