Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: OK Now I'm pissed.
The modern conservative movement, which is mis-named in my opinion - it should be called the oligarchist movement, claims to be the "values" movement, values which are supposedly derived at Christianity. I am merely pointing out how laughable that assumption is with all the "greed is good" talk going on in this thread. I'm not trying to single anyone out - I am only attempting to show the base contradictions in the philosophy of so-called conservatives.
The oligarchists of the Middle Ages thought the same way - the noble lords and such justoified their rape of the poor on the fact that a better world awaited them after they died - an idea that is the Jungian archtype of modern conservative-oligarchs. I think socialists and "liberals" are simply people who have come to a conclusion - that there is no afterlife, this is all we are gonna get, so the moral thing to do is to make it as comfortable as possible for the poor and the aged, while the immoral thing to do is to ignore their plight in order to maximize one's own luxurious lifestyle. I think the Europeans have recognized this as a society, while we no longer wish too. The oddest thing is that in the end, the Atheist Left ends up being the ones closely practicing the words of Christ while denying his existence, while the Right, the supposed "values" crowd don't follow his words at all.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address