Monday, August 11, 2014

Who The Conservatives AREN'T

Conservatives are those that seek to protect and enhance the income of wealthy patrons and donors. Non-conservatives are everyone else. Labor, environmentalists, persons of color, women, ad infinitum.

Let's take a look and see who is not a Conservative...first, there's the working man:

And then there are our kids, of course...

"Two dead and children aged two and four critical after New Orleans shooting."

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Police outside the Westin hotel in New Orleans on Sunday 10 August where one man was killed and another critically wounded after a shooting. Photograph: Julia Kumari Drapkin/AP
"A drive-by shooting in a New Orleans has left a man and an 18-year-old woman dead and five others wounded, three of them children, police said.

"A woman and two children, aged 2 and 4, were in a critical condition and a 13-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman were stable after the shooting in the lower ninth ward..."

There are women...

There are people who like to reason things out...

"Atheist receives death threats after speaking out against 'In God We Trust.'"

"Kill all non-believers? Atheist activist Amanda Scott is receiving hate mail and death threats after speaking out against a planned 'In God We Trust' display at a government building in Mobile, Alabama.
Scott, a 21-year-old college student, spoke before the Mobile County Commission twice, once at a June 19 meeting where the 'In God We Trust' display was approved, and again on August 7, when she and several others proposed their own displays, including 'In Reason We Trust...'"

There are people of color...

"Vandalism, Looting After Vigil For Black Teen Killed By Police."

"FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city..."

And there are people who are worried about climate change...

"Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Debunk Lying Fox News Climate Change Deniers in 76 Seconds (Video)."

"One of the most pernicious myths regarding climate change is the argument that 'climate is always changing,' therefore, anthropogenic climate change can’t be real. It’s all part of a natural cycle. This is often the case on Fox News, where their anchors and their talking heads suggest that historical shifts in climate disprove anthropogenic climate change.

"This canard has been used by Marco Rubio as well, when he denied the existence of anthropogenic climate change on May 11. It’s a popular tactic for trolls on internet forums, and sounds scientific enough that it can convince the ignorant into thinking that it’s the truth.

"Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, used his platform to debunk this myth by exploring previous shifts in the climate, explaining that 'we are dumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate the Earth hasn’t seen since the great climate catastrophes of the past — the ones that led to mass extinctions...'"

There are even those who don't like racism and bigotry...

"'Embarrassed' North Carolina Residents Stand Up to Nasty KKK Protesters!"

"While the Supreme Court has repeatedly been proven wrong in their assertion that racism is a thing of the past when they struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act last summer, there is occasionally evidence that race based hatred is on the decline.  One such incident took place in Troy, North Carolina on Saturday.

"A Ku Klux Klan group assembled in front of the Montgomery County courthouse to rant against illegal immigration. Instead,  WGHP8 reports, the hate group spent the entire hour allotted by their permit in a shouting match with counter-protesters, who had assembled on the opposite side of the street.

"Troy police maintained order deploying between the two sides and keeping them separated as the KKK group, The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan hurled hateful shouts of 'mixed breed' and 'white power' at the counter-protesters. Apparently unable to see the irony in it, they also called for the counter-protesters to 'get a job' and 'stop living off the rest...'"

But who does that leave?


Now we know who the Conservatives aren't: They aren't the rest of us and sure aren't the Conservatives' heroes.

Conservatism is extremism.  Conservatism kills. Conservatism is  a war against women, a war against people of  color, a war against the middle class and the poor, and a war against everyone who is not on the side of the greediest among us.

When a minority seeks power by any means, legal or illegal, it's time to call a stop to the whole masquerade.  Conservatives are nothing more than a vast, rightwing criminal conspiracy whose time has come.

Criminalize Conservatism NOW.


"We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets."

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.


1 comment:

  1. Great exposition of the imaginary Conservative movement. There is nothing conservative about these authoritarian Neoconfederates. In the context of American history, these people are as conservative as ISIS is in the context of Islamic history.