As previously threatened, this entry will inaugurate our practice of reiterating or ridiculing combox ruminations from the prior week.
One major problem is that liberalism has been the dominant position for so long, so many psychological conservatives support it reflexively because of that. When every authority you had in life reinforces the same message, conservatives will believe it, especially the dumber ones. That’s why we get always “yesterday’s liberalism” from mainstream, respectable conservatives. It takes a more adversarial or contrarian viewpoint to approach stage 4.
Yes to all. Conservatives are disposed to conserve. In this case, they conserve the apparatus of their demise. Ironically, if they are to remain it will be largely through the efforts and agitation of those who are least psychologically conservative. We are the radicals now.
You know you’re on the outs when the terrible prog goddess History has you on her shit list.
Yes, but what a fickle bitch she is. Her right side so often open to the man who takes it.
Watching conservatives going about their business is like watching a group of engineers at work who’ve been forbidden to acknowledge the existence of gravity. Not alone that – any suggestion that it exists is to be considered evil. Bridge collapses? Plane made of lead with no engine falls to earth? Don’t mention the G-word!
Remove your enemy’s only path to victory and all that remains is the mirth of watching him fall.
Also our forensic accountant, Mr. Hannagan, identified a few logical “irregularities” in Whiskeytown.
Finally, we re-welcome the arrival of old friends Scott and Phalluster.