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you are spot on...if you change the title to how the Hegelian Dialectic works through generations. Even your examples are perfect. So all you have to do is keep redefining words?
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
Man, I think I may have kinda stumbled onto a historical truth that is so obvious, but yet I have never heard anyone communicate it quite like this..
I doubt seriously it is a brand new thought, but I swear I don’t think I have ever heard it put this way..
Everyone knows the old saying that,
“If your not a liberal when your young, you don’t have a heart, but if your not a conservative when your old, you don’t have a head.”
Well I think the real truth of that statement is obvious..
Due to societal changes, what is liberal when they are young , IS conservative when they are old..
If you thought minorities deserved equal treatment but interracial marriage should be illegal back in the 1950s. You were a liberal, but if you believe minorities deserve equal treatment but interracial marage should be illegal today then your a conservative.
It is not that we change as we Age...
It is that society changes around us and what we used to think was left wing, becomes what is moderate. Which becomes what is conservative..
It is just a macro version of the fact every generation glorifies those who preceded them, and looks down on those that come after..
It is the same reason we always think the newer generation’s music sucks..
Or that we always think the next generation is lazy and entiltled..
To me this has kinda been an epiphany, but one that is so obvious it just slaps you in the face..
There ain’t no stopping progress and what is progress when we are young, becomes an old hat when your old. Then the next generations progress always appears to be people going too far..
If you were left pre civil war you wanted abolution and if you were right wing you wanted slavery to continue.
The next generation the conservatives wanted abolution but were anti sufferage and the left wanted sufferage.
The next generation the conservatives were ok with sufferage , and the left wanted intergration.
Then the right was ok with intergration , but the left wanted interracial marriage to be ok..
Wash rinse repeat...
Over and over again. What was the liberal position, becomes moderate, which becomes conservative.
“If your not a liberal when your young, you don’t have a heart, but if your not a conservative when your old, you don’t have a head”