posted on Aug, 25 2003 @ 11:43 AM
DERIVATION OF LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES
The division of the human family into its two distinct branches, liberals and conservatives, occurred some 20,000 years ago. Until then all humans
coexisted as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. A thousand generations ago, in the pivotal event of societal evolution, beer was
invented. This epochal innovation was both the foundation of modern civilization and the occasion of the great bifurcation of humanity into its two
distinct subgroups. Once beer was
discovered, our prehistoric forebears decided it was time to settle down.
Making beer required grain, and securing a steady supply of it ordained the invention of agriculture. After that was accomplished, ancient man
quickly, and unfairly, consigned actual cultivation to women.
Men couldn't just run off, willy-nilly, however. Neither the glass bottle nor the aluminum can had yet been invented, so it was necessary to stick
pretty close to home, and the brewery. This left our male ancestors with a lot of time on their hands, and led to the division of the species, which
persists to this day.
Some men tried to conserve remnants of the old way of life (hence the term "conservative") by spending their days in the open field in the
dangerous pursuit of big game animals. At night they would roast their prey at a big barbecue, and afterwards sat around the fire drinking beer,
passing wind and telling off color jokes.
Other, more timid, souls stayed closer to home. They are responsible for the domestication of cats and the invention of group therapy. Mostly, they
sat around worrying about how life wasn't fair and concocting elaborate schemes to "liberate" themselves from inequity (thus their designation as
"liberals"). In the evening they gathered around their fire, nibbling on fruit and nuts, sharing their innermost feelings. Today some liberals try
to pretend they're really sort of conservative,
and sometimes succeed in confusing people.
The following are a few tips to use in distinguishing the two types.
By definition liberals believe in big government and high taxes. Life is unfair and the government is there to do something about it. Most people are
too stupid to spend untaxed income wisely, they say, and high taxes
allow liberals in government to do a better job of it.
Conservatives don't like government, and, aside from the military, wish it would just go away. They hate taxes, regulations, speed limits, and small
Typical conservatives are Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh and, up there with the Big Man in the Sky, the incomparable John Wayne.
Typical liberals are Dustin Hoffman, Shirley McLaine, Pee Wee Herman, Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand, Ted Turner and his former wife, the
traitor bitch Jane Fonda. All conservatives drink beer. American beer. A good example of a liberal confusing people by
pretending be conservative would be Arnold Schwarzeneggar.
Some liberals like imported beer (they add lime to some for "taste"), but most prefer white wine or foreign water from a bottle. Liberals like to
drive Volvos and Saabs because they're made in socialist Sweden.
They like to eat weird food because it's un-American.
Your basic conservative vehicle, especially in Alaska, is the Chevy Suburban.It's big, it's American, it's four wheel drive, and it sucks up the
Conservatives eat beef, which they (surprise!) like to barbecue.
Big game hunters are conservative.
Interior decorators are liberal. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule in baseball because it wasn't "fair" to make the poor pitcher
take his turn at bat.
Conservatives, inspired by a remark of the legendary Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Jack Lambert, believe quarterbacks should be required to wear
skirts, so they can more easily be distinguished from real football players. James Brown and Ray Charles are conservatives.
Michael Jackson and Milli Vanilli are liberals. Most social workers, personal injury lawyers, journalists, and group therapists are liberals.
Most ranchers, loggers, professional soldiers, and steeplejacks are conservatives. Liberal jurors distrust the prosecutors and police.
Conservatives figure the defendant must be guilty or he wouldn't be on trial. Most conservatives not only believe in the death penalty, they would
cheerfully implement it, personally, if called upon to do so.
Liberals think capital punishment is a barbaric relic, and unfair to boot. Liberals believe Europeans are, generally speaking, far more enlightened
Conservatives think Europeans are basically decadent, as evidenced by their complete absence in wars. Typical conservative movies are "Raising
Arizona", "Patton", and "Conan the Barbarian".
Typical liberal movies are "Prince of Tides", "Last Tango in Paris", and "The Big Chill". The quintessential liberal is the handicapper, the
person who decides how much extra weight to saddle the faster horses with in order to make the race "fair".
The American cowboy, of course, is your basic, full bore conservative. A hundred years ago an Englishman in South Dakota was trying to find the owner
of a huge cattle ranch.
He rode up to one of the ranch hands and asked, "Excuse me, but could you tell me where to find your Master?" To which the cowboy replied, "That
sumbitch hain't been born."
Thought EVERYBODY would get a kick out of this...