posted on Aug, 27 2003 @ 04:27 PM
Well, of course it is, as if you didn't know.
Well, let's look at the core concepts of liberalism and conservatism. Liberalsim baiscally suggests that people are essentially good as such they
can be trusted to govern themselves effectively, hence the term,"We, the people...." The people should be allowed to govern themselves in search of
"the pursuit of happiness." Sounds like democracy to me.
On the other hand, conservatism believes that people are essentially evil. Therefore, a concentration of power is required to govern the people and
that concentration of power should be held by elites who are the only ones who know how to govern the people; to keep people in their place.
That is why conservatives believe in an authoritarian parent; a strong police state; freedom for those only in their social class; property rights
over human rights (that's why the poor get taxed so heavily) and contolling the masses through threat and fear.
Does this sound hostile to democracy? Yes. What's it sound like to you? Sounds like facism to me.
Well, this wouldn't be a Colonel thread if I didn't leave this one last truism:
As we all know, most republicans are conservative and Hell is hot.