Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Of course it is. So is Liberalism.
Liberalism deprives freedom of choice. Liberals cram thier social utopian ideals down peoples throats whether they want them or not, for the greater
good. liberalism works towards the goals of well fed and equal slaves.
Everyone is equal if everyone is a slave. Thus, liberalism and its leanings towards socialism and communism.
Liberalism is obviously a threat to freedom and democracy.
Just liek conservatives. They simply take away one set of freedoms, liberals take the other, till were all mindless drones and slaves.
In pure conservatism everyone is imprisoned, their rights stripped away. In pure Liberalism you have every right and it becomes a chaos, a true
anarchy. These are politics you are discussing, and no one espouses either. Everyone agrees with you. What people mean, when they say that they are
liberal or conservative is that they are mostly one or the other but they believe that you need some control or freedom.
For example: I consider myself liberal and that the common man should be free to do whatever he wants, short of hurting others, yet I believe that
corporations should be strictly controlled. Am I liberal, or Conservative?
How many of you believe the opposite, that the ordinary man should be restricted (conservative) and companies free (liberal) or both free
The proper thing to do is to strike a balance that you belive in. I believe in helping others, so I support a socialist economy and a democratic (as
yet impossible) government. Others believe in themselves so they think that a free for all capitalist economy will be best for them with a
representative democracy (maybe they can be part of the representative part and be more powerful).
So yes, true conservatism is hostile to democracy, as the right to vote would not be allowed. But most conservatives nowadays think that the illusion
of a vote is enough and that the illusion of economic betterment is too.