posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 11:04 PM
When I think of the raw definition of a conservative, a couple of words come to mind.
Self-sustaining and competition.
They believe that everyone is responsible for themselves.
They believe in competition and that the best man/woman should win.
(There are more aspects that I consider alterations from this basic belief that I won't go into right now.)
What some might not realize is that this ideology is Darwinism at it's best. It suggests that the natural law of survival of the fittest rules and
should be adhered. This shows a contradiction within conservatives because Darwinism conflicts with religion. Darwinism is the science of evolution,
which Christians don't believe in because they believe we were made in God's image and that we did not evolve from animals.
Darwinism also suggests that certain races are superior to others, which means that some people are better than others. I won't continue in that
direction and leave it to your imagination, but it does NOT follow the constitution in that every man is created equal.
So why do so many religious groups support them? I can only think it is because republicans have marketed themselves as religious and included values
that they believe in like abortion. The conservatives that I know are very religious and so I don't bother pointing this out if I want to keep
getting invited to parties.
I live in a very conservative area and I know how they think. I hear there reasoning everyday, and in its own way makes perfect sense. The problem is,
it is of the mentality of every man for himself. If I wanted the same things they do, I would probably agree with everything they do, but for some
reason, I think differently.
If we were only concerned about survival then the conservative ideology would be the better rules to follow. This ideology is geared toward living in
a country where people are extremely independent and that is how early Americans lived. I don't want to diminish our heritage, but it is getting
antiquated. This country is no longer several individual living out in the wild and has evolved.
Now, if you want to build a society and excel as a species to achieve something more than just surviving, then conservatism is not the right one to
This is where the great divide is in this country. There is approximately half of the people living in coastal cities, and about half the population
living a more rural life in between the coasts. Some might say it is a North and South divide, but I thinks that's wrong. It is more a suburban/rural
Some people are conservatives because they want to remain independent. It is hard to argue against that, but with the population continuing to grow,
we have to start thinking more for everyone and not just ourselves.