posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 09:20 PM
Asking a question where you say "Conservatives are teh suxorz" is hardly a question at all.
In reply, I see liberals and conservatives as having some basic qualities. Conservatives basically think that if things are going well now, we should
not change them. They believe in traditional values and are generally more religious. They tend to favor big-business economy because it
generally helps the economy. They believe in survival of the fittest because everyone has the right to become rich if they have the aptitude. As for
the environment, they generally believe that it should come secondary to their opinion of 'progress'.
Liberals believe that change can make things better. They generally believe that what we have done in the past should not dictate how we act now.
They favor smaller businesses more because it leaves more power with the individual and leads to a more equalized class. Their views on the
environment tend to put it ahead of business because once it's gone, it's gone.
I purposely left out any criticism of the two views, because I think that would cloud the issue. But as we stand, it's not the people themselves,
it's the parties. They are going to the extremes. You can be a liberal and not be a Democrat, and be a conservative and not be a Republican.
Individual people are gnerally neither totally conservative or totally liberal. You can be a staunch Catholic and support gay marriage, and be a
hardcore environmentalist and still believe the invasion of Iraq was justified.
The problem, in my opinion, begins when you pidgeonhole somebody into one of the two groups. Define somebody by a single word, and you set up a
roadblock to actually understanding them.