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Originally posted by Foreverseeking
reply to post by Ghost375
Marriage equality threads often bring out conservative reactionaries.
And from a civil liberties perspective, it makes no sense to me that they get so passionate about an important civil right being made available to others.
When rights are expanded to cover more people, it doesn't take away from other people's rights. Unless the reactionaries believe they have a right to lord over others and that right is being curtailed.
I believe that reactionary attitudes toward gay rights are rooted in animus against the gay community. What else could it be?
Originally posted by Ghost375
I have to say....many of you are responding exactly how I'd imagine a reactionary to respond to being called a reactionary.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
Oh another "woe is me" partisan thread by a Democrat.
States' Rights, Articles of Confederation, Local vs. Federal, Republic Form Representation, Limit Suffrage, Property Rights, Individualism
America-First Heritage, Defense of Borders, Non Interventionist, Oppose Internationalism, Limit Foreign Treaties, Avoid Alliances, No Foreign Aid, Stop Immigration -
Entrepreneur Merchants, Domestic Autonomy, Honest Money, Promote Thrift, Limit Corporations, Balance Budgets -
Defend Bill of Rights, States' Supremacy, Orginalist Jurists, Right of Secession, Sunset Laws, Restrict Lawyers -
Individual Bill of Rights, Anti Patriot Act, Equal Protection Under Law, Natural Rights -
Rejects Egalitarian Myth, Accepts Natural Differences, Opposes Special Treatment
Legalized Theft, Abolish IRS, Consumption and Excise Tax, Pro Tariffs, Repeal Income Tax -
Abolish Public School Education, Pro Home Schooling, Reject Media Propaganda -
Originally posted by Ghost375
I think we all knew this site has Conservative tendencies, but recently I realized this site houses a specific type of conservative, Reactionaries.
Merriam Webster defines them as:
relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially : ultraconservative in politics
Another source I found describes them in more detail, and I think you will agree, it describes the majority of people on this site rather well:
“Reactionary (or reactionist) is a political epithet typically applied to extreme ideological conservatism, especially that which wishes to return to a real or imagined old order of things, and which is willing to use coercive means to do so. The term is primarily used as a term of opprobrium (groups rarely identify themselves as reactionary), meant to assert the idea that the opposition is based in merely reflexive politics rather than responsive and informed views. More specifically, the term "reactionary" is frequently used to refer to those who want to reverse (or prevent) some form of claimed "progressive" change.
Then they rephrase it as(site was seemingly written by a reactionary): A Reactionary is a rational moralist combating cultural and political insanity.
I think they would favor the second description, even if both are rather accurate.
That source has a chart that compares Reactionaries, Neocons, Progressives, and Fascists.
For government, they choose state's rights and individualism.
For Foreign policy, they are very American centered and oppose immigration.
For taxes, very anti-tax in all forms.
For education, they generally support homeschooling, and oppose the public school system.
I won't go into all the details, but I find the chart to be very descriptive and accurate of the people on this site.
You can see how people who hold these political views, received the name reactionary. Look at this site. People respond very reactively, particularly those who hold these ultraconservative views.
They sit around waiting for something to respond to. When something happens they don't like, they respond vigorously.
None of this is necessarily good or bad, it just is.
I just found it interesting that the more research I did on reactionaries, the more accurate I found the term to apply to the people on this site.
Originally posted by sartre
reply to post by sonnny1
For those who take issue with the term "Uncle Tom" the problem is yours.
Disclose the entire title to the article: Herman Cain is the Uncle Tom of the Federal Reserve batr.org...
It just might be too much for some to read the entire essay. The point is obvious, a Federal Reserve stooge running for President qualifies exactly for the meaning of "UT".
Trying to bring race into the discussion only detracts from the reality of HC's record.