The uselessness of ‘conservatism’

13 Sep


7 responses to “The uselessness of ‘conservatism’

  1. bluecat57

    September 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    I’m having difficulty understanding this post.

    I believe French is a “fake” conservative.

    What am I missing?

    Banning Drag Queen Story Hour at the library would fulfil the purpose of a local government run by citizens.

    Those putting on the Drag Queen Story Hour are violating the Rights of the community by trying to impose their imagined rights upon the community.

    • Will S.

      September 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      I agree completely with you.

      My issue, and that of most of us reactionaries, is that alas, official conservatism is dominated by the likes of David French and his ilk.

      And because of their preeminence, they end up seen by others as representative of conservatism.

    • Will S.

      September 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Since the leading “conservatives” are all actually fake conservatives; since Republicans are now dominated by what used to be called RINOs, and since Official Conservatives don’t conserve anything but allow the ratchet to turn in only one, leftist direction, those of us who are what used to be understood as conservative should reject the term. I identify as a reactionary, because not only do I wish to stop going ‘forward’ into the abyss of progressivism, but I wish to go back to what we had before in our society, in many areas. Others may emphasize particularly national questions and call themselves nationalist; I prefer patriotic because nationalism has implied domination of other nations by one’s own.

    • info

      September 15, 2019 at 9:36 am

      French has a soyboi face like this guy:

      Low-T “Conservatives” were always a scam.

  2. Dave

    September 13, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    R.L. Dabney nailed it in 1897:

    “The only practical purpose which [Conservatism] now serves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy, from having nothing to whip.”

    • Will S.

      September 13, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      Oh yes.

      Dabney was right, and most prescient.


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