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  •  Then what is conservatism? (11+ / 0-)

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 01:58:45 PM PST

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    •  that's a good question (10+ / 0-)

      it used to mean something a long time ago in far off place.

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:06:26 PM PST

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    •  Conservatism=Don't climb down the tree to the (5+ / 0-)

      ground,don't leave the trees and go out in the open,crawl on all fours don't walk,Walk don't Run,RUN from Fire don't Play with it,eat raw meat don't burn it first,hunt&eat cooked meat and wild plants don't stay&plant food an raise meat,don't hunt meat stay and Farm,Walk&run don't climb up on that beast and "Ride",ride your Horse/Camel/Buffalo to drag your Meat&Grains to market don't use that new fangled round thing for 'em to pull,lot's of don'ts do that,Horseless Carriages are a fad,if men where meant to fly God would have given us wings,Who needs to go to The Moon the Earth is all we need,Don't live in Space live on the Ground an so-on an so-on to Who needs to go to another Galaxy stay in this Galaxy it's all we need to well So-on&so-on.

      •  great comment! (1+ / 0-)
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        in every tribe there are the hotheads and the watchers, the prudent ones, the risk takers and those who skip the first iterations until they are sure it won't lead to unexpected worse consequences.

        that's all it means really, and we're all the same tribe.

        terminology is always problematic, even before some machievellian language re-tooler has started messing with the levers.

        the word 'liberal' is equally misused and misunderstood. i find 'generous' is a good enough synonym, but it can be used to mean generous to vested interests, aka neo-liberal, so there you go.

        sophistry is one of the dark arts, and the pernicious results of it are all around us, even if the new name for it is 'spin'.

        great diary, i found myself nodding and cheering at the end. de-sensitisation starts with cartoons and war toys, and it is the gradual theft of the natural human quality of empathy, which if not nurtured and modeled can be all too easily buried under learned behaviors of bigotry, hate, rage and the rest of the pathologies so evident in the character of the republican party today.

        wish i could rec it more than once!

        why? just kos..... *just cause*

        by melo on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:31:49 AM PST

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