Last night, the American people dealt another political blow to the right wing. They rebuffed Republican attempts to buy our national elections with unlimited money, repudiated Republican voter-suppression tactics, and reaffirmed the signature achievements of the Obama presidency. All this is wonderful, especially if you consider the damage that would have ensued if Republican fantasies of red resurgence had actually come true. It is right and proper that we celebrate this day, and revel in the warmth of its radiant face.
But tomorrow! Tomorrow we must activate today's new beginning, and set forth on the final quest: expunging the vice of Conservatism from the American political landscape.
After the orange fanfreluche, I introduce you to a new website that will be leading the effort . . .
I happened across the following website this morning while I was unable to sleep from the election-night high.
I'll just quote the first few paragraphs of today's inaugural article, which describe the site's project of demolishing Conservatism and turning working-class Republicans against the propaganda that has harmed them and their families since the Reagan era:
The American people have just beaten back the latest—and we hope the last—attack on decent democracy by the rabid right. Now it is time to turn this defeat for Republicans into a complete rout for Conservatism.Go to the website, check out the project, and see whether you want to follow the author on his quest to temper the ferocity of the savage beast called Conservatism.
If America wants to regain its prosperity, recover its birthright, and untarnish its honor, it must repudiate Conservatism once and for all. Failing that, the nation will remain mired in fruitless bickering, falling farther and farther into decline.
The reason? Because Conservatism is not a political philosophy, not an ideology, not a world view; it is a vice. All of its manifestations—refusal to pay taxes, intolerance of opposing viewpoints, pugnaciousness, "small government" anti-federalism, xenophobia, tribalism, and so forth—all of them are simply different faces of selfishness.
Today we cut the ribbon on the demolition project that will raze the temple of Conservative selfishness. Tomorrow we begin to swing the wrecking ball. We will show clearly and distinctly, in a way that no decent person can deny, that Conservatism is intellectually, morally, and emotionally bankrupt.
We will do this systematically. Conservatives believe in seven Major Myths that prop up their house of selfishness. Over the coming weeks, we will demonstrate methodically that these Myths are untrue, venal, and immoral. The critique will be thorough and unstinting. By the time we are done, every decent person following these articles will understand fully the depth of Conservatism's incoherence, disingenuousness, and immorality.
I for one will be there every day, just to see how he goes about this!