Is American Conservatism Now a Religion?


#1

To me it looks as if actual policy goals have been replaced by unreachable absolutes. Conservatives have melded with Know-Nothings, and are wrapped in dogma that precludes negotiation. They have founding prophets–Hayek, Friedman, as well as Reagan. They have a sense of being the Special People, facing rejection by the evil mundane world. And facts of course are unwelcome.

The Commandments include:

Thou shall revile all taxes
Thou shall denigrate all non-whites
Thou shall suffer no other nations to prosper
Thou shall abjure education for any and all
Thou shall always grant sovereignty to property owners
Thou shall have no other gods before wealth
Thou shall always remember it was the black guy’s fault


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#3

Beliefs are what you choose to accept without evidence. Those who can shape beliefs at scale pose the greatest potential threat to a society, and it seems that leaders of what’s called “Evangelical Christianity” have succeeded in instilling the belief, above all, that Democrats (or “liberals”) are the enemy. In this sense, I agree with the title of your post.

Commandment list addendum :

Thou shall know that your beliefs are correct, everyone else is a witch


#4

The Left responds to the populist resurgence with contempt and derision, ignoring the overlap in their goals. The left then makes up lies about the right to make themselves feel superior. It’s why they lose.

Why is it the left hates trump and his supporters??

One reason the Left has so little influence in America today is their attempts to delegitmize dissent (their foes are Hitler, or like Holocaust deniers). After decades of this they’re preaching only to the faithful; nobody else cares.

As a side note, calling people racist deriding them to make you feel better doesn’t work. It ends the conversation as does your topic.

The Ten Commandments of the Left

  • THERE IS NO GOD
  • OUR IMPERIOUS LEADER COMES BEFORE ANY GOD
    IF YOU MUST HAVE GODS YOU CAN HAVE ANY EXCEPT THE CHRISTIAN GOD
  • GLORIFY THE NAME OF OUR IMPERIOUS LEADER
  • REMEMBER THE TAX DAY AND PAY IT HAPPILY
  • IGNORE THY MOTHER AND THY FATHER FOR YOU INSTINCTIVELY KNOW BETTER THAN THEY
  • YOU MAY KILL ANYONE WHO DOES NOT FOLLOW THE IMPERIOUS LEADER
  • YOU MAY HAVE ANY KIND OF SEX YOU WANT
  • YOU MAY STEAL FROM THE RICH
  • YOU MAY COVET ANYTHING SOMEONE ELSE HAS THAT YOU DON’T

And finally,
Call everyone racist that disagrees with the imperious left.


#5

Actually the true difference (other than financial ideas) is that conservatives actually disagree on issues, and while they disagree, they don’t ostracize those they disagree with- they agree to disagree. This is in stark contrast to the leftist’s (and now the Dem’s) ‘Josef’s one flavor, love it or become our enemy’.
The Dems’ commandments include:

Thou shall steal as much as possible through taxes on individuals, and lawsuits against municipalities.
Thou shall denigrate all whites, and call them lots of names- all the while claiming to be the victim.
Thou shall bankrupt this nation so thy lazy self can prosper.
Thou shall reject sovereign nationhood in favor of some idiotic Ubuntu fantasy.
Thou shall tightly control education, and forbid ideas counter to socialism, from being taught.
Thou shall always grant sovereignty to every bum or freak who wants to sue property owners, and/or ruin neighborhoods.
Thou shall have no gods before Barack, unless it’s Che’ or Nicky Maduro.
Thou shall always excuse any crime from anyone non- white (except Asians), and whenever possible, sue cities for imaginary insults to thy imaginary dignity
Thou shall not help with natural disasters as did thousands of White, working class males; rather thou shalt sip coffee and exchange weak jokes about rubes, and inbreds regarding these brave actual men.
This commandment above all: hate all who disagree with you, for they likely have more than you- because they are more than you.

All kidding aside- the left is now a religion, intolerant of any questioning, let alone dissent. I was a liberal in the 80’s, but it means something completely different now, it has mutated, metastasized, and is a threat.


#6

This little allegory lets me know that my sanity is still in tact and if there is a religion that we need and have needed to worry about for decades it’s American Progressivism… known in its other forms around the world as nazism, facsism and communism… in this group everything stems from Marx and his prophets Engles and Lenin. They have a skewed sense that they are the only people…the only people that mater anyway…


#7

And you don’t think that this isn’t and hasn’t always been the goal of Comintern? To force people into believing that government (Marx’s version of government) is the only true direction for mankind? That science… or at least select elements of it are the only truths that matter…

This labor day lets not forget this one fact created by the faithful:

But then again whats a few million people when your cause is just…


#8

Is global warming a religion? About 197% of the modern scientists said so, yes?


#9

197% … Affirmed then !


#10

Delusion is choosing to accept beliefs that have been debunked several times by history and still believing them to be valid… And of course the combined efforts of Communism, fascism, Nazism and progressivism(Otherwise known as American Fascism) are indeed a formidable ideological foe of humanity…

Ever so slight correction:

Thou shall know that your beliefs are correct and send hordes of weapon wielding thugs out to enforce them against anyone who raises objection. Everyone else is a hater, a bigot, a phobe and a whitie


#11

Cult, it’s a cult, let’s call it what is really is, a fucking cult of morons.


#12

I was talking about progressives… I’m so glad you agree… Besides… is that all you guys can come up with in discussions. It shows an extremely limited vocabulary and it almost sounds like the person who uses the word fuck in every sentence… hater, bigot, homophobe … and of course a cult of moronic racists… :roll_eyes:


#13

And liberalism is a disease on mankind ! :laughing:


#14

Why would you refer to the democrat/progressive in such a negative way???


#15

To be clear.

The hate runs strong with this one.


#16

I think modern conservatism is more of a superstition: belief without, or contrary to, evidence.


#17

And many believe that progressivism to be a hate filled cult.

I believe that may be right.


#18

Kinda like the Russian hacking?


#19

Platitudes… care to actually say something we can talk about…


#20

Conservatism comes from the evidence of historical success. It may not be perfect, but capitalism, and conservatism have lifted mankind from feudalism. Socialism like a diseased prostitute, has a long and negatively distinguished track record of bringing misery, and even death to whatever populace has been foolish enough to embrace it.

If I had a dollar for every time socialism has worked, I’d have zero dollars. If socialism had worked, I would also have zero dollars.