John Liming - American Liberal Times

Is Conservatism A Bankrupt Ideology?

How safe is it for the average American to hand their lives and their futures over into the care of some political ideology based on today’s Radicalized Conservatism?

Do you really want the government invading the sanctity of your bedrooms?

Do you really want your school-aged child to work as a janitor in the schools after hours?

Does Conservatism really hold out the promise of security and prosperity for the majority of Americans?  And, who are the “Americans” that the Conservatives speak of when they refer to “The American People?

Is it the 55 million citizens that make up their own numbers or is it everyone including the Democrats, Independents, Uncommitted, Immigrants…?  In my opinion, that question is a little vague at best.

Does American Conservatism serve only the interests of the moneyed elite or are they concerned with the needs of the Poor, the Low-wage earners, the Elderly, the sick, kids who are pursuing an education, Veterans, and others who are not millionaires or billionaires or CEOs of giant multi-national conglomerates with far flung interests?

Can Conservatism be trusted to look out for the best interests of the country as a whole and of the individual citizen in particular?

Is the apparent goal of Conservatism to undo the great American social safety net programs an unconscionable attitude or a fiscal necessity?

And, if Conservatism is finally successful in dismantling Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, The Department of Education, The Environmental Protection Agency and all the other governmental “Regulatory” agencies designed to protect the citizens, what will happen to the millions of people who have depended on these extensions of government?  What will they actually do?

Can you really picture living in a country where all forms of contraception have been outlawed?

I have had a Tea partier tell me that the needs of the needy will be met voluntarily by “Churches” and “Neighbors” and other good-hearted people.

To that I say, “Poppycock!”  There is no way  that local churches and charities can meet the millions and millions of dollars worth of budgets that would be required  to provide the level of assistance needed in this country.  That is a demented pipe dream from the minds of fools in my personal opinion.

I somehow cannot come to the conclusion that Conservatism has my welfare and longevity in mind.

I think it is focused elsewhere.

I think it is concerned with making the rich even richer and the poor even poorer and I think, sometimes, that it can be most callous in it’s efforts to reach those goals.

I cannot understand how many Americans can be so gullible as to buy the arguments of Conservatism.

The Far Right always seems to hold themselves up as the “Christian” factor in American politics, but everything they seem to want to do appears (to me, anyway) to be  diametrically opposed to the tenants of Christianity.

How can these things be?  How can the American People watch what Conservatism does and then still place trust and confidence in it?

I have the fear that if the American Voter is not very cautious, Conservatism can (And most probably will) bring this nation down to the level of a degenerated venal plutocracy where the entire political system has been poisoned, and where there are only two classes…the served (Them) and the (Servers) us.

I think the eventual fruits of dependence on Conservatism are nothing but unprecedented misery, suffering, want, need and despairing anguish for millions of our Citizens.

Of course, I am sure there are many myth-informed and brainwashed people out there who will defend Conservatism to their dying breath.  I call these unfortunates “True Believers.”

I truly believe that so many people support this dark ideology because they still believe it is the same Conservatism that their parents and grandparents lived under.

I believe that the present generation cannot, for some reason, understand that the old order Conservatism has been hijacked by a new, aggressive, loud, noisy, angry, demanding and politically dangerous crowd of dissidents who have nothing in common with their forebears whatsoever and who want to “Take America Back” to some medieval barbarism that subjects the population to the absolute rule by a governing autocratic elite—much the same as was the case in America under the rule of The English in 1776.

Posted by John Liming (Strictly My Opinion)

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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation.

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