As a Conservative, I have been labeled closed-minded, harsh, intolerant, and I’m sure many, many other things behind my back. The thing is, that’s standard fare. We’re called racist, homophobic, misogynist ogres on a regular basis. A lot of times worse. Why is that? What makes us so hate-able?
The very principles that define liberalism require liberals to detest conservatives. They really can’t help it. To them, change and “progress” are everything. If things are not changing, then they must be backwards and irrelevant. They are conditioned to despise the way things are, and focus on what could be. The problem with this is that some things are what they are because they are supposed to be that way. Some change is necessary. Conservatives understand that it’s ridiculous to try and reinvent things for the sake of “progress”.
I have a confession. I like the idea of liberalism. I think that it’s a really pretty picture. Everyone has health care, housing, food, and general financial support. Those that have more helping those that have less. I’m a Christian. I love the idea of everyone being taken care of. I do understand why they have the vote of youth yearning for an idyllic world.
However, that I also know that it doesn’t work in real life. It’s a generally accepted idea that socialism and communism are epic failures in practice. So why is America headed in that direction? Because, as a nation, we’re not calling it what it is. There was a glimmer of hope when Obama’s answer to Joe The Plumber’s question was played everywhere. That wasn’t enough to convince America that we’re headed down the slippery socialist path.They shouted even louder and discredited Joe instead of focusing on Obama’s answer – which was the heart of the problem.
When we use the words “socialism” or “Marxism”, liberals and the media (one in the same, in most cases) write it off as far right hyperbole. They make it sound like we’re being so ridiculous that no one could POSSIBLY take us seriously. And the masses, who don’t know anything the media doesn’t tell them, listen. They shroud their message in feel-good “hopeandchange” rhetoric – the nation follows blindly.
Why do they listen? Because the liberal voice is so much louder than the conservative one. By their very “progressive”, uninhibited, self-empowered nature, liberals are more vocal. They value rule-breaking and pushing limits, and are willing to do so if it will get them heard. This is the root of the corruption, riots, and outspoken hatred of all that is conservative. They shout loudly enough that they cannot be ignored.
Our best course of action? Be the stability that our country needs. Stick with the basic conservative ideals. Our principles are the rock that this country is founded on. Liberals can only shout for so long – they will eventually lose their voices. What do we have to say once they are silent? Be ready.