Liberals vs Conservatives

Relics of the past - Where do you sit?

Our modern world has become so divisive in the terms liberal and conservative somewhat outdated because in the USA it's a matter of Republican or Democrat, and a reflection of the developing tribal culture within the modern era as people try to establish their identities and get what they want from life.

However conservatives and liberals are dying breed's and are being replaced by neoliberalism which is many times worse. In general conservatives embrace the conventional wisdom of the time accepting the status quo and support only a small incremental changes to keep their hand on the wheel of power.

Conversely liberals are said to examine and challenge existing attitudes and behaviours within their societies and seek to change them because in a sense they are the new rich seeking to shape the world to economically better themselves.

Conservatives are said to believe believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals. Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems.

Liberals are said to believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all. It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights. Believe the role of the government should be to guarantee that no one is in need. Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for the government to solve problems.

The old Conservative was a follower of tradition and time-tested practices, moral, slow to anger and quick to forgive. Under this mentality human evolution and technological development was slower allowing space or time to correct mistakes before they did any lasting damage.
The old liberal was the corporate Master governed purely by greed and no sense of morality and no sense of being part of life on earth, merely a manipulator seeking self gratification and unconcerned about destroying all life in seeking transient reward.

Conservatives think that we should be equal at the starting line.
Liberals think we should be equal at the finish line.

If a Conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
The liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If Conservative is is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants meat products banned completely.

If a Conservative is down and out he thinks about how to better his situation.
If a liberal is down and out, he wonders about who will look after him.

If a Conservative doesn't like talk show host, he changes channels.
Conversely liberals demand that those channels be shut down.

If Conservative is a nonbeliever in religions, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal nonbeliever wants any mention of that religion silenced.

If Conservative decides he needs healthcare, he goes out shopping for it or may choose a job that provides.
Conversely, a liberal demand that everyone collectively pays for his health care.

When arguing with the liberal, it's like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around as though it won.

When a conservative and illiberal were walking down the street and they came across a homeless person, the Conservative gave some small change them while he wasn't looking, the liberal reached into the Conservative's pocket taking his money to make a similar donation.

If Conservative reads this, he'll forward it to his friends so they can have a good laugh.
Conversely, a liberal wont have even read down this far because he is offended.


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