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Started by virgil5 on Dec 10, 2018 4:10:37 PM
Limitations of the Conservative Viewpoint

List them here.

Especially as apply to the USA folder

where an example might be a regular conservative poster there, who claims to have military rank but continues to sign his posts deliberately in violation of accepted US military usage.



Is the conservative viewpoint a necessary part of any dialectic for the description of reality, or is it an impediment to objectivity and its own worst enemy?

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virgil5 - 10 Dec 2018 16:15:33 (#1 of 71)

The stereotype of conservatives having some resistance to change has some validity.

Hilary - 10 Dec 2018 16:24:33 (#2 of 71)

They love what they know, but do not understand that in order for the essential things to remain the same, much of the rest must change.

Hilary - 10 Dec 2018 16:30:52 (#3 of 71)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4_J7vJsJMI

virgil5 - 10 Dec 2018 16:32:58 (#4 of 71)

"The only thing that's constant is change." [sic] --Ovid

And yet conservatives cling to what they think they know is constant, often just prolonging the inevitable change that must come anyway, when the truth is finally revealed.

"The Earth is obviously the center of the universe, with the Sun revolving around it."

virgil5 - 10 Dec 2018 16:41:27 (#5 of 71)

"Slavery would have ended itself anyway, regardless of the Civil War."

brooklyn - 10 Dec 2018 17:37:40 (#6 of 71)

a true conservative will punt on 4th and 1 at the other side's 40 yard line, rather than go for the first down. Patton wouldn't have stood for it. that style of offense does not win championships.

virgil5 - 11 Dec 2018 10:05:13 (#7 of 71)

The liberal viewpoint would explain a 52 yard "Hail Mary" by Doug Flutie, completely unexpected by the conservative Miami defense, winning the game for Boston College.

Geribaldi - 11 Dec 2018 15:46:53 (#8 of 71)

What nonsense, but do carry on.

The liberal viewpoint would be to throw it from the opponent's 1 yard line in the last minute of the Super Bowl, with one time out left, when you have one of the most physical running backs in the country, only to see it be picked off and lose the game, because they are generally stupid and foolhardy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7rPIg7ZNQ8

virgil5 - 11 Dec 2018 15:51:44 (#9 of 71)

I think we've got a fish on the line.

Geribaldi - 11 Dec 2018 15:52:35 (#10 of 71)

Shouldn't you be out campaigning for Hillary?

virgil5 - 11 Dec 2018 15:54:07 (#11 of 71)

I don't do losers.

Geribaldi - 11 Dec 2018 15:59:11 (#12 of 71)

Perot was right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqvYLNaMZCo

virgil5 - 11 Dec 2018 16:06:06 (#13 of 71)

Perot was enough to topple your wishy washy one term hero Pappy Bush (still dead btw :-)

Garden - 11 Dec 2018 16:51:48 (#14 of 71)

Can't believe it took eight posts and three days!

virgil5 - 12 Dec 2018 16:13:47 (#15 of 71)

FOX "news" has the conservative line down pat.

That doesn't mean it's right, but shows you what money can buy.

Business profit motive currently likes fostering consevative values to keep consumers infantilized and locked into a neurotic pseudo hysterical buying cycle. Consumers will need to buy if they're frightened enough.

Geribaldi - 12 Dec 2018 21:23:30 (#16 of 71)

Gibberish.

virgil5 - 13 Dec 2018 03:20:02 (#17 of 71)

#16

No credit for an unsubstantiated characterisation.

annetjie - 27 Dec 2018 13:42:15 (#18 of 71)

Conservative presidents have to rely on Limbaugh and Fox to tell them how to act.

moto748 - 27 Dec 2018 14:02:27 (#19 of 71)

The term 'circle jerk' was never more apt.

AdrianNTierney - 27 Dec 2018 18:26:03 (#20 of 71)

Neither annett nor moto have experienced a versatile and clearer-thinking conservative president. Obviously.

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