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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Short and Simple

Conservatives lie and cannot be trusted. They never have the best interests of the people in mind. The "me first" attitude is a conservative invention.

2 Swings of the bat:

James Wigderson said...

To think I just got chastised on Christofferson's blog because Waukesha County votersdon't take their own interests to heart.

From a philosophical point of view, I'd point out that Marxism was really the proponent of political action arising from self-interest, and even created an entire historical theory around the concept of the actions of class self-interest. Much of the literature of the Left is focused on raising class self-interest and a possible collective action as result of the "class consciousness."

It's often conservativism, in it's rejection of ideology, that rejects the notion of self-interest as a political motivating force but instead recognizes it as a natural occurence.

Of course, then there are the Randians, but I can't lose sleep over a philosophy of rough sex on a pile of money.

elliot said...

Wait, wait. What's this "rough sex on a pile of money" thing you're talking about?