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Join Date: Jun 2014
Re: Conservatives: Myths and Reality
Conservatives are selfish people, "society was good the way it was so why should it change", nevermind all the people who aren't cis-het, white, Christian males who were oppressed. To conservatives social status and economic mobility are a zero-sum game: "the more they get the more we lose" that's why you have Nazis chanting "Jews will not replace us" when WASPs outnumber Jews 50:1.
Conservatives are also happy to pay more money for lower quality, privatized health care just to ensure they don't have to pay for poor people. I know facts don't matter to conservatives anymore but the World Health Organization ranks the US 37th in quality of health care despite the fact that as a percentage of GDP the US is number 1 in healthcare costs, and this isn't a blame Obama thing, these numbers have been pretty consistent for the last several presidencies.
Conservatives will tell you that they don't want to pay taxes but they give more to charities than liberals, they don't tell you those are usually faith-based charities that serve limited communities; they're willing to give so long as the "right people" get the charity, taxes help everyone including the "wrong people".
The thing that makes conservatives the most selfish is their complete disregard for the environment. Now I'm no eco-warrior but to shrug at climate change and cut regulations, increase fracking, keep coal mines open, not charge carbon taxes, not mandate stack cleaners, allow dumping in our water, drill on native land and national wild parks, and just in general try to leave as shitty a planet for your grandchildren as possible, all in the name economic prosperity, that's probably the worst thing they do. Your hatred, your fear, your discrimination, that's only going to last as long as you're alive, but making the planet into Fury Road is going to last for generations.
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