Ah, but here is the onion, higher income folk rely more on the State for their personal protection. Relinquishing their ability to use force and giving license to a "higher authority". I find this rather....convenient.True enough, except that our higher income folks tend to be less likely to invest in personal protection. Gun ownership is disproportionately among the lower income - which might tie a little into a conversation below.
I would refer to the above comment as a counter.No. I am saying that social conservatives are best suited to survive and adapt to it. It is those who are most dependent upon the state for their sustenance who can least survive loss of the state as a provider.
Yes, well, just trying to help narrow the gap...well that is, broadly, very socially conservative of you.
Well, I sure as all get out am not an advocate of Corporatism. I was alluding to change in condition, and the propensity to shun it by conservatives.Firstly, this was not what I was referencing. Third Way folks are typically rejecting Socialism and Capitalism in favor of Corporatism.
Secondly, Orwell was dead wrong on this. There is good reason to worry about the mob, which is why our founders were so rightly suspicious of them. Democracy does not equal Liberal (in its' classic sense) government, and the mob will feel completely justified in stripping away your rights. Mobs are highly emotional things, prone to follow extremist demagogues in perpetuating crimes that no single member of it ever would, given the light of day and time to contemplate his action - but the safety, the security, the ability to corporatise blame that we find in the mob - ah - that allows him to undertake all manner of evil.
I find it more based on fear of loss and attachment, but my view of "mob" in this would better be seen as simply "Others"No. Fear of the mob is based on an appreciation of the human psyche and human history.
Oh, I'll get it, put it on the fast track too, seemed a very interesting read. and thanks again for the recommendation...You are conflating two only mildly overlapping groups. Again, I would urge you to pick up Murray. Fascinating, paradoxical creatures, humans.