"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
As society shifts farther to the left, the more the right will shrink and become ever more hardened to their beliefs - and this is going to cause quite a bit of trouble over the years. But the left's embrace of multiculturalism is bearing fruit at long last - and it's driving the ever-more-lily-white right absolutely nuts.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
Regardless of who wins the current battles, there are always new battles coming.
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
I think that success is the worst enemy of conservatism, the second that people don't have to worry about putting food on the tables and a roof over their head, the second that live becomes relatively easy, they stop working hard and start holding their hands out and that's what we've seen happen in the U.S. over the past 40 years. The standard of living for even the most destitute in America is far, far above most other nations on the planet. We have tons of money, lots of it borrowed from China, to throw around and now, people want more and more and more and they don't have to work for it. Conservatism is about hard work and making things better for yourself and your family and those around you but we have no conservative party in America. Those religious liberals running the GOP don't count, they wouldn't know conservatism if it bit them. We really have nowhere else to go and now we have a bunch of lazy, self-satisfied liberals who don't have to worry about the essentials, now they just want to run everyone else's lives.
PS. Interesting data: according to the CDC, both the abortion and the teen pregnancy rates are at all time lows UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Sociologists credit the influence of MTV. Whoda thunk?
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.