I don’t get why so many on this forum do. Every single year we’re proven time and time again how conservatism is crap. Why give power to something that will destroy us? The no regulations, the “free market”, all of this shit that conservatives promote are hurting this nation. Why don’t you see? Why do you continue to enable this shit?
None of us should support conservatism
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/22/2021|
NO ONE SHOULD DISAGREE WITH ME EVER
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/19/2021|
Conservatives, those dirty Democrats are spying on us by putting cameras in fake wasp nests, if you see one knock it down. Own them Libs.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/19/2021|
Homosexuality is conservative and therefore reactionary and deplorable. In order to be progressive, you must transition into the opposite of the sex you desire.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/19/2021|
R1's response is what you will always get, OP. They don't defend their positions; they defend their right to have them.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/19/2021|
OP define your terms. Yours is a meaningless statement on its own.
Are you not conservative when it comes to the use of military power? I'll bet you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/19/2021|
That's why people are fleeing the red states in droves for the high taxes, crumbling roads, overpriced ghettos and trailer parks, and littered streets of California that literally break into the ocean like the Nestlé Crunch bar you were eating when you typed this, right OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/19/2021|
Conservatism really is incompatible with democracy. It’s against prosperity, and civilization in general. Conservatism pushes a destructive system of inequities and prejudice founded on deceitful propaganda.
Conservatism has no place in the modern world.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/19/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/19/2021|
Nothing more conservative than the idea that effeminate men are really women and masculine women are really men and they should all destroy their bodies and sexual function to conform more closely to 1950s sex stereotypes.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/19/2021|
Democracy is mob rule. Anyone who uses it to describe the US, a representative republic, is an ignoramus whose opinions can easily be ignored without missing anything of value.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/19/2021|
[quote]Nothing more conservative than the idea that effeminate men are really women and masculine women are really men and they should all destroy their bodies and sexual function to conform more closely to 1950s sex stereotypes.
If that's conservatism, then buy me a MAGA hat.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/19/2021|
R6, are you talking about the homeless and unemployed who are fleeing or rather flocking to states with more social benefits. Social benefits which those states will not be able to afford if they transfer that money from infratructure and services the taxpayers need and want over to transients wanting to suck off that state's teet.
Don't discount the weather if you're talking about California which I suspect you are.
Also don't discount the various tax bases that may leave a state when the priorities shift too much to their detriment.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/19/2021|
Wealth depends upon envy to survive.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/19/2021|
Wealth depends upon freedom to generate it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/19/2021|
R7, not sure you really understand conservatism. Most economic conservatism has little to do with social conservatism. I guarantee you that most of the successful members of minority communities are pretty conservative - exceot maybe the sports and entertainment figures but then that's another type of person.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/19/2021|
I will vote for any politician who takes a stand against the homophobes and misogynists promoting gay genocide via trans.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/19/2021|
"Gay genocide" is transphobic hate speech. STFU, you transphobic cisf@gg0t, before that becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/19/2021|
And I mean it!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/19/2021|
Conservatives always lose. They lost keeping blacks from voting. They lost keeping women from hav ing any rights. They lost keeping gays from being married. Over and over again, these horrible right-wingers always lose.
You just have to be patient and wait for them to lose. Because they always, always do.
Poor little snowflakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/19/2021|
[quote]They lost keeping women from hav ing any rights.
No, they haven't. The Equality Act is doing their work for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/19/2021|
[quote]Conservatives always lose.
Then explain this.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/19/2021|
There's a strong possibility the reason the OP keeps claiming "so many on this forum support conservatism" is because he, himself, is Boris the Right-Wing Propaganda Troll, trying to provoke more reactions out of people about his own scumkind.
You've been told three billion times that most people on this forum are liberals who DO NOT SUPPORT CONSERVATISM. Rather, ONE, UNEMPLOYED TROLL WITH MULTIPLE SOCK PUPPET ACCOUNTS AND PERSONALITIES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 90 PERCENT OF THE RIGHT-WING PROPAGANDA ON DL. He spams every thread with lies, pot-shots serving Republicans or both.
Boris is a gay, British carpetbagger and sociopath from a mafia family who got famous by taking Russian mafia cash laundered through the Mercers in exchange for spamming pro-Trump propaganda before he got canned for celebrating the rape of children too much. He's been banned from mainstream social media for all the lies and denigration of women and minorities. Even Parler banned him for calling on self-appointed terrorists to kill all illegal immigrants.
So having been run off legit social media where real people with real balls have to identify themselves, Datalounge is the only place he can post anymore and we get to suffer his psychopathic ravings 24/7.
STOP LETTING THIS TROLL CONTROL YOUR PERCEPTIONS. MOST DLERS ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE AND YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELF HOW HIS LIES HAVE NOT COMPUTED FOR FIVE YEARS, AS CONSERVATIVES LOST THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/19/2021|
r10 = FAKE NEWS only the most vile, pro-dictatorship, corrupt, right-wing fucks espouse.
r10 conveniently ignores the fact that our officials are elected WITH DEMOCRACY and are supposed to represent "the mob" and work FOR "the mob."
Of course, none of that Triggered Trump Trash who stormed the Capitol or murdered BLM protesters are "a mob." They rule by the Divine Right of Things in r10's book. All those Russian mafiarchs who bankroll Republicans and launder fortunes through Donald Trump aren't "the mob," either, when you're a warped delusional like r10.
Back in reality, the United States is considered a DEMOCRACY. If you want to get technical, you still have to call it a DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, and neither r10 nor Hair Furor can extract the "democratic" part.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/19/2021|
The reason so many Americans embrace conservatism is because the left and the right in America are basically right-wing, so it makes little difference which stance you support. Aside from a few social aspects of the cultural war, Americans from the "left" and the right are just right wing capitalists, I dont understand why is it so hard for you to see that, the whole world does.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/19/2021|
I’m a liberal, but a very depressed person, with a lot of deep self-hatred and anxiety about life. I understand how attractive conservatism can be for some people. If you have no hope for the future, you start to only find joy in the past. If you don’t think that change can be good, it becomes scary and uncomfortable.
I understand that most conservatives many not be explicitly depressed, but I can sometimes detect a shade of nihilism in their arguments.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/19/2021|
America is mostly a right wing nation with a bit of real socialists and left wingers in the middle. There are more libertarians with progressive ideas in America than actual left wingers. What you call liberal in America the whole world defines as center-right, including the Democratic Party.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/19/2021|
Neither party in the US have policy goals that actually reflect the positions of liberalism or conservatism. Nixon's creation of the EPA was probably the last real conservative move by Republicans. The Democrats' current zeal for destroying GLB and women's rights is something one would expect of David Duke. As with the reality-denying chant of "transwomen are women" aka "men are women", we're now being told that authoritarianism and the decimation of free speech protections are somehow liberal values and, equally laughable, that insurrection is conservative. The biggest problem here is really that people are too stupid to realize they're being socially engineered so they can fight back against it. I've lost hope for the species.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/19/2021|
Someone calling themselves “liberal” or “conservative” is insufficient. People are lazy in trying to use one word to summarize all their views. I need to know what your specific policy views are. Empty statements like “I’m a liberal because I believe in peace and love” likewise are not sufficient. Just list your views on things like illegal immigration, law and order, government assistance (welfare), foreign trade, foreign relations, first and second amendment rights, etc. That will tell the tale of what your politics are.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/19/2021|
r28, a two party system is doomed to corruption and failure unless the people and their politicians begin to caucus across party lines on single issues. It's really that simple. And this demonization of both sides by both sides has very conveniently made that almost impossible. Thanks, Putin!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/19/2021|
If you don't fight capitalism, you're right wing, it's that simple and left wingers would NEVER applaud the military, let alone give the military perks for free for "serving the country", that's what people do in dictatorships.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/19/2021|
[quote] The no regulations, the “free market”, all of this shit that conservatives promote are hurting this nation. Why don’t you see? Why do you continue to enable this shit?
I agree with that. I also think the trans/genderqueer/BLM stuff and especially immigration is hurting the nation. What I want is cultural conservatism but fiscal liberalism.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/19/2021|
r30, you can't fight capitalism without fighting patriarchy and the denial of the reality of sex is the most patriarchal fucking position yet invented.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/19/2021|
[quote] you can't fight capitalism without fighting patriarchy and the denial of the reality of sex is the most patriarchal fucking position yet invented.
Sure. Tell a Detroit woman making less than minimum wage and fighting foreclosure of her home that her biggest problem is patriarchy and not the lack of heat in her home and food on the table.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/19/2021|
r33 All of the problems your hypothetical woman is facing are caused by patriarchy. Women are paid less because of patriarchy. Her earning potential, saving potential and ability to secure loans are crippled by sexism. Human rights like food and shelter have become commodities because of patriarchy, which has always sought to colonize the natural world and control women.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/19/2021|
[quote] All of the problems your hypothetical woman is facing are caused by patriarchy
No they aren't, bot.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/19/2021|
How can we fight the patriarchy when we are still held down by the matriarchy? We need to deal with the latter before we can deal with the former.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/19/2021|
[quote] All of the problems your hypothetical woman is facing are caused by patriarchy.
Not at all. Actually, all Americans are less happy than 50 years ago, but women moreso. Seems they enjoyed monogamy and not working. The ugly chicks who couldn’t get husbands went and ruined it for the rest of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/19/2021|
Conservatives are still keeping capitalism alive and well and that's what really matters in the end. All that the civil rights movement did was to free people so they can be enslaved by money and capitalism.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/19/2021|
r35 and r36 are trolls. There is no matriarchy. There is no culture in current existence which is a matriarchy. Read a fucking book.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/19/2021|
"None of us" should give credence to what shlubs post on public/anonymous forums.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/19/2021|
OP Keep in mind that this site is flooded with Right Wing trolls. All of the Anti-Trans threads are some of their work. A lot of this pro-right wing BS is them too.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/19/2021|
We don't. Stop listening to trolls, asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/19/2021|
[Quote] I don’t get why so many on this forum do.
Most undereducated people are brainwashed by right wing corporate PR and lack the objectivity and analytical power to realize it.
That's most people here.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/19/2021|
Conservatism is a disease to reckon with. The moral wreckage of inflammatory deceit is nothing more than fear and resentment.
The core concept in conservatism is victimhood. ‘Responsibility and accountability’; those standards are to apply to others, NEVER to themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/20/2021|
Conservatives are inherently evil. They believe fantasy shit and are dangerous in positions of power. They claim to be moral but are the exact opposite. Religion is the worst plague ever unleashed. Fucking people in the head is the only thing they really enjoy. Just look at the sadists of Fox News or any religious organization. They LOVE lording over everyone, especially women and children. Using their stupid lies as justification. Sick fucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/20/2021|
This thread has sunken to the level of Reddit.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/20/2021|
Don't like DL, then leave, cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/20/2021|
Thank you for sharing, R47.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/20/2021|
Please! The Republican Party will get repeated and more devastating defeats. They can’t win on merit, yet they only continue to win by cheating and lying. These neocons must pay dearly for its embrace of white nationalism and ignorance. If the current GOP is burned to the ground, there may be a chance to build a ***reasonable*** center-right political party out of the charred ruins of Gingrich-Trump horridness.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/21/2021|
DeFecto @R31, do you not realize that “cultural conservatism” entails an end to same-sex marriage and gay rights generally?
Are you really THAT much of a self-loathing POS?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/21/2021|
[quote] Sure. Tell a Detroit woman making less than minimum wage and fighting foreclosure of her home that her biggest problem is patriarchy and not the lack of heat in her home and food on the table. —Go ahead I'll wait
I will do that the day Detroit joins the great state of Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/21/2021|
R50 I don’t support gay marriage. It has been awful for all of society, including gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/21/2021|
Why the hell are posters here convinced that Russia is paying someone to pose as an American on a little-known, gay American website, the vast majority of whose users are only ever going to vote Democrat in any case?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/21/2021|
That’s what the Chinese communist party wants you to believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/21/2021|
Lets list the number of delusional, mentally ill, morally bankrupt, obscene, conservative organizations.
1) The Catholic Church-The despicable, child fucking, racist, sexist, homophobic blood drinkers and body eaters of fictional character "Christ" who scam tax free billions from desperate stupid people looking for hope. Constant lies, and grifters on a massive scale.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/21/2021|
2) Christianity- Catholicism's retarded little brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/21/2021|
3) Fox "News"- The US Pravda as run by Goebbels. With a little North Korean "dear leader" on the side. Female anchors didn't make it on air without lifting their skirts for Roger Ailes for decades. Vomiting hate speech nonstop. Lies. lies. and more lies. The worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/21/2021|
4) Muslims-Women killed for defying husbands from arranged marriages. Killed for not covering their faces. Sexism so extreme female circumcision is still not uncommon. Just think of a knife slicing off genitalia and you'll know the true evil of these sick cultists. Should we go into how they feel about homosexuals?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/21/2021|
5) Rotting sack of shit Rush Limbaugh. Another perverse fuck who gleefully listed the names of gay men who died of AIDS on air and celebrated their deaths with horns a whistles. Well, WHO'S WHISTLING NOW BITCH.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/21/2021|
Then you need to DIAGF, r52. The sooner the better. Because you want the government to force my husband and me to live as an unmarried couple. You don't think we deserve the same civil rights as breeders, just because we happen to be gay.
You are my enemy.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/21/2021|
[quote]What I want is cultural conservatism but fiscal liberalism.
You mean "national socialism"?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/21/2021|
Gross, adolescent generalisations leave no room for nuance
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/21/2021|
Tell that to Beverly Johnson who had her vaginal lips sliced off as a child.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/21/2021|
Democrats need to expose the conservative policies of dividing the country by race during the civil rights movement. Or when Karl Rove went down to South Carolina to introduce a conservative anti-LGBT agenda to shore up the Evangelical vote. Conservatism is deadly inconsistent with freedom and democracy.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/22/2021|
[quote] Democrats need to expose the conservative policies of dividing the country by race during the civil rights movement.
They were the ones doing it honey.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/22/2021|
What is this even supposed to mean? People from all over the world post here. In Germany, Angela Merkel is a conservative, yet she would be considered extremely progressive in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/22/2021|
R66 I do think that the traditional labels of liberal/conservative are becoming less useful.
For me nationalist/globalist has become far more important.
Merkel is a total globalist to me and I can’t stand her.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/22/2021|
sorry to be that person, but all these labels are becoming more and more meaningless, blurred lines everywhere, maybe they were always there
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/22/2021|
oh crap, r67 got there before me
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/22/2021|
R65 you don’t make any sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/22/2021|
I’ve known that the GOP and conservatives are exactly the same as Donald Trump ever since watching Pat Buchanan address the Republican convention in 1992. Look it up. He gave a blistering screed full of racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia. It caused waves at the time but now it’s largely forgotten because it’s just the GOP platform now.
His tone and framing, even his exact words, would not seem out of place on DL right now. It’s really shocking how far DL has fallen.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/22/2021|
[quote] It’s really shocking how far DL has fallen.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/22/2021|
Fuck off OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/22/2021|
OP is correct. Conservatism is the definition of perverse.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/22/2021|
R74 Your attempt at epigrams is rather poor. Go study some Oscar Wilde and get back to us.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/22/2021|
[quote] the tides are shifting, and many foresee a Republican platform that, if not supports gay marriage, at least does not oppose it. While 59 percent of republicans oppose gay marriage, this is drastically down from the 72 percent that opposed it in 2004, and many Republicans that do support gay marriage are up and coming young voters.
I still don't get how the far right can be more tolerant of gay marriage than the moderates from the past. They may not buy into the whole LGBTQIA+ agenda but neither do most of the eldergays who post here.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/22/2021|
[quote] If the current GOP is burned to the ground, there may be a chance to build a ***reasonable*** center-right political party out of the charred ruins of Gingrich-Trump horridness.
This theory that America is further to the right is a fantasy. Didn't Macron say we were too woke? The country as a whole is more progressive on social issues, as is the rest of the world. What is actually happening is that the two party system is breaking down and the reason is primarily economic. The Covid shutdowns and restrictions have created an even greater wealth gap that is being ignored because its effects are global. However, you still see stuff like the BLM protests which transformed into an anti capitalist demonstration in wealthier cities, the war on hedge funds, the lockdown protests, populist parties rising in popularity (another global phenomenon), and greater distrust in our media and institutions in general.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/22/2021|
What is your definition of that word, R77?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/22/2021|
Whoa, can we back up to r22 for a moment? Are you saying what I think you're saying? I guess I never thought of this, but wow. One of the most infamous trolls ever is in our midst? If it's true, gross. It makes sense though, as he's been booted from every other platform. And a lot of the recent troll activity matches up with his rhetoric.
To address this alleged troll directly: you're human garbage. Beat it. You threw our community under the bus for years. *sprays you with Lysol, hisses*
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/22/2021|