February 07, 2008

What Makes A Conservative Tick?

I haven't visited Daily Kos for a while. It was worth the effort just for these quotes:
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
- Edward Abbey

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I like the Galbraith one best myself. It seems to explain a lot. How long before we all realise that all our lives, and all our fortunes, and all our destinies, are inevitably tied together?

1 comment:

David Schor said...

Yeah, when even the economists have it in for you, you know you've gone too far.


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