For the past four months, I have been detailing the Major Myths of Conservatism, and showing how they have corrupted society. Rooted in Fear, the Major Myths spread apprehension and strife wherever they reach, and they have reached so far that they now threaten the very survival of the human race.
Now, having completed our survey of the Major Myths, we are about to embark on a new series of posts that will focus on pressing current events, in which we will demonstrate how nearly every problem that confronts America is rooted in the Major Myths, and exacerbated by the intransigence of conservatives, who refuse to let go of their disastrous fear-driven beliefs.
The fundamental insight that animates the posts that will follow is something that I have mentioned before, but may have gone unnoticed because the focus was on other things. It is this:
Conservatism is not a legitimate world view that deserved to be tolerated by people of good will. It is an unethical and immoral ideology of selfishness that does harm to everyone—even to those who believe it.
It is not an exaggeration to say that there is nothing wrong with America that cannot be traced back to conservatism, and that cannot be fixed by refusing to accept the Major Myths that support conservatism.
Starting tomorrow, then, we will be addressing a current, pressing American problem. We will show how that problem is caused by conservatism, and we will identify the Major Myths behind the problem.
And we will begin with tomorrow's most pressing American problem: the "sequester"—the horrible and stupid across-the-board budget cuts that Congress cooked up to force themselves to do something about the debt and the deficit, because it would be too stupid to be allowed to take effect. As everyone knows, Congress failed to do anything, and now the cuts will be going into place tomorrow.
We will show why the "sequester" is the fault of conservatives, we will point up which of the Major Myths are at the bottom of it all, and we will demonstrate why it is unethical and immoral, like all conservative beliefs.
Until tomorrow, then.
Posted on 28 February 2013
by Alfred George filed under