Literally every conservative belief stems from either cowardice or greed. They like to say similar things about progressives, but it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. Spelled out simply:
Conservative Position – Cowardice or Greed?
- Anti-abortion – Cowardice
- Anti-tax – Greed
- Anti-regulation – Greed
- Anti-social services – Greed
- Pro-gun – Cowardice
- Cop Worship – Cowardice
- Anti-immigration – Cowardice
- Theocracy – Cowardice
Afraid to look upon death, or even human life with the slightest ounce of honesty, conservatives project themselves onto the aborted and shiver in terror and disgust. They imagine that life as a person of perfect potential, surrounded by and dependent on evil sinful woman parts for survival. So scary.
And they are so trapped in that imagination that they can’t do the right moral math. Human lives often FUCKING SUCKKKKKKK. Any woman considering abortion is clearly not in the ideal circumstance to be making a happy successful human being. Far from it, especially in a place as conservative as the United States. An unborn human has no concept of life, of potential, of the future, of where it’s going and what it might mean to lose that.
Any human that is born is guaranteed to experience pain and frustration at some point in their life. Plenty of people wish they had been aborted. I don’t feel that sad about shit but I know damn well it wouldn’t matter if I hadn’t come to be, and I would have been spared a ton of pain and humiliation and anger and sorrow.
Again, I’m a Neurotypical McGee, happy to be alive and watch my TV. But I’ve got the moral clarity of seeing things as they are, and caring about people enough to want them to have what they actually need. I’m not trembling in fear of sin, in fear of death, in fear of a sadistic super ghost that I have to love. Grow the fuck up, conservatives.
Anti-taxes, anti-regulation, anti-social services: These are mostly about greed, about being too short-sighted and willfully ignorant and cruel to take responsibility for the world around you. But there’s an element of cowardice as well – the idea some evil poor people might benefit from your wealth. Piss on that.
Gun fondling and cop worship are the most blatant displays of cowardice, though there’s an element of fascist death fetishism in there for good measure. I admit, the symbols of death have a toxically delicious appeal. I’ll bang my head to that beat, watch movies about bad guys getting blasted left and right.
But the reality of guns? The physical presence of them? The idea of what they can do to a living creature? Creepy as fuck. Get that goddamn shit away from me. What sort of wet dream lets you think you can control that? Why do you think YOU should have the power to say who lives and who dies, or that your state-appointed executioners should be able to do the same? Who are you so fucking afraid of? Don’t answer, it’s obvious as hell.
I’d allow for heavily regulated single shot hunting rifles. Hunting in the first world is a hobby for twisted minds, but it could help regulate unbalanced animal populations and feed some people. But even then, why not use a fucking spear? Cowardice, that’s why.
Being against immigration is the purest cowardice, but more than some of these categories it makes me wonder if I should have added cruelty to the list. The racism to imagine another group of humans is inferior to your group, to imagine they have nefarious motives against you, to think they deserve to fucking die rather than inconvenience you with their presence? Cruel. But mostly crybaby cowardly.
Theocracy likewise, the notion this is a “christian nation” and needs to be legally mandated as such. The fear your one true religion will lose ground if it isn’t enforced by the apparatus of state? That your cherished illusions will feel more ephemeral, might dissipate and leave you with nothing but a grimly real view of the grave? Why are you so afraid of facing competition, dominionists? Ya cowards.
At last, let’s look at how a conservative might play this game, and answer the charges:
Progressive Position – Cowardice or Greed
- Pro-abortion –
- Pro-tax –
- Pro-regulation –
Honestly, not much point in elaborating the progressive positions. Even conservatives recognize a lot of them as being motivated by compassion, but then they turn around to demonize caring about people – call it weak or foolish, especially in misogynist terms.
I do think they’d make the case that being in favor of abortion is because evil should-be mommies are too afraid to die (or ruin lives) to bring a lump of cells to term. For shame! But they’ve tried all sorts of smears that don’t make sense.
And they are always trying to say that taxation for the purposes of paying for social services is the greed of a lazy underclass of subhumans out to take yer hard-earned dollars, you (venal immigrant exploiting criminal) contractors and red-blooded manz. There’s a lot of bipartisan fawning over the middle class but I say fuck ’em. That’s where a lot of white fascism lies.
Anyhow, cowardice and greed – modern conservative beliefs are completely encapsulated in that simple phrase, in that shitty little binary. I should make it explicitly clear I’m including “fiscal conservatives” with more socially progressive beliefs. Fuck yes, I’m including them. Just because you wanna smoke weed with your gay friend and your black friend doesn’t mean you aren’t a goddamn piece of shit.
Fuck any and all conservatives everywhere forever.
Great American Satan says
As long as this country remains as gunny gunny as it is, I don’t begrudge radical commies like The Coup and Killer Mike saying “everybody get a gat,” definitely don’t fade the Black Panther Party. But there are so many countries where you can see how much better it is to get the guns away from everyone, instead of adding more to the mix. Shame that’s so unlikely here.
As much as one likes to point and laugh at the US for its gun soaked politics, supposedly shining example of gun control Australia still has plenty of guns stolen.
Great American Satan says
So no hunting rifles then? Sounds like a plan.
The anti-abortion thing is a bit weirder than what you spelled out in my experience.
I went a bit out of my way to go to a Planned Parenthood in my area once. There were protesters outside but this one owned the lot it was on and the parking lot. There was no public walkway just outside the entrance the protesters could use to form a gauntlet.
Someone entered just before me so I was locked out for a couple minutes. During that time they were shouting at me and making up all sorts of stories. It was really bizarre. The only thing consistent about them was they all had me making awful decisions and trying to use abortion as a way out of acting responsibly. And without really specifying anything about their role they all would have painted the protesters as reasonable people helping save me from mistakes.
All a big coincidence, I’m sure. I walked away from it feeling like I’d heard them mouth a lot of words but they all amounted to “I’m better than you. We’re better than you.” I can’t imagine the sort of self-esteem issues that would require the afflicted to gather together in a group for protection while yelling at strangers and chastising them for mistakes they make in your made-up stories. I’m sure they’d accuse me of reading too much into it and making up my own stories but I feel pretty confident of how I read this. For all their stated intentions to stop abortion it’s not like they were trying to sell anyone on the alternatives. Would’ve gotten in the way of their “better than you” messaging.
The people I meet day to day who are more conservative tend to have just one problem when it comes to this issue: they can’t get over thinking of it as an isolated thing rather than as an event in someone’s life. When someone they know needs to make a hard choice like this, ideology doesn’t come into play. Things like that are actually how I tell the people whose views I won’t like and who I’ll disagree with from the ones I can’t even have a meaningful, honest conversation with.
Great American Satan says
Good to see a full description of anti-abortion shit in action. It’s terrible, but this post is a good place to put it. As to what you meant by it, I think I agree. Mulling it over, the two-shitty-traits binary neglects some other aspects of human shittiness that come into play.