A Conservative Wakes Up

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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    For Discussion - Thought Experiment #1

    A few may be familiar with my nutshells, in them I tried to isolate the characteristics of a particular ideology. This time you decide, but remember this is a thought experiment and the premise is not debatable. (Try to stay away from slogan answers.)

    One day a conservative wakes up from a coma in a world unlike her past world. In this world equality trumps personal freedom. The political structure could be defined as a constitutional cooperative in which decisions are made democratically and an elected court settled issues that any average citizen or minority group could disagree on.

    The overall philosophical Weltanschauung means no one is super rich and no one poor. The society varies but it excludes extremes. All receive a stipend, so all live securely. All fundamental services are free, these include transportation, education, and healthcare. Work is private, state, and federal but all work is supportive of the society and not just the person or corporation, above average profits are returned to the society. The business person, entrepreneur, artist, does enjoy prestige and a higher standard of living.

    The conservatives finds this odd and uncharacteristic but soon grows accustom to the society, she receives a stipend, finishes her education, and finds work in a private industry.

    One day the conservative discovers there is another nation in which personal freedom trumps equality. In this place extremes of all kinds exist and government and law exist to defend or to protect power. This nation is basically considered a libertarian capitalistic republic. In this society no stipend system exists and no service is free. While the nations are isolated from each other, each feels, and their media supports their political structure as the best political structure. Movement between nations is possible as both at a base level respect personal freedom.

    What does the conservative do and why? Does she stay or leave for a nation that allows more economic freedoms, more profit, and is similar to her core ideological position up to her coma? Or does she change and stay, why?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOOTKA0aGI0]YouTube - Dennis The Constitutional Peasant[/ame]

    I knew the OP sounded familiar
     
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    Common sense and Librulism are parallel tracks that never meet.

    Common sense tells us that people are lined up to enter the USA, even illegally because of our personal freedom and opportunity and aren't in such a great rush to enter Cuba or North Korea, the two great bastions of equality and gubbamint stipends
     
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    Also interesting that you have a woman waking up from a coma. Imagine what the Schiavos must think of that.
     
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    A better question would be; why is it the sniveling socialist doesn't leave America and move to one of those socialist worker's paradises he gazes at so longingly, rather than try to impose that system upon everyone else by mob rule?
     
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    ouch.
     
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    That is a remark that shows your partisan bigotry to a belief system. As long as there those like you and Pogo on the right who truly believe that god has given only conservatives the right answer, there will never be a common good or ground achieved.

    Yours is isolation and the destruction of any philosophy that doesn't agree with you.

    Yes, there are some liberals who think like you. They are also small minded bigots who wear blinders in their life.

    The extremes like you are a small minority, but they are vocal and the media finds this more interesting than the day to day progress that common sense people achieve.

    The Schiavo remark is meaningless but expected.

    Dude, the majorit of the country voted for Obama. Ain't no socialism or communism coming soon my friend, just more smoke and mirrors for a side that has not traction with reality.
     
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    This fantasy was sold in the 1930's by the communist party. Fortunately people actually did wake up by the 1950s and see it for the propaganda it actually is.
    More likely is the socialist who goes to sleep in 1918 and wakes up in 1950 to find that some animals are more equal than other animals,and opts to flee to the West. And that happened a lot more times than the OP fantasy.
     
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    Well put!

    Welcome and Happy New Year!
     
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    Like I said, if you had a lick of common sense you'd see that people are fleeing your Socialist Utopias in horror and would die for even a chance to come to what's left of the USA
     

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