7 March 2017

AS THE WIZARD OF OZ points out to the Tin Woodsman in the well-known, 1939 movie, “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

Here at The Independent Whig is another Conservative person (though clearly a person of much thought) asking acknowledgment of his empathy and compassion. But the focus of Conservative ideology indicates otherwise.

American Conservative ideology willingly—deliberately—would let tens of millions suffer, in the name of asserted values that clearly do not serve, rather than focus on ways to help raise those millions up.
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If “Conservative” and “Christian” were not so often two overlapping circles of a Venn diagram, the Conservative bid—for compassion for his compassion—might be more-tolerable. That the Conservative is a person who argues from a position of some power and strength, thus striving to compel the weak and powerless to lift themselves up by bootstraps, belies the idea of Conservative compassion.

“Empathy” must compel its sufferer to act deliberately to resolve the situation of those others with whom it empathizes. Yet does the Conservatives instead beg the sympathy for himself.

“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

Regards,
(($; -)}™
Gozo!

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The Republican Ideology, as currently configured, has stood up to be tested for the past thirty-two years.

It has failed miserably.
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The Apparent Cause of Republican failure is projection.

Most of what the Right perceives in the Left is actually its own reflection.
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Best Case in Point: the Romney campaign disbelieved Obama-leaning poll numbers because the Republicans thought that the Democrats were skewing the numbers.

Instead, it was the Romney campaign doing the skewing. And thus were their errors worsened, and their trend toward loss made stronger.
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Likewise, This Conservative Ideology—that the Democrats are the party of entitlement. Those of us on the outside of the whole thing see how much it is the Right that wallows in its sense of entitlement.

Such as wondering how they could have possibly lost the election, when their policies and practices led America into the mess, and then they scared much of the American electorate away.
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Karl Rove Accuses the Democrats of winning the election by scaring voters off of the Republican Party. We on the outside see this as ridiculous, of course: the Republican policies and principles are their own  policies and principles. Though some elements are often projected on others, yet do they often state these other ideological elements themselves.

And who more than Karl Rove has thrived, politically, on the promulgation of fear?

The whole ideology of the Republican Party is based on fear—gun-bearing thuggery; misogyny; aliens; welfare abuse; voter fraud; wealth-ravaging inflation; me-first healthcare access; other languages, other faiths, and other cultures—here in “the home of the brave.”
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To “Blame the Messenger”—who helps communicate the anti-immigrant, anti-choice, anti-voting, anti-poor Right Wing planks—exemplifies the Republican culture of entitlement.

And of projection.

Regards,
(($; -)}
Gozo!

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 28 March 2012

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Being Conservative means missing the old ways so bad that you’re willing to let others die for them.
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Regards,
(($; -)}
Gozo!

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21 MARCH 2012

President Obama Thought he could change the political climate in Washington by finding ways to incorporate Conservative and Republican ideas into his policies. Sadly, right now in America, both parties find little choice but to oppose anything the other party puts forward. Thus, for example, did Nancy Pelosi blame President George W. Bush for high oil prices, and now the Republicans blame President Obama. (Both were equally wrong.)

If Individual Americans, in large numbers, put pressure on their legislators to compromise, I wonder whether their legislators might compromise, and America might move forward.

Judging by the Divide of Opinions we see in “comments” forums for every bit of news or opinion posted on the Internet, We, the People, seem about evenly divided. So there’s probably not much hope that much help will come from there…
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“A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.”

 

Or So Some Republican President Once Said.

Will the Progressives lead us forward, out of this stalemate? Will the Conservatives leave us mired in it?

Will China and the European Union and the rest of the world stand idly by, waiting to see if and when and how we work it out?

Regards,
(($; -)}
Gozo!

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