Friday, October 09, 2009
Why Progressives and Cons are so Different
Ever since I began blogging I've racked my brain trying to figure out why the progressive blogosphere and the Blogging Tories seem to exist in two different worlds.
Why our sites are so decent and nice, while the Con site seems to be written by a bunch of angry old white guys in their underwear...or WORSE. One hairy hand on their keyboards, the other one on their...um...tree branches.
And a few weeks ago I was soooooo excited because I thought I had found the missing link.
But it turns out they're not apes after all. Who knew eh? They just don't share our values.
While liberals tend to focus on questions of individual interaction, conservatives are placing greater emphasis on binding together groups with essential institutions.
He found that those on the left feel strongly about the first two (harm/care fairness/reciprocity) while being relatively indifferent toward the latter three. Conservatives however are drawn more to loyalty, authority and purity.
Which explains so much about those Cons.
Their herd mentality...
Their racism, their Daddy knows best views, their homophobia, why so many are religious fanatics, why they view all "outsiders" as a threat.
Once again the Harper government is behaving just as an earlier Canadian government did with Jews anxiously seeking asylum from the Holocaust: slamming the door in their desperate faces.
Scary isn't it? It really makes you wonder what kind of totalitarian society.... LOYALTY... AUTHORITY... PURITY....they might impose on Canadians if they ever got a majority.
You know the kind of society the PMO's favourite blogger is hinting at here.
Golly. Isn't that useful? Thanks Stephen.
Now that we know how they think, and what they are planning, it's going to be so much easier to convince most Canadians that a Con majority would be a living NIGHTMARE.
Oh yeah...and one more thing. Since I know it will drive those Con climate change deniers bonkers. And it's Friday night.
Don't you LOVE this video?
A Harper majority is a threat to Canada AND the planet ?
Hmmm....I think we can work with that one eh?
Have a great weekend everyone !