Originally Posted by coaster
When I started reading this post I thought "hmmmmm.....a very astute observation" -- at least until I came to the part above. You lost me there. That's a stereotypical and rather extreme view. Shake that stick at the Neocons
if you like, but Conservatives care for the less fortunate and appreciate art and nature. I'm fairly conservative in most things (though I'd call myself a social moderate) and I don't see myself fitting into that description at all. Just as most liberals wouldn't fit the "bleeding heart" description either.
Sorry, but I think that post started out great and then fell off a cliff.
BTW, 200 years old is not a very old tree.
You may care for the arts, and for the less fortunate, however most of what Conservatism is based on that they are willing to let people have the arts and the less fortunate have aid, as long as it doesn't come out of their pocket. Conservatives believe in helping the rich guy richer, in the belief that his prosperity will trickle down into helping the working class get jobs, working for them, and making them more money. Personally, I've never understood why more celeb's aren't conservative, because they're usually all quite rich. However, I think it goes back to the sensitive issue. Sensitive people find it hard to live whilst others are suffering.
Conservatives would end all Arts programs if it saved them money. They would eliminate all welfare programs if the could, and to some degree I do believe we need to do some serious work in the welfare system.
When I said what I said in my previous post, I did not MEAN ALL Conservative people lived their life by that code a 100 percent, but what Conservatives do stand for is, LESS TAXES, and instead of cutting the spending on a lot of things that no one needs, like a war in Iraq, or making the wealthy pay their fair of the taxes, they'd rather take the benefits away from the poor people. Fact!
Entertainers do NOT want arts programs eliminated, because after all if it weren't for those programs, we might not see any more budding entertainers, writers, or artists. So it stands to reason that they are going to fight tooth and nail against Conservatives.
Oh, maybe I should have said the tree was 400 or 500 years old. I'm not sure what age a tree is, before it's considered really old.