“Conservatives accept that equality for blacks and women is a good thing and that real social and legal progress has been made on these fronts. Conservatives freely admit those on the losing side of these civil rights struggles were in the wrong.
“What they resist is the admission that theirs was the losing side.”
It’s critically important to comply to America’s history. Please be on the lookout for any case in which liberals or progressives have gone too far in the pursuit of justice and their relentless pandering to human rights.
“The past is the one thing we are not prisoners of. We can do with the past exactly what we wish. What we can’t do is to change its consequences.” – John Berger
The Republican Party over the last couple of decades has been a coalition between powerful businessmen, who often didn’t care that much about social issues, but did care about reducing regulation, getting handouts etc, and conservatives, a not-insubstantial portion of whom are batshit crazy. The businessmen provided the money, while the conservatives (crazy and non-crazy) provided the shock troops.
from the burning fields.
There are no whole men
in the village. She throws the last
of the rice beneath the tree, but the bird is waiting
for insects driven inland by the fire.