Skip to comments.A Peculiar People: Crunchy Cons
Posted on 03/07/2006 6:08:18 AM PST by Mr. Silverback
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I do believe Christians should generally have a stronger propensity toward a more modest lifestyle. Conservatism, conservation, and Christianity naturally align toward the "crunchy con" mentality.
Thanks for the ping!
FYI, some of us aging hippie types are actually undercover. Which is kind of cool when a real relic starts talking to you because he thinks you're "one of them" and you get an open platform to rant. ;^)
Ha, well I've never met one but I bet that would be fun to see.
For example, a majority of home-schoolers are conservative. But most have given up income and "stuff" to pursue something they believe is more important.
There is also a species of conservative I find puzzling and I'm sure others do as well. These are the conservatives who not only want to use natural resources for legitimate reasons, but only seem happy if resources are extracted with as much waste and destruction as possible. I'm talking about those who not only want to cut down the forest because human beings need wood, but want to cut down forests because they seem to get a kick out of it. A lot of these conservatives also seem offended by those who don't use every waking moment making money in order to buy "the latest version of the latest version". They seem to think of that as letting down the capitalism team.
I'm not sure how being smart and careful in using resources was ever disassociated with conservatism. It used to be a core value of conservatism.
I'm going for the most conservative on this thread. (Qualifications provided upon request)
And I recently joined "Smart Growth", I walk to work, walk to church, and even tolerate a few homosexuals that I know.
Almost forgot: I have planted over 17,000 trees, and about 24 acres of native prairie.
I would have a go; uh, what the definition of "conservative?"
I confess to being clueless these days.
Long-time member of and chapter leader in The John Birch Society. Now that will kill this thread, it is so conservative. Happens every time.
I believe being a *Conservative* has to do with a belief and lifestyle honoring GOD, Country and values that would be a one man one woman marraige, prayer in schools, stop abortion on demand, saluting the flag, that being said everyone has a different view on foods, drugs, discipline and health methods which is neither liberal or conservative.
My daddy was a Bircher. Kinda lost me with the "Ike was a commie" stuff.
Out of curiosity did the John Birch Society have something to do with Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park Ca.?
We fit the crunchy con label and we are ultra conservative.
I don't know, why? Was the owner a Bircher?
You should read the book; "The Politician" by Robert Welch. Nowhere in that book did he ever claim that Ike was a commie. He did, however, expose Ike's propensity to support the commies. Also his two-faced political career.
I think he was a Bircher, I just remember hearing that Birchers were really prejudice when I was a kid when I invited one of my friends to Knotts Berry Farm who happened to be jewish her parents would not let her go because of John Birch Society.
This was the day when Knotts Berry Farm had the best chicken, bisquits and Boysenberry juice ever!!!
My grandparents were Crunchy Conservatives when being a Crunchy Con wasn't cool! ;) They were good, honest folks who owned a farm, made a living, raised their children and retired.
Probably too much is being made about what makes someone a Crunchy Con. It's not what you wear or where you live, etc. It's what you believe. My guess is there are many, many folks who consider themselves Crunchy Cons and they still buy vegetables from the store, don't make their own granola, don't own a certain brand of footwear, etc, etc.
Oh, Yes! We visited there and ate there many times when we lived in CA. Loved that food!
Here's where the liberal (commie?) lame-stream media has made their best effort at hindering our work: The idea that the JBS is full of prejudiced people is simply false. Prejudiced people are not allowed to join.
In fact, there are members of every race and religion in the JBS. Also, in fact, if anyone expresses any racial, ethnic, or otherwise prejudiced statement, he will be removed from the society. It has happened.
Thanks for the clarification! you hear so much stuff constantly which I know from the liberal community is 90% false.!
Knotts Berry Farm was a great place until it became strictly a commercial venture amusement park! :(
Miss the old days alot!
Check this website out:
I think you will find yourself being surprised.
I no longer post the JBS website link because that has a tendancy to kill threads.
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