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The durability of Conservatism has depended, to a great extent,
on it being a disposition rather than a philosophy.
What marks Conservatives out, across the generations,
and whatever the environment they operate in,
is an attitude of mind rather than an adherence to dogma.

And that disposition
- skeptical, cautious, pragmatic, sensitive to the local and the particular
- has been politically successful because it has been in tune with human nature.

Michael Gove

Government does not, and can not, Love, Care, or Give a Damn
Any group of individuals larger than about 150 (Dunbars Number)
ceases to be able to care about each other, as individuals
Love of Thy Neighbor as Thyself atrophies,
Our Vision of the Second Great Command Dies
The people “cared for” by Government are treated like livestock
Caring in society is best achieved by the smallest groups possible,
Families are the prototype, Churches are an excellent example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_number

Classic Liberals and Conservatives should be complimentary
Like an accelerator and a brake in a car
Different tasks, but balance each other for proper function
They Should actually honor each other, and be respectful

Progressivism however is evil to the core
Like Socialism and Communism
For they enable that which is most evil in the hearts of men
The Desire for power on this Earth

I am for doing good to the poor,
but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor,
is not making them easy in poverty,
but leading or driving them out of it.

I observed...
that the more public provisions were made for the poor,
the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer.
And, on the contrary, the less was done for them,
the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

Benjamin Franklin

What is seen in society now is a catastrophic failure of primary Virtues,

Gratitude, Humility, Prudence, Fortitude, Courage, Justice, Honor
Temperance, Chastity, Charity, Patience, Kindness...

Replaced by the false gods of “Values” and “Money”
I want what I want when I want it...

When any Buddhist would tell you that
The root cause of all suffering is our desires

People see what they look for

If you look for Love, you will find it
If you look for Hate, you will find it
If you look for Evil, you will find it
If you look for Kindness, you will find it

What we complain about speaks primarily to our
biases and broken “vision”

The Gods of the Copybook Headings

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "The Wages of Sin is Death."

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Kipling

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Modern slaves are not in chains, they are in debt.

Anonymous

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The Gigantic Sucking Sound is the Capital Destruction of the Western World Economies
Party on like it is 476 - Fall of the Western Roman Empire

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."

William J. H. Boetcker

“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”

Malcolm X

https://www.amren.com/news/2014/09/ten-percent-is-not-enough/

https://www.takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire/

This is the MAGA message

Rendre la France grande à nouveau
Сделай Россию снова великой
日本を再び素晴らしいものにする
讓中國再次偉大
Maak Nederland weer fantastisch
Deutschland wieder großartig machen
Återskapa Sveriges storhetstid
मेक इंडिया ग्रेट अगेन
Κάνε την Ελλάδα Μεγάλη Και πάλι

Only by tending well your own garden can one properly help your neighbor at need
Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself absolutely requires loving yourself

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill


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Why You Can’t Trust Yourself
1. You Are Biased and Selfish Without Realizing It
2. You Don’t Have A Clue about What Makes You Happy (or Miserable)
3. You Are Easily Manipulated Into Making Bad Decisions
4. You Generally Only Use Logic and Reason To Support Your Preexisting Beliefs
5. Your Emotions Change Your Perceptions Way More Than You Realize
6. Your Memory Sucks
7. ‘You’ Aren’t Who You think You Are
8. Your Physical Experience of the World Isn’t Even That Real

If you know someone who isn't screwed up, I want to meet them

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