... the GOP itself practices affirmative action by putting a woman on their national presidential ticket and a negro in their highest office. The Republicans are already talking about running an Indian in the 2012 presidential race. ...This is fundamental. Conservatives are no longer conserving what they once were. They have been drug so far left that they are now mostly conserving radical 1960's commie pinko-style liberalism.
The whole basis of conservative opposition to affirmative action is their fidelity to the liberal principle of non-discrimination. Conservatives lost the philosophical battle against liberalism decades ago. They accept liberal principles, but resist the liberal conclusions drawn from them. more >>
The worst part is they and their children have been so dumb-downed by decades of mass media and government school nonsense they do not even realize how much they have changed into the liberals they used to hate. Talking to a conservative of any age reminds me of what many college magistri say about their students: Today's discipuli are not merely ignorant; that can be remedied easily enough. Most of today's students are stupid, meaning that they are un-educable. They cannot be taught. They resist instruction from anyone, no matter how expert. At the root of this "passive hostility" to wisdom is the deeply held belief that because they are equal to anyone else, and because there is no real standard for higher knowledge or goodness (because all knowledge is relative and equal), then their opinion/knowledge (same thing to a liberal) is also as good as anyone else's. Ergo, they simply do not seek too hard for wisdom -- they believe they already possess it or that it does not really exist.
American conservatives, top to bottom, are "liberal conservatives;" id est, they are conserving liberalism.
And conservatives will continue losing every important battle until they make a fundamental shift back to reality. "Gay marriage," as James Edwards has written, will continue advancing because there is no fundamental resistance to its underlying assumptions of total human equality.
Americans' romantic love affair with equality -- even if they have to put themselves into slavery to achieve it, as Alexis de Tocqueville put it -- has borne some monstrously deformed offspring. H.L. Mencken said in 1920, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." And so they do and are. Unfortunately, so are the rest of us.
Both the RedTeam and BlueTeam are pretty much the same. It's only the details of how they are to commit Western suicide over which they quibble.