Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Devil take the hindmost

Conservatism in many cases is not just an ideology; it's a personality. Many conservatives are bitter, angry, fearful misanthropes. (Yes, of course, I know conservatives who are not this way.)

For the unemployed, they have no sympathy, only blame. (By the way, unemployment benefits max out around $33,000 a year.) For bright young hikers who survived on their wits, they have resentment.

At the extreme, for them there is no us, just a me, and everyone else is undeserving.

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