I’m re-blogging this post from Kitty S Jones, as it really explains a lot to me about the workings of Conservatism.
Like Kitty, I really can’t get my head around the way that any conservative thinks and, to be honest, after reading her post, am eternally grateful that I can’t!
It makes me all the more determined to do my best to see a Labour government in power, on June 9th! 🙂
I don’t understand Conservatism or the lack of rationale of its supporters.
As an ideology, it lacks coherence and scope. Conservative policies lack an empirical evidence base.
It doesn’t take very much critical scrutiny to understand that it is purely ideology (as opposed to socioeconomic needs) and traditional class-based prejudices and moralising that drive Tory legislation. Conservative rhetoric seems so random and inconsistent to me. We have an extremely regressive and authoritarian government with something of a feudal vision, thatclearly hasno problem with disregarding andcontravening the human rights of some social groups – especially those groups that are deemed “protected”.
The Conservatives have no problem dismantling the progressive social gains of our post-war settlement (for example, legal aid, social housing, the NHS, the welfare state). The same government wants to bring back the ancient and barbaric ritual of fox hunting, yet it has the cheek to claim…
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