Friday, October 08, 2010

Beat Socialism

One of my social conservative friends and I were having the usual acrimonious discussion and he let slip that he didn't give a fig about pushing social issues this cycle because the most important thing was defeating the current wastrels in Congress.

Good. Because I really like working with social conservatives. Really.

But it got me thinking. Suppose my social conservative friend thought it would be a good idea not just to beat the current wastrels but beat socialism. Which is to say turn it into a very fringe cult. After all we still have a few National Socialists in America. That would mean keeping social issues off the table for 20 or 30 years in order to keep the current coalition together. And not just keep it together but also make it stronger.

When the chips are down social conservatives can be really smart. The trouble so far is that they do not stay smart. At least not enough of them.

And yes. I also have a lot of social conservative friends who get it. Politically libertarian and morally as straight as they come. What a pleasure it is to work with them. We may differ as to how to live but we have no practical difference on how we want to be governed. Now that is truly a stout coalition. Stout enough to restore liberty and defeat the socialists.

Beat Socialism


Cross Posted at Classical Values

4 comments:

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M. Simon said...

The above comment borders on spam but I thought I'd leave it because even a fool's idea deserves some consideration. How much? In my estimation not much.

Casey said...

We may differ as to how to live but we have no practical difference on how we want to be governed.

I like that phrase. A lot.

Neil said...

Good post, Simon. I agree with Casey, nicely put.