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A place for conservatives, perhaps former Republicans, to exchange views on public policy.

I studied Republican Party history from its origin before the American Civil War. Since first voting in 1952 but not since 1980 when theists “kidnapped” the Party, I sometimes registered and voted Republican. I once ran in a Republican primary, hoping to replace my district’s representative in a state legislature. I can confidently say today’s Republicans are not conservatives.

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Sociopaths in Politics and Business

Started by Chris. Last reply by Chris Nov 13. 3 Replies

If you look at people behind politicians during campain events you'll see people of all ages who behave like 13 year old girls at a Beetles concert.That's what frightens me.…Continue

Tags: mindlessness, Idology, Worship

Capitalism Doesn’t Have To Select for Sociopathy; America’s Capitalism Does.

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Chris Nov 6. 4 Replies

While I was researching sociopathy, a psychiatrist told me psychotics come from the lower class while sociopaths come from the upper class.She explained, saying most parents care for their children.…Continue

Tags: sociopaths, sociopathy, capitalism

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Comment by Chris on Sunday

Neo-liberal economic theory isn't traditionally a conservative/Republican, or a Liberal/Democratic stance.

Something else is broken.

I'd argue it's campaing funding heading toward fascism.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 11, 2018 at 6:54pm

Conservatives fear chaos and absence of order while liberals fear emptiness, says a study reported at

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080924124549.htm

Being a progressive conservative, I know chaos and absence of order exist. They are why we have laws and prisons.

Emptiness? I will ask a few liberal folk I know.

Chris, thanx for the public banking info.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 11, 2018 at 7:32am

Nature is competitive. It makes no exceptions.

Idealists can mitigate Nature’s effects, but disappointed idealists often turn to tyranny. How can people mitigage that?

Comment by Chris on November 9, 2018 at 4:27am

Tom,

Have you looked at the Public Banking Institute?

Unfortunately a bill in LA for that failed.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 4, 2018 at 2:27am

Let us acknowledge the importance and political uses of these emotions: anger, guilt and fear.

In decades of fundraising mail, I’ve seen progressives use anger at events in the past and present, liberals use guilt for events in the present, and conservatives use fear of events in the present and future.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 4, 2018 at 2:07am

To those sources add: Chris Mooney’s The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Geoffrey Kabaservice’s Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 4, 2018 at 2:43am

The early Repubs, under Lincoln, opposed slavery and were more democratic than today’s Dems. Under Johnson the Repubs started protecting the wealthy. In the early 1900s some progressive legislation became law.

The early Dems favored slavery and until the 1920s allied with the KKK. FDR changed that.

Sources: mainly Heather Cox Richardson’s To Make Men Free. Also CJ Werleman’s Atheists Can’t Be Republicans, and Benjamjn Dixon’s God Is Not a Republican.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 4, 2018 at 2:02am

My dad (1904-79) was a Dem. My mom (1906-69) was a Repub. Born in 1930, I’m a pragmatist and a progressive. When a Party usually wins in the November elections I register with that Party to vote in its primaries.

The left-right spectrum I see: Progressive..Liberal..Conservative

 

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