Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The "Makers n' Takers" list

There's something I've noticed about Britain. No one here, even people who think they are in the pro-life movement, have any idea what conservatism is.

In Britain, thanks to the ministrations of the BBC and the Labour party's "education" "system", there are not two sides, liberal and conservative, or left and right, to the contemporary political discussion. There is only the legitimate, accepted and proper political opinion, and


Guess which one I am.

(Many people in Britain don't believe in the existence of EVIL FASCISTS. But just in case here's how you are supposed to deal with them.)

Anyway, as a public service, I thought I would lay down some basic criteria.

* Some 71 percent of conservatives say you have an obligation to care for a seriously injured spouse or parent versus less than half (46 percent) of liberals.

* Conservatives have a better work ethic and are much less likely to call in sick than their liberal counterparts.

* Liberals are two and a half times more likely to be resentful of others' success and 50 percent more likely to be jealous of other people's good luck.

* Liberals are two times more likely to say it is okay to cheat the government out of welfare money you don't deserve.

* Some 55 percent of conservatives say they get satisfaction from putting someone else's happiness ahead of their own, versus only 20 percent of liberals.

* Those who are "very liberal" are three times more likely than conservatives to throw things when they get angry.


Mark S. Abeln said...

If someone were truly a Fascist, he would want to go off and kill everyone who is not like himself. Leftist revolutionaries want to go out and kill their neighbors, relatives, themselves, their children, and friends who don't toe the party line.

It is a distinction between hatred of the Other versus hatred of the Self.

So the self-haters say that if you aren't one of them, you must be a Fascist. They seem to be missing the middle-ground.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

But if you are one of them, you're also a self-hater and are required to kill yourself to prove it.

Not sure how joining up helps you win.