Monday, October 26, 2009

Republicans aren’t evil enough

Firstly, I’m Swedish and consequently not a voter in any American election. From what I’m writing on this blog I’d be surprised if Homeland security and the FBI would even let me visit US. And so I have no real direct stake in any vote.

Secondly I do posses many republican, or rather conservative traits. I support a restrictive abortion policy, not for any religious reasons, I’m an atheist, but for pro-life-reasons. To me human life is sacred; as a result I cannot buy the libertarian view that life only starts to exist at birth. Neither do I accept the liberal loose policy of more or less using abortion as a way of birth-control. I find people using abortion many times over instead of using a condom or taking the pill to be despicable individuals. Its life we are talking about, not some toy you can discard.

I also find myself being “against” gay marriage. What I mean by that isn’t that I’m against homosexuals marrying, I have no problem with that, in fact go ahead, love is a beautiful thing and if you find that in the same gender, you should be happy, and so should everyone else. However, I don’t think any political party should support one way or the other. And I’m very much against any form of legislation that, in effect, hinders and stop religious rights in order to be politically correct. If a religion, a priest or any kind of sect wants to marry or never would marry a gay couple, that’s their business, not the governments. So I rather say no, than say yes on this issue.

I have also other more European style conservative ideas. I do like school uniforms, I support the royal family, I like history and support the notion of keeping cultural inherent ideas alive. I want much harder punishment for criminals and mostly I also stand behind both the police and the armed forces.

Now this sounds pretty much like a conservative person doesn’t it?

I would still never vote for the Republican Party in the US, and I won’t vote for any party that holds those values in Europe either. Why? It’s very simple; there are three reasons for that.

Reason one is that most so called conservatives and conservative parties, don’t stand for any real change in policies. They are a part of the establishment, they are too entwined with the power elite, and they don’t want to change or tackle the real problems. In many cases, like with the former US president George W Chimp, they even make problems worse.

Republicans and most counterparts in other countries are in this sense not an alternative. A half degree less of hell is still hell. And almost worse is that they are not true to their own ideals, or their own history. Any historically conservative figure would have spit the face of any of the contemporary so called conservatives. It is very likely that Thomas Jefferson would have put a gun to the head of George W Chimp and pulled the trigger.

In addition to this any conservative party establishment has tended to choose middle-of-the-road candidates. They want to win election, not do the correct thing. Conservative leaders argue that if they want to win they cannot move too far to the right, thinking about the next election, but ignoring the long term protection of the country and not caring about winning people’s hearts in the long run.

When I was active right-wing politician in Sweden I once asked several of my party members what they rather have, a party that said and stood for an alternative and really argued conservative/libertarian views with 10% support from the public or a party that stood for a more mainstream view that had 25% support. Not a single one chose the first alternative. About that time I decided to leave politics. And just a year later that supposed conservative party choice a leader that I rather would call left then right, a broiler and power broker of the despicable kind. That’s what has happened to many, if not all, of the conservative parties.

Reason number two is that they take the meddling into people’s life way too far. It may be for religious reasons, some political correctness to win more votes or plain idiocy, but many conservatives have an uncanny ability to hinder personal choices comes to the private sphere. In private life I can most of the time even relate more to liberals or communists, then with the conservative view.

A guy I know once said that the worst political party is really a mixture of left and right, wherein left economic policies and the right moral policies come together (pretty much what fascism is). I totally agree with this. Sex, for instance, is an obvious topic wherein lefties often have a more open viewpoint, and consequently are more pro-liberty. As long as conservative want to regulate, control or in any way, for whatever reason, put themselves in charge of what goes on in the bedroom, they can never get my vote. What people do or don’t do is up to them. It’s an individual choice. You may have personal objections, but that’s all they are, your personal objections. Republicans, however, wants to use legislation and their conjured up moral high-ground to force people into their world. The same goes for things like alcohol, church-issues and so on. I would actually rather accept higher taxes and more government (to a certain degree) rather than have the government tell me who to fuck, how much to drink, what to do on a Sunday or anything else of the sort.

The third reason is that there are too many very strange people that have too strange policies. Very often they have deeply religious or intensely resentful views against immigration, even on bigot and racist levels and beyond. Those sorts of people seldom have any real power, but they do affect some policy making and can swing votes now and again.

The other side also exist, people that shouldn’t be members or active within conservative parties because, in reality, they are actually democrats or close to socialists. These are often old ladies that think they are better than the rest and believe that being conservative makes them a part of the beautiful and rich elite, consequently gives them higher status in society. Others are flip-flops with a “social conscience” that want to throw money at one cause or the other. Yet others want to ban sexual education or thinks that the very mention of analsex is the same as blasphemy.

I would argue that this strange mix of people make “conservative” parties the most diverse out there, but this also leads to less purity and as a result less conservatism.

There are other reasons, like the immorality of the voting process, but this outline sums it up.

Republicans and conservative parties are not a solution, people thinking that will only be disappointed. The Obamination will most likely lose the next term to a conservative candidate, but will that change anything? Not really. The republican mainstream will win, they will put forward a candidate sounding different that will change minor things, but in reality and the overall picture will stay the same. Shameful war-crimes will continue, the economy wouldn’t be much better and the status que would remain. Republicans are a party of power, a party for and off the elitists, just as democrats are.

The two-party system in America is a scam. I’m not saying the European systems are much better, but at least there are more parties to choice from over here. The problem with European conservative is that they are even more left, more like democrats than republicans if we keep ourselves to the American paradigm.

In other words, don’t cast away your vote. Don’t vote for the main parties. The establishment wants you to think that voting for minor parties is a wasted vote, it’s not. If you really want to change anything, you need to support those that actually stand for something, a party of alternative. Or you do as I do, ignore the process entirely. Voting implies consent. If you vote, you vote for the system, and you vote for a one-party system –something most countries actually have. The only true alternative when none of the ruling elitists are worthy of your ballot is to change the system by some form of uprising and one of the steps on such a rebellious path is to ignore the useless voting process.

I don’t vote, but if I would and if there existed a libertarian party, that would get my vote. I’m not a hundred percent libertarian, but at least such a party would change things.

I love capitalism, I love freedom, I love privacy and I love making my own choices. Nothing of that exists today in a world filled with fascism and political correctness. I also love porn, vodka and tobacco, all parties and know-it-all-people call those things “evil”, if it is, I also love Evilness. I want an evil party to vote for, republicans aren’t evil enough.

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