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How Conservatives Lost the Culture War

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pam w (139)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 1:43 pm
"a belief in individual dignity and rights to life and liberty that flow from it. Most liberals have also added rights to private property and the pursuit of whatever ends (including happiness, however defined) the individual affirms, provided that those ends do not infringe on the equal rights of anyone else to do the same."

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ OF COURSE! Why should ANYONE tell me whom I can love or marry?

Winnie Adams (179)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 5:50 pm
These "right wing conservatives" need to put their brains in gear and celebrate our differences instead of trying to stop the liberty and freedom and rights of people that aren't just like themselves.

JD She (0)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 8:17 pm

Angela J (61)
Saturday March 1, 2014, 10:06 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:31 am
Noted, ty.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:33 am
I have a feeling this question is as settled as that of racism. Winning an argument legally doesn't really make that much difference.

Jordan G (37)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 4:51 am
New petition: "Send love to Republicans who behave so outrageously that it helps the Democrats. Oh, and send them a dollar toward a 'Get Serious Psychological Help' fund."

Gene J (290)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:04 pm
"It might sound obvious, but it's nonetheless true and too infrequently acknowledged: Conservatives lost the culture war in the 2010s because they lost the culture in the 1960s."

Maybe so. But I think the reason they lost the culture in the 1960's was due more to Dr. King and the Civil Rights Act than to anything having to do with sexual orientation. It was during that decade that baby boomers began to come into their teens and adult years, forever changing the "culture", and the happy fact that over time, they have not, in large part, turned conservative as had previous generations as they aged. The world is changed forever, even if a lot of it is still unaware. There is no turning back, there never will be. And this will be a better planet, a better global culture for that.

Mitchell D (87)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:10 pm
Damon Linker's last sentence buoys my innards! If the conservative loss of the culture, in the '60's has lead to the loss of the "morality of ends," that gives special meaning to the counter-culture movement thereof, whose apparent demise, especially after Eugene McCarthy's exit from national politics, has long saddened me.

Lloyd H (46)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:34 am
Conservatives lost the war because they have never culturally/religiously made it out of the 1700's. They have lost because they have trotted nearly word for word the same cherry picked Biblical crap excuses for keeping Slavery, keeping women out of education, denying women and blacks the vote, keeping the races pure by legally banning interracial marriages and it just simply did not stand Constitutional scrutiny just as it has not stood for Marriage Equality and eventually it will not stand for their attempts to keep women relegated to the status of brood mares.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:30 pm
Great post--thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:31 am
The only culture that the conservatives know about is the culture of stupidity.

PJ C (43)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 1:00 pm
Gene Jacobson - I believe he's correct. I can remember when it was thought that our generation would turn conservative but Faith Popcorn said it would be a blip and we would return to our true selves wanting to make the world a better place. I skipped the conservative part of the program and held on to my deep down inside beliefs in equal rights, animal and environmental rights and the hope that through action we could actually make the world a better place. I hadn't expected to be fighting a lot of the same battles 40 years later but, trust me, we really can't let the bastards wear us down.
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