Saturday, December 16, 2006

Here's How Much Of A Far-Right-Wing Reactionary I Am

I just stumbled upon this post from last February. You liberal readers, those of you who want to paint me with the broad far-right-wing brush, how do you mesh your opinion with what I wrote in that post? (Hint: you can't, so you're wrong.)

5 comments:

rightwingprof said...

You commie, you!

Darren said...

Yes, I'm obviously an ardent leftist =)

Just what *are* the words to The Internationale, anyway?

John S. said...

Just goes to show you are a conservative leaning person. Yet, no one paradigm structures your entire thought and you, like the rest of us, are just trying to do what you think is best. You seemingly are prepared to borrow from multiple models to fit with what you think is right, which is neither conservative nor liberal per se—it is rational. In the end, you take more from conservativism, while remaining rational enough to understand the divisions in the ideology itself and even wise enough to seek answers outside conservativism. Good for you.

Darren said...

Do you imply, or do I just infer from what you said, that conservatism isn't rational? I certainly wouldn't agree with that.

John S. said...

Of course, I am saying conservativism is not fully rational—neither is liberalism or any other “ism” for that matter. While actually trying to compliment you, my statement is concerning levels or degrees--so yes, you did just infer--but wisely. Specifically, we differ in our estimate to which model or paradigm contains a greater degree of rationality. In my comment, I proposed you were, as a human being, acting rational and not alluding to the paradigm or model per se. Still, since you raise the subject, I again will assert that neither political philosophy—conservativism or liberalism—is fully rational. That would assume one or each philosophy foresaw every outcome or future possibility—that would be an irrational assumption wouldn’t you say?

Are you ready to claim conservativism is fully rational?

I am not ready to make that claim of liberalism. No way, no how.