CONSERVATIVE BIAS AND LIFE

OBSERVE ON CENTER POLITICAL/CULTURAL PLATFORM:

CONSERVATISM’S EXCUSE TRAIN PULLING OUT OF THE STATION

(WHEN REALITY IS PINNED DOWN IN HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS, THE PRESENT MOMENT PASSES THOSE IDEA ABSTRACTIONS BY. WE ARE THEN LEFT WITH MORE MAKE BELIEVE, AND LESS KNOWN. THE WORLD VIEW BECOMES MORE FEARFUL AS UNRELENTING CHANGE OCCURS.  IN THIS RESPECT, CONSERVATISM CAN BE A DOOMED PHILOSOPHY.)


…ABOVE ALL; CONSERVATISM FEELS ITSELF PERSECUTED BY WHAT HAPPENS IN LIFE BEYOND GROUP IDENTITY AND DEFINITION. IT TRIES TO DEFINE LIFE DOWN TO THE PARAMETERS WHERE CONSERVATIVES CONSERVED NOTIONS CAN CLAIM TO BE RIGHT. IT IS INHERENTLY SMALL MINDED, ALTHOUGH IT WILL OFTEN CLAIM GOD OR UNQUESTIONABLE TRUTH AS ITS PLATFORM FOR SELF ENTITLEMENT.  IDENTITY IS ESTABLISHED IN THE BELIEF OF A PERFECT PARADIGM; THE ONE THEY ARE CHASING.

CONSERVATIVES, THEN, SEE A THREATENING WORLD BEYOND THEIR DEFINITIONS, SEEKING TO DISQUALIFY IDEAS EXTERNAL FROM THE GROUP PSYCHOLOGICAL BORDERS. THESE OTHER IDEAS, WILL LIKELY SEEM AS ALIEN OR WRONG TO THE IN EFFECT MYOPIC COSMOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE.  THIS IS THE FATE OF CIRCULAR REASONING; WHERE THE HYPOTHESIS ALREADY LEADS BACK TO THE STATED PRIOR ASSUMPTION.

CRITICAL THINKING BECOMES MORE DISCONNECTED FROM THE SELF IDENTITY, UNABLE TO BE CRITICAL OF THE SELF’S ALLEGIANCE TO PERFECTION, SEEING PROBLEMATIC CAUSE  ISSUING FROM EXTERNAL FACTORS THAT ARE APPARENTLY NOT SUBMITTING.

CONSERVATISM INTENDS ALL TO SUBMIT TO ITS PERFECT ORDER, ALWAYS HIERARCHICAL POWER STRUCTURES WHICH UNQUESTIONINGLY VALIDATES THE CONSERVATIVE POWER SOURCE; PURE ABSTRACT IDEAL. THERE, WHERE OTHERS ARE SEEN TO FAIL TO ACHIEVE PERFECTION, FOR NOT UNQUESTIONABLY FOLLOWING THE ABSTRACT IDEAL.  THE LOCKED DOWN LOGIC IS COMPLETE AND SELF REAFFIRMING.

CONSERVATIVES TEND TO TREAT THIS OTHER WORLD NOT LIKE THEM AS HOSTILE, FOR THEY THEMSELVES ARE HOSTILE TO IT. THEY BECOME INHERENTLY SUSPICIOUS OF OTHERNESS.  CONSERVATISM IS NOTORIOUSLY “PROVED” BY SURFACE CONFORMITY’S, WHICH UNKNOWN TO THEMSELVES, EXHIBITS THEIR ACTUAL SURFACE APPEARANCE ORIENTATION IN LIFE.

ALL THOSE CONSERVATIVE LEADERS  BEING FOUND OUT TO BE DOING THE VERY BEHAVIORS THEY CLAIM TO BE STANDING TALL AGAINST IN THEIR IDEALS, EXHIBIT THE SHELTER THAT BEING A CONSERVATIVE PROPONENT CAN PROTECT ONE WITH.  MUCH CONSERVATISM SERVES TO HIDE WHAT IS PRESUMED TO BE DYSFUNCTION, USUALLY BY DENYING IT IN ONESELF, BUT PERSECUTING IT OUT IN THE WORLD OF ALIEN OTHERS.  CONSERVATISM IS OFTEN ABOUT THIS PROJECTION; TAKING ONES OWN INNER FAILINGS OUT ON “SANCTIONED” TARGETS, LENDING ONESELF THE “CULTURAL WARRIOR” IMAGE AND EGO SELF VALIDATION.  THEN IDEALISTIC PLATITUDES AND LIST OF ATTRIBUTES CAN BE RECITED.

TRIBALISM, AND ITS MODERN VARIANTS OF RACISM, NATIONALISM, WEDGE ISSUE NAME CALLING, AND OTHER US AND THEM MINDSETS, BECOME TRUE TO THE CONSERVATIVES CIRCULAR LOGIC BOUND MIND. IN ALL OF THIS, THE HUMAN HEART IS SACRIFICED AND CONSUMED IN WAYS OF CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS BY CONSERVATIVES SURFACE OBSESSIONS. THEY SEE OTHERS THROUGH THEIR NEGATIVE LENS, ASSUMING THEIR JUDGEMENTS OF OTHERS ARE TRUE AND WORTHY OF THEIR RENDERING OF A SENTENCE.

CONSERVATIVES TEND TO BE PERSECUTION ORIENTED, AND WHEN NOT IN POWER OR PERCEIVING THEMSELVES THREATENED, OR SUCH PERCEPTION BEING INDUCED BY LEADERSHIP, OFFER PERSECUTION IDEOLOGIES.  THEY BECOME LEFT BY LIFE, WITH ANGER, PARANOIA, INSECURITY, AS WELL AS MANY EXTERNALIZED TARGETS TO BLAME IN THE WORLD FOR ALL PROBLEM’S GREAT AND SMALL.

CONSERVATIVES, AS DEFINED HERE IN THE SOCIOCULTURAL DIMENSIONS, LITERALLY BECOME BLINDED TO THE DIVERSITIES OF LIFE THAT SURROUND THEM.  NUANCE AND AMBIGUITY, LIKE UNKNOWNS, ARE OFTEN DISCOUNTED OF THEIR VALIDITY OR RELEVANCE TO IDEOLOGICALLY IDEALIZED CONTEXT. THIS ISOLATION OF A PERFECT IDEAL, BECOMES THE SELF DEFINED TRUTHS THEY DEFEND, AND FROM WHERE THEY ATTACK THE WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, CERTAIN, THAT IT IS WRONG.  ALL THE WHILE, INWARDLY SUSPICIOUS OF THEIR OWN ACTUAL TRUE PERFECTION. —(benafia)

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POLITICAL RATIONALIZATION POSTURING

I heard someone from The American Spectator today, describe Obama’s victory as a small thing.

This idea has been around before, and now after the election; that John McCain should have lost by a lot more.

This “should have” statement seems to forget that McCain ran as the not Republican Republican. I would have liked to see how some of those more conservative ones would have fared, being unable to claim as many liberal ideas as McCain, who had some bragging rights to reaching across the aisle.

We have to ignore that the first Black presidential candidate had, well, some folks that would never vote for him. We also must ignore that percentage of Hillary Clinton supporters who did not vote for him as well, relatively small, but significant. Then there was the incredible negativity directed at Obama that should have, as usual, scared certain of the naive away. Oh, and there are those techniques some on the right use in America to turn voters away from the polls. I’m sure none of that went on.

Discount all that, and Obama should have won by more, is kind of true. Despite all these things working against Barack Obama, he still won states not won by his party in quite some time. Not much indeed. The electoral map by counties showing the shift to Obama was stunning.

The conservatives are now saying people even voted for Barack Obama (after the fact of being painted as an extreme liberal- leftist and terrorist buddy ) because he is a conservative! This is an attempt by conservatives to pretend America has not woken up to sense the dry rot conservatism produces in civilization. Before this they were saying that reality, which is said to be currently biased against the conservatives, just chased people over to the Democrats.

Why the twist on what determined reality to happen as it did? Conservatives must rationalize a superiority complex of ideological presuppositions, to insist it is “natural” to exclude others from having; Having authority, having power, having a respected life (unless lived their way), and any chance of having superior ideas to theirs. Today’s conservatives, overall, do not depend on objective reality to make their assessments of life. They can live in the imaginary security of “secured” conservative notions of superiority.

Instead of an objective-like approach to adjusting to a changing world, reality is twisted to conform to whatever the conservative ideology is. That lens colors the world in interpretation’s that favor the conserved ideology, regardless of “external” cost. Barack Obama’s victory, then, must somehow be transformed into actually a conservative one. Otherwise it will be denied, as being a public mistake over misreading “true” conservative superiority. This is unfairly caused by some situational issue, the economy failing, for instance. Some conservatives, then, must define where some alleged conservatives let conservatism down. Note; This will be explained how other conservatives let conservatism down. Honest assessment is not to be too noticeable, to maintain the imperative that conservatives exist in a land of exclusion.

Conservatism is the self made lazy souls way of being right; Not having to act right, or inclusively, toward all the variety of expression Life presents. Compartmentalization works to keep us and them mindsets that favor kinds of privilege over others. To be correct by conservative standards, all of us need accept conservative truncated notions of being, to be right. In a world context, conservative interest will come to clash over their inbred cosmological perspectives competing over the earth and the people on it.

{With all my “attack” on conservatism, am I not instituting my own us and them?  In an abstract way, yes.  Yet I am not trying to exclude the conservative identified individual from an equal chance at life as a world citizen, but I am insisting that they be held accountable for their own thoughts, at least by themselves.

If I say I am intolerant of those who are intolerant of others, it does not mean I am intolerant just like others, but actually the opposite; that I am for tolerance as the universal playing field.  These kinds of abstraction circles, from idea to practicality, are often used on the right to establish hypocrisy in liberalism.  Just one of the many mind tricks the right uses to keep critical thinking aborted in its followers and seduce those susceptible to ad hominem assertion..

The Golden Rule and the Categorical Imperative have been assaulted from the right for these very “contradictions”. Yet equality of consciousness is itself freedom to think as one would, but only act in ways one would wish to be forever acted upon oneself.  Otherwise I would be nothing more than an opportunist.  It takes nothing but gall to be that.  Oh, yeah, and no sense of what goes around comes around, otherwise known as Life.}

Conservatives have an ongoing agenda to purge liberalism from consideration, since diversity, nuanced definition and ambiguities are an anathema to conservative ideas of absolute knowing and supreme confidence, no matter how illusory that surety actually is. They cannot fathom, that conservative ideologies themselves, do not adapt well, if at all, to changing environments. Reality is “back cast” to seem to conceptually conform to conservative ideas. This helps to cripple dynamic and fluid perception of change, making new ideas and other interest beyond conservatism seem as diversionary or disconnected. Conservatives often disdain liberals and many others who think differently or in new ways of inclusion.

As in pollution, result of expansion based economies, and environmental use exceeding sustainability standards of The Commons, a huge bill is placed into world debt called global warming and environmental degradation. Conservatives deny its (realities) existence, until it comes banging on their own door. Yet, until they do, (and then act likely as if they always were for caring for the environment), they demonize and ridiculed the science and those who comprehend the actual environmental damage being done. Names are called; “Luddites”, “tree huggers”, “doom and gloom”, “against success”, and other us and them ideas of not supporting “our” lifestyle. Even some evangelicals who were showing concern for Gods Creation, and humankind’s stewardship of it, were accused by other conservative evangelicals of being seduced by liberals; tricked into being against what conservatives are defined as being by their own status quo authoritarians.

Note the most always tagged along demeaning character projections in most any conservative dialectic. They do not argue from fact alone, for it would not sustain the argument. They must include emotional negative narratives to appeal to pre existing bias often inserted into the conceptual ideological frame. These usually come with the assumption that the ideologically framed idea, “tree huggers” for instance, indicates some kind of aberrant, even dislocated psychological state.

The diverting consciousness demeaning term of “tree hugger”, can actually be applied to those who have notions of spiritual connection to all Life, as well as the scientifically based reality that if trees all disappeared so would we. There is no intrinsic dysfunction or negative character trait in anyone who may “hug” a tree, or be “for” trees. Unless being in awe of Life and Gods Creation makes one superfluous and silly to “our” lifestyle. (I never considered myself a “tree hugger) but am overall for their efforts.)

There is a huge investment in demeaning liberals from platforms in the media, fronted by conservative ideological predatory interest. Some conservatives want unbridled access and ability to use and abuse The Commons, and have us pick up the damage tab when its inevitable bill comes in. Shaming and blaming liberalism is the scapegoat established to divert public attention.

This framed in narrative of liberals being against good folks, or hard working people, serves as an identity tagging cognitive mind frame, intended to poison countervailing facts over conservatism’s actual effects. Conservatism thrives off of reductionist notions to frame identity concerns in.

Economy bad? Why it would be just fine if liberal environmentalist were not handicapping business expansion.

Limiting the concern to a removed from whole context consideration; to just loss of jobs because of environmentalist, and an easy to grasp “connection” to ones lack of a job or good money is seductively obvious to fathom; someone and something to blame. Or so it seems by manipulative reduction. Larger context facts, or mega overview important data, are then accused of being misread, or designed by paranoid scientific liberals with an agenda, etc. End results intention; Pollution? Forget about it! Why? Liberals (latte, Volvo’s etc.) out to get you to ruin your good life! They don’t like us and our lifestyle! Elitist! Sound familiar?

THE DIVERSION OF ATTENTION ART OF DECEPTION

This same person I referred to at the beginning of this piece, from the American Spectator-(what an appropriate concept!) , this same person said liberalism is against success. “Individual initiative” was offered as the answer to all of our critical issues. Yet, that it is what just happened to our whole nation in the economic meltdown reckoning; Individuals using their initiative to speculate on oil, and then for us to go to war, used us to fund their no bid contracts to friends, used us to deny accountability for corporate impacts upon the environment, individual initiative applied to exploiting the banking system, etc.

I can see why this idea of an independent from consequence individualism is so appealing to those who wish to cash in on opportunism and not be held accountable. Instead of being responsible or accountable, they blame the messengers of fact, as being (insert appropriate negative cliché); essentially not blinded by rose colored ideological glasses.

This ever convenient rationalization imperative of conservatism, might be why some conservatives are now explaining Obama’s victory as one for conservatism and not liberalism; They seemingly cannot conceive of being wrong, and certainly will not admit to the public that it is even possible. They cannot admit their ideas have failed, and failed in a big way. Why I call them, self made lazy souls; They live by a prescription imposed upon Life. They know what privilege does for them, and do not care what it does to the rest of us or this earth until likely too late. They do care for ll that buttress’s their ideological cave, having every intention of all of us seeing things their way, as our way.

This is ultimately the Faustian bargain which conservatism must hold minds and hearts trapped in; In its ideological forked tongues, perception is frozen in a mythologized past where conservative notions sit like gods to be worshiped ad-infinitum. Then, we, the rest of the world, need not be allowed to question. Conservatives feel questions of their ideologies are inherently disingenuous, since such absolutist clarity cannot have honest flaws. Here, then, is a perfect predatory setup inserted into human consciousness, allowing unquestionable someones to plunder The Commons, be it through spiritual notions and grand status, or socioeconomic and political shell games.

YOU ALL STAY OUT OF MY WAY AND LET ME DO WHATEVER I WANT!

This individual exploitation of The Commons initiative, or unbridled by government individual initiative, is called predatory capitalism in the economic sphere, or in other quarters, opportunism, temptation and sin. In basic ways, these sorts of opportunist overrun The Golden Rule, or in another name–The Categorical Imperative.

Yet to those who follow this self defined individual right to do anything I want; Why they are just being achievers, successful, doing what others would do under the circumstances. So, not so much against The Golden Rule, since they assume we all would act the same way if we could. Now then; Why are you against achievement and success? Result–reality defeated for abstraction “victory”. Notice how much conservatism is self endowed with high-minded notions of self integrity and importance, or submission to some Divine Cause allegedly in conservatism’s abstract image. Security cover.

Many conservatives are anti-intellectual for these very reasons; reality and truth seem poised against their platitude based mental paradigms. We have heard the snickering and talking down at intellectuals, because intelligence and complexity seem to favor the liberal viewpoint, simply because liberalism is willing to include and adjust eventually to contradictory and other evidence.

PRIDE IN PLATITUDE AND ATTITUDE, NOT IN FACTS

In those whom Sarah Palin seems to cast pride over; we are to be proud to not be all filled with fact and evidence, but merely good and self righteous intention. There seems a direct appeal, to insulate lack of technical or factual knowledge as a positive feature in a complex and interrelated world. Claim, instead, to just be doing what God wishes. No need for ugly details and analysis toward ideological assumption. Wishing well is now good enough for direction.

Reality, with its demanding tedium’s, just gets in the way of good intentions. A running list of platitude and proud abstraction, stands in as authority to so engage the world, irregardless of that very worlds realities. Those who question, are then indited for questioning such well meaning ignorance. When ignorance can take cover behind God, work and country as prideful identity postures, who can legitimately question political assumptions under such absolutely good umbrellas?

Um? Apparently those who do not respect those very identity frames. That is the easy to assume conclusion. Once more. A lazy approach to reality perception, that gets to ignore both truth and information. Very clever exploitation construct to use lack of knowledge and information to curse reality while remaining proudly aloof.

Conservatives must know that in some way, liberalism will cross boundaries in human identity to include everyone into the human equation. This threatens the individual fiefdoms made possible by dissociated individual initiative and its ideology of non accountability to The Commons (or all Life). But often those individualist, or new feudalist, claim grand notions of accountability to various abstractions thought of as good. Individual initiative, as the road to their definition of success, is becoming one of these easy and lazy buzz notions that act as sacred sanctions; to get away with what one will or can, then cast it into a noble frame. God is also used by many in this same self serving manner, to do the opposite of what others do in that same Name.

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THE STACKED DECK IS PROTECTED BY ACCUSING OTHERS OF STACKING THE DECK

Usually, conservatism is status quo based, and so has a privileged place to indoctrinate its notions as good, and others as bad. An increasingly pervasive status quo leverage is becoming the undo influence corporations have over information and idea exchange in society. This development is conducive to favoring short attention span thinking, such as common to talking points. Along with such, “we all know”, kinds of quick comments, conservatives often have necessary name calling and other ad-hominen like thought-terminating cliché’s to shame other ideas with. This attitude helps keep nuanced and technical explanations, along with more analytical consideration of cause and effect from competing as authority points over conservatives claim to “righteous” attitude bolstered turf.

Conservatism cannot “win” on the fair field of reason, so it must pursue those who reject rational reason for one confined logical reason or another. They encourage distrust and disdain for science and its claim of natural logic authority. Religion, and other ideologies which prefer not to be held to the rigors of objective inquiry, become the prime recruiting grounds for conservatives, to win over allegiance to conservatism and its separatist confines away from irritating science, and the understanding encouraged by liberal learning.

Once folks are removed from the causal confidence of critical thinking, alternative “knowing” becomes a gathering ground for sophist logic taken away from scientific understanding. Claims and proclamations, much as I am making right here, become the “good enough for me” mindsets to make choices from. Faith is used in this way as a commodity of exploitation. In various abstractions name, an uniformed of all factors public, can be lead one way or another somewhat easily by faith based experts pointing out directions in which society and the individual need go.

Not surprisingly for predator’s, conservative followers are lead down blind alleys of circular logic and other useful conceptual traps, to be plucked over by clever enough opportunist. The Jack Abramoff scandal touched the iceberg’s top of how faith is used to milk regular folks, all while they are thinking they are doing what is right.

Liberalism, as a fall guy, must be kept propped up into a negative explanation frame, to stand in as the always to blame otherness inflicting ill upon society and the individual. In quite this way, but for varying power and status contortions; the liberalism of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is made to seem anti Christ teachings, for many of those who are Conservative Christians. The liberal inclusion of union with Love, which Christ proposed, is instead restricted to only “true believer’s” who now tow the line of church ideology, often quite immersed into us and them connotations. Quite unlike Christ message of universal union.

Faith and relative ignorance are becoming most important capital for various sects of conservatism. Ideas the serve the subjective individuals position of earthly or Cosmic entitlement, are now the opportunist choice in self validation conceptions. The world is burdened now by many forms of conservatism, which most “naturally” eventually see one another as threats to existence.

Technology and information control may be heading us all towards the edge of differing clifts of the same precipice, where the individual, even in democracies, are not given full access to idea and information from which to judge rationally and thoughtfully. It is conservatism, that has come to pose a great risk to humanity and to the earth, not from the idea of their proposed abstractions, but for how the human heart and mind are discounted and dismantled toward awareness of The Commons, or all Life’s common heritage.

Life and Being are Whole. To not recognise how we are all in this Life together, and must respect one another and all our other environments, is to not recognise the magnitude of Life Itself. The result of this blindness is; Diminishing the awareness of Love as the universal Union we live in. When it comes to surviving and sustaining life, there is but One Answer.