By Tom Quiner


Conservatism is constructive; leftism is destructive.

If you think about the flow of history, it seems obvious. Pick the issue, say abortion. Conservatives want to protect human life; the Left is okay with the destruction of human life.

Take the tax code. Conservatives want to simplify the code and minimize taxation, because they believe taxpayers know how to spend their own money more wisely and constructively than Big Government.

On the other hand, the Left wants a complex tax codes, since that bolsters their power over the people, and they want lots and lots of taxation for them to redistribute to favored classes who vote for them.

What an inefficient and destructive use of capital! We can see just how ineffective with a look at Barack Obama’s trillion dollar ‘stimulus’ bill which was design to fund ‘shovel-ready jobs.’ When the smoke had cleared a couple of years later, the Congressional Budget Office had to admit in their assessment that the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was minimal. Jobs created cost taxpayers something like $4.1 million per job.

What a destructive waste of the sweat of American workers who paid the taxes.

Take protests. When conservatives rally or protest, they leave behind minimal mess, taking great pains to pick up after themselves. By contrast, Leftists leave behind tons of trash, smashed windows, and other forms of destruction of public and private property.

A former Leftist and current author, Dr. Danusha V. Goska, had an epiphany when she realized the destructive tendencies of the Left and the sense of hatred that permeated the movement. She describes visiting a leftwing chatroom:

“One topic thread was entitled “What do you view as disgusting about modern America?” The thread was begun in 2002. Almost eight thousand posts later, the thread was still going strong in June, 2014.

Those posting messages in this left-wing forum publicly announced that they did what they did every day, from voting to attending a rally to planning a life, because they wanted to destroy something, and because they hated someone, rather than because they wanted to build something, or because they loved someone. You went to an anti-war rally because you hated Bush, not because you loved peace. Thus, when Obama bombed, you didn’t hold any anti-war rally, because you didn’t hate Obama.

[Which explains why Obama didn’t receive criticism for ordering bombings, in contrast to the Left’s reaction to Bush or Trump.]

I experienced powerful cognitive dissonance when I recognized the hate. The rightest of my right-wing acquaintances — I had no right-wing friends — expressed nothing like this. My right-wing acquaintances talked about loving: God, their family, their community. I’m not saying that the right-wingers I knew were better people; I don’t know that they were. I’m speaking here, merely, about language.”

Dr. Goska’s description of the Left helps explain what seems to be an unhinged reaction to the Trump presidency from the political Left.

They don’t like Trump. I get it. Readers of this blog know how I railed against him during the campaign. But he won. Republicans licked their wounds when Obama won. They began developing white papers and a road map for American prosperity called “A Better Way,” led by their intellectual guru, Paul Ryan.

In other words, they put forth constructive plans that help them regain power. I am seeing no such constructive efforts from the Left, only hate, anger, and destruction. Let me close with my thesis:

Conservatism is constructive; leftism is destructive.

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  1. parrillaturi on March 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Great way to explain the heartless behavior of the left. These bullies will have to confront the wrath of the right, which has been held in check far too long. Eventually, they’ll face the ultimate power. GOD.

    • Linny on March 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Bullies? Please, enlighten those bullies on why trump is a good or desirable president, especially in God’s eyes.

      • parrillaturi on March 7, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        . A bully can not be enlightened, due to his/her mindset. Listening is not part of their makeup. Facts fall on deaf ears, which is one of their, “No way, Jose.” traits.

  2. d. knapp on March 3, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    All wisdom comes from God,and fear from Satan. The Left uses only one. We are led by people who prey on man’s worst tendencies and his unwillingness to be led by God.It’s why they make little sense to us and even appear to be somewhat insane.

    • Linny on March 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Yes, I for one, am very fearful of satin. It’s cold and slippery.

  3. conservativecornerstones on August 11, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    The Democratic party is not what it once was. The old-time Democrats have been betrayed by new liberalism. I have always been a conservative among conservatives and follow Russell Kirk’s general beliefs regarding ideologies and politics. All ideologies lead to liberalism in some form or another. Conservatism, rather, is anti-ideology, or that is, the negation of ideology. The political “movement” is not what saves individuals. In one of his ten principles of conservatism, he says that healthy society is influenced by Permanence and Progression: Permanence being “those enduring interests that gives us stability and continuity”, and Progression being “that spirit and that body of talents which urge us on to prudent reform and improvement.”

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