This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

March 19, 2009

Conservatism: Now 96% Hope-free…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — pprscribe @ 12:29 pm

Liberalism’s glamour follows from its promise of a new American innocence. But the appeal of conservatism is relief from this supercilious idea. Innocence is not possible for America. This nation did what it did. And conservatism’s appeal is that it does not bank on the recovery of lost innocence. It seeks the discipline of ordinary people rather than the virtuousness of extraordinary people. The challenge for conservatives today is simply self-acceptance, and even a little pride in the way we flail away at problems with an invisible hand.

~Shelby Steele,”Why the GOP Can’t Win With Minorities

Great taste, less idealism? (Plus, now 40% less redemption than the leading brand…)

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4 Comments »

  1. So, once again hope is for suckers, real americans indulge in cynical nihilism. Steele needs help, Americans need a vision, a dream, something greater to hope for. One cannot capture the votes of the american electorate by selling them dystopia, even if it is packaged as realism.

    Comment by Sidney Carton — March 19, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

    • I agree with you–100%. Plus–wasn’t it just a couple elections ago that conservatives were pointing out that liberals were being too cynical about America and Americans?

      Comment by pprscribe — March 20, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  2. I went with the definition of baby as in Baby, Have I Got Some Retro For You Today!, but I like the fact you dedicated these to your actual baby!

    Happy OSF!

    Comment by popartdivatv — March 20, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  3. You got a whole lot of babies here! LOL! Happy OSF!

    Comment by pjazzypar — March 20, 2009 @ 2:31 pm


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