Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Mark writes: If there’s a silver lining from Corona psychosis, it’s that lots of conservatives are turning their backs on AGWs! I follow Dan Bongino on Parler. I used to follow him on Twitter, but I was booted from there for Wrong Think. Anyway, Bongino is a up and coming conservative commentator and pundit. Before he did that, he was a NYPD police officer and US Secret Service agent, so you’d expect him to back cops. Look at what he’s saying here, and look at the responses.
My reply: It’s about time!
For decades, I have been frustrated with “conservatives” who claim to value liberty yet worship those who enforce its removal, i.e., armed government workers. I have challenged, for example, those who resent infringements of their Second Amendment rights to explain why my right o not wear a seat belt (or wear a helmet) is ok to infringe.
Huff, puff. It’s different.
No (coherent) answer.
They object to taxation – but don’t dare object to being taxed to “support” government schools… or armed government workers. The latter including anything wearing a military uniform.
The moral incoherence of “conservatism” is perhaps best illustrated by William F. Buckley, Jr. – who for a generation headed it. He was a virulent anti-communist who supported the leviathan state to fight it. He even said that the U.S. must be more like the Soviet Union in order to fight it.
The U.S. is now worse than the old Soviet Union – where the population was never wholesale “locked down” as Americans now are and never pathologized into miming anxiety disorders in public, as Americans now do.
So, I am glad to find that some “conservatives” are beginning to realize that armed government workers are government workers – and as such, the enemies of their liberties, now gone.
Perhaps they can be recovered. But I suspect it will not be easy.
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