Andrew Sullivan is just another revolutionary posing as a conservative. We seem to have a lot of people pulling that scam these days. They get away with it – and now I’m talking mostly about the Neocons – because they embrace capitalism and the military. Those of us raised in the political hotbed of the 60s knew the left despised both – therefore, anyone who saluted the troops and praised the free market MUST be one of us.
In fact, Neocons are just Trotskyites who’ve accepted the fact that socialism is lousy for the economy. They still believe in big government as the primary weapon to bring about the global democratic revolution, but realize they need the engine of the free market to finance it.
Now, back to Andrew Sullivan. Like the Neocons he often challenges, he has this thing for the office of the presidency. All big-government proponents lust for centralized power, and the office of the chief executive is where centralized power usually sits. (Though the argument has been made that Sullivan’s fixation on the man in the Oval Office is slipping into the Freudian.)
Sullivan’s thing is to tout his own agenda as “conservative,” which includes same-sex “marriage,” legal pot, amnesty for illegal aliens, and socialized medicine. His latest blog post argues that the conservative choice for 2012, is – drum roll, please! – Barack Obama. Yes, really:
On almost every front, on almost every issue, in this crisis, Obama is more conservative than Romney. …Obama has made outreach to Hispanics real and supports a balanced McCain-style reform to integrate illegal aliens into the legal system, while toughening the border still further. Romney wants 12 million to “self-deport.” Obama has sought to integrate the growing numbers of gay couples into their own families and society. Romney seeks to keep this emergent community marginalized outside mainstream institutions.
And just to put the icing on the cake, Sullivan even posts a picture of Edmund Burke! There. That should convince even the biggest skeptic what REAL conservatism is.
Confucius is quoted as saying, “When words lose their meanings, people lose their freedom.” Looks like we’re already a long way down that road.