“Conservatives” And the Cult of Personality
Not only are they no longer our allies, I use quotations because they’re not even conservative except for some remnants of social conservatism, and even those have been brushed aside with the idolization of trump.
They have become a cult of personality. Abandoning their ideological commitments in favor of identity politics. They become exactly what they hate. Indistinguishable from the left.
They at least used to give lip service to the ideas of small government (only when a democrat is in office), market solutions (for things they disagree with), constitutional adherence (when a democrat is in office), appreciation for the second amendment (only when a democrat is in office), defense of the first amendment (only when it’s convenient). All of these things throughout the Trump administration has been cast away.
I’ve been a flaired user of the main conservative sub since joining Reddit. A few days ago while having a discussion about the Trump administration’s foreign policy and perpetuation/escalation of military action in the Middle East (people we’re claiming he’s decreased our military presence and gotten us out of the Middle East, which is 100% incorrect), I pointed out that they have been more aggressive with drone strikes then any previous administration by a long shot. I used conservative sources to support my claims. Those comments were removed, along with my flair LOL. When I reached out to the mods to ask why, they told me it was due to “concern trolling”.
Not only was I not trolling in any sense, I was attempting to keep the conversation based on facts rather than wishful thinking and propaganda. Since they were unable to argue those facts, they silenced me. This is literally no different than socialist subs. An attempt to control the narrative, an attempt to keep their political figure’s reputation untarnished regardless of their actions.
They cry about cancel culture and deplatforming, and in the next moment they do exactly that to people having honest discussion about the trump administrations short comings. They cry about SJW’s and PC policing, and in the next moment are furiously outraged that someone would quietly kneel during the national anthem. The proclaim that a private business should get decide who they serve, but want the government to regulate private social media platforms because trump got fact checked lol. Their hypocrisy is extreme.
The GOP has become just as dangerous to our freedom and liberties as their opposition. This is a sad time.
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