Don’t forget how Baba and Dede sweated and slaved in the mills, mines, and abattoirs. The “liberals” and “conservatives” both favour the bosses and both WORSHIP the Almighty Dollar (with the “Christians” being the worst of the lot).
Liberalism and Conservatism in the Anglosphere are just the two sides of the same coin. Both are in favour of the rich and powerful, and to hell with the rest of us. They both hate socialism and justice, especially, the so-called “progressives” (the worst of the lot). Look at how easily Elizabeth Warren sold out to Chilly and the Koch Brothers. A pox on both “liberals” and “conservatives”… I’m a LEFTIST, in the mould of Aneurin Bevan and Eugene V Debs. Bevan was right when he said:
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down. … We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers, and those who cultivate the land.
In like manner, Debs was right when he said:
I’m opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence. … The Republican and Democratic parties are alike capitalist parties, differing only in being committed to different sets of capitalist interests. They have the same principles under varying colours, are equally corrupt, and are one in their subservience to capital and their hostility to labour.
In the English-speaking countries, Liberalism is regnant. In Continental Europe, what the Anglos call “conservatism” is rightly described as a subset of Liberalism, and Liberal is the term that they use for it. Anglosphere Conservatism is full of the spirit of 19th Century Liberalism, there is nothing conservative about it all, especially, the phony construct known as “paleoconservatism” (that is, Dreher and Buchanan are the most rancid of archliberals, but bristle when called that). Both Liberal and Conservative in the Anglosphere bow low before the Almighty Dollar and the Omnipotent State. BOTH. Neither has any desire to see power to the people. Only one political faction in the USA stands against the Free Market Dictatorship… the Greens (in Canada, the NDP serves a similar role). I stand by the values of the late Jack Layton and of Dr Jill. The Honourable Mr Layton said:
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Dr Jill said:
People are told over and over, “Don’t vote your values. Vote your fears”, but what we got was everything we were afraid of.
It’s simple, kids… you can vote for the Establishment (Trump, Clinton, and Johnson), or you can vote for a real change (Stein). Only one of these candidates is closest to Christian social values… a secularist Jew! If you vote for the Three Stooges, you vote for murder, mayhem, war, and oppression. If you vote for Dr Jill, you vote for a society that (at least) pays attention to the needs of people. You know what to do…
One last thing… if your roots include those who came in the late 19th and early 20th century to labour in the mines and mills, and if you vote for any of the Three Stooges, you spit on your grandparents’ graves and you turn your back on everything that they fought for. Just sayin’…