My contempt for “conservatives” grows. Almost daily. Which is strange, since my own personal preferences would probably lean mostly toward what outside observers would call “conservative.”
Most of the behaviors that would label someone a “liberal”/”progressive” hold no interest whatsoever for me.
I really want to have sympathy for “conservatives,” but their hypocrisy makes this very hard.
And it really comes down to the way they want to impose their preferences at the barrel of a government employee’s gun.
I understand that you don’t want to smoke crack. I’m right there with you. But to then decide it’s OK for government employees to kidnap, rob, and cage people who choose differently is vile. And the same goes for everything else “conservatives” feel entitled to molest people over. They want their values forced on everyone.
Look, if someone is archating, do what you have to. But if they are simply doing things you don’t want them to do, without archating, you need to leave them alone (beyond trying to talk them out of it, perhaps). If you can’t do this you have become the bad guy. The archator. Just don’t.
Trying to convince me of your rightness, while using government to impose your preferences, is always going to fall flat. Your arguments are hollow. I see you as a bigger threat than just about anyone else out there. You could be so much better. Just let go of the superstition that holds you down and makes you wrong. Come to the good side– we have liberty.