Why Conservatives Make Me Nuts

Well, I said no more political posts, but I also said I would tell you why Conservatives Make Me Nuts. I thought I DID tell you, because I woke up early one morning when we were in D.C., wrote this post, and clicked PUBLISH, except I must have clicked SAVE DRAFT instead, because it never went out. So, here it is…

Just like with liberals, it all comes back to John Cusak‘s speech in Say Anything

I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.

It makes me nuts when liberals make this a policy that should apply to everyone, but it makes me just as nuts when conservatives make a policy that should not apply to anyone. When they define value in only practical terms and they don’t allow for deviations from a very narrow path.

Because if everyone made pants, the world would be a pretty dull place and we wouldn’t change or adapt or make progress.

We need impractical dreamers like Lloyd, starving artists and people who live off the grid. We need people who don’t follow the obvious path and who test the boundaries. We need a stable center of people focused on the common good while allowing for deviations so the common good will evolve over time. We need both, one without the other doesn’t work.

Now, really, that is the end of my political posts, until something else inspires me or makes me nuts. 🙂


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