I often like to point out differences between freedom-loving, common-sensed conservatives and their leftist counterparts. Today, while driving on the Hollywood freeway, it occurred to me that liberals want to fundamentally change society. They want to recreate society, morph it into their idealistic utopia of environmentally friendly, spiritually evolved (and devoid of religion), multicultural society by the people, for the people. They want to improve society (as warped and misguided as their notion of improvement may be).
Conservatives, however, do not wish to change society. We want to contribute to society. We want to build up, not tear down. We want to create, not destroy. We want to produce, not restructure. We believe there is an ever-expanding pie, not that there is a zero sum game. We know that people do not have because other people do not. We know that someone’s wealth does not come at the cost of someone else’s poverty.
If we are modern, they are post-modern. If we are the culture, they are the counter-culture. If we are structure, they are chaos.
They are the radicals. They want to change the world. We are the producers. We contribute to the world.