Monday, February 21, 2011

"What Conservatives Really Want"

My words aren't there these days, so I defer to others with *much* greater talent.

For an excellent psychological and sociological deconstruction of Conservative Destructionism, see this article by George Lakoff, "What Conservatives Really Want."

Truer words are rarely written... their destruction of the middle class, women's health rights, the environment, and public media will be the end of American democracy as we have known it...

4 comments:

Seeing Eye Chick February 22, 2011 at 1:58 AM  

Its the stuff from his book, Moral Politics--Its very interesting. And yes, I get it, but that doesn't mean I will ever give *them what they want. I am too independent for that.

skyewriter February 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

Hey SEC!

Sorry I have been out of touch for so long...

Would you recommend his book? I see his name a lot and am interesting in reading more.

Hope you are well and have missed you.

Seeing Eye Chick February 23, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

Its pretty dry stuff. I liked his other book, Don't Call Think of an Elephant--better. It was all about the issue of how we have allowed *teh crazies to frame the debate. In some ways reading Moral Politics reminded me of reading The Chalice and the Blade. I felt as if he were having to communicate with people who could not understand the concepts of Patriarchy and Paternalism, and how it is expressed through political identity in America right now. I guess for some people this would be a revalation, but for old school feminists--not so much. In fact it may be where he originally encountered the idea. I mean we knew this wayyyyyy back in the 60s. :)

I am still blogging at AA II--

BTW I have missed you too, but I figure it is a good thing, that you are employed.

skyewriter February 23, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

Thanks for the book recommendation.

I am trying to get together a reading list for when I get a couple of weeks off in May. The only things I have time to read these days are the tortured English compositions of undergrads and graduate students.

I have missed by bloggy friends, like you, more than you will ever know.

I'll try to pop by and say hi.

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