November 5, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Conservative Columnist Tells Millenials Not To Vote For Their Own Serfdom
Conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter delivers a concise but trite piece of liberal-bashing on Townhall.com. In the article he tells Millenials that by voting for Obama by a margin of 28 percent, they have voted for their own serfdom, and in the bargain, have set up a wealth transfer from the young to the old. Schlichter considers himself part of the latter group (he is 49), and he thanks them for their gifts.
Maybe Pain Will Teach You Millenials Not To Vote For Your Own Serfdom— We warned you that liberalism was a scam designed to take the fruits of your labor and transfer it to us, the older, established generation. Oh, and also to the couch-dwelling, Democrat-voting losers who live off of food stamps and order junk from QVC with their Obamaphones.
You didn’t listen to us. Maybe you’ll listen to pain.
I have been told that being hard on you Millennials will turn you against conservatism, that I should offer you a positive, hopeful message that avoids the touchy problem of your manifest stupidity.
In an angry, sarcastic diction of a warped and uncaring worldview, combined with a healthy dose of liberal-berating, Schlichter has shown everyone the true meaning of conservatism — apatheism. But instead of not caring whether God exists, the conservative apatheist cares not that anyone else exists but themselves, and they do a remarkable job masquerading this fractious apathy in the cloak of caring and concern. Maybe we should call this “conapatheism.”
These conapatheists have all the answers. They’ll gleefully tell us how everything works while having no clue themselves, and they will do so by demeaning, belittling, and well, despising others.
Let’s tackle a few quotes form Schlichter’s article.
No. There’s no sugar-coating it – your votes for Democrats have ensured that you are the first generation in American history that will fail to exceed what their parents attained.
Wrong. Conservatives pretend events that are decades in the making are instead a result of the current bogeyman, who right now, in conservative land, is President Obama. Fact is, there are a lot of things driving our current economic conditions, and a stagnant median wage, and high employment, and not the least of which is government policy that increasingly favors the trickle-down approach to prosperity. Sure, it works, just ask the Walmart heirs.
Why do you support an ideology that pillages you to pay-off Democrat constituencies? Your time in the indoctrination factories of academia trained you in a form of “critical thinking” that is neither. Somehow, you came to embrace the bizarre notion that conservatives are psychotic Jesus freaks who want to Footloosisze America into a land of mandatory Sunday school and no dancing.
Actually, it’s an ideology of empathy. And it doesn’t matter how many times an uncaring conservative wants to reframe Democrats and liberals as political objects who do nothing but cater to highly targeted constituencies, because we will in turn pass that torch to Tea Party Republicans — because they are really good at it.
But liberals, in contrast, are nice. Obama is cool. You chose petty fascism with a smile. Not a lot of thought went into it. Facts, evidence – these were mere distractions from the feelings-based validation that came from rejecting us wicked conservatives.
Fascism? I should have stopped reading by now, but I’m glad I got to this part because it shows Schlichter’s foolishness. He says choosing Obama is choosing fascism in the same article where he is also condemning Obama’s liberalism. Say what? Of course, you should never expect a conservative, sorry, a “conapatheist,” to understand what liberalism means, let alone properly define it. But now you can also add fascism to the list of terms they are unable to properly define. And they will use these terms improperly just before telling you that facts and evidence are mere distractions for “you.”