Sunday, November 25, 2012

RL Dabney on Northern conservatism

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                               --R.L. Dabney

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"Northern Republican conservatism … is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition."
– RL Dabney, “Women’s Rights Women” (1871)

8 comments:

  1. Somebody online quipped that progressives change things and conservatives conserve those changes.

    I'm going back over to Sultan Knish and posting this in his comments.

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/11/dont-give-up.html?showComment=1353884689253#c3013412991163010852

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    1. progressives change things and conservatives conserve those changes.

      That's good!:) Thanks.

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  2. That was an excellent post! TRUTH!

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    1. Let us hope the truth really does set us free.

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  3. The man's got it right! Fifty years ago, most conservatives detested Martin Luther King for his lawless tactics in advancing his 'cause'. Now conservative regard him as a great hero. Yep, "progressives change things, and conservatives(?) conserve those changes."

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    1. Trolling for votes that they will never receive. Absolute imbeciles.

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