Paul Gottfried pointed out to me on Facebook 2 years ago. Is that neoconservatism is no longer wining in the DC establishment anymore, and the label has been tainted by many on the left and right. With rise of libertarian ideas in the GOP it may go the way of the dinosaur. I kinda of disagree Sheldon Anderson the biggest GOP donor has connections to the Likud Party, and many neocons such as Robert Kagan are trying to stop the influence of nationalist parties in Europe they deam as anti Semitic, and has pushed for laws banning Holocaust denial. Robert Kagan is mover and shaker in the conservative movement he won’t go down without a fight. National Review and the Weekly Standard kinda of still take neocon postitions on foreign policy still, and so I disagree with Gottfried analysis. The problem is the conservative movement dosen’t know where it’s headed the Bush era is gone. They are trying to make conservativism aesthetically pleasing with a libertarian dressing, and therefore the neocons don’t fit that mold. I don’t think the neocons are over just yet. Instead the new enemy for them isn’t Muslims it’s rising nationalist movement in Europe, and many of these groups are anti Zionist, and some such as Jobbik ally with Islamic nationalists. They more afraid of the far right than they are of libertarians. “Conservativism fails to conserve nothing.” in the words of Revilo P Oliver
My latest at TheDC:
Ben Smith appears to have been convinced by one of the neoconservatives’ top operators that neoconservative is no longer a useful label, and has now endorsed that person’s replacement term. Quite a trick, isn’t it? Imagine Lila Rose convincing the Associated Press to start using “pro-life” again and you’ll get a sense of the journalistic malfeasance at work.
Which is funny because Rod Dreher defended gay adoptions as a conservative value.
Rod Dreher recently set the marriage debate in its broadest possible moral context: “Gay marriage signifies the final triumph of the Sexual Revolution and the dethroning of Christianity because it denies the core concept of Christian anthropology.” “Very…
The liberals complaining about the Duggars and Duck Dynasty in 2014. Are just as ridiculous as the the people who tried to ban Marylin Manson and Natural Born Killers in 1999.
Conservatives are like: “Contraception causes women to engage in non procreative sex, and support my freedom of religion to not provide it.”
Liberals are like: “I want sexual liberation from the evil patriarchy, and if you don’t support the right to pay for it you’re anti woman.”
Look how stupid you both are. You’re fighting over a fucking arts and crafts store. American democracy has made us stupid.