Sunday, January 04, 2009

Conservative Unity? What Is That?

Conservative Unity? What Is That?
By: J. D. Longstreet


I have a burr under my saddle today. Actually it’s been there for some time. So, I’m going to sound off on it.

Question: Why are there so few conservatives leaving comments on conservative blog sites???

I surf a lot of blog sites a day and I see scores of comments from lefties all over those sites, mine included, but seldom do I see a conservative comment.

There used to be an expression, which I cannot remember verbatim, but the gist of it was that: “Conservatives eat their young.” It was, of course, just another way of saying that conservatives do not, as a rule, bond together to defend their positions, or advance their positions. I have learned, as a Conservative Blogger, there is much truth in that statement. If you are a conservative, and you take a position… you may, very well, find that you are on your own!

I participate in a number of conservative web rings and blog rolls and, frankly, I can’t see that they do a bit of good.

Look, conservatives are “against the wall” in today’s world. There is an all out drive to rid the world of us. The only group standing for sanity and reason on the globe today are the conservatives! The only group standing for traditional values in today’s world are conservatives and yet, we will not stand shoulder to shoulder, with other conservatives, to defend our positions, or to advance our cause! There is something seriously wrong with that.

It is not difficult, it is not hard, and it is not even “trying” to bond with fellow conservatives. So… why aren’t we doing it???

I understand there are degrees of conservatism. There used to be degrees of liberalism. Unfortunately for the US, and the world, those degrees of liberalism have all dissipated… save for the extreme leftists, the socialists. And they have control of their political party and the US government.

As a conservative, I know it is extremely difficult to visit left wing Blog sites and expose oneself to the acrid hate emanating from those sites. It’s akin to being held over the pits of hell and letting the flames scorch one’s toes. It is somewhat like being in a room with a rotting corpse. The odor is nauseating. But we may find it necessary in order to fight back, or to take the fight to them. Isn’t it time we fought back? Isn’t it time we demonstrated we have the courage of our convictions???OK, so I’ve said it. I am under no illusions that it will do any good, but heck, I feel better!

J. D. Longstreet


1 comment:

Faultline USA said...

J.D. this is an excellent article and I’m glad that you had the courage to write about the conservative problem. I think that there are many reasons as to why conservatives fail to leave more comments. (1) For the last few years the left has had dominance on sophisticated internet techniques and conservatives have been playing catch up. (2) Conservatives are rugged individualists that actually believe in the work ethic and that means that they are fiercely competitive whereas the left usually act in unison like millions of little lemmings. (3) Conservatives lack political leadership and the $$$ invested to create sites that would compete with the likes of Daily Kos etc. (4) Of late conservatives have been running with little direction to a variety of social networking sites in the hopes of creating some form of social unity. (5) You hit the nail on the head when you wrote about the conservatives distaste for commenting on lefty sites. Conservatives, by the nature of the word, are not nasty and openly confrontational like the left. Unless conservatives can come to grips with their inability to do more than preach to the choir, the conservative cause will die.

Great post!!!