"If America made abortion illegal but it was legal in Canada and Americans could cross the borders to get abortions paid for by the Canadian government, would you support invading Canada to end the practice?"This is via a friend who recently remade the acquaintance of a college classmate through Facebook. The gomer, who was so dim then that he was commonly referred to in college as "Joe Zero", has started laying gems like this and "Fanaticism is inherently contradictory with conservatism" on his unsuspecting FB pals.
"Fanaticism is inherently contradictory with conservatism"?
I've heard wingnuts come out with this stuff before. Somehow they seem to think that runing around screaming about Canadian abortion butchers, Islamofascist terror boogiemen and Medicare death panels makes them some sort of latter-day Edmund Burke instead of the hillbillie version of the sorority girl from a Wes Craven movie.
And as for this goober's smug little fairy tales...if there ever was anything intellectually coherent to the modern American "conservative movement" other than fear of the darkies, christopathic dominionism, and a pithecanthropicene panic at the thought of paying taxes for ANYthing, it was lost when Ronnie Reagan took office and proceeded to prove that he really WAS unlike the "tax-and-spend" Democrats - he spent like a drunken sailor on his first leave in Manila but refused to raise any revenue at all.
"Fanaticism"? Hell, I'd settle for a little fanaticism if it'd help the stupid bastards attain some level of intellectual coherence. Instead of "fanaticism" all these poor dumb prokes have is a complete refusal of the 20th Century, guns, homos, abortion and a flag-burning amendment. Oh, and trashing the New Deal so my father-in-law can end up living in my fucking garden shed.Movement Conservatism; the Place Where Brain Cells Go To Die.