"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."~John Kenneth Galbraith
See, Waldorf, I do not think it's a reflection of the feelings and thoughts that the Conservative may or may not have regarding others, it's how they try to JUSTIFY their thoughts and actions based on their purported membership in a certain group.
Because I am X (religious and/or conservative) I am perfectly justified in thinking Y and doing Z. It's as if they believe they are someway/somehow in a supreme group and special, which is allowed to skirt basic social graces. Therefore, they can treat others as such- It has more to do with them being better and special- not so much about what they think or believe about others.
It's me/mine based as opposed to you /your based.
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I agree to a point...I think that's the modern American philosophy not limited to conservatives
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