Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, March 04, 2024

"The term counterrevolution is significant not only because conservatives have regularly employed it, but also because it highlights their own agency, something they often seek to conceal. In order to portray their actions as defensive rather than aggressive, conservatives tend to depict themselves as acted upon and besieged. As William F. Buckley wrote in the National Review's mission statement in 1955, conservatism "stands athwart history, yelling Stop." Here the agent is history; conservatives are merely making a reply. But such rhetorical gestures discount what any close look at these movements makes clear: Conservatives have done much more than yell. They have fought against equality vigorously, often violently. "



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It's their abuser mindset that drives many to beat their wives, children and dogs and blame the wives, children and dogs for the defensive response.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2024-03-05 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They misspelled "virtue".

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2024-03-06 12:35 PM | Reply

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