Junior Ganymede
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A political taxonomy

June 19th, 2014 by Vader

From a recent conversation I had with His Majesty:

CLASSICAL CONSERVATIVE:  People are idiots.

CLASSICAL LIBERAL: Most people are not idiots.

MODERN LIBERAL: Most people are idiots.

MODERN CONSERVATIVE: Most people are not idiots most of the time, but all people are idiots some of the time.

LIBERTARIAN: Idiots are not people.

PALPATINE: Most politicians are idiots.

Rather cynical, as is His Majesty’s wont, but with a bit of the sting of truth, I think.

Comments (6)
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June 19th, 2014 14:18:42
6 comments

Bookslinger/Washington Redskins
June 19, 2014

Convert conservative: a liberal who has been mugged.

Btw, since a certain NFL football team no longer has exclusive rights to use “Washington Redskins”, I claim non-legally-binding “dibbs” to use it on any and all Mormon related blogs.


Bruce Charlton
June 20, 2014

The inference is that if we depend on ‘people’ for government, whatever the form of government – without any divine assistance – then we have no chance.


Vader
June 20, 2014

His Majesty is not a believer, which explains his cynicism.

But I agree with you.

Thanks for making me smile.


Joseph Hertzlinger
June 22, 2014

I thought Libertarianism was “You have the right to be an idiot.”


Vader
June 23, 2014

Heh. I think that alternate definition actually succeeded in getting His Majesty to crack a smile.

Please don’t do that again.

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