Ashton Deroy writes: Minimalists, Militarists & overly traditional. There was a time where if I said that you would think I was referring to the Economic organization of the Communists of Russia. Now it is something being associated with the Conservative allegiances of Canada. I actually took a Moralities course through Coursera to try and shed my desire for Political division. Unfortunately it has only strengthened my Political Prejudice.
First off all let us look at Minimalism. Minimalism was part of the failures of Socialism established by Communist Society. Making the farmers’ crops owned by the state & redistributed Socially was a good idea. Until the crops became scarce! Well the fruits of Capitalism are now in scarcity & the argument for a boring Conservative minimalist candidate is inherently contradictory to propping capitalism. Besides that, it makes Conservatism into something it was never supposed to be. Conservatism was only meant to make society enjoy the benefits of Austerity for wealthy individuals. If you do not benefit from wealth related to austerity then Conservatism no longer makes sense to you. You only hurt everyone else with an expectation of financial minimalism and the thought process you can always do more with less which was a moral criticism exclusive to Socialism initially.
Militarists, Andrew Scheer was ready to endorse insane and scary Military expansions. My Conservative relatives can’t even make sense of a gym membership unless you intend to use it to join the army. This culture is scary, it lacks choice & it is frankly demeaning that if you are a lower income male you are automatically expected to enlist. My family is always ready to discuss the virtues of a military career. Due to the fact they quite often are babies with limited imaginations and problem solving abilities. The Capitalist Market is to only be about choices. If you are recommending every poor male join the army… Something isn’t working right. You are being immoral and supporting a vast military with no limits to growth & financial size.
The final problem is the over emphasis on Traditionalism. We still have a system plagued by over emphasis on the way things have always been done. Meanwhile the way things have always been done have long stopped working for Canadians. We need to expand the roles and rights of women in the workplace. We need to make our Economy more inclusive and less of an imaginary meritocracy. We need to not debate whether it is acceptable to vote in to power openly homophobic or just corrupt politicians influenced by a god complex and Evangelical definition of moral purity. One of the most important things I think you can take from History & Morality is that right wingers tend to believe they can commit numerous injustices to the people. Yet they will always believe them to be moral actions. Despite never clearly defining morality or ever using a lead by example method. Also that genocide & racist laws are the example of where Traditional laws fall short by cliche. For example Germany referred back to their old imperialist values when creating the Nazi government order.
Yes I am sorry but if you stand in the way progressive re-organization of a broken system. I have to hold you morally responsible under the guides of Liberal Socialist democracy. We need to say Traditional Bigotry is unacceptable. We need to re-ignite the flames of the early Anti-War Movements of the 1960’s and we need to draw back on our old values which valued a capitalism as an alternative to scarcity not a model to promote it. If I should ever find myself sitting among bottom tier of society. I might summon the courage to call myself a Socialist.