Friday, August 23, 2019

Why I Support Conservative Politics?

The USA and the UK are the only two advanced democracies that have avoided a revolutionary uprising in the last 200 years. One of the reasons for which these two nations have enjoyed a relatively stable political and economic situation is because their politics and culture is dominated by strong conservative forces. The modern conservative tradition has evolved mainly through the work of the British and American intellectuals and politicians in the last 300 years.

The conservatives, unlike the liberals and the socialists, reject the idea that human beings can be perfected—they understand that human nature can never be changed and that any attempt to do so will destroy the fabric of society. They focus on developing a political, cultural, and economic system which will thrive despite the imperfections in human nature. They do not favor a plan for society; they believe in letting a society evolve at the pace of the thinking of its people.

The conservatives usually do a much better job of promoting free-market ideas than most other political movements. In Asia, the countries dominated by conservative political parties are the great economic success stories — Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Israel. In India, a conservative political force emerged in the 1990s and since then the country has made significant economic and political progress.

The liberals are elitist and leftist; wherever they come to power, they lead to economic and political decline, and create all sorts of cultural problems. The libertarians are a tiny cult dominated by university professors—they have been confined to university campuses for the last 100 years; their thinking is absolutist and they have a preachy attitude. It is difficult to take their views seriously on most issues. This leaves conservatism as the only viable political option.


Anonymous said...

Liberals are the intellectuals who believe ideas are more important than people. Though I can't support 100% conservatism, humans that are frail and vulnerable tend to get side lined, I'd rather live in a prosperous country and be poor than one based on hypocritical ideals of brotherly love.

Anoop Verma said...

@ Hermione: Agreed. There are problems in the conservative side too, but compared to the liberals, the conservatives are better.