Mudcat Café message #959113 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59921   Message #959113
Posted By: John Hardly
25-May-03 - 08:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Conservative, Liberal, or Human Being?
Subject: RE: BS: Conservative, Liberal, or Human Being?
"I guess I think that the market can't be relied on to reward genuinely "productive" behavior in any reasonable, proportional, value-based way." --FM

"In reality, though liberals know there may be a slight corollary between ambition and wealth, it doesn't take a real astute observer to note that the wealthy folks we know don't work any harder that we...
...Liberals may also admit that, though there is also a slight corollary between sloth and other self-destructive lifestyles and poverty, this too is too irregular to draw any conclusions. " --JH

"I don't know what conservatives believe, but it seems to me that many believe that playing the evolving game of the economic market is good, in and of itself, apart from whatever results. The means justifies the ends." --FM

"...and in a related manner, believe that when economies are tied down by people with the intent (however honorable) to make sure that some don't have too much -- the poor are the first to suffer." -- JH

You've merely attatched moral motivation (of which you admitted no knowledge -- "I don't know what conservatives believe..."), and incediary rhetoric that implies ruthlessness.

Conservatives I know don't see it that way.