Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Lonely Conservative: Ideas for the out-of-step

Bert Kaufmann, CC 2.0, Wikimedia
Anyone who is 65 or younger, especially if “well-educated,” has throughout their life, probably received a consistent message from society's mind molders—the schools colleges and media—that liberal is good, conservative is bad. 

Broadly, that translates into redistributing from the Haves to the Have-Nots: whether it’s more taxpayer-paid programs for the poor, supporting Palestinians over Israelis, and, of course, supporting Democrats over Republicans.

I have both liberal and conservative friends. In recent years and acceleratingly so in recent months, the liberals are feeling buoyed and/or angry, while the conservatives are more often sad, silenced, and often lonely. My Psychology Today article today offers a few thoughts for conservatives.

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