Friday, January 29, 2010

Right-Wing Conference Falls Apart Over Profit

I'm a little surprised at this, a right-wing conference in the US is falling apart because the ordinary grass-roots people planning to attend feel it is overpriced and being run at a profit..

Tea Party loyalists began to balk at the expensive price of tickets and the fact that the venture is for-profit, saying that it smelled 'scammy.'

I am not surprised to find that the conservative grass roots are pissed at this, even though the organisers are just doing what comes naturally - transfering money from the poor to the rich - because it is very human to want to feel that the ideals for which you struggle are about more than self-interest. I was going to take the piss a bit, but I'd rather those pissed-off at the right stopped and thought a bit about why those they have put so much trust in would treat them in that way?

[Neo-con theorist] Kristol agrees with this view. "There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people," he says in an interview. "There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn't work."

What one of the intellectual 'heavyweights' of the US conservative movement is clear that some people are more equal than others. Is that what the US stands for? Liberty and Freedom for the few (the rich)? Answers on a postcard...

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