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Proud Conservative? You Should Be Ashamed! (Video)

If there’s one thing that so-called “conservatives” are good at (besides lying, cheating, stealing, killing, racism, bigotry, misogyny, ignorance and destroying nature), it’s language.  And I don’t mean speaking it, or writing it – because we’ve all seen the signs.  I mean that they’re masters at Orwellian double-speak, and making positive words negative, and vice-versa.  They frequently muddy the waters in this way, playing on people’s general stupidity and ignorance of history.  It’s how they manage to claim Abraham Lincoln (a progressive) as their own, whilst simultaneously calling the democrats of today the party of the KKK–though the ideological switch of the parties and the exodus of racist democrats to the GOP all occurred as a result of the Civil Rights Act (which conservatives opposed) and thanks to the Southern Strategy has been this way ever since.

Super Progressive Thom Hartmann explains what conservatives are, and what they’ve done,

They say that “conservative” means someone who embraces traditional values, limited government, moderate change, and fiscal restraint. But those are just weasel words, the velvet glove over the brutal fist of an autocratic, authoritarian, and oligarchic form of governance. Here’s the reality of what Conservatives have ACTUALLY done to this nation in it’s 230-year plus history.

First off, it was Conservatives who opposed the American Revolution, and many of them joined the British in fighting against George Washington’s army. Then, conservatives, at the birth of our nation, pushed to restrict voting rights at the federal level to only white men who owned property – although progressives like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison blocked those efforts – so conservatives at the state level picked up that cause.

It was Conservatives who wanted to keep the “traditional American value” of slavery and fought progressive Abraham Lincoln so fiercely it led to an incredibly bloody and horrific Civil War. In the aftermath of the Civil War – Conservatives supported Jim Crow laws to keep freed slaves as second-class citizens.

Watch this amazing video, and share with anyone who thinks that being a “conservative” is something to be proud of!

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  • kevan mericle

    I think that politicians from both parties got this country in the shape it’s in and now a handful of them are trying to stand with the president to help clean up the mess! The rest like things the way they are which is sad!

  • Jack

    Pretty good. Everything he said is right. Wish Thom Hartmann had some courage though to criticize Israel though. On that issue, he becomes very weak in thought and character.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnptrout John Trout

    Let us not forget their claims of being Christians – as if they wouldn’t ship Jesus off to Gitmo if he dared show up here, healing the sick for no pay, feeding the poor, and roughing up the moneychangers in the temple.

  • Larry

    Not everybody can be the good guy and somebody has to play the villian, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/berniecortes1981 Bernardina Cortes Kimmerle

    Beautiful! Perfect keep it up do not stop

  • http://gravatar.com/latenightlarry LateNight

    And it’s very likely that most of the teabaggers and hyper conservatives are chicken hawks who found legal or illegal/unethical ways of getting out of the draft, whether it was pulling a Nugent, or going to Canada until they were given a blanket pardon. I served, not willingly, but I served.

  • Bob Cull

    Couldn’t have said it better! Thank you Thom! I deal with these people on a daily basis, they claim to have done everything that they fought and continue to fight, they accuse others of revisionist history all the while revising history themselves and they accuse everyone who disagrees with them of being unpatriotic. As another progressive I talk to every day likes to say, the Teapubs keep telling us that they want to take the nation back and I believe them, they want to take it way back, to the 18th century.

    • http://gravatar.com/latenightlarry LateNight

      Not the 18th century… they want to go back to the SIXTEENTH century… or further.

  • Raji the Green Witch

    Conservatives are NOT Patriots, in SPITE of how much they wave the flag and claim to “support our troops”. Patriotism is NOT a measure of hollow words. Patriotism is a measure of ACTIONS taken to DEFEND our Nation. Actions taken to ensure that ALL American enjoy the SAME benefits and rights as everyone else. Patriotism is NOT something that you ARE, it is something that you DO.

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