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Being Libertarian or Conservative is the new Punk

Being Conservative used to be boring and the establishment but now Progressive, Left-wing politically correct views are the establishment and being Libertarian or Conservative has become edgy and cool.

Singer Joy Villa turned heads when she revealed her less than subtle gown at the Grammys.

 

?Go big, or go home. You can either stand for what you believe or fall for what you don?t. Above all make a choice for tolerance and love. Agree to disagree. See the person over the politics, carry yourself with dignity, always. Life is made to be lived, so go boldly and give no effs! ???? ???????????????? ???? #love #peace #joyvillagrammys #joyvilla #maga #grammys2017 #style #supportamerica,? Villa wrote in an Instagram post.

Villa arrived dressed in a white cape, which she removed to reveal her MAGA dress:

After her red carpet appearance, Villa?s album jumped to the number seven on iTunes and the top of Amazon?s ?top digital paid albums,? according to Fox News…

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Facts versus feelings: A case study

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A progressive liberal who grew up in a conservative household allowed his curiosity to open him up to new ideas. Instead of sticking to liberal dogma he started reading and watching things that exposed him to another way of viewing what was happening in America.The fact-based arguments were changing his attitudes but they made him feel uncomfortable. He didn’t like viewing the world that way and thought that he had become an ” arsehole. ” He didn’t want to be an ” arsehole, ” so he put his rose tinted glasses back on so that he could feel like a good person.

He retreated to a world dominated by feelings. The only way he could live with his regression was to view the facts and the logical persuasive arguments in a negative light. Amazingly in his article about his 180 degree turnaround he chose to label the other side ” indoctrination” and “online radicalisation.”

He reminds me of someone I knew who was constantly used as a doormat by others. I told her what she had to do to protect herself but she wasn’t prepared to do it because she would feel like a bad person. It is amazing how much people will put up with and ignore in order to preserve their image of themselves as a good person.

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L is for Lego L is for Liberal

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Lego has stopped advertising with the newspaper the Daily Mail because of a campaign demanding that companies ?’Stop Funding Hate’

Hate in their world view is synonymous with any newspaper that has a conservative bias. One of the headlines from the Daily Mail being used to justify the Hate label is this one.

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The Daily Mail front page prompted widespread outrage (Daily Mail)

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Take the Whaleoil survey on Immigration

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I have created a survey on immigration so that Whaleoil readers can tell our politicians what it is that they want. David Seymour, John Key and Winston Peters need to know what it is that conservative / libertarian voters like us want. This is your opportunity to tell them. I will discuss the results in another post.

This survey allows comments of up to a paragraph in length.

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Progressives are fine with people who don’t look like them as long as they think like them

George Yancey, a sociology professor, says he has faced many problems in life because he is black, ?but inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.? Credit Nancy Newberry for The New York Times

George Yancey, a sociology professor, says he has faced many problems in life because he is black, ?but inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.? Credit Nancy Newberry for The New York Times

Believe it or not people holding conservative viewpoints experience discrimination inside Universities and Academia.Twenty five years ago I did not experience discrimination as a teacher but I was sometimes treated as an amusing oddity by other teachers whenever I expressed my conservative views. Many were quite patronising, as if I was some how unsophisticated or naive for holding such views. When I was at university I do not recall having any conservative lecturers although I do remember having a lecturer who recommended that we all try drugs.

WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table ? er, so long as they aren?t conservatives.

Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We?re fine with people who don?t look like us, as long as they think like us.

…consider George Yancey, a sociologist who is black and evangelical.

?Outside of academia I faced more problems as a black,? he told me. ?But inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.?

I?ve been thinking about this because on Facebook recently I wondered aloud whether universities stigmatize conservatives and undermine intellectual diversity. The scornful reaction from my fellow liberals proved the point.

?Much of the ?conservative? worldview consists of ideas that are known empirically to be false,? said Carmi.

?The truth has a liberal slant,? wrote Michelle.

?Why stop there?? asked Steven. ?How about we make faculties more diverse by hiring idiots??

To me, the conversation illuminated primarily liberal arrogance ? the implication that conservatives don?t have anything significant to add to the discussion. My Facebook followers have incredible compassion for war victims in South Sudan, for kids who have been trafficked, even for abused chickens, but no obvious empathy for conservative scholars facing discrimination.

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Targeted and punished for being a White, Conservative, Christian Male

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Are Whaleoilers hard right wingers or is that a myth?

I took the the world’s smallest political quiz.?this week and to my?surprise?it told me that I am a Centrist who leans towards Libertarianism and the Conservative right. This is not at all the box that the Left Wing blogs would expect me to be in and I wonder if they are wrong about?Whaleoil’s?readership as well.

It seems to be a commonly held belief amongst the Chardonay sipping Socialists that our readers are all hard right wingers who care only about money and not at all about people.

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As the above test was short I thought I should take?a longer?more?in-depth?test to compare. Interestingly I?obtained?a similar result from the much longer test but this time it said that while Centrist I am?definitely?in the?Right, Libertarian Camp.? Read more »

Let’s defend the rights of ALL women together.

I am sure that Liberals and Conservatives alike will agree with the statement that..

Segregation is an immoral concept designed to force one group of people into a separate, subordinate existence.

–leftfootforward.org

Where the two sides seem to diverge is who they want to protect from segregation and whose rights they want to actively fight for. The below article from 2013 makes an excellent argument for why Liberals and Conservatives alike should both be working together to defend the rights of all women.

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Gender segregation uk

Left Foot Forward has been at the forefront of the campaign against gender segregation at our Universities and rightly so. Segregation is an immoral concept designed to force one group of people into a separate, subordinate existence.

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