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Dear young, earnest conservative,
I am addressing you because my message may require a significant change of worldview, which the old struggle with, and because if you are not earnest in your conservatism then you are the very problem I am writing this about.
Let me ask you a question, which I hope you will take in good faith. What exactly are you ‘conserving’? Are you seeking to arrest the century-long slide into socialist dystopia at its current stage now, in 2016? That would mean that you’re fighting to preserve real tax rates above 50%, socialised education and healthcare, universal benefits for the indolent and social engineering that affects all aspects of life in this country.… Read the rest