It seems you've not only done your homework, you've done several people's homework, AND taken their tests AND written their theses. Are you really only one person??
Seriously, just reading the interview casts into stark relief the disparity between what I know and what I ought to know in order to help precipitate the trend toward a society-wide paradigm shift. I also think much of the political mechanics you discuss are inherently suspected in conservative circles, but it's so much a part of the background noise that it isn't credited with the damage it's doing, nor do I think that the extent of the damage is grasped. This whole thing is like some vicious cancer that rages on, as yet, undiagnosed although symptoms have been evident for quite some time. Sadly, most of our time is spent arguing on the level of which symptom to alleviate, by how much, over what period of time, and what color band-aid to put on it.
Could you expand on that theme for me just a bit? This is but one facit that I'm intensely interested in and I don't want to misunderstand what you are getting at. Please. I'm sincere!!!
Seriously, just reading the interview casts into stark relief the disparity between what I know and what I ought to know...
He makes my knowledge seem pretty inadequate and/or he motivates me to learn a whole lot more.
It depends on the day, lol.
We are suffering from fifty years of brainwashing. I did too. It was a very painful and confusing withdrawal.
The principal reason conservatism doesn't sell is that conservatives usually don't understand how freedom works to solve everyday problems. Even if we could convince the powerless and dispossessed that coercive means eventually backfire, their needs are so immediate that it doesn't matter to them.