There is a story about how a pharmaceutical company has objected to the government’s using their medication to execute criminals. The most common comments on Yahoo! among thousands? “Bring back the electric chair, the firing squad, and the guillotine.” “I’ll donate some rope.” “Put a bullet in their heads; it’ll be much cheaper.” Plus, plenty of suggestions that “liberals” be executed, as well.
I suggest that conservatives hate the fact that someone other than them is talking or thinking. Basically, they hate everyone other than themselves. Here is why.
They think that the “liberals” are subverting society in two ways. First, liberals claim things that they did not earn or did not merit in whatever form. Second, liberals think that as they are sneakily claiming these things and try to get goods and high positions unjustly and undeservingly, nobody is watching. The liberals think of the conservatives as idiots, easy targets for deception. They think that conservatives are fools who don’t know what’s going on. And conservatives object to this characterization; they ain’t naive and all that.
And the conservatives are right, insofar as the welfare state is an economic and moral aberration. On the other hand, they will protect whatever system allows them to preserve their winnings against newcomers. They hate all competition. As far as the conservatives are concerned, they are winners and on top of the world, and the criminals are losers. Look at me, they say, I’m the man and a winner, and you suck, losers. I’m everything, and you are nothing. I kill you, because I can and enjoy my power.
It seems to me that the conservatives need to be taught a harsh lesson. We should begin by kicking them in the stomach with heavy boots. At some point, they will say, “Why are you doing this? I didn’t do anything.” Oh, so you think what I am doing is unjust? Were you just to the “losers”? When you were a winner and on top of your world, were you just to the less fortunate? No, you despised them; you spit on them; you hated them. You thought they were filth. Now you are filth and yourself nothing.
This should be a good start in their moral reformation.