In the past, as a liberal I had always seen conservatives as a monolithic group---idolizers of Reagan and Ford and Bush and lockstep followers of Gingrich and Rove. A few years ago I had my awakening at Charlotte Iserbyt's gathering of dedicated education researchers and activists.
This was a group of conservatives but I quickly discovered that I had
a very shallow understanding of what that term meant to them. What I heard was criticism of the establishment right. Vocal, articulate,
deeply reasoned and heavily footnoted research into the corruption and manipulation perpetrated on us by the very people that I would have expected this group to support.
I was wrong.
I listened eagerly to scathing criticism of the Heritage Foundation, the Reagan administration, the Republican party, and the Bushes. Links from the neo-cons to big money and influence, to the collapse of our economy, our education, and our nation were exposed.
It was tremendously exciting to have my preconceived expectations shattered by such a stellar collection of truthtellers. I found myself thinking 'if only I could find a group of liberals who were willing to
deconstruct the Congressional Progressive Caucus, or the Tides
Foundation, or the Clintons and Obama'... it really takes guts to ask
the hard questions and to follow all leads without concern that your
little heart might be broken.
We're all adults. It takes an adult to deal with reality. Mommy's not going to come along and spoonfeed you or rescue you. What else is more important than resurrecting your liberty? Party loyalty? You must be kidding. Yourself.
Here is a series of expose articles about the right by Kelleigh
Nelson, a religious conservative who knows her stuff. Just in case
you're bothered by News with Views, I suggest that you read the
articles and take in the information rather than let the mainstream
mega-corporate owned media bias you before you read a word. That's business as usual. You're stronger than that.