25 Jul '12, 2pm

If Conservatives Were Really “Conservative,” They Would Want to Do Something About Global Warming

If Conservatives Were Really “Conservative,” They Would Want to Do Something About Global Warming

But I’m not so sure it’s that simple. I think that the natural conservative tendency to want order and stability tends to travel along with a lot of other tendencies—to want find such stability in the group, the tribe, the team; to more adhere to dogma and religious beliefs; to staunchly defend the tribe and banish outsiders (like Emanuel)—and an overall tendency towards closure and fixity of beliefs, rather than openness to new ideas. In other words, psychological conservatism all too readily undermines sensible intellectual conservatism—leading to a situation where someone like Kerry Emanuel makes a whole lot of conservative sense…and so-called conservatives want nothing to do with it, because they've gone all in on a worldview that won't allow it.

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/if-conservatives-were-really-co...

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