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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Conservatism is not cool

I think it was Phil Gramm who used to say that he was a conservative "before conservative was cool". Yes, he is the same one who said that the recession was "in the head".

Conservatism was never politically cool. Conservatism is a synonym for "narrow mindedness".

Anyway, these days everybody is saying they are conservative.

  • Carly Fiorina -- "I have Sarah Palin values"
  • Rob Simmons -- "I carry a tea bag in my wallet"
  • Judge Clarence Thomas's Wife --"I'm a Rush Limbaugh Fan"

Well, I don't want the company of these fine characters. I think political conservatism in America has become militant, and has taken an undesirable turn, and I want to be recognized as a progressive. My name (Vikas) means progress ;-- )

Progressive (or liberal) means generous. (look it up yourself)
Progressive means embracing change.

But I am for simplistic life. I want conservation (of natural resources) and thrift. I want lesser military spending and lesser taxes.

I guess it makes me a preservative (progressive and conservative)

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Last Modified: 3/16/2010 9:53:32 PM

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