When folks say I’ve “values”, what are they speaking about? “Values” are the ideas during which we maintain expensive. Values are traits that we maintain admirable in ourselves and others. When somebody says they’ve “non secular” values, it normally signifies that they’ve a extra “conservative” or “conventional” view in direction of actuality. Doing their finest to abstain from alcohol, encourage males to be leaders of their households, abstain from gay conduct, act in a pious method, and many others… When somebody says they’re very “liberal” or have “liberal values”, it normally signifies that the alternative, that conservative values aren’t essentially necessary or in some circumstances, even undesirable.
In latest historical past, particularly in western nations,there’s a rise in “non-belief”. Anarchism (no perception in authorities), MGTOW or Asexualism (No perception in romantic relationships), Atheism (No perception in god), Apolitical (No perception in any political ideology), Vegan (No perception in consuming meat)… as time goes on, we’re believing in fewer and fewer lengthy held traditions. We have gotten a society of hedonists. “Something goes as long as you are not murdering or stealing.” As a Libertarian, I truly share the sentiment to a sure diploma. I do not consider the federal government ought to regulate behaviors that don’t trigger direct victims. Folks must be free to make selections for themselves. I do not suppose the federal government ought to lock folks up for placing medicine of their physique or participating in transgenderism. Folks ought to have a free selection.
Nevertheless, my drawback comes when such conduct turns into endorsed as “optimistic”. Now we have reaches a tipping level between “acceptance” and “endorsement”. Simply because I feel all medicine must be decriminalized and handled as a well being concern, does not imply I endorse the conduct. Simply because I do not suppose transgendered folks be discriminated towards, does not imply that I’ll encourage my son or daughter to get a intercourse change operation. Our western values of “open mindedness” and acceptance have been perverted into the endorsement of any and all behaviors.
We now have tv reveals endorsing the concept of same-sex mother and father elevating a baby, transgendered super-heroes whereas commercials and different media usually painting straight males as being “idiotic” or “bumbling” idiots. A TV advert displaying a lady kicking a person within the testicles can be seen as humorous, whereas a TV advert displaying a person shoving a lady can be seen as “abuse”.
We stay an age the place “conservatism” is the brand new counter-culture. Being a conservative is “edgy”, “risque”, and “daring”. Even simply 10 or 20 years in the past, being a conservative was thought-about a standard affair, particularly in southern states. Now, should you aren’t shouting “white privilege”, “Hashtag #metoo”, then folks will think about you a “bigot” or racist.
Many individuals even think about band-aides to be racist today as a result of the pores and skin tone of those merchandise caters to white-People. Is it racist as a enterprise proprietor to create a product that appeals to a bigger financial demographic? Wouldn’t it make financial sense to promote african-american hair-care merchandise in an Asian nation like China?
We stay in a society the place conservatives are only one accusation away from being obliterated in society. “Racist”, “Bigot”, “MeToo”, “Womanizer”.
Whereas I agree society that’s “too” conservative will develop into totalitarian and restrictive, I additionally agree society that’s “too” liberal may also develop into totalitarian and restrictive. The acute left and the acute proper are destroying our nice nation. The paper-thin skinned liberals and the hateful prudes of the conservatives are giving the remainder of us dangerous names!
We should not be so fast to belittle our traditions which have served humanity for hundreds of years, but we also needs to be sane sufficient to comprehend that sure elements should be a bit extra relaxed. It seems that our society is having bother discovering that candy middle-ground. Regardless, I by no means thought I would see the day when it was thought-about rebellious to be “conservative”.