As noted in a previous BLOG, the conservative agenda is due it time under the spotlight. Just as there is a stream of "unprocessed" dogma from our liberal friends, there exists a similar phenomena from our conservative friends. This one backs souless multinational corporations, genetically modified foods, relaxation of environmental standards, consolidated media ownership, lip service on illegal immigrants, wholesale export of high value added labor in tough economic times, and is trying to create another bureaucracy surrounding faith-based initiatives. Certainly the previous administration set a lot of this in motion or perpetuated that which was already in place. I give President Bush a lot of slack based on his professed beliefs, however, we must wonder if the current administration's policies are aimed at getting us over the current economic hurdles or are they a taste of the Big Government future.
As an example of how ridiculous things can get, take the case of genetically modified organisms (GMO). The President, conservative leaders, Forbes, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, CATO, etc. have all been caught off guard (I hope) publishing pro-GMO propaganda and advancing their agenda. In every case, it could be traced back to spin funding of Novartis, Dupont, Monsanto, etc. through industry shills, "public interest" web sites, etc.
While the conservative rhetoric has been much less hateful and less mean spirited than that coming from our liberal friends, the uninformed citizenry is being duped...or maybe even worse, not even listening at all.
Again, shame, shame on us!!