Conservatism, Conservation, and Religion

When I was 15, I once proudly declared myself as a Conservative. It had nothing to do with political or social stances though, because I was still so naïve that time that I thought being a “conservative” had anything to do with “environmental conservation”.

Now that I have fully understood the difference between conservatism and liberalism, I very much prefer to be on the moderate left side of the political sphere, that is, in favour of new changes in the society. It was bloody regrettable of me to declare conservatism back then, because little did I know that most environmentalists like me endorses the Democrat Party!

One thing that I dislike of people’s view of liberalism is, since liberalism inclines to move the society away from the conventional ways of life, there is a larger tendency among them to be non-religious. The accepted stereotype in America is that most conservatives are the churchgoing ones, while the liberals are those who either shun going to their places of worship, atheists, or agnostics.


Such a notion is so deeply rooted in America that Americans have their joke of “God invented war to teach Americans Geography”, and since the conservatives are God-loving people, they favour wars.

It’s kinda ludicrous in my opinion. How can a person who believes in God favours wars?

I recently found an amusing book titled, “If Democrats had any brains, they’d be Republicans”.

A must-read book for all stonyhearted people

That book’s title would surely find its offence among Democrats, but the riposte to that title by Martin Manurung was what I found much more amusing:

“If Republicans had any hearts, they’d be Democrats”

I couldn’t agree more.

yuki tobing  – (22 May 2008 at 17:16)  

In my opinion, in politics, one, especially the leader, does not necessarily need to have heart, while having brain is a must. If you have heart, you will be loved, but if you do not have it, you will be feared. Yeah, I am Machiavellian, hahaha.

Adieska  – (25 May 2008 at 13:09)  

The important things is humanism. That's all :D

Anonymous –   – (15 July 2008 at 14:28)  

I wrote a book titled “If Republicans had any hearts, they’d be Democrats”, available at LuLu, Amazon or

And Barack Obama is one Socialist nut case, but the book blasts away at Ann coulter also.


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