Conservativism adopted all fundamental marxist principles
1. Conservativism = capitalism (naive materialism, no invisible hand)
2. Christian theology should not be taught in national schools
3. Truth is instrumental, not sth to die for (e.g. support fake “macedonia nation”)
conservatism ≠ conservativism
classic ≠ novel conservative spin of liberal values
“Classic: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.” (Oxford dictionary)
To put it in other words: there is NOTHING that we consider today “new” or “progressive” that Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero etc… & the fathers of Church didn’t debate for. Nothing. Gay marriage, gun ownership, survival of the fittest, you name it.
What changed today is the FRAMING. People get “educated” by repeating catch phrases like “survival of the fittest” (Darwinian natural selection). Unable to trace this simple idea back to Darwin, copied from Malthus, taken from… the Bible! Yes, the Bible.
Widespread ignorance appears as inability to trace “modern” ideas back to their history. This gives the illusion of progress.
This illusion is ironic since, in reality, philosophy is heading back to caves (sexual & naturalistic framing of human drives to serve “mother earth”).