I recently found myself in a conversation with a person who is quite possibly the most ultra conservative, redneck, I have ever met. He is Jon's parent's neighbour. He claims he sleeps with a gun under his pillow. I believe it.
Anyways, politics came up, as they do around these times and somewhere along the line I called Stephen Harper a war mongerer. Then he said the US went into Afghanistan to free the people from the Taliban. I said, no it was because they were mad about 9/11 and gave the people what they wanted, which was blood. He agreed (or at least said he agreed) on that point. I thought I was making gains. Then he called the Liberals a bunch of ultra socialists who's socialist ideas would ruin the economic fabric of the country. At that point I gave up. I realized it was a hopeless cause. I considered, but then rejected, the idea of mentioning that the Liberals are actually in the middle of the Canadian political landscape for fear that his head might explode if he was informed about the crazy ideas of the actual socialist party(ies) in Canada.
I think that was a worse case of ultra conservatism then when I was told that the NDP are a bunch of communists, who would take away my choice to be Christian, during the recent provincial election.
Why do so many Salvationists vote Conservative? I mean I can understand the Catholics backing the Conservatives, but why do so many Salvationists peddle the Conservatives?
Banksy is Brilliant
1 year ago