There is one question that I keep on asking myself, whenever I find time for quiet contemplation. That is the question as to what sort of guidance will the world have, if American conservatives had their way.
I have come to the conclusion that if American conservatives had their way, we would be living in a world where everything would be privatized, and where the going would be extremely difficult for those who happened to find themselves without money. You can see the effect of this paradigm in the American healthcare system, where the conservatives seem to have had all their wishes granted (given how the privatized healthcare system works). You just compare our healthcare system with the healthcare systems in European nations, and you see that our is totally dysfunctional. You would be seeing similar dysfunction if conservatives had their way unhindered, and if all other sectors of the society were fully privatized, like the healthcare sector.
I have also come to the conclusion that if American conservatives had their way, we would be living in a world where business would be totally unregulated, and where businesses would be getting away with pretty much anything. Businesses would be selling stuff at whatever prices they wish. Businesses would be paying their workers whatever they wish… you get the picture.
Further, I have come to the conclusion that if American conservatives had their way, we would be living in a world where discrimination would be rampant. You have to recall that the conservatives have always been against the granting of more rights to minority groups. So that leads to the conclusion that without the counterbalance offered by the liberals, the ‘small’ rights that we see minority groups enjoying today would be non-existent. And I get the feeling that this would bring great joy to the conservatives, who would then be happy to see what they refer to as ‘proper social order’ being maintained.