On 12/15/2012 2:46 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
On Saturday, December 15, 2012 2:29:50 PM UTC-5, Stephen Paul King wrote:
On 12/15/2012 1:51 PM, Roger Clough wrote:
> How about this:
> Liberals are utopians, conservatives are skeptical of them.
No, All that is different between them is where their respective
lie. Liberals yearn for a future utopia on Earth, conservatives pine
over their utopia in the past.
I would agree with that, but the thing is, the former may or may not
be possible but the latter is certainly impossible. What is there
better to do than to try to push civilization in the direction of a
future utopia? What could be more destructive and foolish than to try
to undo what has happened and put future back in a box?
How about we drop the entire idea of utopias and work together to
solve the problems that we have with the tools that we know work (as
they have worked before in similar situations). "Those that do not learn
from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes" or some such...
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