Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Greens are not Liberals
It just shows you how little modern conservatives understand their own political philosophy to hear them talking about how the Greens are liberals. Greens are conservative because they are communitarian. Even liberals are essentially communitarian these day because they have adopted the community, rather than the individual - which is the basis for true liberal philosophy - as their ideological starting point. The phony libertarian ideology of modern conservativism, from Reagan to Mike Harris, pretends to be about individual rights but is really about corporate rights. Read George S. Grant the great Canadian conservative political philosopher.