Time and time again, I hear conservatives contradicting themselves. I’ve often wondered why they do this and whether or not they are aware of it. For instance, conservatives want less government in our lives except for the fact that they want government to dictate what consenting adults are allowed to do in their bedroom. Conservatives are for state’s rights unless those states vote to allow gay marriage then they are in favor of an overall US Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. It all seems so nonsensical and illogical to me. To be honest, it downright angers me.
Then I stumbled upon this little jewel. It was posted as a Facebook status update by a former co-worker of mine who his both staunchly conservative and anti-OWS.
“Every year on ‘black Friday’ we see the same thing. Disgusting behavior just to save a couple bucks. I don't get it.”
My immediate thoughts were that such behavior seems to have become an intrinsic part of American culture. Corporations engage in such behavior year around. They put American workers out of a job through outsourcing, just to save a few bucks on labor. It’s not that making things in America is unprofitable it’s just that they can make more by engaging in the “disgusting behavior” of eliminating the jobs of the very people on whose backs the company was built.
The fact that a conservative can see such behavior as fighting over a good deal on a TV as disgusting, makes me wonder why they can’t see ruining the lives of thousands of people just to save a few bucks as equally disgusting.