Socialism is the bogeyman that conservatives of all stripes find easy to associate with all that distorts or corrupts those thinks they, in theory at least, hold most dear: namely, civil society, and the goods which social interactions in and through one’s community, church, and family make possible.
There’s a small but growing alliance of concerned conservatives who want to reclaim climate change as a nonpartisan issue. This motley crew of lobbyists, Evangelical Christians, and far-right radicals call themselves the “eco-right.”
At its root, the Distributist movement sought a practical, community-oriented alternative to the inequality of capitalism and the bureaucracy of socialism.
The issue of our collective state of denial had been bothering me for a year or two by the time Michael Moore showed up in Madison.
In short, then, progressives and conservatives think in different ways about what is right.