Wednesday, February 15, 2006



Blogger foodnotoil said...

On the flip side, Rod Dreher just released a new book this month:

Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party)

Hell, even Wal-Mart is shelving this book; LOL

A Crunchy Con Manifesto

01} We are conservatives who stand outside the conservative mainstream; therefore, we can see things that matter more clearly.

02} Modern conservatism has become too focused on money, power, and the accumulation of stuff, and insufficiently concerned with the content of our individual and social character.

03} Big business deserves as much skepticism as big government.

04} Culture is more important than politics and economics.

05} A conservatism that does not practice restraint, humility, and good stewardship—especially of the natural world—is not fundamentally conservative.

06} Small, Local, Old, and Particular are almost always better than Big, Global, New, and Abstract.

07} Beauty is more important than efficiency.

08} The relentlessness of media-driven pop culture deadens our senses to authentic truth, beauty, and wisdom.

09} We share Russell Kirk’s conviction that “the institution most essential to conserve is the family.”

12:32 AM, February 19, 2006  

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