QUOTE(Flaming_lion @ Jan 13 2019, 02:49 PM)
lolwut?! In America, it isn't any different to any other part of the world, and no, their right isn't exactly "anarchist". In fact, their right is much more structured compared to their left. Pro-constitution, pro-guns, pro-military, pro-nationalism, support for tougher laws, censorship, Christian Democracy, protectionism for local businesses and stringent laws for immigrants. Their so called "underground militia" generally believe that America is under attack and that their government are under the control of the enemiesm, and they do believe in those things that I mentioned earlier. None of these are indication of them being anarchist. But I understand why people will have such a believe, because of how deceptive their politics is.
In most countries, you see a balance between left or right. Countries in general tend to be driven center-left or center-right. The same can't be said about America. The reason is because American politics is driven on the right. As in between the far right and the center right. Their elections is essentially an election where people elect between a right-wing party and a center party. There is nothing "Left" about the Democrats. They are in actual fact, a small tent party consisting of people from center-left to center-right. Hillary Clinton is far from being a liberal. Her husband is much more of a liberal than her. Contrary to what people generally believe, Democrats too support guns but they want control, they support the constitution but they want it more inclusive, they want tougher laws but for businesses, etc...
So therefore, I would disagree that their right-wing is pro-anarchists. Americans, the conservatives in particular, a lot of shit to be honest. They want small government, yet want big military. They want less immigrants, yet they want cheap labour. They don't want government in their bedrooms, yet they have trouble accepting LGBT. They hate the idea of a theological state, yet demand Christian values be part their government. They are a confused bunch. Don't forget, these so called people you call "anarchists" voted for Trump, who far from being an Anarchists.
Don't get me wrong, the SJWs are idiotic baboons. Those snowflakes are going to be the biggest cancer of 21st century. It is because of them, the left have shifted from equality of opportunities to equality of outcomes. But to say that their right-wing are anarchists, that's very wrong. They are delusional and they want to believe that they are anarchists, but they are far from it.
It's very different in the sense that conservatives want government to have limited power and limited control.
This is very different to what we typically think of conservatives, which is often religious based and where policy is dictated by religious doctrine. In this sort of system, there is more control and less freedom. In the US it's the opposite. In the US, the conservative's "religious doctrine" is the constitution which affords them all the freedoms.
It is equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome in US.
Equality of outcome is where you want a specific outcome and you use policy to try force the outcome, this is what the left pushes for. For example, workplace diversity is a leftist movement. An example of this would be if America was made up of 30% blacks, 50% whites and 20% blacks, the outcome you'd "ideally" have is one where management is made up of 30% blacks, 50% whites and 20% blacks. To enforce this sort of stuff, the left wants government to step it and make it regulation. This is what the left is all about today. Quota systems and socialistic programs to bring up to par groups of people who are not doing as well.
Equality of opportunity is basically merit system, using the same example, conservatives don't care about equalizing races because ideologically, they don't believe your race matters.
The important thing to realize is that both left and right are "liberals", the ideological difference is the difference between a modern liberal and a classical liberal. Conservatives are very similar in this sense to libertarians who are further right (towards anarchism). The reason they are not as far right is that they believe certain things should be governed by government, and those things are written in the constitution. Conservatives believe that if it's not in the constitution, the government has no right to get involved, but they are classical liberals, they believe in the original concept of liberalism which is about individual freedoms.
Regarding individual freedoms, we can use gay marriages as an example.
The left wants to accept gay marriages and they want everyone to accept gay marriages. If you own a church and a gay couple wants to get married in that church, you must by law allow them to get married in that church.
The right doesn't care if you as a man want to get married to another man but they don't believe government has the right to force the belief onto other people, so if you own a church and a gay couple wants to get married in that church, conservatives do not believe government has the right to force the church to allow the gay couple to get married there. The owner has the right to say no if he disagrees with the concept of gay marriages and the government has no right to interfere.
That's the difference ideologically. So there are many people on the right who may be against gay marriages, and conservative ideology says it's fine for you to be against it if you want, the government has no right to tell you what you can or can't believe.
It's socialism (equality of opportunity) vs capitalism (equality of outcome).
For socialistic policies and systems to work, you need money from the people so you have to tax higher. This is what the left believes in.
The right in general reject welfare, and because they cut on welfare and socialistic programs, they can lower taxes, in theory at least. The problem is if the programs still go on and you reduce taxes.
Limited government (smaller government) is necessary for conservative ideology to work. For capitalism to work, government should not interfere in economics, it's supposed to be free market, the role of the government according to the constitution is only to regulate, to make sure the market remains free. The more the government interferes, the less free it is. So taxes for welfare and healthcare for example are anti free market and anti capitalism thus anti conservative ideology.
It's the same with things like free speech, that is why conservatives believe in allowing hate speech. They see allowing it as a necessary evil because conservatives believe in market place of ideas, and they don't believe government has the right to step in. This is where the whole Jordan Peterson thing comes in and why he became famous. What he is fighting for is free speech, where government does not have the right to come in a create policies that tell you what you can or can't say. This is the opposite of what the left is fighting for with gender pronouns and safe spaces, where they believe government should step in and police certain speech.
To address what you said here:"Pro-constitution, pro-guns, pro-military, pro-nationalism, support for tougher laws, censorship, Christian Democracy, protectionism for local businesses and stringent laws for immigrants."
To conservatives, the constitution is their bible, and part of the pro border control is because to conservatives, the most important function of the government is to ensure the security of it's people and of the country. To them, that is the number 1 role of government, so you will see a lot of support towards policies that go in that direction.
Foreign military policy is not a left vs right thing, there are democrats who believe US should expend militarily around the world like obama and there are republicans that believe US should limit it's intervention and military influence around the world. Trump, although republican, supports decreasing military expansion and reducing military bases around the world. His goal is to stop US from being the world police and to pull out US military bases from around the world which many argue against. Among his campaign promises was to decrease US military around the world and to stop believe the world police because he believes that it's not the responsibility of the US and it's wasting American tax payer money, that's probably why he's rushing to bring troops back from syria too which is probably going to be a major blunder.
Regarding laws, conservatives are in general anti regulation (pro deregulation), they always want to reduce the number of regulations because ideologically, regulations can be seen as interference towards the market which makes the market less "free" thus anti conservatism. But when it comes to security of the nation, again, that is supposed to be the #1 job of the government. This was one of trump's campaign promises too, he's actually cutting regulations at record rates.
Regarding protectionism, ideologically Conservatives are anti protectionism because they are pro capitalism, pro free market, which is the opposite of protectionism. Trump has been doing protectionism though with steel and such which is anti conservatism. A lot of trump voters and conservatives support what he's doing because it's their livelihood, but it's actually against conservative ideology. If you read some of the current big names on conservatives side like ben shapiro, they go all out attacking trump for the tariffs, protectionism and how it's anti free market. There is some counter argument though, basically the argument is like this, I support free market, but if the other country I'm trading with does not practice free market with me, is it wrong for me to also not practice free market with them? This was trump's counter argument as well - among conservatives this is an on going debate.
Regarding guns, the idea is that it's also a form of check and balance against the government. The idea is that if the government goes rogue, the people have the ability to stand up to the government and fight back. That's what the whole well armed militia thing is about, it's about check and balance and limiting the government's power.
Also another important thing to note, republicans are not necessarily the same as conservatives ideologically. Keep in mind, republicans are politicians, it is a political party. In the end politicians want power, influence, wealth and that of course goes against conservative ideology of small/limited government. It's important to note because what the republican party does is not always inline with conservative ideology, it's just that the US is a 2 party system and the republican party is the closest the conservatives have to a party that is inline ideologically. If you notice, I always refer to the right as conservatives and not republicans because they are separate, 1 is an ideology the other is a political party.
Back to anarchism,
The right are not anarchists, they don't believe they are anarchists and they dont want to be anarchists. Libertarians lean further in that direction.
The conservatives lean towards anarchism, but not as far as the libertarians because they believe in the constitution. They believe there are certain roles the government has to play to maintain security and ensure/protect the freedoms of the constitution. This is ideologically different from what anarchists believe. The difference is basically, should government build roads or not? That's where conservatives and anarchist/libertarians split. They have different ideological beliefs on what free market is and what free market should be and what sort of role government should play.
It's like socialists are not communist but they lean closer toward that direction. The more you control what sort of jobs people can get (quota systems), the more you control where people's money go and how it's used (taxes for socialistic programs), the closer you get to communism. It doesn't make them communists, but they lean toward that direction.
On a scale where the left is communism (government has total power, the people have none) and the right is anarchism (the people have total power, the government has none), liberals lean further left, libertarians lean further right and conservatives are closer to center, but still right leaning.This post has been edited by silic0sis: Jan 13 2019, 06:25 PM