conservatives fear change. on the other hand by the same reasoning it is evident that liberals quake in bug-eyed, screeching, unreasoning horror at reality as it now stands, which they negate and despise. fear of the entirety of actuality is going to make it difficult even to hide in your room under the covers, which are, indeed, part of what liberals so cravenly quake in the presence of. i will note that it is almost impossible to fear anything other than the future, though liberals may be gearing up to fear the past, which is always chasing us in extremely close carnivorous proximity. fortunately, liberals are completely immune to fear of...global warming, the palin administration, etc. and they, unlike everyone else, are extremely impressed by their own courage, which is scary.
that conservatives fear the future appears to entail that human history is a triumphant march of progress, which is inspiring though obviously false, and that this triumphant march of progress consists of the public healthcare option, or, well, anything we advocate. let's just say that the claim to be able to understand the direction of history and drive it forward - a lovely conceit shared by hegel, marx, nietzsche, hitler, and madam zelda - is a pathetic delusion, as a brief survey of the astonishing predictions of these figures will reveal. but that i am a spokesman for the future, sent here as it were from it to drag you there (under fullbore coercion), sure makes me feel excellent, which as i keep pointing out, is what the entire structure of thought is for.
the use of "the future" by blow etc is rather odd. it does not refer at all to what may happen after now. it refers, rather, to their present policy positions. the 2013-2021 glenn beck presidency, though it will happen in a period subsequent to the present period, is not the future. it's the past, which is interesting. historians should now be studying the michelle bachman administration of the 2030s, which, since "the future" refers to policies she rejects, is already long over. charles blow may fear the abject failure of the obama administration: the destruction of the healthcare bill, the sex scandal, the afghan quagmire, etc. however, such a failure is a priori impossible, because 'obama's policies' and 'the future' are synonymous terms. thus, if such failures are ever actualized, and since they would be extended in time, they can only have happened in the past. i.e. the obama administration has already failed. but that's a priori impossible, etc.
let's just say that this picture where my ideas are the future while your ideas are the past is incompatible with...time. a thousand paradoxes spin out from this slop immediately. sometimes when you examine the merest commonplaces of political discourse you find a complete mess, a hyper-intense unanimous idiocy.