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Actual Necromancer Joe Manchin
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« on: August 05, 2022, 11:24:47 PM »

If so, they are not true conservatives. Conservatives value individual liberties and equal opportunity, and are against identity politics of all sorts.

Are you upset that NBA's racial composition resembles Africa?

This has more to do with America's cultural particulars than with the dictionary definition of conservatism per se, though.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 11:11:42 PM »
« Edited: August 10, 2022, 11:16:13 PM by Actual Necromancer Joe Manchin »

Affirmative action will lose because Harvard is guilty. Conservatives will cheer at first because there will be fewer black and hispanic students at their beloved Harvard, but before long they will recoil in horror as the student body's at America's most elite private schools begin to resemble that of UCLA.

Brother (or sister), what universe are you living in?

This universe? The angst conservatives feel toward Harvard isn't because they don't love Harvard - it's frustration that Harvard doesn't love them back. There's a reason why all of the Trump-Justice vetting reports had paragraphs that were like "President Trump was particularly impressed that Kavanaugh went to Yale for undergrad and law school." Ron DeSantis hates Harvard and Yale so much that he has degrees from both. Hawley, Cruz, Cotton..... today's young movement conservatives were all ivy tower educated, and their reactionary politics are bigly informed by being in the ideological minority on campus. There is no place in America as reactionary as any College Republicans student organization, outside a few white nationalist militia camps in the PNW.

I remember when Trump would appoint this or that SCOTUS justice and the talking heads would go on the news and say "well, the President is a credentialist...", as if this was an accepted trait of the man who gave us Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (credential: CEO of a company often described using the word "multinational") and HUD Secretary Ben Carson (credential: black), rather than what it obviously was, which was some bizarre class hangup about lawyers specifically and, at least the first two times, Ivies specifically. Biden is the first President in something like fifty years to be an alumnus of a public university other than West Point or Annapolis, and something tells me the next one will be an old, boring Democrat as well.
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