Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:26 am. It is odd that common to both
classic toryism (i.e. King George III) and modern liberalism are special people: those who are specially-qualified
to decide important issues, issues that are too
to be decided by the opinions and votes of the ignorant masses. In
theory, liberalisms special people only get that way through assiduous
hard-won study, but in fact if you affirm faith in required shibboleths
— global warming, ever-increasing government spending aka socialism
and have the necessary education, no matter how undistinguished, youre
in. The tories were much like that too, and would happily welcome any
wanderer on their side, like the brilliant Disraeli.
The thing modern liberals and classic tories alike can not stand is that the important ideas should be decided in any kind of free market. Theyre too important for that....