Et tu? The Political Schools Condensed

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  • Conservatives are under the misapprehension that those aspects of society which are good and hard-fought for, are in fact eternal (probably God-given), and it is foolish to try and improve on them
  • Traditionalists/reactionaries feel that those aspects of society which are good and hard-fought for, are in fact eternal (certainly God-given), and it is high treason to try and improve on them c. 1600 A.D.
  • Social democrats want to know why you just won’t cut them a break and just let them do what’s in your best interest
  • Liberals want to know if you’ve heard all about the latest scandal currently shaking the literary scene?
  • Socialists are frequently left stupefied by power – the awfulness of those with it, the ghastliness of welding it
  • Marxists have better constitutions for handling the burdens of power (somewhat worse, though, at letting go)
  • Anarchists make interesting footnotes, bad dinner guests
  • “Alt-rightists”, the ugly babies of Self-Pity and Self-Aggrandizement, are fascists
  • Fascists are moderately easier to shoot than rabbits

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