In his essay “Why I’m Not a Conservative,” Hayek elaborated on how this applies to conservatism in particular. Hayek called himself a “liberal,” in the classical sense meaning more akin to what modern political culture would deem “libertarianism.” He compared the tensions between liberalism in the modern sense (which he generally referred to as socialism), classical liberalism, and conservatism to a triangle, with liberalism and socialism pushing in opposite directions. (520)
Hayek proceeds to link this to a lack of conviction on actual, substantive arguments since, as he says, “The position which can be rightly described as conservative at any time depends, therefore, on the direction of existing tendencies.” Because conservatism is really based on trends in society rather than convincing arguments and reasoning, which reasonably describes many strands of modern social conservatism, it simply is forced to tag along with whoever has a harder pull on the triangle, making conservatism merely follow behind one or the other. (521)
That means that as society progresses, conclusions may be reached that people who are conservatives now would not be comfortable with the positions they would need to take on as society develops organically out of spontaneous order, meaning we do not know where it is headed. The upshot is that conservative ideologies will be unstable and inconsistent, which is why we see dogmatic concepts such as not supporting corporations that support gay marriage applied in bizarre ways.
“[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.” ”—
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org
And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.
tumblr has become a bigoted unhealthy website where you are praised for fitting into as many obscure minorities as possible and are told whatever u say is invalid if u are part of any majorities and it’s out of hand and ridiculous