Friday, May 5, 2017

What place has Conservatism?

I think none. I think Conservatism can never do anything more than give us a licence to embrace the fear of change that's been holding us back since the day we could first imagine a future.

I think we can't afford to hold back. I think we can't afford to wait for the future to happen to us. Not before we've solved the internal conflicts of our civilization, made our home in the stars and solved the problems of death, entropy and need.

Not before we can say the value we place on a life at least approaches infinity.

All of human history has been a struggle to overcome our own traditions. Let's get better at that.

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