Luck and Conservatism

on Jun 30 in News by

“Most Americans, whatever our adversities, historically have been luckier than many others, and the luckiest of us include the most fervent supporters of the belief that success or failure depends wholly on the individual.” James McConkey, What Kind of Father am I

This of course is the bedrock of Rush Limbaugh style conservatism, a movement which holds Ronald Reagan, one of the luckiest of muddy-minded men who parlayed a mediocre film career into the presidency, allowing the luckless and the callow to line up behind him, while proclaiming, in policy and words, Americans are the greatest people in the world and therefore our every yearning and striving is an urge toward Olympian greatness to which by God we are entitled.

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