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Fiscally conservative but socially liberal? What tosh!


THE one thing you will never hear at TCW is the garbage utterance, ‘Oh yes, we are fiscally conservative but socially liberal.’ This is because as a matter of logic you cannot have a small state with low taxes without cultural/social conservativism. Also, as matter of values, it is just another way of saying, ‘I don’t believe in anything but I really like money.’

If we don’t have strong families and communities then the state, using your tax money, will have to step in to fill the void. Now I could explain this to all my dim-witted fiscally conservative but socially liberal friends (they are nearly always single men) until I am blue in the face, but happily Michael Knowles does it for me in this podcast.

OK, I admit it. I don’t actually have any friends who identify as fiscally conservative but socially liberal because I am not friends with titans of business who are not only FCBSL but also are amazingly ‘liberal on immigration’.

Liberal on immigration: if you are on the Right this just means you want cheap workers and cheap nannies. And if you are on the Left it means that you hate your fellow working-class neighbours so much that you are willing to destroy them and their livelihood to annoy the conservatives and destroy Western civilisation.

Either way, you are a pretty selfish person.

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