At, psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains “the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.”
Boiled down, Haidt’s ultimate assessment — i.e., liberals and conservatives balance each other out and that we should try and respect this scheme — pushes aside the fact that most conservatives, to go by almost all appearances and allegiances, are heathens in the sense that many if not most of them are against conserving and preserving the sanctity of the planet earth. And that this can’t be tolerated because the survival of the planet is on a clock.
We can’t indulge ourselves to the hilt and then…whatever, let our grandchildren get around to finally preserving the planet 30 or 50 years from now. Procrastination is no longer an option. The tipping point is here and now.
The heavily moneyed conservatives I’ve observed, considered and listened to believe in dominion over the earth — in swaggering around in Hummers and shooting wolves from helicopters and doing what they want whatever and whenever, and that means they need to ignore and deny the irrefutable facts that tell us global warming is real and growing. They don’t believe in nurturing what we have — they stand for unbridled consumption and satisfying every lavish whim and appetite because it’s their right because they have the economic power, and who in this country is going to tell them different?
I think abortion is vile, and that traditional moral values must be respected at all times as long as everybody understands what Catholic priests seem to be about these days and as long as nobody frowns at the idea of sex on the first date. But global warming has changed everything. Which is why the selfishness that conservatives are so good at needs to be exterminated. The Cheneys of the world have to be pushed over a cliff.