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In their alienation from reality and other conservatives, the extremism of the far right is now reaching comic proportions.  I knew some people had come off the rails when someone over at Takimag.com called the founding fathers “neoconservatives.”  Now the paleoconservative flagship publication, Chronicles, is publishing in Spanish as some kind of outreach measure.

I was attracted to paleoconservatism around 1992 because of the small government, nationalist campaign of Pat Buchanan against George H. W. Bush.  Buchanan emphasized national independence, limited government, preserving our historical identity, a more restrained foreign policy, cultural and race realism, and an economic approach that empahsized preserving our strategic position and the good of the country as a whole, including our working class. His thinking was devoid of the shallow idealistic formulae of conventional conservatives and libertartarians, and it remains so.

Now, out of frustration with the Iraq War, too many on the far right are losing their marbles, disdaining the coalition-building that they must participate in to achieve anything practical along with disdaining the other requirements of realism in matters political, such as some respect for the necessity of a measured pace.  I may have to change my blog’s subtitle lest I be confused with these crazy, unpatriotic losers.


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