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Can American conservatism cope In an era defined by by rapidly accelerating change?

Asked by stanleybmanly (22380points) July 22nd, 2015 from iPhone

The speed with which the ground eroded beneath the conservative gay rights/marriage foundation was breathtaking. What future in a fast paced world can there be in pushing worn out supposed “traditional values”?

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talljasperman's avatar

Yes. Their will be greater and greater pushback.

kritiper's avatar

No. It’s why conservatism is on it’s way out. Nobody (really) likes change.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

It’s going to take some major hits, but the old boys club will probably still go on at least for a while.

jerv's avatar

Conservatives resist change almost by definition. When they do change, it’s slowly and cautiously. When the world around them changes faster than they do, they try to slow the world down as there is no way they would consider speeding up to keep up with everyone else.

That leaves Conservatives in a bind. The world will change whether they like it or not, so they either have to settle for being left behind, abandon their conservative principles, or try fighting a losing battle and get carried into the future kicking and screaming.

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