I was just reading a discussion as to why it’s difficult to find conservative candidates for the Supreme Court these days. There is probably no single explanation for it, but it seems that one factor is overlooked whenever a subject like this comes up.
I might point out the obvious, that in the year 2020 there are few real right-wing people in our society, contrary to the left’s insistence that ‘Supremacists’ and right-wing extremists lurk everywhere. Those who call themselves conservatives or rightists fall far short of that definition as it was even one generation ago. Liberal/left/globalist/multicult ideas have taken a firm hold on our society, even on the ”right”.
Maybe this article helps by pointing out the obvious fact that it is a generational thing, this scarcity of conservatives and the concomitant trend towards conforming to the cultural/social trend, which is ever-leftward.
There is a ‘changing of the guard.’ Those who upheld the classic Christian-inspired standards are aging, or are already gone, along with any influence they wielded during their day. Those people were better-educated, being taught by classical and more rigorous standards. They had more extensive life-experience. The older generations were often well-read and informed — even those with only 8th grade educations. They were less susceptible, it seems, to the lure of socialism/Communism.
Some Republicans/Conservatives (they are not always synonymous) don’t even realize or won’t acknowledge that they, like the left, have absorbed a great deal of liberal/left propaganda via media and peer pressure. How much effect has social media, like Facebook, had in leading people to join the herd in some social/cultural trend which is based on leftist influence?
Just think of how quickly the LGBTQXYZ movement got approval, or at least passive tolerance, from the so-called ‘right’? Or feminism, along with women in combat, women as police officers, etc. ?
It is seldom mentioned or credited that each generation becomes more liberal and left-wing. Of the generations that are alive now, the older the generation, the more conservative, and conversely the younger generations more liberal. They are driving the trends toward a more left-wing, less traditional population. This is not just my personal view; it’s documented in studies and polls.
It seems that unless something happens to reverse the direction among the younger generations, those most affected by the propaganda machine, our society will likely continue down the path it is on, with the Gordian Knot of the ‘racial issue’ being at the center of most of the crises. As long as the present dominant way of addressing (or not addressing) the question prevails, as it looks impossible to challenge, where is the way out of the intractable situation? It seems increasingly unlikely that those steeped in today’s dogmas could ever even imagine any other way of thinking.
There will be no more ‘conservative’ Supreme Court Justices if our society is not able to question the ironclad dogmas that have people’s minds captured. Yes, there are still ‘heartland’ Americans who retain some of the old attitudes, but to use a turn of phrase ”they don’t make ’em like that anymore.” Our society looks capable only of producing more of what we now have.
It looks as though the best we can hope for is simply crazy-far-left and not-quite-as-crazy-far-left, as the Hobson’s Choice of our political system. It’s becoming undeniable that what passes as ‘right-wing’ now is far from right; it is just a slightly more attenuated form of ‘progressivism’, very much driven by ideas of ‘social justice’ and ‘racial equality’ as the heart and center of American principles. And that’s a labyrinth from which nobody can seem to find a realistic way out.