A Progressive Conservative?

They say that the older you get, the more conservative you become. For me, it’s been the other way around. The older I get, and the more I learn, the more progressive I get. Like Christ, I’m bordering on revolutionary ideas. Politically speaking, this would mean that we should only prioritize the following: Progressive taxation, state-owned energy sources, universal healthcare, public schooling, progressive legislation regarding the climate crisis, a total overview of the current (failed) patent system, less work, more play and time for family life, etc., etc.

Then again, I’m pretty conservative regarding the value of the nuclear family, traditional values, faith in God, and a healthy suspicion towards new technology. The thing is that I don’t need to change others to feel content. If someone dislikes my traditional way of life, they may live their lives as they see fit. We all need a dose of rebellious actions to feel alive.

Time to take a stand

The Kingdom of Unixploria has never been politically correct. We speak, write, and think how we perceive things, not how others perceive them. We have always regarded that particular facet of contemporary society as a forebearer against free speech, leaning towards censorship.

The political developments have, however, made us reconsider some of our former stances. We cannot accept fascism in any way, shape, or form. We believe the extreme right-wing movements, Islamists, Christian fundamentalists, and other groups in Europe and elsewhere go against everything we hold dear.

Being a Christian nation, we also find that the hate rhetoric and egotistical speeches are far from what we would support to improve society. Political life resembles ethics in so many ways.

To leave minorities without protection, tax the poorest in society, swipe decades of emancipation under the rug, and disregard the scientific fact that humans cause climate change goes against the core of the Unixplorian nationhood.

To show the world we support equal rights, we’ve recently begun waving the rainbow flag at all public spaces and buildings. The ones opposing that particular flag are also the ones who are against democracy, equal rights, and the very freedoms we take for granted in Western civilization. It is a small way to show that the New Covenant still plays a vital part in Unixplorian society.

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