The journey from Left to Right

I used to be a rabid feminist and drank in the progressive ethos not only of the 1960s but that which prevailed even in the Massachusetts of my youth.

Precept by precept, line by line, I have come to see reality much differently from my utopian desires and my anger that the world was not the way I thought it should be.  I have become a conservative.

There’s a great post over at PJ Media about similar journeys others have taken from Left to Right with many great links.  How about you?  Have you been mugged by reality?

 

 

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2 Responses to The journey from Left to Right

  1. Rev22:17 says:

    Deborah,

    You wrote: I used to be a rabid feminist and drank in the progressive ethos not only of the 1960s but that which prevailed even in the Massachusetts of my youth.

    Precept by precept, line by line, I have come to see reality much differently from my utopian desires and my anger that the world was not the way I thought it should be. I have become a conservative.

    Welcome to reality!

    Seriously, it’s amazing how much more splendid the hues of green, blue, yellow, gold, and silver appear without the rose-colored tint.

    Tragically, the new I-93 highway through downtown Boston has become the quintessential symbol for the la-la land of Massachusetts politics. The engineers designed the road so all of the exit ramps are on the right side, many taking a lane, but the entrance ramps add a lane on the left side. Thus, in order to stay on the highway, you have to keep shifting to the left.

    You asked: How about you? Have you been mugged by reality?

    Yes, but in a different way. I grew up in a middle class suburban community in which there was not a whole lot of excess wealth, but also not a lot of poverty, and most people were patriotic citizens, ethical to a fault. In five years of active duty as a naval officer after college, I was exposed to a lot of enlisted personnel who came from very, very different backgrounds — an underclass not schooled in civility and utterly lacking in moral standards (an “if it feels good, do it!” mindset). It was a very eye-opening experience. There is no longer much of anything in the way of immoral conduct that would shock me.

    Norm.

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