You will never hear a liberal or a respectable conservative admit that the old liberals were
just plain WRONG. That is why respectable conservatism has embraced neoconservatism.
Neoconservatism says that liberals were never just plain wrong. Neoconservatism says that
those of us who warned where liberalism was heading before 1970 were wrong.
Neoconservatism says that liberalism was perfectly right until on or about January 1, 1970.
On that date, leftism suddenly went nuts. National Review today says that the founders of
National Review were wrong and evil when, in 1955, they founded that publication on the idea
that leftism would lead stright to all the disasters we have today. National Review insists
that it is all for every liberal program until 1970.
On the other hand, if you look at the intellectual basis of liberalism in the 1950s, it is
laughable. They insisted that anone who hinted that the average IQ or even the running
speed of different races was innately different was anaziwhowantedtokillsixmillionjews.
They would FIRE any professor who insisted on the importance of genes. They made it law
that anyone who said animals had the kind of discrimination that capitalist society has
produced was a Hitlerite.
And that was just one of their absurdities. Today we know that every social animals has a
rigid caste structure.
So how can liberals/respectable cosnervatives/neoconservatives insist they were right?
First, by strategic forgetfulness. No one at National Review will admit that liberals said
what they said back then.
Second, there is code for saying they were just plain wrong. Now that all the crap about
how there was no such thing as heredity is known by everybody not only to be crap, but to be
OBVIOUS crap, they use the code term, “Does not exist.” So today, instead of admitting they
were just plain WRONG that there was, practically speaking, no such thing as heredity and
everything was environment, liberals/respectable conservatives/neoconservaties/libertarians
all agree that there is no such thing as heredity and environment.
So they used to say that environment was everything. But now that that is obvious nonsense,
they say they were never WRONG, it was just simplistic. You see, there is now no such thing
as heredity or environment.
On race, it is pretty obvious that different races run at different speeds. Ask whites in
the Boston Marathon if they think they can beat East Africans. Well, since that argument
was ridiculous from the get-go, they say there is no such thing as race.
Just as the code term for anti-white is “anti-racist” the code term for “We were ridicuous”
is “Us real Intellectuals know that whatever it is we were wrong about never existed.”