Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Crunchy Cons

Dreher's forthcoming book sounds pretty good:
How long do you think we can keep living as we do, destroying the countryside to produce mountains of processed food that makes us less healthy? Care for this trust obliges all of us, but conservatives, because we prefess a particular commitment to upholding tradition, are especially responsible for stewardship of the land and its cultural legacy. If we live as if we have no duty to the land and the agrarian traditions of the people who live there, then we ought to be ashamed to call ourselves conservatives. We are no more than market-mad consumers who vote Republican and whose commmitment to conservative ideals ends the moment it costs something

-- Rod Dreher, from Crunchy Cons, excerpted in the Feb. 27, 2006 issue of the American Conservative.

UPDATE: I assume that Lorie Byrd is more representative of self-styled "conservatives":
What is more representative of the American way of life than a fast food restaurant? That is why, when I saw pictures of a burning KFC, and read about an attack on a Pizza Hut and saw a picture of Ronald McDonald in flames, I couldn't help but think, "Uh oh. They have done it now. Mess with an American's Big Mac or Whopper and you are going to have public opinion firmly behind the most extreme measures of anti-terrorist policy." I wonder if the terrorists realize that.

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