Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Things Conservatives Don’t Have to Do

 

As a relatively new convert, here are some burdensome tasks I’ve been glad to let go:

  • Trying to convince myself (or others) that Trevor Noah or Amy Schumer are funny.
  • Trying to believe or saying how great Michelle Obama looks or how much style she has.
  • Trying to believe the veil/hijab/niqab are just fine and not proof of membership to a backward sect antithetical to Western values and culture.
  • Watching the Oscars (or any awards ceremony).
  • Believing that “educated” people know things (burden of proof is on them and it isn’t an Ivy League diploma).
  • Feeling sorry for people.

Feel free to add!

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  1. Arahant Member

    I was pretty much born this way, so I don’t know what burdens the other side has to carry. Being impervious to the lessons of history?

    • #1
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:20 AM PDT
    • 11 likes
  2. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    Having to keep on the latest social justice fads

    • #2
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:27 AM PDT
    • 14 likes
  3. Arahant Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Having to keep on the latest social justice fads

    Oooh! Having to keep up on who has been canceled so you can’t patronize them in any way. That’s hard.

    • #3
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:30 AM PDT
    • 14 likes
  4. Raxxalan Member
    RaxxalanJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Having to keep on the latest social justice fads

    Oooh! Having to keep up on who has been canceled so you can’t patronize them in any way. That’s hard.

    And so time consuming. One wonders where they find time to burn and riot peacefully protest.

    • #4
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:43 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  5. Ray Gunner Coolidge

    The most liberating moment in my conservative evolution is when I stopped worrying about being cool. 

    • #5
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:52 AM PDT
    • 11 likes
  6. JustmeinAZ Member

    Those tasks are not really burdensome are they?

    How about – trying to convince myself that professional sports teams are noble for supporting Antifa BLM.

    • #6
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:52 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  7. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Tocqueville: As a relatively new convert,

    Welcome to the club!

    • #7
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:53 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  8. Tocqueville Coolidge
    Tocqueville

    Courtesy of husband: having to like Serena Williams, say how beautiful and inspiring she is, not notice that she behaves disgracefully, looks awful and has gained about 150 lbs over the past 10 yrs.

    • #8
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:53 AM PDT
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  9. Tocqueville Coolidge
    Tocqueville

    Ray Gunner (View Comment):

    The most liberating moment in my conservative evolution is when I stopped worrying about being cool.

    Totally! 🤣🤣

    • #9
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:54 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  10. Seawriter Contributor

    Tocqueville (View Comment):

    Courtesy of husband: having to like Serena Williams, say how beautiful and inspiring she is, not notice that she has gained about 150 lbs over the past 10 yrs.

    But it is all muscle. Steroid use can do that. 

    • #10
    • August 6, 2020, at 9:57 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  11. Tocqueville Coolidge
    Tocqueville

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Tocqueville (View Comment):

    Courtesy of husband: having to like Serena Williams, say how beautiful and inspiring she is, not notice that she has gained about 150 lbs over the past 10 yrs.

    But it is all muscle. Steroid use can do that.

    Right. That’s what I tell myself when I have an 8th pancake.

    • #11
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:01 AM PDT
    • 9 likes
  12. Tocqueville Coolidge
    Tocqueville

    Believe all women! 🤣🤣

    • #12
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:03 AM PDT
    • 10 likes
  13. Franco Member
    FrancoJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Having any respect for people who utter the phrase “conspiracy theory” as the first defense of any speculation things might not be entirely as reported.

    (last night, watching the Epstein doc on Netflix with the wifey, some journo – Fox business(!) – actually said Epstein’s death, attributed to something other than suicide, was a conspiracy theory. Meanwhile the entire documentary was about a massive conspiracy ‘theory’.)

    • #13
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:07 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  14. Tocqueville Coolidge
    Tocqueville

    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Having to keep on the latest social justice fads

    Oooh! Having to keep up on who has been canceled so you can’t patronize them in any way. That’s hard.

    And so time consuming. One wonders where they find time to burn and riot peacefully protest.

    – believing that every time some jerk goes outside with a handwritten poster we are reliving the civil rights era, and you are on the “Good Side” (naturally).

    – pretending to be afraid of “cops”;

    – hoping no one calls you out on your hypocrisy.

    • #14
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:15 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  15. Weeping Member

    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    Those tasks are not really burdensome are they?

    How about – trying to convince myself that professional sports teams are noble for supporting Antifa BLM.

    And various corporations. Don’t forget them.

    • #15
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:22 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  16. Wiscosotan Member
    WiscosotanJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Pretend that green energy is viable.

    • #16
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:24 AM PDT
    • 15 likes
  17. Bob Thompson Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    I was pretty much born this way, so I don’t know what burdens the other side has to carry. Being impervious to the lessons of history?

    Yeah, I can’t ever remember thinking any differently so I must assume I was born this way.

    @tocqueville, now you can have a truck.

    • #17
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:35 AM PDT
    • 5 likes
  18. Tocqueville Coolidge
    Tocqueville

    – pretending all families are equal.

    • #18
    • August 6, 2020, at 10:37 AM PDT
    • 8 likes
  19. MWD Dawg Member

    We don’t have to pretend that a man who thinks he’s a woman (or vice versa) is actually a woman.

    • #19
    • August 6, 2020, at 11:06 AM PDT
    • 14 likes
  20. John Park Member

    Thinking that history has a right side

    • #20
    • August 6, 2020, at 11:12 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  21. kylez Member
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The comedians Amy Schumer stole material from are funny.

    • #21
    • August 6, 2020, at 11:26 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  22. Full Size Tabby Member

    The mental gymnastics of trying to figure out how to orient yourself in a relativistic world without foundational Truth.

    See August 5 Ricochet post “Give Me Relativism Or Give Me Death” by @richardfulmer , and especially comment #1 by @rightangles . 

    • #22
    • August 6, 2020, at 11:47 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  23. Hoyacon Member

    It’s pretty nice not to have to like Megan Rapinoe.

    • #23
    • August 6, 2020, at 12:16 PM PDT
    • 13 likes
  24. Richard Fulmer Member

    John Park (View Comment):

    Thinking that history has a right side

    Or an “arc”

    • #24
    • August 6, 2020, at 12:20 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  25. Dominique Prynne Member

    Tasks it is good to let go:

    Having to disregard economic reality on all of the following issues:

    1.  Gender disparity in pay
    2. “Living Wage” minimum wage
    3. Free stuff of all kinds as a “right” – feminine products, healthcare, internet, cell phones etc
    4. Believing capitalism sucks

    Having to call women who aborted their own offspring “brave”

    Having to show any deference for a liberal arts degree from some hoity-toity school like Williams or Amhearst or really, any modern variation thereof…

    Being a conservative is so freeing!

    • #25
    • August 6, 2020, at 12:22 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  26. Richard Fulmer Member

    Believe rich people got rich by stealing from poor people.

    • #26
    • August 6, 2020, at 12:28 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  27. Richard Fulmer Member

    Believe that government can solve all problems

    • #27
    • August 6, 2020, at 12:30 PM PDT
    • 10 likes
  28. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Pretending that the fundamental and essential differences between men and women don’t exist, i.e. that at guy in a dress who calls himself “Desiree” should be treated like a woman or a woman who dresses like a male biker and calles herself “Jake” should be treated like a man. 

    • #28
    • August 6, 2020, at 12:50 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  29. Pony Convertible Member

    As a conservative your are free from the following burdens:

    • – thinking minorities can’t take care of themselves.
    • – expecting the government to take care of you and keep you safe.
    • – being afraid of law abiding people who keep and bear arms.
    • – following the rest of the sheep.
    • – the continuous struggle to increase your victim status.
    • – trying to figure out what groups people belong in.
    • – believing your success is dependent on other’s admitting their privilege
    • – believing justice means equal outcomes. 
    • – trying to force others to think like you, or a minimum shut them up if they don’t.
    • – blaming Trump for everything that you think is wrong with the world.
    • – comparing everything to a perfect world, and therefore seeing everything wrong with the world, instead of seeing how great things really are.
    • – believing the government can fix our education, and our healthcare systems.
    • #29
    • August 6, 2020, at 1:08 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  30. Stad Thatcher

    Supporting athletes who disrespect our flag and our nation . . .

    • #30
    • August 6, 2020, at 1:39 PM PDT
    • 6 likes