We’ll need to revise the tired assumption that people automatically become more conservative as they grow old.
The presumption that youth is liberal/progressive and that men get more conservative with age is indeed not only misleading but a result of progressivism successfully degrading conservatism by linking it to negative old/decaying/dead in opposition to positive young/fresh/optimistic.
Such degradation is obvious. Even those individuals that position themselves as Conservatives in fact disseminate progressivism with their words and deeds.
Democrats are not liberal by definition
The confusion was explained already in this post, that explains in full detail the topology of various possible positions in regard to conservative-progressive and liberal-totalitarian. The topology I proposed couple of years ago goes very much against commonly accepted “fact” that conservative is opposed to liberal. One gets in fact perfect example for what I just said both in USA and in UK. Liberals are de facto marginal in both countries; not only there but anywhere in western world. Those that are really opposing each other are Republican and Democrat extremists, that are in fact reaching the totalitarian edge of left and right side on my topology chart. Both are far from liberalism as much as possible. By that same force they become more and more extremist, anti-liberal and pro totalitarian by time.
Example in USA: Both Democrats and Republicans hate Ayn Rand liberal utopia. And as Ayn Rand explained herself: she despised Republicans even more than Democrats. Reason for that can be easily explained with the use of my Political Brane Topology.
But as much as Republican position share same extremism with Democrat position, it is progressive ideology that occupied contemporary memetic world with almost no exemption that made majority to connect conservative position with stupidity. Why? Because progressive ideology implanted the “truth” that conservative position equals anti-liberalism. And since Democrats are on the other side of Republicans, Democrats got liberal quality automatically with the quality of being democrats but they got this quality in fact unwarranted. For this reason majority of media and majority of intellectuals at least in western world widely support democrats. And for this reason these same individuals, that misplace liberal values for democratic values, feel so baffled whenever Democrats in fact pursue same totalitarian values as Republicans. This confusion in left/progressive heads also gives a lot of space to supranational One World ideology bodies as a prime example of extreme totalitarianism as explained in previous post.
Digression about democracy
By the way: Founding fathers (USA) did not understand democracy as substantial for a state they have been looking for, but liberal values. It was only in 20th century with the rise of extremism both on Democrat and Republican side that liberal values were forgotten and mantra of democracy and even worse “export of democracy” was being reinforced day by day by all presidents that ran USA to this day.
Being liberal conservative
The position that homonism as positive utopia holds is liberal and conservative at the same time.
Since we already explained that extreme liberal position is theoretically impossible, we know that it is a vision to devise a life that would make as low as possible amplitude around liberal line, but still an amplitude with necessary extremes. Fortunately there comes a power law in play in this case explaining why the most productive height of an amplitude lies quite close to the straight liberal/death line. So science taught us that you should not go far from low entropy line of liberal straight line to achieve highest possible output. And we know that with larger amplitudes we increase entropy and come closer and closer to chaos that is an end result of any totalitarian regime, as we have experienced so many times.
It is funny that European Union suddenly got excited about circular economy. The scam was already explained, but what I want to stress here is not only that circular economy is inscribed into all sustainable systems including economy, but that circularity is integral part of conservatism. While progressives see life progression as a straight up line aiming at a final goal outside this line somewhere in a far distance (utopia), conservatives understand life as a constant circulation around some core values aiming at this moment and this point in life only.
Unfortunately for progressives that are at the same time intellectual global trendsetters, there is a certain Charles Darwin, that explained evolution in utmost conservative fashion as a product of random mutation aiming at no “goal” and certainly not following any progressive plan to reach certain end state. That is why darwinism is so at square with any religion, that is why buddhism and hinduism are not progressive religions and have nothing against darwinism, and that is why those intellectuals are living in tremendous cognitive dissonance being darwinists and progressivists at the same time.
Being scientist equals being conservative
And this is in fact punch line of this post. You don’t have to age to become conservative. There is much faster path to homonism: take science seriously and try to understand all implications for life that rise from various sciences. Those sciences that I had opportunity to come closer to all share circular, conservative, network based, random, non-intentional, anti-progressivistic explanation of life, matter and cosmos. Neuroscience with network based brains with no center (no utopia), complexity theory with its principles of self organization, evolutionary theory with an implicit fact that viruses, bacteria, plants or zebras are as much evolved and as developed as humans (if not more), quantum mechanics that opens the possibility to explain events that were so far “explained” only through religion and religious utopia.
How to become liberal conservative?
While I have already explain how to become conservative (and I should add only philosophy as a holistic view on science to what I said previously), it seems that it is much harder to find a productive liberal position/amplitude.
It is hard to restrain and be active at the same time. It is hard to keep and develop your own identity (distance to others) and be tolerant. It is hard to focus on this moment in time and your own interests and be social and compassionate at the same time. It is hard to say NO to all sleazy “humanitarian” prophets preaching compassion and global harmony (who can be against that?), but in fact leading to worst type of totalitarian submission of individual to a brave new world.
But it is possible. It has one word that I can not pronounce here, but I can call it homonism. It rests on equilibrium of wisdom, power and beauty.