A recent dust-up over conservatism’s goals and methods was triggered by public libraries promoting drag queens to kids, which, if this Vice report is accurate, is not very dissimilar to the sexualization of kids in Afghanistan, where young boys are dressed as women to dance and are sexually abused by pedophiles.
The second issue was YouTube’s demonetization of Steven Crowder after concerted public activism by a Vox writer named Carlos Maza. Maza is self-declared gay and Marxist, so much so that this is his only identity and everything revolves around it. He claims to be against bullying, while relentlessly advocating direct action, assault, and deplatforming of conservatives, the irony completely lost on him.
Picture in your mind a Vox writer explaining why Fox news is bad, and you can imagine the tone and accent. This all overlays a raging protest and counter-protest on the Right that started with a tweet by commentator Sohrab Ahmari about David French and what he labeled “Frenchism,” a sort of benign, civil version of conservatism in an era of dogfights.
Put simply, conservatism is not conserving anything traditional, whether family, religion, social cohesion, or nation-state, but instead is fixated on liberal individualism, which ultimately destroys the bonds that hold a society together. This is the main line of argument against French and his idea of conservatism, or Frenchism, as Ahmari puts it, where everything is determined on the basis of individualism.