A good case can be made that conservative fundamentalism, from the innate hostility of Senator Ten Cruz to ISIS, is virtually a sickness of the mind. Conservatism can be shown to be an impulse that resides at the destructive end of what might be termed The Universal Law of Probability Balance — conservatism being the negative offset of what is good and productive within man and nature.
In other words all that is creative and good of man and the universe is inevitably offset by what is destructive and bad. It is why conflict and war is never, ever permanently resolved; it is the inherent belligerence of conservatism that keeps stoking the worldwide desire for hate and violence. So does that make these conservative warmongers and haters sick or just a natural part of the balance of nature? Alas, according to the theory of Probability Balance, the negative, conservative offset is simply a universal norm. Thus the striving for peace and justice will be a never-ending slog.
Jim Ridgway, Jr. is the author of the highly controversial book, ”A Quick Look at the Essence of Man and His Universe.”