Neoconservatives are Socialists? Did we just figure this out?Submitted by everlasticity on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 05:23
I have been a supporter of Ron Paul since 2007. At the time I didn't know a whole lot about the issues, except economic ones, which lead me to Ron Paul. I always disagreed with the war in Iraq, but I hadn't put two and two together until after learning about Paul's positions. Back then we called everyone neoconservative who advocated for foreign policy largess. After reading about Neoconservative history, however, I learned that the Neoconservatives were originally marxist/socialist/trotskyites. It seems to me that lately a lot of people are beginning to learn the same things about the neocons, and are accurately calling them out for what they really are.
My question is this: Are we just starting to understand what neoconservatives are, in contrast to at one time everyone being a neoconservative who didn't support Ron Paul? I am not making a dig. I am trying to gauge whether support for Ron Paul correlates to our accurate knowledge of neoconservative philosophy. It seems to me that the better we define what neoconservatism is, the better we are able to inform others, and argue against neoconservative philosophy. The fact that they are actually socialists could go a long way in arguing against them.