Also called neo-cons, share a post 1960s conservative political philosophy that employs Fox News, talk radio and media manipulation and deception with the goal of radically changing social policy BACK to the repressive pre-1960s days, while also enabling large corporations to take over the world.
On domestic issues, Neocons claim they are for limited government and “free market
" solutions. However, when non-interventionist tactics do not yield the result they want, they have no qualms about using government power to garner their desired result. Neocons support the rights of oligarchs and big business monopolies above the individual rights of the people they disapprove of.
On foreign policy issues, neoconservatives frequently avoid using diplomacy. Neocons tend to participate in nation-building in the attempt to set up desired puppet governments in other countries. They claim to support liberal democracies and human rights abroad, but generally are more than willing to abandon this goal if it won’t create the desired effect. Neocons usually want to use massive military force to solve most international issues despite the fact that very few of them have ever served.
Neocons tend to view the world in binary, good vs evil and us vs them, terms. They are generally upper middle and upper class white people with college educations (ie the stereotypical WASP) but there is also a strong neocon segment among poor whites with little education (ie the stereotypical redneck). Tending to be socially conservative, they often belong to evangelical Protestant Christian churches and often claim
to have superior moral values. They love the status-quo.
Neoconservative people primarily belong to conservative groups and parties such as the GOP and the NRA. This leads to power struggles in these groups as tradition conservatives, paleoconservative and conservative libertarians (all sharing similar values) fight the neocons for control and to be the face of the group.
(shorter version): A person who practices hedonism in their personal life, but demands “personal responsibility” for others who are less wealthy or not politically connected. Neocons often abuse drugs and alcohol, but want to spend $37,000/year of taxpayer money to ruin the lives of poorer people who do the same. Normally a chicken hawk
, neocons advocate the use of military force although most have never served in the military.
: privatization of everything, privatization of healthcare, NO free public education, no separation of church and state, one government approved religion, vouchers instead of free / public education, repealing the voting rights act, creationism instead of evolution taught in schools, voter suppression, needless voter ID laws, no free school lunches for kids, no violence against women’s act, no equal pay for women laws, no teacher’s unions, no labor unions, no universal healthcare, no minimum wage AT ALL, vouchers for social security, no Wall St reform, ***CORPORATE PERSONHOOD*** no meals on wheels for the elderly, no marriage equality, no de-criminalization of marijuana, no taxes for millionaires, and absolutely positively NO gun law reforms.