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Conservative denial is the tendency of conservatives to conceal, deny or censor:
- examples of how the conservative ideology harms people
- the admission that that they are fascists themselves
- how the conservative ideology is pushed on unsuspecting others, particularly youngsters
- that conservatives just aren't very bright
George W. Bush, for example, refused to admit in a presidential debate that he is an idiot.
There are also specific examples of conservatives denying, for ideological reasons, facts that are plainly true:
- that the numerous scandals among evangelists are a direct result of Christian values
- that Ronald Reagan's public exhortation, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" did not cause the nearly 30-year-old wall to be torn down later.
- that gun control may decrease crime.
- that prayer is not censored from public school.
- that reducing taxes for the rich often does not "trickle down" to the poor.
- that what they perceive as "liberal bias" in the media is often simply the media not embracing their radical conservative dogma.
- that privately-run transport is generally not more "efficient" than government-run transport.
- that public health care is not necessarily inferior medical care.
- that many homeschoolers are straight up morons.
- that Christianity is a collection of myths that have largely been proven false.
- that The Specials song "Free Nelson Mandela" directly caused Nelson Mandela to be freed from prison... 6 years later.
- that Barack Obama is not a secret Muslim Kenyan.
- that you can't wish away scientific facts (see evolution and global warming).
- that "print and spend" conservatives like St. Ronald and Dubya spent way more than any "tax and spend" liberal since FDR.
- that abortion doesn't cause breast cancer.
- that the Founding Fathers weren't all part of one massive hive mind and the US is not a "Christian nation".
- that FDR didn't make the Great Depression worse.
- that Obamunism has resulted in lower taxes.
- that police brutality isn’t the work of “just a few bad apples”.
- that one bad apple does in fact spoil the whole bunch.
- that gays won't corrupt the youth of the nation if they're allowed to get married.
- that there were no WMDs in Iraq.
- that the US foreign policy hasn't always been to "spread democracy" and they don't "hate us for our freedoms."
- that George Soros doesn't own every media outlet besides Faux and conservative talk radio.
- that Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat, well, you know....
- that there isn't really a large group of Americans who refuse to fill the country's plentiful job openings and instead demand to be supported by
- that voter fraud is far more commonly committed by conservatives than liberals, and even then isn’t really widespread.
- that the Civil War was about slavery.
- that being gay is not a choice.
- that atheism does not cause obesity or... Alzheimer's disease?!.
- that only institutional solutions can fix institutional problems.
- that racism and sexism didn’t die out in the 1970s, entirely because conservatives are still racist and sexist to this day.
- that there is a gender pay gap.
- that Cultural Marxism accusations are nothing more than a witch hunt.
- that Donald Trump was worse than every other post-Civil War president combined.
- that Trump supporters, not Antifa, stormed the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, directly on Trump’s orders.
- that the religious freedom of Christians is not, in any way, shape or form, affected by same-sex couples marrying, or women accessing abortion services, or schoolchildren being taught evolution, or classrooms not forcing all students to participate in prayer, or the presence of other religions.
- that hierarchy, inequality, and monarchy are inherently bad.
- that Conservapedia is The Trusworthy Encyclopedia instead of "Trustworthy™".
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