Socialism is not incompatible with conservatism. Now, these are values I can relate to. It's the "New Left" I have problems with.
Pete Seeger’s Conservative Socialism
The late folk singer kept his attachment to peace and place as the New Left started culture wars.
By NEIL CLARK
6 February, 2014
Seton held up the Indian as an ideal … for strength and dignity, morality, selflessness, and living in tune with nature. Anthropologists call the period of Indian history that he described ‘tribal communism’ … I like to think I’m about as much a communist as the average American Indian was… .
I guess the idea of progress has been oversimplified. Someone will say, ‘We must be progressive … we must have [flush] toilets. Don’t use the backyard privy anymore.’ Well, the backyard privy isn’t the only alternative to the flush toilet. How about composting toilets or methane digesters? I think one of the most ‘progressive’ events that’s taken place in America in the last ten years is the rediscovery—on the part of millions of people—that it’s fun to grow and cook their own food instead of opening a can from the supermarket.