Why does the GOP promote and support Predators?

Predators find it easy to prey on any group to enrich or further empower the powerful. So, supporting those predators is a sure way to be funded.

Most of all, the nature of predation is conservative. A thread. /1
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Conservatism is the opposite of progress. Conservatives seek to maintain existing power structures, because they’re the ones who benefit from them.

Name any issue in which society has progressed, and conservatives have stood against them. /2
Whether we talk about civil, woman’s or gay rights, empowering the poor, or democracy itself, conservatives have stood against progress. They hate the concept of social justice, because it seeks to empower the powerless, and threaten their privilege. /3
Conservatives are transactional. Where progressives believe that raising up the powerless is an intrinsic good, conservatives can only see power achieved by the powerless as loss of their own. /4
In yesterday’s hearing, a woman took a public stand against her rapist, & all they could see was a powerful man being brought down by crimes of his youth. They spoke out of one side of their mouth about her credibility, and out of the other that she was part of a conspiracy. /5
Predators are useful to conservatives. Their predation is a tool for keeping the powerless in their place, securing power for the powerful. Whether ruling against women’s bodily autonomy, or striking down the ACA, preying on the powerless to benefit the rich and powerful. /6
So predators are a feature of conservatism, not a bug. Installing Kavanaugh on the bench will take away the availability of safe abortions from women, it will take away millions of people’s healthcare. People will die, that is a fact. These things are predatory acts. /7
When conservatives call the fact a slur, they are either lying, or un-self-aware. They need predators to be their button pushers, to seal the fate of the vulnerable. Then the Paul Ryans & Lindsey Grahams can nod sadly, as if all was out of their control, and claim they care. /8
If a few women happen to be raped along the way, well, it’s all for the greater good, right? And maybe it will put women in their place too, stamping out that pesky feminism. /9
This is what terms like patriarchy and rape culture are describing. Real phenomenon serving the aims of conservatives. When they denounce feminism, or political correctness, they denounce the ability of the powerless to be empowered against the predators who serve them. /10
Looking for contrast with the other side? Remeber: Brett Kavanaugh, Roy Moore, Jim Jordan, and Donald Trump were all embraced by the GOP when they were exposed as predators or enablers.

Al Frankin is gone. Dems aren’t perfect, but they consistently fight to empower. /11
There are exceptions to every rule. A handful of public conservatives today see the results they’ve been working for their entire lives and are disgusted. They have a hard time abandoning the conservative label, but now that the predation is so apparent, they balk. /12
Are you angry about this? Good. I am too. We’ve seen predators elevated to the highest offices in the land. They don’t even bother hiding anymore.

WE ARE NOT POWERLESS.

Through the vote, we have the power to strike down the party of predators, the GOP. #BeAVoter /13
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