Conservativism

By GotDesign
As many of you know, I frequently listen to the Dennis Prager radio program. Today, Dennis took a moment to share something he received via e-mail. A fellow listener advised Dennis to look up the word "conservativism" at Thesaurus.com. The "main entry" for conservativism is "bigotry." The following terms are listed as the synonyms of the word "conservativism":
bias, conservativism, discrimination, dogmatism, fanaticism, ignorance, injustice, Jim Crowism, mindlessness, narrow-mindedness, partiality, provincialism, racialism, racism, sectarianism, sexism, unfairness
The antonyms for conservativism are "fairness, open-mindedness, tolerance."

Now, I don't even know if "conservativism" is truly a word, or is merely a construct. It is not listed in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. It is listed at Dictionary.com (maintained by the same people as Thesaurus.com) and its definition is not biased in any way -- not like the Thesaurus listing.

The source for these listings is cited as being Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1), Copyright © 2005 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. Personally, I think this is merely some childish effort by an employee of Thesaurus.com to "strike a blow" against the "Right-Wing Conspiracy" and the 'forces of evil" it represents. I would recommend that those of you who are offended that someone has tried to besmirch those of us who are conservative in our political philosophy, please go to Thesaurus.com's "Contact Us" page and register a complaint.

UPDATE: It looks like Thesaurus.com have removed its listing for "conservativism." It must have happened some time recently because it was there when I made my blog posting. Maybe, like-minded conservatives gave Thesaurus.com an "ear-full." Regardless, it has been set right.
 

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