Environmentalism is typically associated with the left by most people. The “green on the outside but red on the inside” comment comes from that. But environmentalism is also important to the fringe right while mainstream rightists usually libertarians and neo conservatives tend to promote the mentality mentioned above. Environmentalism is something I should have brought up in amoral market but since I did not. I’ll dedicate some time to it here.
Humans are stewards of the earth and it is our duty to take care of the planet. Other than age, The difference between an adult and a child is a sense of duty. Adulthood is wholly dependent on whether or not you try to fulfill your duties. Ignoring your duties to your family and community completely is a juvenile behavior .
While private property is an important factor to a healthy society. There are spillover effects that happen when someone misuses and don’t properly maintain a resource. Farmer Joe and farmer Bob both rely on the same river for their crops and their cattle. Farmer Joe is only concerned with his bottom line. So he does not do his duty to make that the river remains clean. His actions lead to the river being contaminated. Farmer Bob now has the right to take legal action against Joe.
As a person on the right side of politics,Conserving the world that we share while still making good use of the resources. This should be an issue for the entire right wing and not just the more traditional and nationalistic types. Environmentalism for a conservative should be more than the conserving the great outdoors. It should be about conserving communities and leaving something behind for your children as well. Sure, We might be colonizing planets one day and that would give us a way out. But you should always treat your birthplace with the utmost respect.
The final thing I want to talk about is the idea that nationalism is bad , exclusionary,and poisonous to the freedom of workers. I’m addressing the left with this part. It actually isn’t anti worker. The reason you are against it is that it goes against the whole “workers of the world unite” attitude on the left. Outsourcing and mass immigration is harmful to the worker. A larger labor supply does affect a worker’s wage. It’s not just the fact that you are losing jobs to immigrants and people in foreign nations. You are actively making workers poorer with your internationalist ideals. Mass immigration is beneficial to the employer but it is harmful for the worker. Here is an essay by a Harvard professor that points out exactly what I am saying. At the end He also states that immigration is harmful for workers and beneficial for corporations. So all of you anti capitalists are actually corporate shills. Good job! You’ve been played. There is legitimate anti capitalism and then there is “anti capitalism”.
Checkout my previous article What is the Right? . If you feel like it.