I am NOT a Neocon

I find it amusing when those on the left misuse the term “Neocon”.  I am far less amused when they attempt to refer to me that way.

Let’s review, class.  Both Merriam-Webster and the font of all knowledge, Wikipedia, agree that “Neoconservatives” are liberals who came around to conservatism.  Wikipedia, on this occasion, puts it quite well:  “The term “neoconservative” refers to those who made the ideological journey from the anti-Stalinist left to the camp of American conservatism.”

I have nothing against Neoconservatives, but I deeply resent the notion that I was ever duped (or foolish) enough to believe any leftist ideology.  I am not, nor have I ever been ANY kind of leftist, since at a very young age, I lived in countries where the effects of leftist ideology were plain even to a very young person.

So, lefties, if you really must label me, I would prefer to be known as a “Conservative”.  Though I won’t object if you want to distinguish me from the others by calling me a “Paleocon.”