Like Conservapedia, the encyclopedia that has no time for reality's liberal bias, PopModal offers a "conservative alternative" to YouTube.Conservapedia responded by declaring on their mainpage that "Conservapedia is the benchmark for the liberal Telegraph in England to use in describing other new media alternatives." By itself, this would be mildly humorous and not worth a separate blog entry. However, what happened next is Conservapedia at its finest. People attempted to explain to Schlafly the myriad problems with the declaration. One user wrote:
I don't think that Telegraph article you're posting on the Main Page is appropriate. First, the Telegraph is anything but liberal and has always been considered the most conservative of all UK daily broadsheets, with an almost exclusively an older, suburban Tory Party readership...
Secondly, the article itself is clearly mocking Conservapedia.
Andrew responded in his typical fashion by declaring that the writer clearly has a liberal bias and that Britain was so hopelessly liberal that "Saying something is the most conservative newspaper in the UK is like saying someone is ... the smartest student in a remedial class. "And now the real fun starts. The conversation gets more meandering and comes to the topic of the British National Party where Schlafly states that his main problem with the BNP is that they are in favor of universal health-care:
This is particularly interesting since Conservapedia's own entry on the BNP describes them as neo-Nazis. There's an old rule on the internet known as Godwin's Law which in its simplest form states that as any conversation on the internet continues, the probability that a reference to Nazi's will occur approaches one. Generally, it is taken for granted that if one side compares their opponents to Nazis then that side has by default lost the argument. I don't know how to apply such a rule when someone on their own accord compares their opinions to those of neo-Nazis. I'm also not aware of any other occasion in which an individual has stated that their biggest problem with neo-Nazis is that the Nazis support universal health care.
The BNP might get my vote for its position alone on education: "We will end the practice of politically correct indoctrination." Of course, I expect knee-jerk liberals to claim there is something racist about that or about the BNP in general, but overuse of the racist label as a political tactic has gotten pretty tiresome for everyone on this side of the pond.
I'm not impressed by the lack of social positions (like abortion, marriage, prayer in the classroom, etc.) on the BNP website you reference. This position by the BNP is not conservative at all: "We are wholly committed to a free, fully funded National Health Service for all British citizens."