If the religionist wing of conservatism is futile, the secular one is, perhaps,
worse. The religionists preach the morality of altruism, knowing that the
liberals and the extreme left are its much more consistent practitioners, but
hoping—since consistency is a requirement of reason, not of faith—that a
miracle will wipe out that fact. The secular conservatives solve the
contradiction by discarding morality altogether, by surrendering it to the
enemy and declaring that social-political-economic problems are amoral.