What motivates me to be a conservative?
Love of country, family, society, traditions, freedom, democracy, history and culture and a desire to retain all of these things intact for all time.
What motivates a socialist?
Hatred. Hatred for all the above and a desire to eradicate them.
Socialists don't do love - which is why any attempt to defend those things I list above are confronted by leftist arguments based on hatred.
I love my country? It's because I hate foreigners.
I love family? It's because I hate women.
I love society? It's because I hate the poor.
I love traditions? It's because I hate change.
I love freedom? It's because I hate equality.
I love democracy? it's because I hate minorities.
I love our history? It's because I hate progress.
I love our culture? It's because I hate people with a different skin colour.
None of this is true. I don't hate anybody or anything - except the prospect of losing all the things I hold dear to an idea that will destroy the things I love.