I have declared more than a few times that social pressure is a large part of liberalism. I have previously said that the conservative opposite number is not social, but emotional and sentimental appeals.
That sounds nice and tidy, but I have decided I am not satisfied with it. Not all conservatives are motivated by sentimental cues, or displays of flag, prairie, and salt-of-the-earth families. There may be some social pressure aspect to conservatism that I am not crediting appropriately. We, most of us, do move in the direction of those around us. Is there something further that is particular to those on the right?
Vaguely related: There is a long essay Shame and Society at "Hotel Concierge," the new blogsite of The Last Psychiatrist. I didn't finish it, but B S King of "Graph Paper Diaries" did. It has moments of brilliant insight, and I think it might be more than 50% sensible. But it does have some head-scratching sections, so I can't entirely endorse it. He is a liberal who does not really understand conservatives, but is distressed with where some of his own are headed. It is not a superficial treatment of the subject. Some of you might take to it better than I did, and it is thought-provoking.