Sometimes it helps to use a bit of imagination and creativity to look at things in a different way to shake up the status quo and change mindsets. I've been asking people to create a metaphor for the Failed Conservative Values. For example, if conservative values were a type of machine, or land, or animal, etc., what would they be like? Here are some of the images people came up with.
I would guess they are like an anaconda, in that they sit there and try to choke their prey. They’re trying to choke every dollar out of us, so that they will get bigger as we get smaller.
I would say quicksand. Sucking you in to a pool, sucking the world, sucking people in. Choking them. Smothering them, and then the person disappears.