I feel for you. I really do. And I’m not being glib, which, considering the nature of the author of almost all of the posts in this space, is something I do have to make perfectly clear.
Yes, Mr. Obama, I said perfectly clear.
So consider this very friendly fire.
For what? Let’s say you get what you want, the rally convinces all the people in the highest levels in American elected government to resign. The people who replace them may well be worse, simply because getting rid of questionable people leading a bad system doesn’t do anything to solve the bad system.
Then what? This reminds me of the massive D.C. rally the Tea Party Movement had in D.C. on Labor Day 2009. And what became of all that energy? The RINOs benefited from it, rode the wave to a red wave election the next year, then drove all that energy into the ground so that the Stupid Party donor class could have the run of the joint. That’s the assessment you have to make right now if you’re being honest, notwithstanding how the present and future low level civil war within the Republican Party turns out.
This gives me the opportunity to get something off the tip of my tongue that’s been brewing there for a few weeks. This protest has as its main motivation the Cliven Bundy question, and about that, there’s been something that’s been bothering me, something I haven’t been able to translate into readable English until this morning.
There is next to nobody outside of whack job leftists who approves of what the Feds are trying to do to Bundy, or the Feds’ actions in our low level 2.0 version of the Sagebrush Rebellion. Among us racialists, those of us who don’t consider the Bundy affair a big deal aren’t fretting about it not because we approve of what the Feds are doing, but because it’s not one of our core concerns.
Also consider that the Bundy question is just the most recent proxy in the long standing chronic scandal of the abuse of public power, and the anarcho-tyrannical application of power. Something which again nobody approves of or wants, and most everyone wants to stop.
On one side of the fence, you have an abused public that doesn’t approve of being abused and wants it to stop. On the other side of the fence, you have increasingly abusive governments that get worse and more outrageous by the year.
Why the disconnect? Why haven’t the the people on the first side of the fence been able to impose its will on people on the second side of the fence? With public opinion firmly on our side, we should be much further along in the practical politics of the matter. But the better it gets for us on the ground, the worse it gets on the other side of the fence. The more we recognize the problem of the abuse of public power and the more angry we get about it, the less able are we to solve it and stop it.
I have what I think is a really good theory to explain the disconnect, or to explain our pointing and sputtering. Before I tell you what it is, which I will in this post, I want to solicit some of your opinions and theories.
Okay, you’ve had ten days. Some of the theories you submitted in the comment section are valid and I think are part of the explanation. But I think there’s a better explanation:
It’s the libertarian cult, which is a subset of the cult of ideological rectitude. It’s getting worse because the people that want to make it better can’t break out of their shell of cult ideology. If someone who presents him or her self for public office is going to say or imply that we have to get rid of Medicare in order for the BLM not to abuse Cliven Bundy, then of course you know how most voters will react. There should have already been a million riots and revolutions before now for all the shit that’s being done to us, but let the SSA propose that next year’s Social Security checks be $1 a month less than this year’s, and the old people will riot, mark me.
Things will start to get a lot better for Cliven Bundy and everyone like him the first time a politician says to the voting public that government should do Medicare but not do BLM abuse of Cliven Bundy, that one has nothing to do with the other. We’ll start moving the ball forward once we break free of the liberTARDian cult and the other ideological cults.