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Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Tea Party Elephant in the Room

The little guy has finally said, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

Are you convinced? Is this finally the tipping point? Is this something OTHER than a continuation of left-versus-right political business as usual?

So, what is it that the little guy isn’t going to take anymore? Does the little guy even know who or what they are mad at? Are they mad at Obama? Are they angry about healthcare? Are they angry because they’ve lost their jobs, homes and hope? Are they angry about the financial shenanigans they see going on in high places? Are they mad at Goldman Sachs and the Big Five banks?

Who is the real enemy that is worthy of the wrath being dispensed by the tea party movement? Could they find the answer to that very important question by simply looking in the mirror? How many of them have exercised the most powerful and true democratic vote they have by voting with their feet and pulling their deposits from these banks? How many of them are continuing to feed the monsters that have been the source of their torment? More importantly, why do they continue to do so?

How many in the tea party movement have finally grasped the concept that they’ve been voluntarily playing the role of political prisoners enslaved to a one party system of government that is masquerading as two? How many of them, in 2008, reluctantly voted for McCain because they thought he was the lesser of two evils? How many of these political prisoners continue to believe the lie that they are free because they have the freedom to change out the warden every four years? Are they really starting to understand the dilemma they are in or will they repeat the mistakes of the past by rationalizing that the next election will somehow be different from all the previous elections they participated in?

There is one prominent and glaring deal buster facing the tea party movement. It is the elephant in the room few in the tea party movement want to acknowledge. That elephant will splinter the movement and dilute its political currency in 2010 and 2012. The unacknowledged elephant standing squarely in the middle of the living room is named Empire. Empire is a huge and nasty smelling beast with many offending offspring. The offending offspring of Empire consists of approximately 700 military bases strewn throughout the world in more than 100 countries either directly involved in wars of aggression and occupation or involved in their support. Until this elephant is appropriately dispatched, our economic woes will continue no matter which warden is in charge.

Obama ran on a platform many of his supporters believed ran in opposition to Empire, but Obama has proven he can direct murder and mayhem with the best of the neoconservatives. Why the neoconservatives are complaining is beyond our ability to rationalize. Obama is, operationally speaking, carrying out Bush’s policy of Empire. The only thing that has really changed is a little bit of political rhetoric to appease those who mistakenly believed him to be a dove.

Here is a possible scenario we see playing out over the next couple of years. The tea party movement will finally have to acknowledge the elephant in the room and the group will splinter. Palin’s theocracy platform will most likely be the centerpiece of the split at the same time she attempts to play the part of a political maverick. In the end, however, we see Palin softening her maverick stance and shifting her alliance back to the Republican Party on the basis that a divided third party contingent can’t win and will attempt to bring as many lost sheep as possible back to the safety of Republican fold.

The Republican Party and their loyalists will come up a day late and a dollar short because they simply don’t get it. They didn’t get it when they voted for the warmonger McCain and they still don’t get it when they salivate for the warmonger Palin who perceives herself to be on a mission from God.

People are getting tired of the endless wars of aggression and they see the economic drain associated with these wars. Many are finally beginning to understand that the money going into the pockets of the military-industrial complex and their financiers would be better spent on the home front.

So, which will it be? Will the Democrats win the elections in November of 2010 and 2012 or will the Republicans effectively forfeit them?


Kevin@InvestItWisely said...

Everyone keeps wanting to change things but the fundamental flaw that they don't see is that they continue to work within the existing system.

Sometimes within a company, when a group gets dissatisfied, they leave and start their own company. The market decides who was right.

Where is the same competition on the government space? It doesn't exist...

You should look at Seasteading or "Let a thousand nations bloom", you might find it interesting!

Steven and Debra said...


Thanks for mentioning the Seasteading and Let a Thousand Nations Bloom websites. They look very interesting and we plan to visit them again.

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