Saturday, February 25, 2017

There are Only Two Parties

"The two parties which divide the state, the party of Conservatism and that of Innovation, are very old, and have disputed the possession of the world ever since it was made." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is the Establishment Party and the Anti-Establishment Party. The names don’t matter.

During the undeclared Vietnam War the Democrats were pretty much the Anti-Establishment Party, even though the war was started by John F. Kennedy and escalated by Lyndon Johnson, both Democrats. It was ended by Richard Nixon. But because Nixon was a Republican (even though a liberal Republican) the Democrats tried to blame the war on him (and the Establishment Media helped). Thus, for a while, they became the Anti-Establishment Party.

But not anymore. Now the Democrats are definitely the Establishment Party. So, for that matter, are the Republicans (we don’t have two parties; we have a left wing and a right wing of the same party). The Democrat Party is doing is its damndest to destroy the United States and the Republicans are half-heartedly trying to stop them.

Then enter Trump. Turns out he’s anti-Establishment as hell and has been shaking up the Establishment. And the Establishment is very upset about that.

People have told me he’s really part of Establishment (sometimes called “the Deep State”) and once he became President his true colors would show. I said nope, just wait and see. Turns out I was right. Now we’re in for a hell of a ride and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

Anyone who destroyed every Establishment Republican sent against him (including putting an end to the Deep State Bush Crime Family) and then destroyed Establishment candidate Hillary Clinton, is not part of the Establishment – no matter how wealthy he is.

The easiest way to tell if someone is anti-Establishment is that the entire Establishment is arrayed against him. That’s what’s happening to Trump. The Democrats, some Republicans (think the senile war criminal John McCain) and the Establishment Media (the Mainstream Media) are all against him. But the vast majority of people are for him.

The Establishment will field every lie and distortion against Trump to try and destroy him, in order to maintain their money and power. Everyone else be damned.

It’s been the history of the world without exception – the Establishment versus the anti-Establishment. It’s always led to death and destruction and societal collapse.

Fortunately the United States has so far been able to avoid those anti-Establishment revolutions. The closest was the War of the Rebellion, which the ignorant call “the Civil War.” Of course it was about money and power - but not slavery (Lincoln didn’t give a damn about slavery but told the South, “You still have to pay taxes and tariffs to the North”).

The United States has bloodless coups, which we are having right now.

The day might come when the Democrats get their act together. So far it doesn’t look like it.

Trump is actually a third party. He said he’s really a Democrat but ran as a Republican. It is obvious most Americans are utterly disgusted with both parties.

Personally I want to see both parties dead, dead, dead. It’s why I describe myself as a liberal conservative radical – and there is no such party as that. If there was I suspect most people would vote for it.

The only time Establishment parties change is then they feel anti-Establishment fire at their asses. Otherwise they would never change. Which means ultimately we’d end up with 1984 or Brave New World.


Unknown said...

The crystal clear insight of this post is stunning. The threat Trump represents will draw unrelenting attacks indefinitely. His assault on regulations which give unelected officials judicial, legislative and executive powers is unprecedented. Stripping this power from the bureaucrats would be enormous, but only a start.

Dismantling the Central Bank would be a plus, but eight years is just not enough time.

Post Alley Crackpot said...

When I've heard people refer many years ago to a certain political party as "pro-business", I've had to ask what other kind of political party would make sense to them ...

Pro-failure perhaps? Maybe pro-collapse? Pro-gridlock? Pro-self-emasculation?
Pro-incompetence? Pro-ignorance? Pro-stupidity? Pro-apathy?

And so I see only one political party that would ever matter, whatever its name, which pays attention to economic matters and implements political actions based on an inability of the economic matters to affect policy directly.

Thus the only question is literally as well as figuratively whether "The Establishment Party" works for you or not.

Right now what passes for it does not represent my economic concerns for the most part, which is why I'm not above the idea of shopping around for one that's a closer match.

If that shopping around for a closer match leads me out of the country, that's the country's loss, not mine. If the better deal exists elsewhere, it's a loss for the country anyway, given enough time and enough movement of capital. People are not even remotely close to being entirely rational actors, and all it would take is enough of a forward-looking promise that things are going in the right direction.

That's what mass migrations to A Better Tomorrow have always been about.

But what better explanation for such things as the recent German gold repatriation can you find than "your Establishment Party no longer works, and so we can't trust you with our future either"?

Unknown said...

Bob political parties are meaningless. I know you don't like to believe that all your fighting for "conservatism" was a damned waste of time, but we all know it was. They weren't really fighting. Its all one big club. They all work for the banksters. They are all out for the Almighty Dollar. Maybe Reagan really did love America, but it didn't matter. He got shot and Rockefeller put Bush in as VP to make sure it was tax cuts for the Rich and NOTHING ELSE.
Politics is warfare by other means, and both those wings are against YOU. Don't try to rationalise it, cause you know its true. Its not cynicism. Reagan signed MLK day into law, and Affirmative Action was Nixon and Reagan not just JFK and LBJ.
They're whores. Bought and sold. Souled out. And Cheap Whores at that. They're worse than traitors Bob. They're whores. No ideology. No principles. No side at all.
Trump isn't gonna cut it either. Politics is war by other means, but this system as weak and tottering as it is, is still agin you and your kin. I always preferred the real Thing. Its more honest, and straightforward. You don't have to deal with wordsmiths and lawyers. It ain't sentimental and full of sweet marmalade claptrap. This is mine and it ain't yours. Run or fight.
War isn't a bad thing if you fight for freedom and YOUR INTERESTS Bob.