Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Rush an Excuse-Making Machine for the Controlled Opposition

 'The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.'- Lenin

Rush Limbaugh got on the radio today and said that the Republicans might get a mandate tonight, but he is not sure that they even want one.   I don't think they do either.  He also asked "a mandate to do what" since they have no message and have not said what they would do differently if they win.

The answer to that one is obvious, though Rush Limbaugh did not say it and most Americans are in denial about it anyway.  They would not do anything differently.  Nor have they done anything differently in decades.  Name one major policy difference between G.W. Bush and Barack Obama.  There is none.  Even "Obamacare", the expansion of socialized medicine, was just Bush's Medicare Part D program writ large.   Bush expanded socialized medicine more than anyone since LBJ and Romney developed the template that Obamacare was based on.  Those running both parties want the same thing.  The Republican Establishment does not want to stop Obama.  They share many of his goals, so long as their friends are sufficiently cut in on the loot.   

We have one party with two faces.  Once you accept that, what before was confusing becomes clear.  The one party wants to expand government, because government has become a looting machine for the insiders.  The bigger it gets the more loot it generates.   So the one face of the party has one side that expands government, and the other face pretends to be opposed to them.  They are the controlled opposition.  They don't exist to stop the other face of the party, they are there to absorb the energy and commitment of the people who want to stop it.  They do so in order to control those people, lest their energy and desires become a part of a movement which really wants to do what they only pretend to do.

Of course not all members of the controlled opposition are aware of what they really are, otherwise it would not work.  The ones that are not in on the ruse are attacked mercilessly by the "leadership" of their own party if they ever make a moves that threatens to seriously slow down the looting machine from its smooth operation and constant expansion.    The leadership of both faces of the One party get along with each other much better than they do the outsiders- those not privy to the fraud- in their own party.

Rush Limbaugh keeps saying things about the Republicans like "they seem afraid to boldly express conservative ideas."   That is pathetic excuse making.   They are not afraid of expressing those ideas, they don't agree with those ideas.  They have a distaste for espousing them.   He says things like "we just don't have anybody who is articulate in defending conservatism like the left has."  Do you think out of a Congress and Senate half made of Republicans they could not find one articulate person?   The excuses are absurd.  They are only thrown out there so Americans can keep denying the reality that there is only one party in Washington.

If the Republic is going to be salvaged, people who right now are trying desperately not to see the truth about this subject are going to have to find the courage to face it.   Then they are going to have to look around and find others who have also done so and start the real work of selecting and electing candidates locally.  They are going to have to actually revert to self-government instead of continuing to outsource the job of selecting their leaders and guarding their interests to these thieves in Washington.


Blogger Justin said...

So how are you proposing to do that? By going third-party, or by the classic Reagan model of trying to take over an existing party?

12:27 PM, November 19, 2014  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I voted for Reagan with my first vote, but he has been gone for many years and incapacitated probably since the last year or two he was in office. The people who run the GOP are not going to let another Reagan happen, and his model is therefore not relevant to anything we can do today. http://arkansaswatch.blogspot.com/2013/02/why-it-is-impossible-to-reform.html

4:35 PM, November 20, 2014  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

My position is that of "Localism, a Philosophy of Government". It is not taking over an existing party nor forming a third party, but rather advise forming decentralized networks of activists who help people get on the ballot as independents. Some of the reasons why this is necessary are laid out at http://www.arneighbors.org

4:38 PM, November 20, 2014  
Blogger Justin said...

Thanks for the swift response. You've certainly given me a lot to think and pray about.

1:12 PM, November 21, 2014  

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