If you’re like me, and you utterly waste waaay too much of your life following politics, you’ve probably fantasized about what the perfect 3rd party could bring to America. At times, during the current election cycle, I thought I was watching that party evolve. The Tea Party seemed to have that awesome potential. But no, it wasn’t to be. The Tea Party just restored our nation’s general equipoise. It was, in many races, the second party on the ballot against The Beltway Oligarchical Collectivists.
In 1984 George Orwell described the typical Beltway Technocrat. Inside the bumper-sticker festooned Volvo, we find the following type of human being.
“In each variant of Socialism that appeared from about 1900 onwards the aim of establishing liberty and equality was more and more openly abandoned. The new movements which appeared in the middle years of the century . . . had the conscious aim of perpetuating unfreedom and inequality”; because the true goal was to end history upon becoming the perpetual High ruling class — composed not of aristocrats or plutocrats, but of “bureaucrats, scientists, technicians, trade-union organisers, publicity experts, sociologists, teachers, journalists and professional politicians” originally from “the salaried middle class and the upper grades of the working class”.
Blessedly, America has not gone down that road without a fight. The patriots rose up. When Rick Santelli, Glenn Beck and others, who previously had not held any particular strong opinions or burning desires spoke out, a large number of Americans heard the music of the spheres. We felt what they said in our hearts, and it went far beyond any concrete issues these individuals may have raised.
The Tea Party sensed that the growing state and increasing tax burdens would coil about our individual rights like a ravening python if action was not taken. Thus came the revolution – The Tea Party Revolution. Thus came the Thermidorian Reaction – from the Yacht Aristocracies of the Democratic and Republican Parties.
We see this reactionary impulse in Alaska. Senator and deposed Republican Lisa Murkowski does her best to repeal the 1st Amendment. Sen. Murkowski, wrote letters to eleven TV stations in her home state. Using the subtle letterhead from THE LAW OFFICES OF HOLMES WEDDLE AND BARCOTT, she made the following appeal to KIMO Station Manager Sean Bradley.
According to news reports today your station may be asked by a non-Alaska independent expenditure group called the Tea Party Express to air a new commercial. A copy of the ad released today shows the ad is a false, misleading and deceptive advertisement concerning the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Alaska. …your station operates with a license granted by the Federal Communications Commission (d—n, these Nazis are subtle) ..Persuant to 47 USC 312…
You get the point, Murkowski had her legal thugs threaten Mr. Bradley’s broadcast license. We’ve gotten past the boring, old Chicago Way. Rahm Emmanuel would be a dancerella in this crowd. Murkowski’s tactics hailed straight out the current Military Thugocracy in Caracas. The continued election of people like Lisa Murkowski and her hereditary dynasty are how otherwise functional democracies die and burn in Hell.
While Murkowski’s behavior is disgusting, contemptible and the best advertisement for expanding the Democratic Party’s control of the US Congress a liberal could possibly offer, The Republicans are lucky that Senator Murkowski has bipartisan cover in her open and unabashed channeling of Hugo Chavez in her dealings with the Tea Party Express. Just when a member of the detestable GOP Yacht Aristocracy prepares to swing the midterm election right back to the Democratic Fascist Party of America, “Python” Joe Biden slithers to the rescue.
“If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them.” He quickly added: “To the press, that’s a figure of speech.”
Yeah, he was just kidding. Jokes mean nothing. Joe is a sweet, and unthreatening sort of a guy. Like the 10:10 group who made the kid-killer advertisement, we should just accept this sort of garbage because they are “just kidding.”
One of the most intelligent bloggers on the Left-Hand side of the blogosphere explains why you don’t put up with it when people like “Python” Joe are “just joking around.” Thomas P. M. Barnett described this phenomenon as the Democratization of Bullying. In a 2007 post he has unfortunately taken down entitled “When did the Daily Kos turn from bully pulpit to just plain bully” Barnett described the deliberate use of intimidation to silence opposition speech.
This is what “funnyman” Joe Biden attempts to do when he “kids around” about strangling Republicans. It’s all about who is going to get to sell drugs at what corner. People like Lisa Murkowski and Joe Biden only continue to kid while America remains a nation of laws and not men. It reminds me of a quote from Hilaire Belloc that I’ve put up on blogs before. I find it appropriate once more in this situation.
We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile.
The Tea Party, in the Alaska Senate Race, and throughout the rest of the nation, has increasingly become the last thing standing between the Oligarchical Collectivists and our freedoms. America’s two political parties have become the Tea Party Movement vs. The Barbarians. Ponder that between now and November. What can you do, what are you willing to do, to help civilization win this battle?
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