What’s it going to take?

LBJ said, “I’ll have those (N word)s voting democratic for the next 200 years.”
Now the government subsidies support the democratic politicians and justify them continuing the status quo.  The machine is MUCH better at protecting itself than an occasional uncorrupted interloper who hasn’t given up yet.  They will not give up the subsidies or the spending.  Bush added to the spending.  Bush regulated everything in sight and set up a system to track any and every individual to find terrorists.  It just happens that it is also extremely useful in finding any individual that might threaten the status quo.   The current administration has just continued and built up even bigger the bad Bush policies.
Even Ron Paul figured out how to game the system.  He would vote to put a bunch of pork for his district into a bill, then he could safely vote against the bill because the bill had so much other people’s’ pork in it also that he knew that they would override his “nay”.  Can’t realistically expect them to give up their meal ticket.
Dido y domo.
Divide and conquer.
Recall the origin of the Etruscan fasces.  Originally a bundle of sticks, considerably stronger as a group than as individuals.  The Etruscans added a blade coming out of one side and used it to represent magisterial power.  The blade could only be welded by the bundling.
The Tea Party has only survived thus far by being headless.  Alinski (Rules for Radicals) said that the way to defeat an enemy was to freeze it, personalize it, then polarize it.  They are repeating all kinds of outlandish statements about the tea Party that have no basis in reality, like Hitler’s big lie, but creating a reality for the underclass, who have “decided” that the Tea Party represents the biggest terrorist threat to America, even though they cannot give a single solitary example to back up their thinking.   Perception becomes reality.  The Tea Party survives because it has no specific memorable leader.  It is impossible to cut the head off an entity with no head.  They do a MUCH better job of selling an idea to their base than we do of countering it.  Like it stands, the Tea Party will persist but not likely make major inroads..
We are not going to be able to elect our way out of this.  Short of an Article 5 convention, the only solution I see is to do a bottom up approach.  Involve and subsume (sounds much better than “attack”) from the base of the Republican Party.  Local election primaries, school boards, sheriffs, everything that is available on the local level.  MUCH more likely to succeed taking over the direction of the Republicans at the base than trying to creat a whole separate entity.  And a golden opportunity since the actual goals of the Tea Party represents a direction that 85% of Americans actually agree with.
Now, while I have been of this opinion for some time, candidly, I have not made changes in my life to try to involve myself in this activity.  Had work interfere with the time of the last local primary activity.  Didn’t try to run for school board.   Facebook and blogs make no changes.  Lots of lost opportunity that I have not yet bent my life around to work on.  But that is what it is likely going to take.

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About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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