There is a problem with our 2 party political system which may not be obvious to some, (besides the fact that this whole one person one vote, or one person two vote thing isn’t working so well lately).
Being a Conservative, I am always looking for reasons why liberalism survives and thrives. Especially in the face of the toll it is taking and historically has taken on the middle class. The lie of “Free Stuff” is so transparent to us on the real right that it is difficult to rationalize how it can be so broadly bought into by those it ultimately hurts.
When looking at the differences between the two ideologies, liberal left, represented mostly by the Democratic Party and the Conservative right, represented mostly, and at least superficially by the GOP, the real differences in perspective and patience crystalize.
The Left is an ideologically driven movement. It has been throughout history. Today’s Democrats are masters at message manipulation. Since the party was first hi-jacked by the Progressives in the fist and middle parts of the 20th century they have worked hard to build a machine that promotes collectivism, socialism, indoctrination, class warfare toward the creation and mobilization of the “Entitled” class. They have been very patient. The previous surge of the Social Democrats, exposed and run underground by the McCarthy trials slowed them down, but also allowed them to regroup and refine the divisive and subversive tactics that have gotten us here today. They have used the gift of time wised by systematically infiltrating our schools and universities, our mainstream media, our civic intuitions, labor unions and many of our local governing bodies as well as the United Nations, to now capitalize in a very “Organized” way on the recent phenomenon of social media to organize and mobilize, indoctrinate and reeducate our youth toward the Liberal ideology.
It was Lincoln who said: “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
And so we have set the stage through our free society that allowed the enemy to rise from within and shake the foundations of our house divided.
There should be a counter to the internal attack on the Foundation of our free society. One would assume it would be the Conservative ideology, governed by fairness and logic, free will, entrepreneurship, capitalism and personal responsibility. By alas here lies the problem.
True Conservatives who believe in the ideology, live it, breathe it and work tirelessly to advance it are in the minority. People like Trey Dowdy, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and a few others are forced to fight an ever-uphill battle internal to their GOP party. That internal battle is against greed.
As feverishly as the Liberal movement focuses every breath they take on the advancement of the Socialist Ideology, the mainstream and establishment Conservative counter to that is an equally tireless effort to seek the best vehicle for building personal wealth, Republic and ideology be damned. It is why we see Conservative Icons like Karl Rove, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Mica, etc. attacking and denigrating the upstart true Conservative Tea Party activists recently elected into office. The threat to the status quo and the potential breakdown in the flow of power and cash is so great, they are willing, no more than willing, driven, to throw the precepts of our Founding Fathers overboard to retain that power and access to money.
It’s a sad state of affairs that the true conservative leaders of today are forced to fight a two front war for the survival of our free society. And both exist internally. One from the ideologically opposed Left, and one from the greed driven self interested Establishment Right. It is probably already too late to turn the drift to Socialism around through activation of counter measures targeting the Left’s Social Driven campaigns focused on our youth. Most likely it will be impossible without the full faith and trust of the GOP behind that effort. That it not going to happen. Instead the Leadership of our Grand Old Party is going to work tirelessly to make sure they have a safe landing in the new Socialist paradise and the free Republic can go to Hell.
With the Entitled class, growing in numbers everyday by appealing to the naivety of our youth to causes such as Agenda 21, Gun Control, Civil Rights, etc. and with illegal immigration amnesty adding to the Democratic rolls with the promise of raping “The Rich”, what chance do we have?
I wish I could think of a positive end to this article. But it is beyond my horizon today. Maybe another unifying act. Maybe North Korea is about to do us a favor. The only thing we can be sure of is the America we knew, is no longer the America we know.