Apparently the Democratic faction of the Monolith have decided to promote democracy through elections while the republican faction of the monolith have decided to promote democracy through business;
And then we have the ritualistic hyphen melding (I guess this is where they used to do the human or animal sacrifice) and the Monolith is re-affirmed by war !! “Politics end at the waters edge”; and what this amounts to, either overtly or covertly, is the imposition of some USA based business on an independent sovereign nation; and if there appears any controversy in regard to “the self determination of [these] peoples”, then the Monolith sends someone like Jimmy Carter to make sure that they have “full and fair elections”
“O the power of the many over the few everyone abide by majority rule”.
Remember Union Carbide?
What inspired this “off the cuff” blog entry is Calvinism and quoting Montesquieu, in my last entry. It’s been quite a while since I read “Spirit of the Laws”, which is on line. I recall a particular critique of Calvinism supported by historical documentation, showing it’s popularity, attributable to it’s utility in the ruthless exploitation of labor. I attempted to find it but to no avail; but I did find this Macrohistory and my 1st immediate impression was Ut O, Thom Hartmann and his mutilate the US Const to end “corporate personhood” so that republicans can’t contribute more money to campaigns than the Democratics do; along with various OWS people and any other anti-republican, republicans, are going to like me even less, if they happen to see that Montesquieu was allegedly opposed to “popular participation”.
Like why the fuck can’t “Joe the Plumber” and 100s of other people just like him occupy the House of Representatives, you know like the Tea Party, “did”, because maybe this is what the brilliant and resplendent populace truly wants and that’s who they vote for.
This is the sole cause of “gridlock”.
Some might say, well Gee whiz tommy, if that’s who the people want and you’re bitter about that then what are you saying, you know what’s best for the people? This is a very popular Democratic-republican tact, which immediately implies the problem - i.e., the belief that those that control the government have the prerogative to change what the Constitution is; and this belief causes the adherents to pander to people - e.g., vote for us, we’ll let you have whatever you want, more gadgets, more guns !!
Thom Hartmann has a pretty good TV show on RTTV and for the most part far exceeds, in excellence, the MSM but then he always ruins the whole thing with all of his “Citizen’s United” bullshit. I would suffer through this, put on mute, switch to “CSPAN”, but I stopped watching him for the most part when he aired a segment thoroughly lambasting the Federalist Party - he’s a Thomas Jefferson worshipper. He claims that a Federalist Party appointed US Supreme Court Judge, shared the views of Montesquieu, or at least those attributed to him in the foregoing link, regarding “mob rule” and Hartmann thereby declared that Mitt Romney and the republican faction are the modern day equivalents of the Federalist Party.
I don’t know which sort of idiocy is more nauseating, Mittney or this, the effect is like having an upset stomach in your brain. But obviously Thom serves the Democratic faction as his “Citizen’s United” spiel is precisely the same as if it were a declared advert for the Democratic Party. So even if you mutilate the 14th Amendment and restore governmental immunity to all municipalities as Thom and apparently OWS want, corporate broadcasters like him are still going to do these same sorts of political adverts. The destruction of the 14th Amendment and restoring the Glorious Old Party of States Rights and the CSA is not going to stop Rupert Murdoch.
A far better solution is to end all tax writeoffs for all forms of advertising. Easy enough; take that along with the abolition of all tax writeoffs for charitable contributions and let me know how many extra $s the Federal government would collect in annual revenue.
Come on Thom use your paid for resources
The solution to grid lock is quite simple, but it shall never be realized by blowing your wad, energy and lifetime on universal participation in elections - which generally amounts to, we Love you on election day, see ya next time. Now people are apt to criticize both - that is - some want universal participation to extend beyond elections and would have you believe that people that have no individual interest in you at all, primarily because it is physically impossible to have the time to get to know you, somehow will, if all corporations are stripped of their rights that are now protected under the 14th Amendment to the US Const.
So here’s the distinction.
If the people you elect serve you in the manner in which the law of the land prescribes, that is, providing for the general welfare, then it really doesn’t matter whether you have access to them or not, you ought to know by now that you don’t and won’t anyway.
What the USA needs then and does not presently have is a Federalist Party, that is, a Party of the Constitution, a Party that represents the Constitution and a general government.
But what the USA now has is Thomas Jefferson’s Party of mob rule which again is comprised of
(1) the Democratics - those that promote democracy through “full and fair elections”, by universal participation, which is essentially purchased by various government programs or promises that are never performed and
(2) the republicans - those that promote democracy by direct service to business - i.e., all of the resources of the USA - that is everything Public and all that you pay for - shall be devoted directly to the success of USA based businesses and the success of war “to make the world safe for” USA based businesses. And both are after the same thing:
“O the power of the many over the few everyone abide by majority rule” And once they win, they’re going to do their own thing, thanks for your vote, see ya.
So you might conclude - as the Democratic faction demands that you do - that it is all important who you elect; and face it, this is your sole means of input and your sole opportunity for anything that remotely resembles participation and that’s incontrovertible whether it’s at the Federal level or the very most local level.
The problem, which all of these Democratic-republican “solutions” desperately obfuscate, is that a Majority is not supposed to have the power to make up it’s own Constitution or it’s own interpretation of it by winning an election. And this is what pisses me off about Sean Penn making the following film with Kid Cock Kid Cock and Sean Penn
Because what it does, is admit what I just said; and in that regard I’d prefer to go along with the idea that this is surrender on the part of Sean Penn. He might as well be Clint Eastwood; and I would imagine that Hollywood laid down an ultimatum and he decided he could do more with their money and “positive” exposure than to be left with nothing; which might very well be the case with Kid Cock too - i.e., they’re private sector dependents.
So to me, this “film” exemplifies the ultimate sleaze produced by the Democratic-republicans.
I saw this movie where these youngsters were sitting in a theatre watching an Elvis movie after he did his military thing and one of the kids said [p]’what the fuck did they do to Elvis, cut off his balls’?
In contrast to all of this Blackstone wrote that democracy is best exemplified in the role of a Jury.
But in terms of what we in the USA now have, the Democratic faction is the lesser of two evils. We have more freedom under the Democratics: on line, in the streets and between the sheets; if you’re younger than I am, believe me, you do not want to go where Mittney, McConnell and Ryan will take you. I lived there most of my life and can unequivocally tell you that Ronald Reagan and his followers ruined my life and it wasn’t all that better under Clinton - you could trade stocks, thereby have more spending money and Willy has way better taste in music, but that’s about it.
So these few years with President Obama is really the only time I’ve ever had a break from Nazi-republican/CSA Hell and I want to keep it that way.
October 11, 2012
What is Democracy & another addition to my disappointment list