Rush opened his show today saying he has no idea what is motivating the ‘deals’ he sees the Republicans making in Washington this week. He said he has no idea as to how to explain everything we are seeing. Well, I do. In fact, I’ve explained it many times here on the RNL…and I have been repeatedly attacked for doing so. Well, I can deal with being attacked for the sake of perusing truth. So, to that end, I am once again going to invite the attacks by explaining how to make sense out of everything we are seeing in Washington these past few weeks.
We all see things through a lens of preconceived ‘truth:’ our understanding of how the world works. However, even though we may believe we see things clearly, it doesn’t mean we are correct. When we see something happening that doesn’t make any sense to us, the first thing we should do is double-check what we think we see. If we do that and can confirm that we are seeing accurately but we still cannot explain what we are seeing, the second step is to question our assumptions. It is possible that our assumptions are preventing us from understand what we are seeing. I believe this is what is blinding Rush. In fact, I think this is blinding a good many people in America.
We start from an assumption that the Democrats and Republicans are opposition Parties: they are opposed to each others’ goals and methods. But what if Carol Quigley was correct? What if there is only one Party pretending to be two? This may be difficult to accept, but if we do accept it, everything — everything we see in Washington will suddenly make sense. It explains why the GOP and Democrats always seem to ‘give in’ to the other side — because they are both working in the same direction. The only difference is in the path they take. The R’s push the military and defense, and the D’s push welfare and entitlements. But both are tied to corporate cronyism. Both Parties are pushing to grow government and centralize power in the Presidency. Both Parties seek to use the Courts to destroy the Constitution and rule of law. Both Parties are dismantling the Bill of Rights and protection of the individual. Both Parties are destroying private property and the free market. If you look past how it presents itself to the underlying goal, you will find everything the D’s and R’s have been doing leads this nation in the same direction and it has for decades. So why do we insist on believing the Parties are different?
If we accept the Parties are one, it also explains why the GOP doesn’t ever go on offense. It explains why the GOP is allied with the Democrats and media in the quest to destroy the TEA Party and conservative media. Whenever there is a real outside threat to the power structure in Washington, the D’s, R’s and media join hands to present a united front. This should tell us something.
The fact that the R’s never keep their promises; they have spent as much as the D’s; they malign their voter base as much as the D’s; the R’s refuse to uphold the Constitution, or hold Obama Administration officials accountable for breaking the law; the R’s are doing nothing to stop the invasion of this nation by illegals or Muslims seeking to destroy this country; the R’s are seeking to pass amnesty; the R’s are doing nothing to stop illegals from voting; the R’s do nothing to stop attacks on freedom of speech and religion; the R’s are doing nothing to differentiate themselves from the D’s. So, why do we still think the R’s are different from the D’s? They aren’t.
Now, I can already hear the Republican sycophants screaming that the R’s have tried but Obama is stopping them. If this is you, SHUT THE FRACK UP! The R’s hold the House and Senate and a majority of the States. They can impeach Obama and his Administration officials. They haven’t! The R’s can refuse to give Obama any money to push his agenda. They haven’t! The R’s can call for a convention of States. They haven’t! The R”s can do things to stop Obama, but they haven’t. Why? Well, if the R’s are actually working with the D’s, then they are doing what we should expect. But if the R’s are actually trying to oppose the D’s, then how do you explain what the R’s are doing? You can’t — not unless you want to say the R’s are all insane/incompetent. But we can see that the R’s know what they are doing and are competent enough to make things happen when they want to. Therefore, we can only assume the R’s are in with the D’s.
So, Rush, if you want to know how to explain all this, change your assumptions. You have blinders on and they are keeping you from seeing clearly. The R’s are D’s and the D’s are R’s. The only real difference in the American political scene right now remains in the TEA Party — which is why all sides of the D/R establishment are attacking them.
If we want to do something that will really make a difference, we would ALL refuse to vote D or R this year and forever more. Yes, even if it means ‘the other side’ wins, we will not vote D or R ever again. Besides, if I am correct, there is no ‘other side,’ so voting for someone other than a D or R would finally be voting second Party for a change. If 20% of us will do that, we might — MIGHT — get through to these tyrants. But if we keep playing their game… Well, if that’s you, feel free to stay on the plantation, but do the rest of us a favor and stop complaining about something you are perpetuating.
OK, let ‘er fly.