November 5th, 2008

yellow_elephant

Now comes the real set of challenges.

Like many americans I was utterly embarrassed that the republican party could do no better than to win on Prop 8. I listened to part of Barak Obama's acceptance speach, and felt sorry that america did not have a republican party that was able or willing to actually run against Obama as a real live Presidential Candidate.

My consolation prize here, is that perchance we can now look at what it will take to create a National Level Republican Party that can find reasons for americans to support them, without the need for BOOGA-BOOGA scare tactics turned bad comedy.

We need to establish a reason for our reasoning, not merely appeal to authority.

We need to have more of a reason for our position than the AgitProp slogans of "support the War Lord!" or any of the other tonnes of fun "Free Trade BOOGA BOOGA!!! Free Market BOOGA BOOGA!!!!"

I do not think that a victory on Prop 8 will suffice as a basis for restoring NixonLand, nor for that matter, do I think it is time to retrench and retreat into the fantasy land of what the Sixties would have been, if only those Idiots had not imposed the 22nd Ammendment that prevented the GOP from running Ike against JFK...

It is clearly time that we pick through the wreckage of the Romantic Free Marketeering of Reganism - which was not willing to end any of the real evil governmental interventionisms that made it barely dressed up Nixonite Economic Policy - and thus something that Milton Friedman is on record as having opposed.

Maybe now is the time to look at what have we learned from the forensics of the folly of Friedmanism.

Then perchance to build that economic theory based upon more than appeal to the military in some holy crusade against whomever is the armed insurgency, terrorist, guerrilla, theyThemThoseTypes. Who knows, at that point we might be able to provide a viable alternative to post-marxianist posturing.

It might even be well worth the doing in itself.

But it will most likely give us a chance to have a Republican Party that will be worth voting for. A Republican Party that will be able to not embarrass the nation. A Republican Party that can field real candidates to be ready to be a real part of a real american democratic federal republic!

It could Happen.
yellow_elephant

Remind me again, in america it IS different?

Hey kids, you remember waiting until 1994, when finally SMLM ( cf Military Liaison Missions ) were able to get bus fair back to Glorious Mother Russia... before FINALLY getting one's HAPPY ON, that clearly of course the cold war was mostly kinda over.

Or how about waiting it out for the six or so coups against the Democracy in Spain, before it became popularly accepted that the falange party, and friends, were going to concede that La Cruzada was actually over. But worst of all, the democratically elected government WAS SUPPORTED BY THE KING!!!

Please, remind me again, that in spite of recent evidence to the Contrary, in america, they can learn to respect the rule of law. That they can accept the idea of life in a Federalist System. That they can embrace a representational form of government?

Tell me that the War On America is OVER.
yellow_elephant

How to start the prioritization process?

Of the various issues on the table, where to start?

Clearly restoring Law and Order will need to be high on the list of the new administration, but which parts of which laws, and what orders.

The fiasco of Gitmo is an offense that needs to be cleaned up. But should that take precedence over prosecution of the folks engaged in the various forms of Banking FRAUD?

Clearly getting americans aware of the Idea of the rule of Law will help.

But should that take precedence over cleaning up the Economic Fiasco, and more importantly, the TRUE crisis of faith that has come about when the Great Milton Friedmaniac him self, Komrade Party Leader Green Span noted, that there was this LITTLE OOOPSIE.... So should we start by stepping back and working on reconstructing what is left of the actual free market ideas? Or should we just start straight into the Keyenesian Economics until we have recovered enough to have the time to debate the economic fine points?

Remember boys and girls, we are @WAR, and it is an insurgency issue here...