Saturday, June 23, 2012

Alternate Political Realities

Just something that's been on my mind the last couple of days; I read numerous sites that have comment sections, and as expected, most are merely throw away lines - the 'yeah, me too's - and intentional trolls.

One line that I absolutely consider a throwaway, but has intrigued me, is the "we just need to eradicate all [liberals/conservatives], to make our country great".....paraphrasing the nonsense of course.

My curiosity surrounds the not amount of thought put into posting such tripe, because quite clearly, there is none, but to what degree would a single party, unilateral government be able to police itself? Since the post in question was advocating open season on whomever they considered liberal....would the GOP be able to police the rabid fundamentalist portions of it's party, or would we move closer to a theocracy, since to a man/group, these fundamentalists have every notion of ensuring that our civil laws comport fully with what they deem to be "God's laws".

Do people who wish for such a paradigm really think that their ideology or political party really has all the answers? Or would work for the benefit of the entire society?

I think it's a silly notion, but I'm curious to see if anyone disagrees.


  1. Really though,
    The rhetoric and "spin" peddled by both of the major political parties today is what drives us to believe that the extremist claptrap actually applies to either of those parties.
    For instance, it's not Republicans who run around identifying themselves as Christian conservatives. It's Democratic party "spin doctors" who plaster that label on Republicans en masse and as often as possible.

    I am a Republican and a conservative. I know what the inside of a church looks like, and when I go there once in a blue moon, I still hold my breah waiting for the lightning strike.

    Back to the point.
    There's no way a single party, unilateral government could police itself. To whit, look at the "insider trading" scandal we have with our present two(+) party system.

    "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

  2. I agree. Not only is it silly, it is wildly unrealistic.

    It's the urge to seize power and make your opponents shut up. It's not pretty, but it's human nature.

    This is pretty much why I started leaning libertarian. Government controls too much, causing us to fight too much. If government stuck to its constitutional duties and left the rest to the people, there would be a lot less fighting over government and politics.

  3. Divide and Conquer is the Art of War.

    Freedom means you can have a religious belief, or not have a religious belief. If you believe in God, then your rights come from God--not man. If you don't believe in God, then ask the government what your rights are.

    Anyone else want their country back?


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