Friday, May 20, 2011

Thoughts On Class Warfare

It is more than just a class war, it is also regional and deeply
philosophical pertaining to basic world views that has it’s roots in
white supremacy. This is why the concepts of class struggles and
fighting for financial class self interest is trumped by deeply formed
and held beliefs of race entitlement and rejection of equal protection
under the law, along a whole host of other problems the south and others
hold for the basic tenets written into our founding document.

We fought a civil war over race and slavery, but the civil war goes
on still in spirit with race, the place of religion in our governance,
and a laundry list of other grievances held for generations. The high
functioning class war doesn’t rate at the top of that pile of dubious
intent currently, but as bank accounts dwindle and the shit sandwiches
get bigger from the plutocrats to their nativistic foot soldiers, it
will rise up toward the top of the white man’s to do list, and they turn
their rage back on the money grubbers. it is hard to hold onto notions
of birthright, when the stomach is empty.

The ruling rich class has mostly kept their greed in check to not go
past such a fail safe point with the middle class, at least since TGD,
that is only a creation of numbers, and is by itself colorblind. It
seems by the day, that whatever such inhibitions the plutocrats have had
on the matter, are being discarded in favor of all out class warfare,
that will show not much mercy to white conservatives, any more than
anyone else.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Uninhibited Wingnuts

They will for that reason, and just as much, because it is exciting
and new, different, bold, with the kind of charisma possible when not
constrained from telling lies . Which it is, a lie, Ryan’s claim this
will rescue America and create prosperity for anyone but a few, and
freedom to have that lie tool in your pol box opens up all sorts of
opportunity to enthrall with fiction, full of imagined colorful dots
that do not and never will connect.


All dems got is the drab confines of telling the truth and talking
about what the real Jesus would do hanging out with lepers and tending
their troubles, that most always involves being paid for with higher
taxes, that even the most self described good moral American with any
affluence will recoil from, even if they tell pollsters the opposite.


Dems win by persistently telling the truth, in all it’s icky
drabness, and maintaining the faith that sooner or later, justice gets
served in this democracy, in spite of all the obstacles and their boring
blather about responsibility and paying for shit. And that justice is
almost always late, but it usually arrives here battered and bruised, in
the land of the free.


I support dems, warts and all, even if the Les Nessman in our national political sitcom

The Role of Government For the Pragmatic Liberal

I am for government doing for people what they cannot do for themselves/ to include policies that promote the general welfare of the nation. There are many examples of this, and some are debatable for sure
But as a democracy pragmatist, antidotes for those things that have historically bedeviled democracies. And foremost. creating and maintaining a favorable political climate conducive to a thriving and potent middle class.
This is the chief antidote against autocracy, and is really not ideological, or shouldn’t be. It is recognizing structural dangers to longevity for any democracy, and can take many forms, some of which are found in the above list, or that could be achieved in a more efficient and equitable way for all concerned. The details of which are worked out through our legislative and political processes. A commission is just a blueprint, and suggestion, and that is all it is for any consequence. Though I acknowledge it can sometimes be a political cover to do some really bad stuff. I do not see that in this case, for a report that doesn’t become viable unless 14 of 18 commission votes in the affirmative makes it so.
And I am for creating a healthy business sector as well, so long as it exists for the betterment of the greater good, ie middle class, but also balanced with conditions made viable for competition and growth, and profit on a reasonable basis.
It should be obvious that the past 30 years have left the republic in a state of unbalance favoring the wealthy class at the detriment of the middle and lower ones, where the lower ones should always have a net to catch them from falling through the cracks of a compassionate society, that I will not take no for an answer to, at the very least.
The details of this arrangement, or balance of parts is always up for debate, and usually arrived at by people much smarter than me