Re: OT - Politics
- From: Random Excess <tejas_pedro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:03:11 -0500
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:19:13 GMT, Rick N. Backer
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:25:19 -0700 (PDT), greego
<greg.w.lindsay@xxxxxxxxx> did courageously avow:
On Aug 27, 3:27 am, Random Excess <centr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Centrists shall rule.
Huh? They already do. No left-leaning policitian is a complete
socialist and no right-leaning politician is completely economically
laissez-faire. No left-leaning politician is completely pro-peace and
pro-civil liberties and no right-leaning politician is a pro-war
fascist (although some come close.) Both the mainstream 'left' and
'right' positions are internally inconsistent - the only truly
consistent positions on government are anarcho-capitalism and
totalitarian socialism (ie, complete decentralisation of power or
complete centralisation of power.) Centrism is just populism and the
lack of clear understanding of the purpose of government. It's not
surprising that the views of politicians have moved to the centre -
they'll do and say whatever gets them the most votes. It's so
ridiculous that voters of one stripe constantly attack those on the
other 'side' without realising that it's a false choice.
It was probably set up that way from the very beginning. Keep people
fighting over two parties while the people running the country and
business keep everybody, both black and white now, indentured to the
company store. Ain't freedom grand.
Here's the awful truth, Ken:
Doesn't matter who's in office. The same damn bureaucracies keep on
runnin' the place. The leaders change, the employess do not. Ugh.