posted at 11/9/2012 2:27 PM EST
In response to softlaw's comment:
Perhaps the biggest factor in Romney's loss was the "47%" comment
This is an example of the infantile mentality of economic and federal group defined identity class politics. The reason the leader of the modern American hegemony won the national election was because his handlers were easily able to intensify the pride and prejudice of gender, race, ethnicity and economic class identity. To engage in an intellectual and factual narrative about effective governing concepts and the fiscal state of the Union, even if ideal, is beyond the cultural capacity of the current national electorate. That their votes can be so easily captured by pandering entitlements and appealing to class identity pride and prejudice, such is the history of ignorant fools and the rise and fall of nations.
To compete against group identity and pandering entitlements politics, believers in personal liberty have reason for optimism. It only takes a small percentage of the American children to reject maternal collectivist central government. And to that end, it is essential that the messages of liberty not be poisoned in the sewer of identity politics. To "reach out" to The People based on class identity is both intellectually dishonest and the signature of tyrants. It is a contemporary euphemism for collectivist entitlement pandering. That this last national election was won by demagogues who continue to seize the "numbers in people subjects" opportunity to appeal to the pride and prejudices of gender, race, ethnicity, this is a narrative that patriots must reject and disengage from!
The battle to to unite The People and save We, from self destruction, must be waged with a louder cry and demand for:
Love and Respect for Human Life and Individual Responsiblity!
Opportunity, not entitlement!
This message is divine, and must be articulated and delivered by messengers who have the genius, the authenticity in woks and deeds, to be able to convert a small percentage of the people who are currently small-minded children of the demagogues' artifically defined identity political classes.
And to that end, believers in liberty, while in the public discourse, must not allow themselves to be intimidated by the purveyors of the artifice of class identity politics! Do not use identity politics and entitlements to "reach out" and appeal to or insult the misguided intelligent members of the electorate. Do not appeal to their worst emotions of pride and prejudice, educate them and provide contemporary examples of the virtues of the founding fathers' ideals of Life, Liberty and Opportunity!
And why would good men and women want to seek power using class identity poltiics. Opportunity cannot exist without failure, and it is this aspect of liberty that requires the genius of the public face messengers who will be able to confince a small percentage of good men and women who will save life, liberty and opportunity from the cancerous collectivst welfare State.
As for the feeble minded fools who cling to identity politics, do not waste anytime with American subjects that, in most cases, unwittingly, form the power source for demagogues.
An enlightened and articulate take (crass insults aside); yet curiously devoid of pragmatism.
Let's get to the bottom line: While the entitlement system is rife with corruption; that's not the only problem, human nature being what it is. The wealthy need to pay their fair share, help (some) the unfortunate, and need to stop feverishly trying to turn this country into an odd modern version of medieval feudalism consisting of Pharoahs, Lords & Serfs. It currently appears our constitution (the artifact so misquoted by Sarah Palin & other misinformed individuals) is more closely observed by most of the other countries World-Wide, even trickled down to a good number of developing countries. Do we want to become N. Korea's little sister in terms of aggregate policy? That's what would happen if the pretending conservatives (nee Repubs) had their way.