TREASURE ISLAND - COINS AND PRECIOUS METALS
Call them the establishment or call them what you will, but for the sake of brevity I call professional politicians the PPs. They are distinguished principally by their arrogance and condescension. Mostly Democrats comprise the PPs along with some Republican “wannabes.” They are reinforced and supported by mainstream media sycophants.
With regard to the rest of America, PPs are by far a minority. Not surprisingly, America is ruled, not governed, by PPs.
If the political elite are known as PPs, then it is only natural that the rest of us be known as the AOAs, all other Americans. We are also known as the folks in fly-over country -- or simply as hicks.
Every issue divides the country into partisan battlefields on which two very different Americas fight. Probably no more than fifteen percent of the AOAs agree with the thinking, the goals and the philosophy of the PPs. The rest of AOAs believe and think very differently. The truth is that America is seriously split between the few who hold the ruling power and the rest who are forced by fiat law and regulation into submission.
This situation has been developing for a long time. The slow capitulation of the AOAs into a subservient class resembles the proverbial frog in water slowly boiled without the frog realizing what is happening.
PPs hold odd beliefs. PPs believe AOAs are not smart enough to know what is best for themselves. PPs think they must decide for the rest of us. They believe that, by virtue of their long experience in office, they should continue to rule over us.
PPs cry for bipartisanship and compromise as a plea for business as usual. They believe this emotional plea plays on the heartstrings of the AOA sympathy for fairness. They believe it aids them in their re-election bid to remain in office.
We AOAs believe in merit as the way to get ahead in life. Performing well in class and on the job is the way to advance our lot. PPs look down on merit. PPs prefer to count and segregate by race and gender and class in order to bestow advancement.
PPs have the gall and temerity to think of themselves as better than the rest of us and more qualified to determine what is best for us. Therefore, they believe the AOAs need them to be in charge of our health care, what we eat, how much water we should use to flush a toilet, what kind of light bulbs we should use, what we will do about obesity, what cars we will drive and how they will be powered. The list goes on.
All of these measures require increased regulation and control over AOAs because we the people would never stand for this under our concept of freedom and liberty. The PPs who impose their will on the rest of America know their time is short. Eventually the AOAs will get smart and rise up.
The PPs reside mainly in Washington, DC, the epicenter of world political power. Washington is dominated by Democrats and the left. Republicans are the way they are in recent decades because they tried to emulate Democrats in order to succeed.
It is human nature for people to want to be liked. People want to belong. Everybody wants to get along.
For forty years, until the revolution inspired by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Democrats controlled the US House of Representatives. In 1994 the Republicans took control of the House as well as the Senate. During their time in the wilderness it was natural for Republicans to go along to get along. They took the political scraps thrown to them by the Democrats. Republicans came to believe they had to adopt the same government growth and spending priorities as Democrats just to hold their seats, to remain on the inside. They aligned themselves as PPs.
People want to believe the best in their elected officials. But, when does that belief morph into emotional gullibility to be toyed with by the PPs?
Government must no longer be the business of professionals. That was V. I. Lenin’s concept of government. We all know where that led.
What to do about the situation? A third party is not the answer. That would be a recipe for disaster. The Tea Party is responsible for the takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010. But, the Tea Party needs a political vehicle.
Removing the Democrat Party from positions of power is in the best interests of the AOAs. As repugnant as it may seem, the best way for AOAs to accomplish this is to focus energy through the Republican Party in the near term. The objective is to achieve non-Democrat Party majorities in congress and the state houses.
In the end, AOAs do not want partisan government. They want self-government. AOAs do not want to exchange Democrat control for Republican control if it means more of the same.
A revolt is brewing. Vote responsibly in November.