I have heard many things post our great experiment in democracy (the fool’s errand–somebody get a rope and give it to our leaders!), but two stand out. One was (and I am paraphrasing since I don’t recall the exact wording) by Fox commentator Tucker Carlson who mentioned that the exhibition of voting was indeed, as some had suggested, a clear demonstration of the contempt people have for Washington and its servants. But what he wasn’t clear on in people’s minds was if the people realized how much contempt Washington had for the people. He seemed quite convincing (I already was) as to how little respect those elitists, well-paid-tax-dollar-receiving-government gods and goddesses had for the people who paid them–we the people.
He said, as I recall, that he lived among them, associated with them and his mien was, at least to me, one of disgust and shame, if those two emotions can be combined. I only hope his message reach the democratic masses, many who, in their misguided understanding, believe their precious right-to-vote has tattooed on any civil servant or bureaucrat such notice that the people have spoken. It almost certainly hasn’t because it never has. It is a message written in water colors which will fade under a short-term Washington rinse.
The “voice” of 100 million people (give or take) is not listened to and never will be (and it will be even less so should the electoral college system be scrapped). Oh, the pols will give the standard lip service offering the usual trite remarks of: “We have heard the people speak today and we need to get our act together,” or “Our great democracy has spoken today. Now we need to reach across the aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship.”
Horse feathers. This in itself is contemptible language. Every time I hear those fat-headed professional politicians use the word bipartisan I want to vomit. The “two-party system” is simply a party for the politicians; that glorious time when both sides pretend war against one another but are dizygotic twins having come from the same womb with fraternal kinship but absent perfect identity. In a nutshell, there is no “bi”, only partisan(s); and the enemy is the people’s pocketbook which must be pillaged for the glorification of their conceptions of government, while paying themselves and their friends globs and globs of money. Recall that this bipartisanship in the past has given us the Federal Reserve and encouraged the mob to pass the 16thAmendment for its own good. The government manages your income and steals your gold. How much more contemptable can you get.
This leadership in the past century has captured the great channel of television with its actor-analysts, and every four years swear through this magic medium to the notion that our great democratic process is a light to the world. The oligarchs operate the ochlocrats with spotlight direction. Only the remnants of the republic, the electoral college, saved us from one of the great criminals of our time taking further high office, although that same republic has been so ruptured that the chief presiding officer of the old union in January will be a guy who is a cut above (or below) Chuckles the Clown.
These bipartisans will never have anything but contempt for the mass of humanity with its “everybody gets to vote” mindset, many of whom don’t know if the 1948 Cleveland Indians starting World Series pitcher was Bob Feller or Harry Truman. Already the great plans for washing Obama Care and making it clean and effective (I’m sorry, I mean impactful, for the T.V. journalists) are in place; the first step into the further mire of contemptable bipartisanship. More steps will most assuredly follow.
And I dare not mention where and when the concept of a republic was lost to the American Union via the same voting-frenzy-type mentality. To do so would ignite the plebs’ self-righteousness over that which they have never understood and, even worse, were probably lineage of the prime movers.
“Liberté, égalité, fraternité”: The ultimate contempt.