Democrats vs. the GOP- A Fight or a Dance, Well Staged?


"When we understand what motivated Hegel, we can see his influence on all of our destinies. ... Hegelian conflicts steer every political arena on the planet, from the United Nations to the major American political parties, all the way down to local school boards and community councils. Dialogues and consensus-building are primary tools of the dialectic, and terror and intimidation are also acceptable formats for obtaining the goal. The ultimate Third Way agenda is world government. Once we get what's really going on, we can cut the strings and move our lives in original directions outside the confines of the dialectical madness. Focusing on Hegel's and Engel's ultimate agenda, and avoiding getting caught up in their impenetrable theories of social evolution, gives us the opportunity to think and act our way toward freedom, justice, and genuine liberty for all.

Today the dialectic is active in every political issue that encourages taking sides. We can see it in environmentalists instigating conflicts against private property owners, in democrats against republicans, in greens against libertarians, in communists against socialists, in neo-cons against traditional conservatives, in community activists against individuals, in pro-choice versus pro-life, in Christians against Muslims, in isolationists versus interventionists, in peace activists against war hawks. No matter what the issue, the invisible dialectic aims to control both the conflict and the resolution of differences, and leads everyone involved into a new cycle of conflicts.
We're definitely not in Kansas anymore."

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My most recent WND column provoked one response that illustrates an important reason some people seem unable to understand what’s happening in U.S. politics. Here’s the comment, along with my reply:

THE COMMENT:

Maybe Governor Perry just wants to stem the tide of people crossing illegally into his state. Maybe he realizes that no humane person would continue to encourage minors to trek across Mexico to the US alone or, worse, in the company of a mercenary coyote. May be he also realizes that most of those coming are not minors. Maybe he realizes that this would be a very good opportunity for terrorists to come into the US and have the Obama administration pay for an airline ticket for the terrorists to relocate here. I could go on, but I think we all know, including Mr. Keyes what Governor Perry is doing and we thank Governor Perry for doing it. We do not thank Mr. Keyes for the opinions he has expressed in this article.

MY REPLY:

You don’t do yourself or the nation any favors by letting calculating politicos get away with empty gestures that may in fact play into the hands of the people (and destructive policies) they profess to oppose. Part of the reason the elitist faction pols are arrogantly playing conservatives for fools is that thoughtless people are making it so easy for them to do so.
I’ve learned in the last few years to expect no thanks for trying to help people see through the twin party sham being perpetrated against them. 
I just hope some will be prodded to think things through and demand EFFECTIVE action that actually confronts the Obama/elitist faction attack on the Constitution and sovereignty of the American people, rather than hollow displays that serve the politicians’ political aims, but leave the nation on track for dissolution and elitist faction tyranny.
The reader and I are looking at the same event, Texas Gov. Perry’s decision to deploy elements of the Texas National Guard along the Border with Mexico.  The reader perceives the Governor’s action in terms of what the media (including presumably conservative media outlets like WND) portrays as the “the crisis” at the border, and the supposed opposition between Perry and Obama when it comes to securing the border and dealing with the issue of illegal immigration. Seen in these terms Perry is “taking action” to secure the border, The reader and I are looking at the same event, Texas Gov. Perry’s decision to deploy elements of the Texas National Guard along the Border with Mexico.  The reader perceives the Governor’s action in terms of what the media (including presumably conservative media outlets like WND) portrays as the “the crisis” at the border, and the supposed opposition between Perry and Obama when it comes to securing the border and dealing with the issue of illegal immigration. Seen in these terms Perry is “taking action” to secure the border, while Obama is (naively or willfully) ignoring and abetting the dangers posed by “the tide of people crossing illegally into his state.”
By contrast, I perceive the Governor’s actions in the context of a premeditated invasion of U.S. territory, conceived and orchestrated in co-ordination with the Obama Administration.  The real crisis is, therefore, not just the tide of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, but the hostile intent that guides the strategy by which they are being made to do so.  The aim of the strategy is to force Americans to accept the importation of hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals into our midst, against our will and to the detriment of our economy, our national security, and our institutions of constitutional self-government.
When dealing with a strategic situation (i.e., a situation informed by the warlike intention of an adversary) one key prerequisite of understanding and decision making is accurately to distinguish friend from foe.  Anyone who, by word or deed, shows signs of sharing that warlike intention falls under suspicion, even if their insignia labels them as a friend. That’s why, in wartime, vigilance demands that we establish and insist upon some other token of their status, something that proves more conclusively that they are what they appear to be.
When it comes to border security and illegal immigration, the GOP brand can no longer be trusted.  The GOP’s elitist faction leadership has not only co-operated in measures opposed by the Party’s conservative constituents, they have disparaged and denigrated their constituents’ concerns, sometime parroting the Democrats who say or imply that they are simply the result of bigotry and/or racism.  They have supported measures to ease the situation of illegal immigrants in ways that contributed to making illegal entry into the United States more attractive and viable, contrary to the letter, intention and spirit of the U.S. Laws made pursuant to the Constitution, which are supposed to form an integral part of the Supreme Law of the Land.
Given his record in politics and government, and his association with money masters (like the Koch brothers) known for promoting amnesty and the relaxation of existing legal constraints on immigration, Gov. Perry falls under the suspicion that must now generally taint the GOP brand.  Taking note of this in my article, I suggest that we demand better proof that he is in fact what he now professes to be. This is especially sensible since he is known to harbor aspirations for the GOP’s 2016 Presidential nomination.  Like Mitt Romney in 2012, he has therefore has every reason to strike poses intended to ingratiate himself to the GOP’s conservative base, while distracting from his record of opposition to conservative views.
The reader whose comment is given above, appears content to treat Gov. Perry’s National Guard maneuver as such a reliable token.  But the ease with which Obama may counter it leaves me dissatisfied.  As part of the GOP’s elitist faction coterie, Perry may share Obama’s overall goal.  What if they’re working together?  Skilled martial artists often stage exhibitions in which blows are exchanged with rapidity and force enough to appear quite real to the spectators.  But on account of their skill the force of each blow is parried, absorbed or transitioned into a sequence of events each participant can handle with ease.
In such exhibitions, the participants aren’t so much fighting as they are dancing. Their interaction produces a spectacle that seems real to the audience but in fact works out a scenario that ends up exactly where they intend it to end, thus confirming the consummate power of the artists.  I pointed to this aspect of the elitist faction’s twin Party sham years ago, when what is still on track to be the final assault on the Constitution and sovereignty of the American people was just getting under way:
Though the Republicans claim to battle for the things so many believe, their purported display of political martial arts has become a predictable routine of bluster, retreat and surrender…. They’re not fighting the Democrats. They’re dancing with them, and it’s a dance of death for liberty, for conscience and for truth.
I ask you: In the years since I wrote those words have events proven or disproved what I said?  Have they justified the view that would give Gov. Perry, or any other elitist faction Republican, the benefit of some doubt; or have they confirmed the prudence of demanding actions that put aside political chicanery and calculation in order simply to help the people of this country do what it takes to preserve their constitutional liberty?



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