Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

The Democrats cause psychic malfunction

Ernest Partridge over at The Crisis Papers has captured a bit of the essence of my rejection of the Democratic Party as such [1]:

The Republican Party and the Bush Administration are reeling, enmeshed in corruption and failure, and the ideology of the regressive right is in retreat.

The iron is hot – now is the time to strike.

Unfortunately, it appears that the congressional Democrats and the Democratic Party would prefer to throw cold water on the hot iron.

What in the name of God and the US Constitution has neutered the Democrats?

Clearly, if the alleged “opposition party” won’t lead, then we the people must do so. Perhaps, out of this inchoate and widespread resistance, a movement will coalesce and effective leadership will emerge. They must, if we are to rescue ourselves and our republic from this morass.

In the meantime, among the angry and disillusioned American public – apparently the majority, let us note – opposition to the Busheviks is diverse, aimless, uncoordinated and, worst of all, in despair.

The infantile behavior of the Democratic Party is to seek political advantage through the traditional methods of electoral strategy and tactics founded on trickery and 'mental' manipulation. This is why John Roberts could be approved as Chief Justice in the face of an obvious campaign to keep the facts about him secret—in the childish world of the Democrats, frequently it is 'better' not to know the facts, for with knowledge comes responsibility.

In this way, we sometimes get Democrats as our elected officials, and often, when they are serving us, they do good things. But the whole while they promote, strengthen, and prolong the ignorance and psychic alienation of the American people.

(A most obvious instance is the use of negative advertising to depress voter turnout, without also educating people that this is what the advertising is designed to do. Democrats use negative advertising because they have to, to get elected. But they do it in a way that they know makes people cynical and disillusioned, depending on and encouraging their ignorance and childishness, helping to keep us dependent on disasters for societal advancement.)

[1] There are a few individual member politicians of the Democratic
Party whom I like, despite their flaws. BTW you can add John Conyers's
(syndicated) blog to your friends list; it's readable through conyersblog.

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