Sunday, June 19

Realists V.S. Pragmatists

The rift we have in Pima County within the GOP is between pragmatists and realists. The pragmatists call the realists "revolutionary wannabes". The realists call the pragmatists RINOs. This is a really good study in how things can go wrong when opposing ideologies butt heads. Let's look at the two viewpoints.

The Pragmatists

The pragmatists are focused on the 2011 election cycle with deer in the headlights, blinders on their laser goggles with pinpoint intensity. We don't care about nothing but getting our people elected. The city of Tucson has sucky Democrats running things and the only way to fix it is to get good people elected for mayor and city council. The chairman of the GOP was elected to get Republicans to fill all vacant slots and raise money. We need bodies in precinct committeemen slots to do the dirty work. Phone calls need to be made, mailers stuffed, signs put up, money raised, and many hands make light work, so get more PCs! We need unity and no distractions. Git ‘er done.

The Realists

The realists are mostly Tea Party people who don't have a clue about politics. I call them realists because they look at the reality that historically when government gets this big something needs to be done. And since nobody else will do it, the reality is, I have to do it. They ran screaming and kicking from politics most of their lives; they are realists after all and have better things to do.

Well meaning pragmatists thought, we need bodies, these people have gazelle intensity, let’s channel all their passion and use all that energy to get some work done. The realists want things fixed, don’t know how to do it, but are willing to expend a little bit of energy in that direction. The reality is unless the fix is made quickly the government will stage another false flag attack and lock down this whole mess and no one will be able to organize two pennies in a Mason jar. Can the realists fix their party in time or will they need to bail and shoulder with like minded people to topple the money changers tables? It’s all a matter of how much time do you think you have. 2012 is coming up real quick. Somebody else needs the toilet, time to finish your business.


Now the funny thing in all of this is that the pragmatists think the Democrats are better organized and to a certain extent that is true, but just think about it for a second. The Democrats are probably going through the same kinds of issues because they co-opted a bunch of TEA Party individuals to work for them as well. There are a whole lot of TEA Party types who have never been in politics because the Democrats and Republicans don't represent their viewpoints and never have.

The TEA Party goes from the extremes of Bible thumpers to dope smoking hippies. They believe government is too big and it is mostly the fault of the Democrats and Republicans building this great big infrastructure to protect their crony interests and keep them and their buddies employed doing the busy work that big government needs to do because the rest of the Americans out there are too lazy to care or do anything for themselves.

So in both parties you have a lot of Type A personalities who have built organizations around themselves trying to polarized like minded people and because they need bodies to do all this work they have had an attitude of lets be all inclusive, one size fits all, let's all just get along, and draw everyone into our party. We’ll be moderates, let’s not embrace any one philosophy because we might disenfranchise somebody. We’ll embrace opposing viewpoints and claim that we are just trying to get along that way we can grow bigger. The TEA Party folks don’t want to be in either party for the most part and the big two are realizing they really don’t want the TEA Party folk so change is coming to somebody. The TEA Partiers attitude is we told you for years to fix it. You haven’t fixed it. So we are going to fix you.

A Veteran Gets Shot

Now we had this incident where the big government types decided to flex a little oppressive muscle and disregard the 4th Amendment to the Constitution and kill a man in his home for the excuse of serving a search warrant. Mind you the cops were just doing their job. Somebody points a gun my way I shoot them. The cops know their job doesn’t involve thinking since the government admits to trying to find cops with an 80 I.Q. They enforced their warrant with a little over 70 rounds in 7 seconds in a former Marine who was defending his home and family. Since the safety was on his gun it is obvious that this well trained Marine chose not to shoot because he recognized that they were cops.

Now if the cops had or used less lethal force like flash bangs, tasers, or used the FLIR system to look through the walls to see who is in the house first and went ahead and cleared the home in 10 minutes then all this mess could have been prevented. But the cops chose to allow him to die on the floor like a dog and refused him any treatment from the paramedics which were on the scene immediately and that my friend is murder. The Democratic Sheriff calls this conclusion to their 20 month investigation justified and the Pima County Attorney like Pontus Pilate says I find no fault with these men.

Meanwhile, the Pima County Republican chairman who is a member of oath keepers and strongly believes in accountability and the Constitution was elected by TEA Party folks calls this incident unconstitutional and calls the cops murderers and sends out a letter to all Republicans expecting an outcry against this atrocity by a Democratic Sheriff, but instead the Republican pragmatists call the chairman out of line because we have an election to win after all and he’s being divisive!!! Cops get upset because the GOP is calling them murderers when everybody knows that someone points a gun at you the only descent thing a cop can do is shoot them. Killing a man isn’t murder when the government tells you to do it, duh!

Suddenly the big tent isn’t big enough for everybody. And the pragmatists will focus ALL their energy on getting rid of their obstacle so they can move forward and get their people elected. The pragmatists tell the chairman he was wrong for speaking for the party. And of course they tell him that using their official positions within the party. They can speak for everyone under them, but he can’t speak for people under him. Sounds more like hypos (hypocrites) than RINOs. They took an oath to defend the Constitution, but that doesn’t matter now, we need people who believe in the Constitution to get elected! If this reasoning were any more circular it would be a sphere! Sounds like a gaggle of Democrats. How does that old adage go? If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

Now the TEA party people are at a crossroads. Do they stay and fix the GOP, mold it into their image, or will they leave when the GOP finally manages to kick their chairman out? A good strategist would say stay try to mold the party from within and hey if you manage to get a third party going you’re now on the inside of your enemies party – take advantage of it, it’s a win-win situation. What is a realist to do?

A realist would say I don’t have enough energy (I sat on the couch most of my life), I need to ditch this party and focus on a third party. And a realist would say I don’t have enough experience on how to run things AND the other two parties have passed legislation that makes starting a third party extremely difficult, I need to stay and change the party that most closely aligns with my viewpoints. But an extreme right realist would say suck it up buttercup, you’re too fat anyway, there’s nothing good on tv since it’s all government programming so you might as well become a lean mean righteous machine. Get all the training you can from the GOP and use that information to build the third party so it looks NOTHING like the GOP.

The Budding Third (and maybe Forth) Party

So here we have the co-opted TEA Party types entrenched in organizations that they don’t agree with learning the ins and outs, getting the skills of the two parties and frustrated with the ideologies of each. What do you think is going to happen now that this huge sleeping giant is getting some skills and lot of heartache? They are either going to leave or they are going to change the one size fits all party they are in to fit them! The Elephant is going on Jenny Craig or it’s gotta die!

Now since the TEA Party folks share a lot of the same ideas, they may be able to create the short term party that will slash government back down to a reasonable size and then they can all go back to sleep until government gets too big again. Our generation ain’t the only ones who have put the teeth to big government. Think 1776, 1861, 1960s about every hundred years the pot gets stirred by people who want to be left alone and the powers that be just want to keep sucking those people dry. The government is so much bigger, so much more oppressive, so much more entrenched that this revolution which started in the 60s is taking an entire generation just to get started.

We can move and organize at the speed of light, but unlocking minds that have been programmed by television “programming” run by the big government is a huge battle. And the conditioning will only get worse the longer we allow this despotic system to run its course. But we are making headway. A few globalists have had to answer for their crimes. The control grid is coming unraveled. Only a false flag attack will save the bureaucrats from prosecution or hanging. And since 2012 is the deadline expect something of nuclear proportions to happen.

So now the realist has to not only prepare for total bedlam, they also have to destroy two parties, start up a new third party and play soccer mom to the kids. So expect more divorces because most families can’t take that kind of pressure. All kinds of realignments will be happening. With social networking it is possible to have some really intense focused shifts within the family structure as well as politics. Matchmaker and Facebook can help you find the perfect person who will help you through this crisis.

And because there will be a lot of me, me, me, my, my, my sinning going on, grace will have to abound even more. Expect church attendance to swell 10 times their size and like any entrenched unprepared organization they aren’t equipped to handle it. So the government may get fixed but there will be a whole lot of screwed up churches popping up out there that were able to fill the void. And when the whole ugly mess of unscrewing the government is over expect a huge shift again when people realize that they took in some really strange bedfellows, and the folks they found on Matchmaker really weren’t better, just expedient.

Stay the course with the good folks God has given you and fight the good fight. And let the pragmatists fight the stupid battles; they will lose in the end anyway. Oh, and don’t quit ever. If it ain’t broke, by all means fix it! It needs to be better anyway. Nothing gets invented by saying its good enough. Good is never good enough. Good always smacks in the face of the best that God has for you.

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