Red Vs. Blue - “Two wings of the same bird of prey.”

Posted by freedomforall 4 months, 1 week ago to Politics
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"Are you ever confused when Republicans vote for more welfare spending?

Do you wonder why America’s wars always seem to start under Democrats?

During the aftermath of the Presidential election did it anger you that long-serving Republicans refused to take President Trump’s complaints about the election seriously?

Did their final betrayal of him hit you like a punch to the solar plexus, knocking all the wind out of your chest?

I can honestly say none of this surprised me at all. I know, bully for me, right?

Well, no, actually. It makes me sad to have been right for all these years.
I’ve seen the pantomime in D.C. as both sides hand off control to each other every few years but always ‘govern’ with the same over-riding purpose; to build an unassailable wall of power between the political elite and the people they rule.

This is true because there is no divide between the two parties in D.C. The GOP and the DNC are, in the great words of libertarian commentator Tom Woods, “Two wings of the same bird of prey.”

And one of the very best things that has come about from this election cycle, where clear and pervasive voter fraud occurred, is that so many more people have come to that same conclusion.

If you are one of them, believe me, it gets easier to accept every day.
I hear from well-meaning, thoughtful conservatives all the time. They are good, decent people and they are regularly so disappointed by the Republicans who campaign on the correct rhetoric but get into office and give into the pork spending, the assaults on our culture and never stand up to the Democrats’ insane ravings about race and inequality.

It’s because they are part of The Club folks…

..and The Club exists for their benefit, not yours.

Team Red and Team Blue are constructs. They are false opposites. Yes, there are members who are more aligned with one philosophy than the other. AOC is definitely a crazy commie and Rand Paul a mostly principled libertarian, but they aren’t the party leadership.

Well, in AOC’s case, not yet."

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  • Posted by mccannon01 4 months, 1 week ago
    I think a lot of us here in the Gulch and elsewhere have known this for a long time. That is why Trump was such a breath of fresh air and his promise of draining the swamp was quickly accepted by so many. We all knew up front this time in American history it was going to be a duel to the death and totally dependent on the Republican Party growing a spine. However, Trump's ultimate destruction by that bird of prey is just another indication "we just got fooled again" and now that bird of prey is looking a lot more like a buzzard picking off the flesh of what's left of Free America.

    Maybe another go of it can be mustered somehow, but the lesson of Trump's destruction is hard to ignore.
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  • Posted by GaryL 4 months, 1 week ago
    You need not be a deep thinker to come to this conclusion. You do have to look at the big picture and do so with an open mind and understanding.
    Example; Term Limits- Never going to happen when those who could make such a ruling are the ones who stand to lose the most from it.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 4 months, 1 week ago
    Tom Woods has been one of my sources of libertarian leadership since I first started reading his books back in 2008.

    I am doing what I can to act locally -- West Richland, Washington State ... population 15k.
    If I do not personally run for City Council, I will assist those who do -- and who advance the philosophy of liberty and property. We still have a few good folks on Council. I will work to ensure that they continue to hold their office should they decide to continue in their posts.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 4 months, 1 week ago
    "Two wings of the same bird of prey" it's the only way they could make it fly...otherwise their agenda would have failed...prey upon other weak minded (or brained) collectivist.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 4 months ago
    It feels like they're finally figuring out they're the same. They may even be a majority. It seemed clear to me in 2016 when Bernie Sanders wrote an article published in the NYT that had a line praising then-candidate Trump's protectionism.

    A charismatic American strong, silent, but friendly type could easily unite them under a banner of vague grievance and victimhood. They just yearn for an America that "gives them a fair shake" and stops "piling burdens and guilt on them" and treating them "very unfairly." I think there's no end to powers they wouldn't give to the government,

    "There was a certain naivete in both the Bernie Bros on the left and the MAGA Dudes on the right. They both yearned for an America that gave them a fair shake, that didn’t pile burdens and guilt on them for being white or middle class or, worse, heterosexual."
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