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Who is the legitimate heir?

September 20, 2010

It’s very interesting watching all the bickering over what tea parties are or are not, who’s legitimately allowed a say in how the country is run and why – particularly by those who are used to being around the halls of power. Whether to write about the powerful, annoy the powerful, organize the powerful, exercise power themselves – no matter whether it’s the gentry liberals, their “enforcers” who could double for mafia thugs, the writers who wish for both a more liberal day AND more control over what people read.

They’ve lost control of the message and they are NOT happy.

The argument is really over legitimacy – as Arthur C Brooks puts it, he and Congressman Paul Ryan “…. are looking for ways to stop the rapidly expanding state from destroying its own legitimacy.”

From Hot Air & Pundit/Pundette: “The GOP establishment sees us just as liberals do, as incompetents in need of babysitting. And when the people make it clear they’ve had enough of the status quo, Gerson and company call them “childish.”

Oh, and this one from the Telegraph:President Obama’s political advisers, …are considering a range of ideas, including national advertisements, to cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists,

Then there’s more – from Lori Zignato: ‘As S.E. Cupp says in the movie, “Women like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are really the unintended consequences of the women’s liberation movement. For liberal feminists, this was not what they bargained for.”…Thank you, feminists! By ignoring you and your harmful agenda, we *have* come a long way, baby.’

The really curious thing is how disorganized it’s making the base who seem to be very used to getting voting blocks to do their will. Other than public sector unions, who are managing to overcome less ‘in the pocket’ politicians, everyone is equally annoyed at their sudden inability to be in control of a bunch of “special interests”

They’re like the barons in the Arthurian legends who were so used to warring & arguing with themselves over who got to be king, they ignored the rightful ruler in their midst.

Thus the barons strove, quarrelled, and made warfare, the while the years passed, and the glory of the realm waxed dim. But there dawned a day when the barons were as weary of themselves, and their claims, as the country was, and were not unwilling that from among them one should be chosen to be king.

….Whoso shall lift this sword from the stone and the anvil” – so read he, for so it was written “the same is rightly born King of England.”

Just to send a reminder, wouldn’t it be great if a semi-“illegitimate” (as far as the gentry politicians and their media supporters are concerned) son or daughter finds their way to the forefront & we can continue to have the necessary balance of power re-direct without all the issues that the European Continent experienced in the 20th century? That’s really the true test of democracy – can the country reform itself from the bottom up without becoming Robespierre’s France, the Kaiser’s Germany or Lenin’s Russia?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 21, 2010 5:27 am

    Very apt comparison. And yes, we can. (smirk)

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