Tuesday, September 06, 2005

State Government

Given Clinton's success with socially moderate, business oriented, small government Republicans--why not just be a Democrat? Is it because you're afraid of even trying to do business with the old left wing should they regain control? That's reasonable, since that's precisely the reason so many Kerry voting Northeasters won't entertain perfectly sane paleoconservative ideas. There really is a lot of compromise potential in America. But we need to change the questions we ask.

There is something in the nature of modern business that frightens people. It's sheer scope is somehow unsettling. And now, with the end of oil and questions about sustaining our way of life gaining prominence, the institutionalized rapaciousness of corporations, and their humanity before the law, may need to be rethought.

We are not anti-business in the sense that we are fundamentally opposed to trading goods and services, or creating wealth. But it does seem to some people that some other people have a lot of money, and quite a lot of explaining to do too. There are other ways to create wealth, there has to be. Communism was about equal distribution; tomorrow's about equal contribution, or really the opportunity to contribute. The Washington Consenus has failed. Not miserably, but more than enough for people who don't have a few generations to sit around and wait to notice. Now, I'll be the first to admit I don't have the first fucking idea how this should be done, but I am sure George Bush's neo-Ricardian wet dream isn't it.

Back to the issue: State vs Federal government. This is just light years off the radar. Honestly, if that was really what's at stake here, and not defending ourselves from your lunatic fundamentalist cousins and their "Our lives suck, yours should too" revolution, legions of Clinton Republicans would come back to the table, and you could get control of your party back.


At Wed Sep 07, 07:11:00 PM GMT-5, Blogger Logan said...

hell yea STATES RIGHTS!!!!

At Wed Sep 07, 07:17:00 PM GMT-5, Blogger Logan said...

Everyone does not have to be financially equal. If someone has a great idea and makes billions that is his right. Everyone else had the same opprotunity. He should not be punished for his success. If there were no incentive to be better and work harder americans would be a bunch of half assers because it didn't matter. That is exactly what happened to the soviet union. And that is exactly how canadian doctors ore too.

At Wed Sep 07, 09:48:00 PM GMT-5, Blogger Gabe said...

I agree, and nowhere in this post do I say otherwise. In fact, I specifically defended the principle of building wealth.


Post a Comment

<< Home