The poisonous state of American politics is intolerable. If we do not find a way to rein it in, we’ll go the way of Italy or France — or, God forbid, Venezuela. We’re like a dog snapping at its own tail while ignoring the T-bone steak sitting in its food dish. What to do? What to do?
Well, first thing is tune your radios to some music of your choice and eschew the cranks, demagogues, braying asses and mountebanks that spew 24/7/52. Most of these self-proclaimed “journalists” are cast in the mold of Billy Sunday or Che Guevara and are as dumb as dirt. I’ve listened to a few and read their pamphlets and wonder if they can find their hind-ends with both hands. With hysterical tractates and infantile slogans, they bend the minds of those who tune in or subscribe to their yellow rags. They strive to outdo each other in one preposterous notion after another. It’s gotten so bad . . . Well, its gotten bad.
We need to discard our two political parties.
I propose two new ones that will be built on reason and logic — of course if we strove for those two characteristics, we’d have only one party, the Pragmatists but as there will be too many nuances and side issues to be accommodated in the Pragmatists, factions will emerge so we really need two. I propose the Demopublicans and Republicrats. These two should accommodate about eighty percent of our population. The rest of our body politic (and we all know who they are), can form noisy little parties of their own where they can gather and wear lampshades for hats. This will provide lots of material for stand-up comics.
The one thing was must avoid, at all costs: Messing with our Constitution. It ain’t broken, so let’s not fix it.
In coming posts, I’ll talk some about the Demopublicans and Republicrats and their common interests.