Wednesday, July 10, 2013
WALK LEFT SIDE, SAFE. WALK RIGHT SIDE, SAFE. WALK MIDDLE, SOONER OR LATER GET SQUISH JUST LIKE GRAPE.
This meme so true! Of course the real political spectrum of actual governments the earth over goes like this:
Communism ↔ Socialism ↔ Syndicalism ↔ Oligopolism ↔ Fascism
Bureaucrats dominate with socialism. The troika of bureaucrats, unionists and oligopolists try to co-exist with syndicalism and oligopolists dominate with oligopolism.
Militarism is present always along the spectrum. Unchecked totalitarianism pushes toward the extreme and fosters a rise in militarism at those extremes.
The military dominates the extremes of communism and fascism, partnering with bureaucrats under communism and oligopolists under fascism to maintain control against the people.
Fascists amount to military oligopolists. Communists amount to military socialists. That is what distinguishes fascists on the right and communists on the left, at the ends.
Most politics in most countries ends up being a tug-of-war between the middle three. That is why governments never stop growing. Like bad layers of paint covering over beautifully designed wood, laws accumulate from each preceding group.
In the USA, the backbone of the political spectrum is corporatism, which means living by organizing into groups on the basis of allied interests and seeking codified (legalized) status and privilege for being a member of that group. Most often organization arises around these: academic, agricultural, industrial, ethnic, labor and military.
Under corporatism, you, the individual do not count. You get forced to join a group. Otherwise, you don't get any privileges such as welfare or subsidies.
So it is funny in an odd way when lefties accuse libertarians of being on the right and when oligopolists accuse anarchists of being on the left. Libertarianism and Anarchism are not even of even on this spectrum!
Except for all the greedy who want to gain living standard without earning it by seeking welfare and subsidies from politicians they favor, the rest of us want to be free.
Nothing shall change until you decide to jump from the spectrum and embrace this as you mantra:
Minimal government. Maximal respect.
Those who approve of force to spur on involuntary action lack good arguments. All the left vs right bickering is bickering over whose brand of theft mollifies the masses better.
"Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do 'yes' or karate do 'no.' You karate do 'guess so.'" ~ Miyagi in the Karate Kid