Skip to comments.Our Era's Tom Paine - The Political Class vs. The Rest of Us
Posted on 07/30/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT by MichCapCon
Rush Limbaugh recently dedicated a substantial portion of his show to an incredible article by Angelo M. Codevilla in the current American Spectator: America's Ruling Class And the Perils of Revolution. (Here's the text of Limbaugh's monologue.)
Here's how important I think this article is: It makes me think of Thomas Paine's Common Sense.
Published in January 1776, Paine's most portentuous work "fixed" in written words (like a fly is "fixed" in amber) a lot of things that people intuitively knew and felt but had never heard boldly stated in clear, plain English.
And once the words had been written and read, for the readers there was no going back to their mental status quo ante: All their previously inchoate intuitions, resentments, frustrations, etc., became concrete and perhaps more importantly properly focused. People suddenly knew what their real adversary was and what had to come about.
Note, they still didn't know how to make it come about just that it had to.
The Spirit of '76 was born, leading to Declaration of Independence being signed on July 4.
"Spirit of '10?" I think the modern day "Sam Adamses" probably have more work before that destination is reached, but it could be that a corner has been turned. ..
(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...
“...decisions about their money were being made in bipartisan backroom deals with interested parties, and that the laws on these matters were being voted by people who had not read them, the term “political class” came into use.”
What’s needed is called rebellion...time to water the tree of liberty again...
I heard Rush’s piece on the Ruling Class and the Country Class. Brilliant. True. Damning.
I heard Rushs piece on the Ruling Class and the Country Class. Brilliant. True. Damning.”
Yep. The piece linked to is the thoughts we have aqll expressed on here put into one place.
I had the privilege of speaking at some length with Professor Codevilla some years ago. A truly brilliant man.
That was apparent from his article. The really brilliant ones are the most perspicuous. Obscurity more often than not is a coverup for incompetence.
for later reading
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