Skip to comments.America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
Posted on 03/26/2013 8:51:03 PM PDT by robowombat
As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left, agreed that spending some $700 billion to buy the investors toxic assets was the only alternative to the U.S. economys systemic collapse. In this, President George W. Bush and his would-be Republican successor John McCain agreed with the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Many, if not most, people around them also agreed upon the eventual commitment of some 10 trillion nonexistent dollars in ways unprecedented in America. They explained neither the difference between the assets nominal and real values, nor precisely why letting the market find the latter would collapse America. The public objected immediately, by margins of three or four to one.
When this majority discovered that virtually no one in a position of power in either party or with a national voice would take their objections seriously, that 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.
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I agree- - - it is a tedious, but interesting read, thanks.
Concerning your last sentence: just like Tom Woods. He’s more libertarian than conservative though.
An excellent read. Thank you. We, the Country Class, outnumber the Progressives by huge numbers. We are just too fractured due to the spineless Republicans who, really simply represent themselves. I don’t care how the revolution comes about.
I dont care how the revolution comes about.
This time it might resemble the French Revolution.
Yep. Varmint control. Truly a problem.
ping for later - THX!
indeed, a great read. thanks for the post. i’ve read parts of this elsewhere but not all together in a coherent form as here.
this man Codevilla is butressing his rhetoric with quotes from Lincoln, Madison, and God Himself. he distinguishes true reason and science from the leftist’s junk science. he argues against macro-evolution and for home-schooling. he argues for the family as a unit and not “families” as does the leftist. finally he argues for traditional marriage.
all of that makes him a true conservative in my book. there is not an ounce of neo-con or libertarianism in this work, imo. the work is a *tour de force* summary of the historical roots of the one-party rule that currently afflicts America. he writes like he’s channeling the tea party and its purposes. he has the leftists of both parties down perfectly.
as far as the country party goes, he worries that it would shred the Constitution as much as the leftists. he has a point. Codevilla correctly argues that jerrymandering is a leftist tool of both parties to subvert republican government as invisioned by the founders. i’ve seen people here on FR advocating the same jerrymandering to enhance republican party rule.
i can’t resist some great quotes from such a long piece:
“Eventually, pretending forcibly that valueless things have value dilutes the currencys value for all.”
—everything the leftists in both parties do, attacks the value of the dollar, the accumulated wealth of the civil society.
“...the process by which party has become [snip] important began with the Supreme Courts 1962 decision in Baker v. Carr which, by setting the single standard one man, one vote for congressional districts, ended up legalizing the practice of gerrymandering, concentrating the opposition partys voters into as few districts as possible while placing ones own voters into as many as possible likely to yield victories. Republican and Democratic state legislatures have gerrymandered for a half century. That is why todays Congress consists more and more of persons who represent their respective party establishments...”
this is the bedrock of the power that keeps leftists like boehner, cantor and mccarthy in power over conservatives from conservative power bases in the south. yes jerrymandering is wrong, and harmful to representative government.
read later ping
Very well thought out.
The “country party” is nearly out of options, realizing it needs to arm itself, while The ruling party, disguised as the DHS, is trying to stop them. I think the ruling party figured out there is going to be a fight before we did.
The article skins the elitist Washington beast and exposes the bones of the monster and its connective tissues for all to see.
Excellent analysis and historical record.
"...while most Americans pray to the God who created and doth sustain us, our ruling class prays to itself as 'saviors of the planet' and improvers of humanity."
Monsters - all of them. Mass-murdering monsters.
An old article but a significant one. Heres the real conspiracy for all the conspiracy nuts. Codevilla speaks a truth that few can be bothered to hear. Especially in light of Quigleys work.
If anyone's looking for a definition of "progressive" in the political context, there ya go.