The "Corrupt" GOP Critical InformationSubmitted by gmason08 on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 13:57
There have been countless posts and comments that express a sentiment decrying the "Corrupt GOP" in those specific words or words to that effect.
While it is true that, at a minimum, the individuals holding positions of power in the GOP are, without exception, 100% corrupt; viewing the problem we must overcome to succeed, with that view, will cause our movement to fail.
The critical reality we face is that the entire system has been completely corrupt for a very long time. We are witnessing part of the reality of the all encompassing corruption, the GOP part, because we have been getting deeper into the GOP part of the totally corrupted total system.
If we had gone as deep in the DEM Party process as we have in the GOP Party process, we would have exposed and witnessed exactly equal levels of corruption.
It is critical for the movement to not think in terms of PARTY; any Party. Parties are one of the key tools used to maintain the corruption by keeping the non-corrupt powerless. It is also critical for the movement to not think in terms of "LEADERS" because this is also a critical tool for keeping power as the exclusive domain of the corrupt. If our goal is a return to a state where each of us are at LIBERTY to LEAD our own lives as our own LEADER-Why do we have so many among us constantly looking for and promoting "LEADERS" to Lead us to an end state of No Leaders?
PARTIES and LEADERS-CONCENTRATE POWER-allowing corruption to take firm root and persist because it makes it economically feasible for the few that are ruthlessly and permanently corrupt to elevate themselves to the few critical positions of CONCENTRATED POWER that control every decision of consequence.
Coming away from what we have experienced and witnessed to date that it is all due to a "Corrupt GOP" understates the true problem we face and fosters a view that will waste precious time before the true problem is dealt with effectively.
A final critical truth to come to grips with, the sooner the better; the LIBERTARIAN party is not exempt from "Party/Leader" corruption because anything that concentrates power fosters and ensures corruption. If you are currently of the view things would be different if only the levers of power were in the hands of Libertarian Party humans, then respectfully you are incorrect. Such views arise from a misunderstanding of how power concentration and human nature combine, proven repeatedly true throughout history, to the benefit of the humans with concentrated power and the detriment of the humans that are powerless.
Anything that concentrates power fosters corruption; dispersal of power fosters Individual LIBERTY which is the ultimate weapon against corruption and tyranny. The Framers understood this clearly-thus the U.S. CONSTITUTION as written and intended. The corrupt also understand this clearly-thus all the moves we see by them, large and small, to concentrate power in a few hands.
The entire concentrated power system is CORRUPT-because corruption works to concentrate power because concentrated power is the natural state of corruption.
The GOP is corrupt. We see the GOP corruption clearly because we are deep into the power centers of the GOP branch of the concentrated power corrupt system. It is not that the GOP is uniquely corrupt-it is that we have been in an increasingly better position to witness the concentrated power corruption system as it plays out in the GOP subset of the concentrated power systems corrupt whole. That reality would be the same if we could peer closely into the DEMS and any other label that is applied to a system that allows tremendous power in a few hands.
Please understand the truth of the above because until the critical mass of those in the movement understand that truth we have no hope of ultimate success in our quest for LIBERTY.
Thank you for reading and pondering this ultimate core of the problem we face.
Also, I request your + vote and comment/bump to allow all the opportunity to ponder this issue. Thanks in advance.