Sunday, October 22, 2023

Would You Rather Be Governed by Totalitarians or by Fools?

By Mark Lewis |

AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

Washington, D.C., is the major problem in America today.  That city is destroying the country because it is providing absolutely no leadership morally, fiscally, politically, or in any other measure true leaders need.  A brief description of that cesspool follows, and, of course, it has spread its tentacles throughout the nation.

We have two political parties.  One is a totalitarian party. The Democratic Party consists entirely of people who crave power, who want to control you, dominate your life, who simply believe that government is the source of all wisdom and authority, and that they are the ultimate possessors of the former and thus should have all of the latter.  The Democratic Party is pure evil.  There is no such thing as a “good Democrat,” not in political office.  That is a contradiction of terms, an oxymoron.  

People who believe in murdering unborn babies, mutilating children for the pleasure of sexual perverts, who lie incessantly about things such as climate change and COVID vaccines, who allow men to be “women” and visa-versa; racists who permit crime to run rampant in their streets and let countless possible terrorists freely into the country to threaten the people they are sworn to protect and serve; degenerates who enact policies that are causing countless millions of Americans to struggle financially and live on the edge of poverty due to higher fuel, food, and housing costs, and who ultimately want to tell everyone what kind of vehicle they can drive or food they can eat—such people are not “good” by any definition of that word except their own warped, subjective standard.  And they crave total power to enact the agenda and measures above, forcing you to submit.  

The only “freedom” Democrats believe in is what they will ALLOW you to have, and, of course, that is not “freedom” at all, as I can tell you from living in China. While its official name is “Democratic Party," its true name is “Totalitarian Party,” because that, not democracy, is what they believe in.

On the other side of the aisle, there is the goofball Republican Party.  We have come to facetiously call that party the “Stupid Party,” and the last week’s activities in Washington, D.C., is a perfect example of why.  I wasn’t disappointed that Kevin McCarthy was removed as speaker of the House.  But neither am I surprised at the current bungling, in-fighting, spite, and downright—stupidity—of the Republicans in the House as they flounder in trying to elect another speaker.  

The Totalitarian Party, in true totalitarian fashion, has voted 100 percent against any candidate (Jim Jordan especially) that the Republicans have tried to elect.  But, of course, the Democrats couldn’t stop the Republicans from electing whoever they wanted to, if the Republicans would vote in solidarity.  But the Republicans don’t do that.  In one sense, that is not a bad thing; debate is good and healthy, something the Democrats never allow any more.  But the perception of bumbling stupidity is NOT a good thing, and that is the major perception Republicans are now leaving with the American people.

I don’t believe every Republican in Congress is a fool.  I think there are some good, decent, moral people in the Republican Party, even in Washington, D.C., who truly want to do the right thing for the American people, and defend the natural rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that our Founders wrote a Constitution to protect.  There are some non-fools in the Republican Party.  Give me a few minutes and I might even be able to name one or two for you.

But that small group—whoever they are—certainly does not constitute the majority of the Republican Party.  The Ronna McDaniels, Mitch McConnells, Lindsey Grahams, Mitt Romneys, Nikki Haleys, and other such Swamp Creatures Of Their Ilk are far, far too numerous, and continue to lead the party to defeat after disaster after futile, bungling failure.  The Republican Party is simply not good at “government,” and that is not altogether a bad thing, either.  We don’t want too much of that stuff.  Government is ALL the Totalitarian Party wants, and they intend to put it before you and cram it down your throat.  The Republicans don’t even know what is on their plate.  

So, this leads me to the question in the title of this column:  would you rather be governed by totalitarians or by fools? Sadly, that seems to be our only choice at the moment.  Given a choice between those two, I will take fools over murderers any day of the week.  Totalitarianism gives us no freedom.  Stupidity is not a good thing, but unfortunately, true freedom does give people the right to be ignorant and act foolishly.  Such is the cost of freedom—as long as it lasts.

The answer to this conundrum is in proper education.  As Thomas Jefferson wrote, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”  Because the American education system is totally in the toilet now, that “state of civilization” Mr. Jefferson spoke of is about to disappear.  Barbarism, almost by definition, demands totalitarianism to control it.  The Democrats know that, which is exactly why they are doing everything they can to turn barbarians loose in the country.

We can only vote for the people who run for office.  And, in recent decades, the Republicans who have been on the ballot have tended to be...fools.  They have succumbed to The Swamp.  We need to find God-fearing, truly educated, intelligent, decent, moral, and courageous people to run for political office.  We need those Americans in the majority in Washington, D.C. and state governments.  I don’t know how to find them.  But that’s what we need.

Otherwise, we will be governed either by totalitarians or by fools.