Sep 23 2009

Political Industrial Complex Under Fire

Published by at 12:18 pm under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

I am a conservative centrist. I lean to the GOP as long as it doesn’t get taken over by the far right. I am an Independent, and have been since Ronald Reagan. I came to reject the robotic mind set of both parties early in life. I think I represent a growing trend in America – I oppose the Political Industrial Complex which seems hell bent on telling everyone how to live, and are nothing more than an ATM machine to play God in their own image.

I define the Political Industrial Complex as the career politicians, their handlers, their lobbyist power brokers and the news media talking heads who try and craft how we should all think. Just like there once was a rising protest over the so called military industrial complex (of which I am a part in many ways) in the 1970’s, this ex-hippy along with many others have come to realize there is nothing wrong with America that needs fixing. The cancer is the Political Industrial Complex – which needs to be excised and replaced with new leaders, new ideas and built upon the premise that less control and intrusion on every day life is better. Less meddling allows us to create, build and advance ourselves and society as a whole.

We don’t need social engineers in DC and the top media outlets to explain things for us. In fact, we find it is usually the other way around – we need to explain to the elitists in their little bubbles what the real world outside the beltway is all about.

2010 is shaping up to be an interesting election – where both parties are facing a strong desire in the electorate to not remake America, but to remake our political process and tear down the political powers that mute our views and go against our collective will.

I am not the only one who sees this coming. For example:

Across the nation, there is a sense that average Americans are being hurt by powerful forces that prosper at their expense, in an economy that is unfair, with institutional, financial and political power aligned against them.

This feeling is shared by Tea Party demonstrators, jobless workers and small-business owners who find that banks won’t lend them money while their credit card interest rates rise to punishing levels, workers who lose their health insurance and young people who will be forced to pay back mountains of debt piled high by the gluttony of their elders.

The great fault line in American politics today is not Democratic versus Republican, left versus right or black versus white. It is between the core political and financial power centers and the great silent majority of Americans who want to work hard, play fair, build a better life for their families and be treated fairly by government and business alike.

This is not some mythical rise of the silent majority – it is a measurable backlash brewing that will rally behind anyone who is ready to dismantle the Political Industrial Complex’s hold on this great nation and its people:

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 36% who are Very Angry.

Adding to the voter frustration is the fact that 60% believe neither Republican nor Democratic political leaders have an understanding of what is needed today.
Among those who are Very Angry about government policies, 80% say that neither political party’s leaders have the answers.

Neither party is listening. What we have are zealots left and right screaming their preferred world views and insulting anyone who disagrees with them. Ronald Reagan’s shining city on the hill does not include DC anymore. And it shouldn’t.

We need fresh blood, which can act maturely and civilly, and combine the good ideas and good intentions of America, not divide it. This will be the century of the independent centrists, and given how the two fringes have behaved, it is about damn time.

It is “We The People” – not “We The All-Knowing Political Experts Who Will Save Humanity From Itself”. Time to clean house and dismantle this mess.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Political Industrial Complex Under Fire”

  1. Rick C says:

    More than just new leadership, we need new rules. Time in Congress seems to be very corrupting. Steven Den Beste posted 10 changes he would make to the US Constitution to address the worst of the abuses:

    However, I will add that if you look at the comments, there are a lot of additions and enhancements. That points out the difficulty of three quarters of the states calling for a constitutional convention. There is no telling where it would lead.


  2. Frogg1 says:

    Say on, say on.

  3. Frogg1 says:

    I also see a lot of Thomas Sowell’s “A Conflict of Visions” going on right now.

    A 37 minute video interview with Sowell on this topic can be found here:

    Bill Whittle also has a video of some of his thoughts about Sowell’s theory here:

    as Whittle says, “Sowell argues that when it comes to the culture wars, each of us will be drawn to a specific trench not because of policies or parties but rather because of the vision we may hold of human beings and how they are constructed.”

    In the first video, Sowell points out that America was founded on a “constrained vision”; but, we now have the first true “Unconstrained vision” President.

    Thought provoking stuff.

  4. kathie says:

    Very interesting piece on the real costs of health care and comparing our true costs to Europe. Obama and his number crunchers are not quite telling the truth.

    John Lott
    – September 23, 2009
    LOTT’S NUMBERS: The Truth About Obama’s Health Care Plan, Part 2
    As we get wealthier, why should Americans avoid spending more on bigger houses or nicer cars or better health care? Why not be happy that we can now afford hip replacements in old age and diagnose cancer earlier?

  5. Frogg1 says:

    Here’s my guy for the job:

    The Wakening Tapes: The Firesale of American Security


    Rep. McCotter Discussing National Security, Economy, on America’s Morning Newsroom (Washington Times)

  6. […] I have been writing about the Political Industrial Complex for a some time now. Since I first used and defined the term last September I have used it in many posts to define the elitist who run this country and show how they are opposing the average America people who this country is all about, culminating in this post yesterday. […]

  7. Neo says:

    Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published — just as I had envisioned it in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from “his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers.”

    To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, “These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers.” Andersen quotes a Hyde Park neighbor, “Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together. It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both.”