Radical Agenda EP283 – Caucus
Here at the Radical Agenda, we’ve come to accept factionalism as factual. Whatever merit there may or may not be to an idea, so long as the selective pressures of an economy permit the survival of parasites, nonsense will thrive. In the absence of such subsidies, it cannot exist. For these reasons and others, very sensible people have long insisted that we just need to rid ourselves of the welfare state, and then all will be well with the world.
There are two rather glaring problems with this strategy. Firstly, we live in a hyperinclusive mass democracy, where courts prevent the President of the United States from guarding our borders during wartime, because they think he’s a racist. Secondly, the entire point of a welfare state is to breed and import more welfare recipients who will vote for it. To put it bluntly, this problem is not going to get solved democratically. While we can celebrate what few electoral victories we may have remaining, any man who isn’t preparing himself for less verbose conflicts, may as well be digging his own ditch.
We are in a fight for our survival, and the weapon in play is the State. The stakes are so high, that our fate may already have been sealed. We are not just trying to delay some future catastrophe. For our people to survive at this point, we will have to cede some territory, and remove the invaders from that which we can still defend. We are literally fighting for nothing short of the survival of the white race, because without the white race, there will be no constitutional conservatism, there will be no such thing as libertarianism. Nobody will ponder about the greater good, or the primacy of the individual. Never again will someone read Lysander Spooner on the floor of the United States Senate. We will instead become every third world hellhole the neocons told us we had to liberate with the blood of our sons, and soon, that of our daughters.
I’m not going to say that our other differences don’t matter. On the right, we have plenty to debate. There is only one binding purpose of the right, and that is to diminish the left. However hard any number of content producers may try to make it seem this way, there isn’t a definitive right wing solution to every calculation. What separates us from our leftist rivals, is that we seek to see the problem solved, and that they seek to say the problem doesn’t exist. The number of ways we might go about solving it, are just as numerous as the number of ways they can go about exacerbating it.
That’s why we have primaries. That’s why I’m a Republican. We, the people who want to solve the problem, debate the best way to do it, and we have a contest to decide who will represent us against our enemies who want to make the problem worse. I could think of better ways to make these decisions, but I suspect things will have to get pretty bad in the West before men wage war against their own governments in hopes of putting an end to democracy.
Until then, this is what we’ve got, and unsurprisingly, it’s not working out very well. Let’s take this Obamacare “repeal and replace” nonsense under a microscope for example. Donald Trump promised to repeal Obamacare, just like every Republican presidential candidate, despite the fact that none of them actually have the constitutional authority to repeal laws. I mean, sure, Congress had no right to pass Obamacare in the first place, but unless you thought our next executive intended to tell Congress and the Courts to burn in hell, the failure of that bill was as predictable as the sunrise.
At first glance, it seems as though Trump, Ryan, and the other supporters of the bill insulted our intelligence by talking about doing it in phases. Without 60 votes in the Senate, they cannot pass anything that cannot be passed under reconciliation, so anything that couldn’t be passed in phase one would require major electoral victories for Republicans in the coming House and Senate races. Unfortunately every subhuman Democrat is on the verge of insurrection, and fairly unlikely to stay away from the polls in 2018 and 2020.
The Republican Party needs to do whatever it can to secure their foothold in the federal government, or we might never recover. So while I sympathize with Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and the “Freedom Caucus” on a lot of things, I’m anxiously awaiting the announcement of their plan to accomplish something other than obstructing the President. We can quibble all we want about how “moderates” should be the ones caving in to the demands of our obviously better ideas, but unless we’re going to chuck them out of helicopters and appoint their replacements non-democratically, the math is not on our side here.
I have no problem referring to the American Health Care Act as “Obamacare Lite” because that’s what it is. It’s just shuffling around the wealth redistribution mechanism a little bit. It’s not a repudiation of the “healthcare is a right” narrative. It completely fails to acknowledge that insurance is supposed to be a financial loss by default. It is exactly what we should expect from a guy like Paul Ryan.
On the other hand, it dramatically cuts taxes on the wealthy, and if they don’t donate those savings to the success of the Republican Party, I’ll gladly join you in calling for their taxes to be increased again. Perhaps more importantly, it defunded Planned Parenthood to the tune of nearly half a billion dollars a year. Taking subsidies away from the nation’s largest abortion clinic, and giving that money back to the people who earned it, seems like a really good way to Make America Great Again.
Defunding Planned Parenthood should have been the headline about that bill. There is no number of future Democrats that Planned Parenthood could have killed in the womb, to make up for the number of Democrats they have made out of white women with their political propaganda. That money would be far better spent in the hands of the Koch Brothers, and Donald Trump’s wealthy friends, than in the hands of Cecile Richards.
It’s a fine thing to have principles. It’s good to deal peaceably and honestly with people who deal with you in the same fashion. It is suicide to adopt the principles of your rivals as your standard of virtue, and to adhere to them even while your rivals do not.
The constitution will not save America, and the only evidence we need of that is the newspaper of any given place on any given day. Ideas can only survive so long as the people who believe in them do, and anyone who believes in freedom had better stop checking the history books for cute ways to talk about ancient documents, and start thinking of creative ways to destroy our enemies before they destroy us.
And speaking of people with misguided ideas about freedom, Ian Freeman joins me in studio today to discuss sanctuary cities. He thinks they’re a great idea, and as you might have gathered, I disagree.
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