Quote of the day–Wilhelm Reich

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.


Wilhelm Reich
[I’m thinking of dominate political ideologies of Democrats and Republicans. Extraordinarily powerful social realities with the utility of the bubonic plague. That sounds about right.


The major political parties appear to have no principles or underlying philosophy. As near as I can tell they are merely coalitions of people in desire of fame/power/money. Political ideologies based on consistent philosophies such as the Constitution Party or the Libertarian Party are for the most part unable to achieve power. This is in part because they are consistent philosophies which makes them less willing to compromise.


I sometimes fantasize of creating a political system that makes such coalitions of zero or negative value but have been unsuccessful of anything approaching something feasible. I keep coming back to enumerated powers such that the coalitions can’t exceed certain boundaries. We tried that once and look at what we have now. There needs to be a “Fourth Branch of Government” or something that does nothing but permanently nullify laws and remove politicians who voted for them from government if something like 10% of the members think the law violates the constitution.–Joe]

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  1. I was talking with some one who suggested that finding flawed or poorly written laws and court decisions should be a competitive event like debate teams and spelling bees; so that when people enter law practice and politics, they are well practiced at recognizing bad laws and flawed court decisions. Then maybe a law could be passed that required one or more bad laws to be repealed before any new ones could be passed. Unfortunately I’m not sure how you could define “bad laws” to prevent politicians from repealing truly good laws they disagree with. It seems like no matter what happens, evil people are attracted to positions of power in the government and good people avoid those positions. Unless the sheeple wake up, we are doomed to be led by scum.

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