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03/19/2005: Resistance Will Be Futile

Every once in a Blue Moon I find myself inexplicably aligned and in agreement with a comment from David Brooks (NY Times). Today is one of those moments, but is limited to this short quote taken from his column: The Do-Nothing Conspiracy. Though I have No Idea why and what his title has reference too -- since he posits a total re-vamp of the current political parties. Be that as it may, here it is --from David Brooks:

"The party alignments have been pretty stable over the past few generations, but there's no reason to think they will be in the future. The Whig Party died. The Progressive movement arose because the parties seemed stagnant a century ago. I wouldn't be surprised if some anti-politician emerged - of the Schwarzenegger or Perot varieties - to crash through the current alignments and bust heads.

I wouldn't be surprised if many of today's politicians decided to reorient their careers. I meet too many who are quietly alarmed by the looming fiscal catastrophe and who know that if their party doesn't tackle this problem, it simply won't be relevant to the issue that will dominate politics for years to come."

Now, anyone who'd been following my charming yet inspired megalomaniac rants and raves KNOWS I've been advocating for a societal/political re-vamp as well. Though I expect there would be some "resistance" to my over-arching ideas (but eventually I expect "resistance will be futile" to this momentus change), I'd be willing to accept David's prognostication.

Let's get started with some "anti-politician [emerging]- of the Schwarzenegger or Perot varieties - to crash through the current alignments and bust heads." Just as a sort of a Politcal Ice Breaker, Get the Ball Rolling, temporary Stop-Gap measure; This could work for me.

Karen on 03.19.05 @ 07:11 AM CST

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