Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tea Party R.I.P. 2012

The New York Times declared the Tea Party dead.

As far as I can tell. The Times is correct.

As pointed out in the last post. There is not a single future event on the Utah United calendar. During the Tea Party, I made a list of all the Tea Party and 9/12 sites I could find in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Most of the sites have gone dark.

The death of the Tea Party fills me with sorrow.

The Tea Party was the one spark of hope that there were people willing to stand up for the American Experiment in Self Rule.

Sadly, my experience with the Tea Party was not productive. During 2009 and 2010, I spent every penny to attend and support Tea Party efforts. My specific goal was to find people brave enough to discuss Free Market Health Care Reform.

By Free Market Health Care Reform, I mean alternatives to insurance. The thesis I wished to present is: "The problem in health care is the use of group-funding for individual consumption, and the solution is to restore the concept of self-funded care."

I put together a math based presentation that shows that self-funded care is not only is is possible, it is preferable to group funded care. Creating an alternative to group insurance based on self-funded care restore the pricing mechanism and realign the medical industry to the needs of the patient.

The program could have been used politically to defeat Obama in 2012. The insurance mandate in PPACA is the weak point of ObamaCare. Republicans could have attacked the weak point in ObamaCare if they were brave enough to discuss alternatives to insurance.

In 2009 and 2010, I spent all my savings trying to find a group interested in restoring America. I started with the ambitious goal of finding twelve people interested in free market health care reform. I cut it in half to six and now consider the idea of three people interested in the subject outlandish.

Several times I got close to the goal of getting six people in a room to discuss free market health care reform.

But in every case, a group of dull witted thugs called "conservatives" would stomped down their iron boots on our throats and silence the conversation.
Modern Conservatism, as you all know, traces back to a royalist by the name of George Hegel (1770 – 1831). In the game of modern dialectics one uses terms related to freedom in ways that result in a centralized state and economy.

During the Tea Party, conservatives encouraged agitation against Obama, but actively suppressed debate about real alternatives.

The goal, you see, was to capture ObamaCare.

The duplicity of this goal reached its absurd heights when Republicans gleefully nominated Mitt Romney (The Father of RomneyCare) to run against Obama. PPACA simply took Mitt Romney's Massachusetts plan and imposed it on a national level.

Can you believe it? Republicans actually had such a contemptuous view of the American people that they felt they could pull of running the Father of RomneyCare in a campaign against the Father of ObamaCare when the two plans are all but identical.

I guess the game is not that surprising when on realizes the nature of modern dialectics. The Modern Dialectics at the heart of Modern Conservatism is a game in which uses freedom-rhetoric to gain and centralize power.

Conservatives saw the Tea Party used the Tea Party as a tool of agitation while plotting in the background to capture PPACA.

The historical fact is that Republicans used the Tea Party to attack their partisan foe. At the same time Republicans actively suppressed debate about free market health care.

Now, the Tea Party is dead.

The Republican goal of capturing PPACA failed in 2012.

The right might try reviving the Tea Party in 2013, but do you think anyone will actually fall for it?

Personally, I fear that conservatives effectively killed both the Tea Party and Campaign for Liberty and that the opportunity to restore the vision of the US Founders has been lost for a generation.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Utah Untied

With the Utah Color project, I follow local community events very closely.

Through te years I've noticed that there are hundreds of events about expanding the state. Ninety plus percent of the public events I've attended in this state are about expanding the state and curbing individual freedom.

The voices for freedom in this state never do anything.

I was just looking through the Utah United calendar. This calendar was set up in 2010 by some group claiming to be conservative defenders of freedom.

There is not a single future event listed in the calendar.

For the last four years, I've been trying to find someone, anyone, willing to spend an afternoon talking about free market health care reform. So, I've followed this calendar since its inception.

I've made repeated attempts to contact the group, only to be brushed off.

I am screaming upset at the point that Conservatives push everyone aside with their claims of being defenders of freedom, then never do anything to advance the cause of freedom.

The group complains that the Utah media doesn't give them enough air time. But they don't get it.

It is not the media that's the problem. The problem is that Conservatives (at least in Utah) never do anything interesting.

The media is driven by the story. If freedom loving groups did things that were interesting, they would get media.

By being closed minded and failing to act, Conservatives undermine the cause of liberty. I believe that people would love to be active in defending the American experiment in self-rule. But that cannot happen as long as conservatives slam the door and shut everyone out.

The Utah United calendar is empty for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

I want to act. It is driving me crazy that there is no one within 500 miles of Salt Lake interested in defending freedom; so I am back to thinking of hitting the road and creating a traveling show that discusses health freedom.

The experiment in self-rule started by the Founders of the US was a good thing. There has to be someone, somewhere interested in preserving it.
There is nothing happening in Utah, so I am thinking

Monday, December 10, 2012

Yelling Fire in a Burning Theater

In America we've reached the point where a person who stands up and yells "Fire!" in a burning theater will immediately be vilified as an alarmist, then be accused of setting the fire by the media and held at fault for the fire's damage in the public mind.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A Scary Distortion of Truth

The classical liberal view was that there is a truth, but that individual humans (or human institutions) don't know it.

The Mormon doctrine appears to be that Truth flows through the political hierarchy of The Church to the people. The degree to which truth flows through one's mouth is relative to how much power they've amassed in the Church.

This absurd notion that one's group owns the truth and everyone else is an evil gentile destroys the ability to communicate.

The video below, which I suspect was enacted, shows how the LDS Church ingrains this negative même into the thoughts of its young adherents: (NOTE: I have been to testimonials in which people were made to stand and declare their fealty to the hierarchy.)

The idea that there is a truth, but that we don't know the truth, can lead to wonderful discoveries as people pursue the truth.

The notion that truth flows through a political hierarchy is destructive. Trying to communicate with people who've gone through this indoctrination is next to impossible.

Interestingly, this notion that truth flows through a political hierarchy has the same effect as the idea that truth is relative.

If one holds that truth is relative, then the question arises: Truth is relative to what?

Moral relativists tend to conclude that truth is relative to political power, and that might makes right.