Mimesis in Politics

Liberal Party Wet Plank

Liberal Party Wet Plank

Politician impersonators are an industry today, but what about political party impersonators? The Liberal Party of America, organized in 1930 to repeal prohibition and blue laws, scared the bejeezus out of the ku-klux and Methodist White Terrors. Sure enough, as soon as its 1931 platform hit the stands, impersonator parties sprouted like toadstools. None of their platforms mentioned repeal. Here’s a sample of the Liberal Party Platform:

Hypocrisy is in the saddle. Mercenary religion is throttling the nation’s life. Paid preachers, quartered in magnificent offices, and working for large salaries, are stifling the life of the people. Some of them are laughing in derision when the poor and the weak are convicted and sent to prison. Some of them are advocating the poisoning of alcohol, so that those who are tempted may die—the sooner the wretches are out of the way, say they, the better for Prohibition. And the Sunday laws—these mercenary preachers are spying around corners to trap the unwary and to fill the jails.

And in both parties there were wets and drys who would exact a shameful straddle upon the paramount question of the day—the paramount question not only in politics, but in life—Prohibition–while the abortive enforcement of an unenforceable law would continue. The Government would keep on with its tragic tyranny of sending twelve hundred men and women to jail every week in the year. The President of the United States would call for more and bigger prisons. The Attorney General would carry out his essential practice of paroling hundreds of victims from their cells—and yet other hundreds—in order to provide space for new prisoners, until he finds himself with six offenders in each cell that was built for one.

The Liberal Party aims at the dissolution of the Ku Klux Klan, because that society, suppressing the social and political rights of Jews, Catholics, and Negroes, is a foul vulture that is eating the heart out of the body politic; and when it was in its greatest power it continued to enroll new thousands in its membership through the encouragement which Mr. Ford gave to its propaganda with his senseless campaign of libel against the Jews.”

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Libertarian impersonators 1932

Looters wasted no time in organizing “Liberty Party” rallies at which the vilest totalitarian collectivists held forth on coercive measures they imagined “freedom” ought certainly to entail. The Kleptocracy could hardly have organized such a slap in the face of the anti-slavery party that toppled the Whigs–not with jobless veterans marching on Washington to cash in Bonus bonds prior to maturity. This was the reaction of parasitical socialism to the emergence of the first approximation to a proto-Libertarian party. This 1932 reaction against libertarians dedicated to the defense of individual rights is by now a familiar sight. It is the exact same thing we are seeing today.

The Democratic and Republican party platforms want your kids in jail, your home and assets forfeited–though the economy be again destroyed to achieve this–and men with guns collecting individual income taxes. Your vote can endorse or forever go on record as opposing this gangland violence. Which will it be?

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Whose job safety does the Supreme Court look out for? Why… that of both of the entrenched parties that nominate, confirm and pay them–who else?

The US Constitution establishes a Supreme Court, but says nothing about political parties. Only the ratification of the communist manifesto income tax plank made it possible for Richard Nixon’s Kleptocracy–from “both sides” of the aisle–to add federal subsidies for entrenched parties to the IRS Code. This he did within 24 hours of the Libertarian Party’s organization. Both Kleptocracy parties are loose agglomerations of mystical and racial collectivists.  Each bunch is hypnotized in the belief that they themselves benefit from the hiring of “our” rotten cur of a politician instead of “that other” lying bastard. The multiplier effect that imparts law-changing clout to smaller third parties is thus completely eclipsed by the stereophonic frenzied rage whipped up by media outlets on the IRS payroll since 1971.

But what happens when a third party emerges, its candidates seeking a clear mandate to vote for freedom as opposed to coercion if elected? The Richard Nixon solution–using the Internal Revenue Service code make transfer payments from your earnings to subsidize the Republican and Democratic soft machines–is not enough. The major parties, like the dupes that elect them, need to be protected from themselves.

The Republican Party, rebuked by wet voters in Great Depression 1932, converted to the Positive Christianity of German National Socialism even as the Dems succumbed once more to the seduction of a slightly different brand of populist collectivism. These are the political ideologies that populate the Supreme Court today. The Supreme Court protects both of the hands that feed it. Even when it appears to be biting one hand or the other, is it in fact preventing some insane faction from again capsizing half of the Kleptocracy from within and opening the door to regime change. There are plenty of examples of this.

When formation of the Libertarian Party with an anti-draft plank threatened the looter entente, the military draft–which the Supreme Court had exempted from the Thirteenth Amendment–was temporarily shifted to a back burner with no further help from the court. But when pro-choice libertarian partisans frightened mystical prohibitionists with possible voter defection, the Supreme Court legalized women’s rights, its vorpal sword striking down State laws that bullied pregnant women. Thus the balance of power within the Kleptocracy was preserved snicker-snack by Court intervention preventing the suicide of its more mystical wing. That mystical wing promptly proceeded toward similar avenues of self-defenestration.

A similar Machiavellian calculus led to the court decision banning the judicial baiting of same-sex couples by those same mystical zealots. The Court’s decision enabled a much-relieved GOP to spread its arms and assure the faithful that its “hands are tied” in time for the 2016 election campaign. The rolling of queers (except where justifiable for asset forfeiture), alas, had to be tearfully deleted from the GOP agenda, and with it (they hope) any incentive for voting for the Libertarian party–whose platform made the decision inevitable.

The important thing to observe here is that the Supreme Court leapt in to force “both” parties to abide by its decision rather than stand at loggerheads and allow non-Kleptocracy candidates pull away spoiler votes.  The last time a genuine third party managed to get some of its own into Congress, in 1892, those infiltrators transformed their entire agenda–Communist Manifesto Plank Two–into federal law and secured absolute control over the Democratic Party for decades.

Another judicial rescue mission occurred in the 1960s. The Court forced ku-klux southerners to stop intimidating and barring black and tan voters, cafeteria customers and schoolchildren. Those decisions allowed the southern Democratic party to assure Grand Goblins of its sympathy, but spread its arms in helplessness because its “hands are tied.”

The jobs-getting success of the Democratic party relies on simultaneously convincing women and gays that it (and not the LP.org) was instrumental in protecting their individual rights from the National Socialists who still write the platform for God’s Own Prohibitionists. The Libertarian Party is running on the record of political change brought about by the spoiler votes cast in support of its platform.

If this helped you better understand Court decisions against the background of realpolitik as she is, think of how much clearer your depositions can sound, or your contracts can read in translation.

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