The Republicans Cannot Come Up With A Strong Presidential Candidate In 2012

The problem of having an effective opposition to President Obama in 2012 requires an understanding of the dynamics of the ideological forces that are currently in operation.  The forces on the left are pro-active.  Always looking for socialistic solutions to social problems, the Left constantly agitates for social change in the name of “progress.” Behind their hunger for change there is often a disguised feeling of envy and hatred of those who are better off than they are.  By contrast, the forces on the Right are reactive.  Not having any “new solutions” to offer, they mainly function defensively to oppose the destructive social policies of the Left.

In the past authoritarian era, there were equal numbers of people on the Left and Right and the ideological forces were balanced.  In today’s anti-authoritarian era there is a marked political shift of the political mainstream to the left of center.  This shift includes the population at large as well as both political parties.  As a result, political solutions to social problems are becoming the popular rule despite the fact that there are none. For a candidate on the political Right not to offer political solutions to social problems puts him or her at a disadvantage. All that a responsible candidate can do is to advocate a return to the tried and true ways of the past.

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  1. I would say the conservatives (except maybe sexually healthier people who happen to come from that social strata) represent the “proper” and “established” and “respectful” superficial layer, the outer societally presentable layer of armoring. The leftist looser people represent the “shit coming out” still impotent but letting the secondary layer come out as Reich predicted would have to happen. We have a ways to go but I’d say that the secondary layers must come out, with that comes agitation, secondary sexuality etc..I see a lot of conservatives as really stiffer and sicker if you were to crack through their impressive exterior facade of “establishment” and “respectability” and “authority”…:)


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