The Beginnings of a Plan
24 Mar 2009 15:56
The Tired Donkey made several points yesterday that should be reviewed briefly before continuing: (1) the current Tea Party movement suffers from a surfeit of anger accompanied by a lack of ideas; and (2) to be effective, any “movement” must have intellectual vigor, a direct action component and pressure applied at a tipping-point. Let us also remember the Tired Donkey’s purpose: to serve as a beacon of light in the quest for a fair tax system in which every potential taxpayer pays something to help maintain this great country. The Tired Donkey’s purpose is not to make sure that our government spends its tax dollars wisely; he is sympathetic to the donkey Tea Party cause, but a donkey can only get serious about so many causes at a time. And—it turns out—the Taxpayer Tea Party donkeys need to abandon their cause for a bit and join the Tired Donkey’s cause because they can’t get what they want unless the Tired Donkey gets what he wants first. Allow the Tired Donkey to explain what he means.
The Tired Donkey has pointed out elsewhere that the Democrats and Republicans are Myrmidon Donkeys bent on taking your tax money to court Freeloader votes; the Republicans talk a good game from time to time, but the result is always the same: fewer and fewer donkeys shouldering more and more of the tax burden. And when you combine the ranks of the Freeloaders with the ranks of the pitiful Stockholm Donkeys, you arrive at a number that is more than half of the electorate. In short, loyal donkeys are under siege and in the minority. So. Where does this leave us? The Tired Donkey will tell you.
As we have seen, more than half the people in this country don’t give a damn about how your tax dollars are spent because they either pay no taxes or have been co-opted by those who pay no taxes. The Myrmidon Donkeys know they no longer need donkey votes to maintain the power that feeds them, and so they have no incentive to spend donkey dollars wisely. The only way to change this is to strike fear in the hearts of the Myrmidon Donkeys. To do this, we need only release the Stockholm Donkeys from the thrall of the Freeloaders and give the public-spritied Freeloaders—and there are many of those despite what you may believe—a cause they can believe in. This, of course, is more easily said than done, but if we can harness the anger afoot in the land to create a fair-tax majority, we can all get what we want. More tomorrow.