Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The US mid term elections
I'm just glad I don't have to choose.... but it isn't simple.
Democrats = socialism, big government, moral relativist cultural relativist political correctness
Republicans = big government, theocracy
Libertarian Party (US) = isolationism and moral relativism
so I wont be cheering either way. The USA faces three major threats. These are:
1. Islamist terrorism;
2. New left environmental/socialist activism;
3. Evangelical fundamentalist theocracy.
The first has struck, several times and claimed lives. The second has been growing for the last couple of decades and has a new lease on life, but hasn't directly claimed lives. The third has also been growing in the last 20 years, and it has directly claimed (a handful of) lives.
In the next two years the USA will not become an outpost of environmental lunacy - remember the Senate voted 95-0 against the Kyoto treaty several years ago. In the next two years the USA will not become a theocracy - serious attempts to do so will split the Republicans in two. However, in the next two years the USA will remain the number one target for stone age Islamists.
Which party understands this the best? Which party offers any chance for philosophical redemption in the next two years?
It isn't the Democrats.