A Quick Update on the Common Ground Series

For the last two weeks I have been swamped with work and have not had time to add to the Common Ground series. However, I did update the Books Under Copyright post with suggestions from Grim and Ymar, so that should be good now.

Two more planned posts in the series will cover Daily News and War, and that should catch us up with past discussions.

After I finish covering sources of information and ideas, I would like to begin discussing what we believe are the common problems our nation faces. After that, naturally, I would like to start discussing possible solutions, and finally, how those solutions could be achieved.

That said, I don't foresee having a lot of time to post for the next couple of weeks. Feel free to add sources or discuss any of this in the comments. I'll look back at them when I'm writing future posts, and I plan to try to keep the sources posts updated with new material.


Ymar Sakar said...

I figured out a long time ago that until the Leftist alliance is broken or destroyed, solutions won't work. Because they always get in the way and subvert the solutions for their own evil.

It's like trying to play chess or swim, when something is attached to your arm and is moving it without your will.

Tom said...

Well, then, wouldn't breaking the Leftist alliance be part of any solution?

On the other hand, that's part of democracy. There will always be people who disagree and try to stop any given movement, and that will seem like the system fighting itself.

This is a big complaint I hear from my Progressive friends -- the Republican Tea Party types are keeping government from working efficiently, they say. Then I explain democracy to them, and contrast it with the efficiency of fascism, which is what they seem to want.

Democracy is messy and inefficient, but revolution and civil war are worse, in almost all cases.

Ymar Sakar said...

Well, then, wouldn't breaking the Leftist alliance be part of any solution?

Other than war, almost all civil routes are subverted or corrupted, including elections. So even if something like the Red Pill or the Tea Party want to change America... how are they going to do it? With elections? Then again, how do you fix the nation with elections if elections are broken and the only way to fix the election is by winning one to get power to fix the election... it's a chicken and egg thing, and the Tea Party got close enough that the Left felt the TP needed to be shut down, permanently.

A revolution merely resets the problem back to square 1, it doesn't actually get rid of the problem source. The French eventually figured that out with their "equality".

There's a couple of critical reasons why the Founding Fathers steered the US away from a democracy. Plato's Republic vs Athens and Socrates, was something they would have known about ahead of time.