A Few Words About Tweedledum and Tweedledee; Hillary and Trump; Democrat and Republican; The Best You Can Do

[Yes the post on Green Pastures FCLO is coming next…]

One thing I’m liking about the left nowadays, is that I see them attacking Trump on principled grounds (morally). I don’t really share their principles, but it’s different than is typical, where discourse is limited to some “calculus” over how different ways checkers get moved around the board, and that “causes” certain consequences, and the antagonism is reduced to ‘will I be better off?’ (all the while they ironically preach altruism as principle). Of course, that’s all silly fantasy, because the checkerboard is as the checkerboard does…and how’s abouts a box ‘o chocolates?

In other words, what’s important in the game of practical politics is engagement in the game. Love and hate are two sides of the same minted coin. Indifference is worthless. It’s all about creating as many “political junkies” as possible, regardless of their Tweedle[d(x)] status. Political junkies are as political junkies do…and how abouts a box ‘o chocolates?

But here’s what I find hilarious in the spectacle. Trump is being roundly ridiculed by the left for simply stating his [stupid] positions frankly and openly. One might even say he’s being honest, or at least truthful. Whether or not he could ever actually accomplish any of this stuff as president is an open question—but one that favors doubt, I believe. But, it’s quite something to watch a guy actually be who he is in this top level of the political arena and have so many people get so gobsmacked over it.


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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