George F. Will
Ordinarily I pay little attention to the columnist George F. Will and his conservative ilk.
But now, with his column about Trump, I have a sneaking respect for anyone that can call out a bully and compare him to a “panting puppy”.
George is afraid that Trump is destroying the Republican Party.
It sure looks like a great division is growing between the sad bully and his supporters, and the rest of the country.
Let us take a look at what we face if by the year 2020 we had only one political party of note, run by a woman, and two or three splinter republican Tea Parties and Retro Conservatives.
The traditional conservatives seem to be an aging dying breed. The bully of the hour, Trump, is getting the attention and approval of those segments of the population that did not benefit from any increase in the economics of the world.
This is because the people like Trump and the rich cronies of the Koch Brothers have the money, and don’t want to share it.
They would like to privatize Social Security, which was to provide for the elderly, and make it a cash cow for inside traders.
The rich have no compunctions for taking ever more money from the pockets of the working poor, and then selling them a line of B.S. that the government is the enemy.
Being a one party nation could be a good thing.
It has happened, and history gives us the example.
Once there was a one party that ruled the country in question for 45 years.
During that time the social safety net was improved so that a bad harvest year did not mean starvation for the farmers.
The laws to protect the elderly and the poor were administered locally
This one party also expanded the nations’ overseas trade and worked tirelessly to pit one adversary against the other, so that it was not necessary to put “boots on the ground” in any foreign country.
There were some incursions, but when the real war came, it was a large invasion, but repelled by superior naval power and favorable winds.
The government standardized the currency to allow better overseas trade and exploration, and supported the science progress of the day. There was a great flowering of the arts, with many popular plays and musical offerings written
Forty five years of stability meant that farmers could count on a market that was going to be there, and not subjected to armies raging through every six months, or bomb plots to destroy government buildings.
This stability was achieved through a superior spy system, deep surveillance, and strict laws for the common man.
No one had “freedom of speech” as we know it, and treason was often the cause of a final settlement with the head removed from the perpetrator.
It was all done by following the laws laid down by the leader of the one party, from which we are the beneficiaries up to this day.
The leader of this one party was a short, skinny, red headed strong willed female, who had a high forehead, long nose, pursed lips, and which no amount of makeup and bejeweled neck ruffles could hide the pock marked cheeks.
Yes, Mr. Trump would have had a field day with insulting this female as being a “dog” with all her physical shortcomings.
He also would have wound up in the tower of London waiting for the ax man.
So if we wind up with one party after 2016, and the leader is a woman, I hope she can take a lesson from Queen Elizabeth I, (1558-1603) who did not let men rule her or her nation.