This isn’t exactly a campaign article. But I have a few campaign related thoughts to share.
First issue: Talk Radio
I listened to the Fed Radio thing last night (and called in by invitation), which was fun. I usually enjoy listening to those radio shows.
By comparison, Josh runs a more humorous show. I laugh listening to him rant and it can be fun to participate in the chat room or on line. For pure fun, Josh takes the cake in my opinion.
The eNPR seemed boring to me during Pfeiffer’s term, so I stopped listening. I should give it another try, I expect it’s different now.
But the Fed show had a real chemistry with Jefferson Locke, Tiacha, and Duncan Crowe. They stay issue oriented, and the show flows. They have a good show. And while my controversial idea about giving the AFA a seat at the Round Table took a sound beating, I was treated respectfully and given plenty of time to express my thoughts, without interruption.
Kudo’s to the Feds, and the above mentioned folks in particular, for running the best news program of the three, and in an easy to listen to format. Good work.
I’m no longer WTP as of a couple of days ago. I joined because the nation needed another strong T5. They’re that now, as much as can be expected with the population we have. They’re arguably stronger than the USWP. There’s no longer a good enough reason for me to be there.
But the Fed Radio guys had a discussion about PP’s controlling members and member behavior. I’m going to ignore the broader idea of “control” or “controlling people” for now, but I did want to say, specific to my choices the last three months or so, JJ had no control or input what so ever in the choices I’ve made, and to the contrary, I recall at least twice when he expressed his anger with something I’d done.
Which is another reason I’d never remain long in a T5: Any expectation that a player has any responsibility to follow the instructions of a Party President. They don’t, any more than they wish to cooperate.
No one should think I answer to anyone, because I most certainly do not. I’m an independent guy. I like to lead from in front of the crowd, not the middle. I like to follow the roads less traveled.
And while I at times will participate in joint endeavors for the good of a cause, no one ultimately has any responsibility for my choices other than me.
Which brings me to...
My third issue:
You can’t help but have seen the attacks on my character the past couple of days, based on my relationship with the AFA, and my idea that they be included in a Round Table of national peers.
That someone would disagree with my concept is understandable.
But the attacks from a small circle of people have gone so far as to attempt to label me a traitor to the nation.
Frankly, though you might believe otherwise, I’m not fazed by the vitriol. I've actually had a little fun with it. And those of you who have known me 3.5 years scoff at the notion, and rightfully so.
That I take an independent view, and often one which is apart from the prevailing one, is historically within character for me. That I get along with most everyone I know is equally in character.
I do my best to always look for the alternative, there’s always a method to my madness, and I always put the nation’s best interest, as I see it, first.
...what concerns me in primary today is a combination of what the second and third issues above represent, a trend that was inevitable following the implementation of all out war against a perceived domestic enemy; The Red scare, McCarthyism.
Our strength as a people lies in great part in our ability to discuss ideas. We must always encourage free thought, and free expression. To do anything remotely resembling otherwise is contrary to a free society.
Once we begin as a nation to attempt to control ideas and thought, it’s only a matter of time before we splinter entirely as a community. It begins with an individual, spreads to many more. Soon one whole party isn’t patriotic enough.
In the end any opine not originating from the self appointed Stewards of National Thought are reason enough for excommunication, or worse.
I don’t care if you elect me President. I honestly don’t. I’ve run to propose an idea, a concept. And it got your attention. And it’s fine to reject it.
But a few squeaky voices are calling for more than the respectful rejection of ideas.
And that’s a national concern and, ultimately, a greater danger than the AFA will ever be to the nation’s cohesion. Stomp that out before it takes root.
Now, back to my campaigning…
Thoughtful article here
And another one here
Chucky Norris has a legit beef here
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