Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Movement and The Decline of the Establishment
There are always two parties, the party of the Past and the party of the Future; the Establishment and the Movement.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Tonight we shall see who wins – the parties of the Past or the parties of the Future; the Establishment or the Movement.
The parties of the Past are committed partisans of both parties concentrated in Washington, D.C.; the Establishment is leaders of those parties and the Movement are populists composed of the disenfranchised and dissatisfied.
It is status quo against status woe.
It is angry emotion against sweet reason.
It is straight talk against silken rhetoric.
It is outsiders against insiders.
It is performance against conformance.
It is what we want against what we have.
It is realities of capitalism against promises of socialism.
It is personal health care against impersonal government care.
It is future Republicans against past Republicans.
It is future Democrats against past Democrats.
It is Independents against Dependents.
It is new coalitions of voters against old coalitions of voters.
It is turn-out against turn-off.
Above all, it is exciting. It pits the Future against the Past. We should all be concerned about the Future. We shall have to live our lives there, and we all want there to be there.