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  • The Blessing of Divisive Politics

    Posted by Shannon Love on February 19th, 2011 (All posts by )

    William: “I’m sure we can all pull together, sir.”
     
    Vetinari: “Oh, I do hope not. Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.”

    — Terry Pratchett (The Truth)

     

    2 Responses to “The Blessing of Divisive Politics”

    1. Micha Elyi Says:

      And that’s why the Libertarian Party will never amount to a hill of beans – their few beans always scatter on principle!

    2. Shannon Love Says:

      Micha Elyi,

      It does not matter if the party scatters, as long as the ideas scatter even farther. Right now we are seeing a huge uptick in the acceptance libertarian ideals.

      America has always had two major parties and always will (its built into the mathematics of the electoral system.) What actually happens in American politics is that movements form blocks which then eventually coopt one of the two major parties.

      This is what the Tea Party has done.