The Blessing of Divisive Politics

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 thoughts on “The Blessing of Divisive Politics”

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

  2. 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.

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