I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Person


“…”He [the revolutionary] is damned always to do that which is most repugnant to him: to become a slaughterer, to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered, to whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves by whipped, to strip himself of every scruple in the name of a higher scrupulousness, and to challenge the hatred of mankind because of his love for it – an abstract and geometric love.”
Arthur Koestler

The Pink Flamingo detests populist uprisings.  The image on the right show show any good tea party patriot why.  Populist movements, if they are allowed to simmer and fester into the pure hate that they become, eventually destroy and ruin lives.

No, we aren’t even close to something like the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, but the Ron Paul Bot Losertarian dribble base is in the process of conducting their own reign of terror.  They are aided and abetted by the pandering talking heads of the far right.  Very few of them have the courage and the intellectual honesty to

It is called the Republican Creed.

The Pink Flamingo has noticed that there are some losertarian types who are trying to hijack it, but then, what else does one expect of a bunch of losertarians.

There is this current vogue to be “common” not to be an elite.  I swear it is propelled by Rush Limbaugh’s rather pathological hatred of the “country-club” types, even though the only ones remaining alive are so pickled in their martinis that they are not even pulling the strings in the GOP.

Consider the following tripe that is bordering on something out of the Russian Revolution:

“…Because, you see, there are never enough Capital-C Conservatives to carry the tide. We’ve always needed the small-c folks to vote our way, and in normal times moderate (or moderate-sounding) Democrats know how to say enough of the right things to get some of the small-c vote.

But these are not normal times. Real extremists have taken over the Democratic Party and radicalized it. Moderate and conservative Democrats (if there ever was such a thing) have been neutered.

The Tea Party is just the tip of the iceberg. The Left and the Ruling Class have taken the small-c conservative for granted for so long that the sign-waving and vocal activism of the Tea Partiers seems somehow out-of-bounds to them.

We’ve heard a lot of jabbering about an “enthusiasm gap”. Hogwash. Conservatives have a sense of urgency, not enthusiasm. They feel that if they miss this opportunity to confront the threat, they may never get another one….”

These are the traditional GOP Creeds, and statement of principles.  The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly written about the difference between the tea party Ron Paul Bot types and the NORMAL GOP.

The Republican Creed

I do not choose to be a common man.
It is my right to be uncommon.
If I can seek opportunity, not security,
I want to take the calculated risk to dream and
build, to fail and to succeed.
I refused to barter incentive for dole.
I prefer the challenges of life to
guaranteed security, the thrill of fulfillment
to the state of calm utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence,
nor my dignity for a handout.
I will never cower before any master,
save my God.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and
unafraid. To think and act for myself, enjoy the
benefit of my creations; to face the whole world
boldly and say, “I am a free American.”

I’m a Republican Because…
I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.
I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world

True Republicans are NOT common.  We strive to rise above, to be leaders, to be the elite.  This damnation of the “elite” reminds me of the Reign of Terror, when anyone who even looked the wrong way at Robespierre ended up being executed.

No, the tea parties aren’t there – yet – but they are almost at the point of attempting to silence any Republican who does not agree with them.

From The Daily Paul:

The Daily Paul

The French Revolution promised Liberty, Equity, Fraternity

“…The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. The growth of republics and liberal democracies, the spread of secularism, the development of modern ideologies, and the invention of total war all mark their birth during the Revolution….”

Campaign for Liberty
Campaign for Liberty

The minions of Ron Paul and the tea party types think they know history. Unfortunately they are among the ignorant who may just be doomed to repeating it.  No, I am not even going there with this bunch, but am using hyperbole (look it up) to prove a point.

The Ron Paul Bots are involved in their own Reign of Terror.  Just look at their pathetic little swipes at The Pink Flamingo’s Monday post.  Read the little comments.  If these people were not so serious in their intentions of damning anyone who refuses to agree with them, they would be laughable.  Fact is, they are just plain laughable.

The real problem is their numbers are so vastly over-inflated that they intimidating the cowardly.  The ver real problem is the fact that a bunch of spoiled brats and wanna-be bullies,

Outside the Beltway:

“…Huckabee is obviously trying to hitch is own star to the populist, anti “elitist” meme that seems to be taking hold among Republicans as the party moves closer to apparent victory next week, and the Tea Party moves from being a grassroots movement to the grassroots base of the GOP.  He’s rather late to the game, actually, because this populism has been a standard part of Sarah Palin’s stump speeches for a year now, and even Rush Limbaugh (who probably comes closer to being an elitist among the three) has recently been attacking Karl Rove of all people for his perceived criticism of the Tea Party movement and his assessment last month that Republicans had given away a winnable seat by nominating O’Donnell….”

It’s all about the pandering.  It is about a bunch of cowardly politicians and bully-bloggers who think they are more important than they actually are.   Until more NORMAL Republicans are online, fighting these extremists, these drooling alleged masses are going to continue to attack.

If the tea parties and the Ron Paul Bots cannot grow up and behave like adults, learning how to play with others, they are doomed.

So are we.


What the tea party and Ron Paul Bot types simply don’t comprehend is the fact that we live in a center right nation.  CENTER RIGHT – not extreme far right, not libertarian, not liberal, not John Birch Glenn Beck revisionist hysteria.

We are center right.

The numbers of the tea party “patriots” are vastly over-inflated.  Naturally, with their arrogant egos, they are going to completely miss the point of this election.  It is not about them.  It is not about the false pretense that a third of Americans are tea partiers.

We are not.

It is about Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama.

The US is basically one third nation:

One Third Democrats
One Third Republicans
One Third Independents  (Losertarians, Ron Paul Bots, Constitution Party, Green Party)

Granted the Ron Paul Bots are attempting to take over the GOP.  They won’t last long.  They will either burn out, flame out, grow up, quit, or be expelled for bad behavior.

This said, the indifferent independents, the ones who basically don’t give a durn unless they are uncomfortable, are the ones who are basically responsible for who gets elected.  This cycle they are annoyed with the Dems.  Last cycle they were annoyed with the GOP.  Anyone who counts on building a party or a populist movement via these people are quite foolish.

It ain’t a gonna happen.

The Pink Flamingo suspects that the tea party patriots and Ron Paul Bots may be more powerful this current week than they will ever be – ever again.

Think about that for a minute or two.  The only reason they are even being heard from is because the Dems over-stepped, and tried to push the independents who don’t give a rip about much of anything but their own little sphere, out of their comfort zone.

Do you really think they are going to stay on top of things?