What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
I’ve already mentioned in a previous post the dangers and destructiveness of partisan politics. I came across this video from the Glenn Beck show that tickled me pink:
I got a kick out of his five-step “Human Party” platform:
- Do the right thing.
- Look at issues through the eyes of your children.
- Your country is just as important as your (“frickin”) district.
- We won’t always agree.
- Death penalty for any politician who commissions a focus group.
So where do I sign up? I’d vote for any politician, in any party, who proved to abide by these criterion.
The Unity ’08 campaign discussed can be found at unity08.com. It’s a very interesting idea…