A fatal flaw of all democracies thus far has been that representative governments tend to spend for the vote ultimately to their ruin. Once entrenched in the final throes of this buying spree, the political system seems to overtake its participants, dragging them into an inflationary spiral that ends in a financial stall leaving their nation vulnerable to attacks from within and without. Of course for those elites of these participative governments, the financial consequences can be devastating.
The Koch brothers had no intention of seeing America’s governmental system implode from within and therefore set about to fund a movement that touched a central nerve within an existing party of that system to stop the bleeding of our republican form of participative government. After five years, this movement is in a position to begin to turn the tide if the tsunami of world financial events does not overtake it instead.
If the Tea Party is finally successful at reversing America’s spending spree before our dollar based government bursts upon itself, it will not be because the masses rose up and organized themselves. It will be because one of our financial elite was able to connect with the masses with a mutually self preserving idea strong enough to overcome the deadly inertia of a Republic gone mad clinging to its pocket book of a fiat currency.
The system that enables America’s spending spree is not contained within America nor will the devastation that ensues from our zealous spending obsession be contained within our shores. I am not ready to pass judgment just yet on whether the Tea Party and the Kochs will be successful. I am, however, examining that their efforts are not an example of inspired bubbling of grassroots politics unsupported from entrenched power. The Tea Party is rather an example of the synthesis of a guttural urge of the electorate with capitalism in its purest form. As such, it is a potential model for other efforts yet to come.
America is a capitalist country, centuries deep in its centuries more of political life and no chaotic uprising will challenge the near term direction of our powerful state. The thriving path forward for our nation must combine ideals with established capital. It must forge compromises in the essence of our forefathers who carved out a place for both the elite and the masses within our system of government.
Those that denigrate the Koch brothers for their Tea Party successes merely spit into the wind that blows from the bowels of a mighty American empire. Better to get on our hegemonic train than to get run over by it. Raise up your chalice of ideals and hitch yourselves to the wagons of our elite who can help to ease forward a symbiotic path.
Find solutions that benefit the masses and America’s capitalists together. This is the thriving path that must be forged. For America’s capitalism is impenetrable to the grass roots of disorganized movements. Our future must be guided from within by the means of capitalistic synergies for the good of all if we are to heighten the trajectory of our fairly new nation.