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  •  I think it's pretty obvious what Romney believes (0+ / 0-)

    Whatever his stances on specific issues--and, really, I think it's obvious that he has no deep ideological leanings on any of them, caring only that they politically and personally benefit him to the maximum extent possible--I think it's clear that Romney, like his church, believes in the cult of white Christian male authoritarian patriarchy, a modern version of feudalism in which business and financial power replaces military power at the top, the instruments of maintaining and expanding such power are primarily finance, politics, the law, technology, media and, when and where necessary, police and military power. The more skillful and powerful one is in any of these domains, the higher up one is in the power structure, which is a strong if dynamic hierarchy. The less skilled and powerful one is in them, the lower one is in that hierarchy, until one is basically expendable, a liability.

    In other words, Mitt Romney believes in money, power, success and dominance, not in community let alone equality. Nor does he give a damn about freedom or individuality, rights or liberties. He wants us to cede him power and put him in charge, in exchange for which he might be kinda nice to us, as he sees fit. He is, therefore, a would-be tyrant, "benevolent" as he might see it, but nevertheless possessing awesome and fearsome power, which we need not question. He does not seem to value discussion or consensus-building. It's his way, period.

    Clearly, his worldview is utterly incompatible with running a democratic republic such as ours. He does not cooperate. He dictates. Like any would-be dictator. I'm not saying that he would actually destroy our democracy (as it were) and replace it with a dictatorship with himself at the top. That's a lot harder to pull off than it seems, especially with so many competing power interests in this country. But I think that in his "heart", he fancies himself a dictator, and would love be become one, were it possible. I've rarely seen someone so desirious of dominating others. Even Nixon and Cheney take a back seat to this one.

    Anyway, my 2 cents take on him.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 02:16:54 PM PDT

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