This is my new LTE to my local newspaper.
In the early 1980’s one thought the Soviet Union would last forever but it disappeared virtually overnight. The Republican party is going the same route. The Bush administration and states with Republican governors are examples of Republican incompetence at governing. The party’s positions on gun control, financial regulation, immigration, women's rights, unions, and taxation are at odds with the majority of Americans. The most idealogical extreme elements of the party have prevented the party from reaching common sense compromises with the Democrats and making progress on issues of the day is virtually impossible. We are going from one Republican manufactured crisis to another for no particular reason. The final nail in the coffin is the world is going through a spiritual revolution that is going on almost unnoticed.
The corporations that own the Republican party in the 1980’s bought virtually every mass media outlet in the county from TV, cable, magazines, newspapers and radio.
With the abolition of the fairness doctrine they were able to spread the Conservative message without any real debate or opposition. The effect of the internet, in many ways similar to the effects of the printing press in the 1400’s, has destroyed the oligarchs control of the media. The advent of social media such a Facebook and twitter has revolutionized the way we communicate. The oligarchs can no longer completely control what we hear witness Iran, China, Syria and here in the United States.
The Dalia Lama was asked which religion was best. He said the one that made you a better human being. Wayne Dyer said, “In every moment of every day you have only two choices. Act out of fear or act out of love” This is the essential message of every Avatar from Jesus to Buddha to Mohammad. Everything else is just commentary. The Republican Party is the party of fear. This is being loudly broadcasted on every conservative media from Fox News to Rush Limbaugh. Quietly and almost unnoticed people everywhere are choosing Love over Fear. There is no place for the Republican Party in that world.