Doug Casey on the Tea Party Movement

Louis: So, Doug, about the Tea Party? Doug: Consider what seems to be brewing in the Tea Party movement. It’s just a straw in the wind, of no real significance itself, but a foreshadowing of something ominous. All the false hope this Tea Party movement is creating impresses me as similar to what was going on in France in the late 1780s… L: I think I can guess, but why do you say that? As much as you dislike the government, isn’t it a good thing that so many people are finally fed up with it and at long last are showing signs of willingness to throw the bums out? Doug: Well, you know I don’t like making predictions, so I’m not prepared to say that it’s a terrible thing, but it’s at least a double-edged sword. Of course it’s nice to see that there are people out there who are unhappy with the status quo, with the so-called two-party system, and with the Republican party in particular. But the process of “throwing the bums out” has gone on since Day One, and it’s accomplished absolutely nothing. The system itself has degraded hugely. And more than ever before, government draws the absolute worst type of people and totally corrupts those who might be decent. That’s because government is so overwhelmingly powerful today. L: Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. But why the Republicans in…

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Doug Casey on the Tea Party Movement

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