Middle Man

“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”

Winston Churchill

Before I had a brain I leaned toward the liberal side of the political spectrum. It just seemed logical, I was young, liberal to me meant freedom to express my opinions, to live my life unfettered by other people's opinions or rules. I was liberated by the very thought of liberalness.

Then I got edjumacated. I learned that freedom wasn't necessarily a liberal thing when government gets involved. It occurred to me one night, while listening to Frank Zappa, that "conservative" in the government context did not necessarily mean suits and ties, and a timid, structured approach to life. It meant less. Exactly that. Less. Less interference in my liberal expression of individuality.

Eventually my brain and heart melded together, and, and simultaneously my entire political philosophy shifted once again to where it is now. Liberally Conservative.

I think I'm going to start a movement, the Liberally Conservative Movement, and have a Tea Party right in the middle of Manhattan. I'm going to do it in the middle of the work week, in the middle of the day, in the middle of Wall Street. I'll call it "The Occupy Wall Street Tea Party." When it's over, all members of the Occupy Wall Street Tea Party will mount horses, mules, Volkswagen busses and Audi's, and maybe a scooter, and stampede from New York to Los Angeles, an effigy of President Obama on one end, and Candidate Romney on the other.

In the middle of the stampede, we'll switch places, and put Candidate Romney on one end, and President Obama on the other.

The Million Middle Man March. And we're not voting for nobody till somebody worth voting for shows up!

Yeah, that's what I'm going to do.

I just need a day off to get started…

1 Comment

  • Despite GOP establishment attempts to derail him and the media's complicity in reporting that he dropped out of the race, Ron Paul is still in the game.  Ideal?  No.  Best option?  By far.  My opinion, of course.  And the rest about that gradual shift from liberal to conservative rings true for me as well.

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