Do you see yourself as more Republican
or leaning more Democrat?
I’m a card-carrying Republican.
Came from a long patriarchal line
of red-blooded Republicans.
What makes you a Republican?
What is Republicanism, do you think?
Well…being against the Democrats, mostly.
I get that.
But, what are Republicans for
that Democrats are at least not in favor of
enough to give it sufficient priority
for you to feel economically and politically comfortable?
Republicans are Freedom Fighters.
Give us liberty or death.
Well, presumably we will all have both,
but liberty for what,
freedom to what,
freedom from what?
and freedom of religious expression
and free from terrorist and socialist threats,
to begin with;
freedoms protected by our Constitution
including its Amendments
and the Bill of Rights.
And presumably Democrats are, then,
for enslaved by regulation markets,
prescribed and proscribed absence of religious expression,
because they are all secret atheists anyway,
and more willing to accept terrorism and socialism
as part of Earth’s sick political and economic bounty,
and are, at best, ambivalent about freedoms
asserted by Constitutional authorities,
defined by their Original Historical-Cultural Intent.
That sounds about right.
Would you agree that the Preamble
and the somewhat older Declaration of Independence
bear seminal weight
for establishing the Constitution’s intent
with regard to protection and promotion of freedoms?
during our pre- through post-revolutionary period,
were originally defined by contrast
against a backdrop of economic and political plutocracy.
Our interdependent constitution as a free nation
composed of States with their own democratically intending constitutions
were statements that we would not be owned
nor tyrannically controlled,
taxed and terminated,
Freedom from plutocratic authorities lies within our U.S. Constitution’s definition
as a free union of democracies,
to live in interdependent cooperative freedoms
in which political authority’s boundaries
no longer exceed responsive economic co-invested co-responsibilities.
Which party would you argue
is more articulate about sustaining freedoms from plutocratic
power trends and systems and ecopolitical outcomes
of jingoistic nationalism
that disguises triumphalism of the rich and powerful
becoming ever more rich and powerful?
Well, I’m not sure.
That would probably be the Greens
or the Libertarians.
which party is more self-defined
as supporting regenerative interdependent responsibilities
to sustain future generations
of balanced democratic freedoms
from pathological plutocratic authorities
and yet growing freedoms to become responsibly,
co-responsible nurturers and health-mentors
of and for Earth’s future cooperatively renewing
That would be the Greens as polypathic PermaCulturists.
So, why aren’t you that,
instead of the card-carrying Republican?
Oh, that’s your easiest question yet:
Because nobody votes for the Greens,
and hardly anybody has even heard,
much less smelled or seen,
a cooperatively networking PermaCulturist.
Unless you count trees and plants and ecosystems.
But we don’t.
They can’t vote.
Or do they?