When is Ideology Foolish?

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Ideological parties are archaic in today’s thinking. When a party basis’ its beliefs on set of principles than is it really relative to our historical situation of 2011.  The Republican Party is just one example of a party stuck in neutral. But so, is the Democratic party, for all their rhetoric they cannot see Progressive gains without tying them to the old liberal ideas of the past.

Ideology is foolish when it does not allow for change, compromise, social and economic advancement or for dynamic fluctuations in the psyche of the general public.  Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a dynamic change in thinking, reacting, and in communicating ideas and beliefs.  The OWS movement was not anticipated, but it has galvanized a broad spectrum of Americans.  If the movement carries forward and continues to grow it could help shape a very unique and interesting election. The media cannot clearly define the Occupy Wall Street  movement because it does not lend itself well to soundbites.

The Tea Party faction has similar complaints that OWS has about politics.  The Conservatives of the Republican Right are not very keen on turning on big business, their political allies, or their interest groups which ply them with money.  It takes leadership, foresight, fortitude, and an understanding of being Progressive without destroying the country.  Currently, there is no one in the GOP capable of doing or acting in this manner.  Ideology and pledges can be damaging, and unforgiving if there is a time when the breaking of either is necessary, such as no taxes.

It remains to be seen if Ideology will carry the day for the Republicans.  If anything they had best move cautiously because the average American is slowly awakening.  Politics, banks, financial entities are in the crossfire, not because they are anti-American but truly exercising their right to free speech.

The Democrats who believe they are above the fray are foolish to think so. They are just as guilty, that guilt comes from arrogance.  The displacing of leadership, dereliction of duty, and the Liberal Ideology has become old.  The idea that government can do all things is no longer possible.  The Ideology of the Democrats must change from a Liberal to a Progressive perspective.  These two ideas are not the same.  Progressive is progress.  The current leaders of the Democratic Party are from a generation of liberal activity and belief that is no longer viable.

There are many problems that this nation must resolve and to solve them it will take courage, not ideology, cronyism, corruption, political favors, or money.   The ideology of yesterday must change. The new ideology must be one that addresses America’s strengths not weaknesses. It must break the “Financial-Political Complex.”.

When is ideology foolish? When the viability and the sustainability of it is not worth destroying a country over “principle”.

The new ideology must become a futuristic.  It must be multi-faceted, and it must be clearly a part of  who we are,  as a people through our Declaration of Independence and our US Constitution.


Progressives Must Lead

The Progressives spoken of in the 20th and early 21st Centuries must be a thing of the past.  The concept of Liberalism of the past 50 years is due an overhaul.  There are those who are members of the Democratic Party that are afraid of change, they are the Liberal faction unwilling to lead or to move decisively into the future.

The Progressives going into the future must be macro and micro economic intelligent to maintain the strength and vitality of the United States.  The Progressives must lead, communicate and articulate what their plans and goals are for the country. They cannot make the country’s wealth seem inexhaustible, for we have just gone through a political and economic crisis that literally was self-inflicted. The LIberals and the Conservatives were the blame. Their ideological and petty arguments politically motivated to get reelected.  Both parties today speak of constituents and angry voters, yet they pander to the Corporate and Industry leaders who lobby for what is good for them. The Laissez-Faire theory of Adam Smith is their guiding light. (let Alone)

The Progressives of tomorrow must be economically savvy, politically astute, willing to compromise, and put the country first above all else. They cannot be Liberal to a fault by instituting and maintaining social programs that are self-defeating for both the individual and the nation. They cannot be destroyers of the Constitution by allowing Industry and Business control of the political arena. The money of big business is part of the problem not the solution, to our problems today.

Progressives are also conservative in thinking, therefore the Conservative of today must move away from inconsistent and politically motivated ideology. If we are to maintain our place in history it will require compromise, strong leadership in all aspects of government. If Progressives and Conservatives are the future then and only then can the leaders of both political parties sit down and bring together those aspects and polices best for the nation.

National Defense, immigration, healthcare, foreign affairs, agencies, departments and all entities of the federal government must be seriously and consistently administered and evaluated. These actions must be done without regard to lobbyists or special interests.

We have the United States Constitution with many enumerated rights, duties and responsibilities. It is the “Supreme Law of the Land” and some states seem to forget that it is. The basic rights of Americans is paramount. That means the President, Congress, Supreme Court along with the states must adhere to the tenets of the Constitution. Some are powers  distinctly belonging to the states some belong to the people, and there are rights not enumerated in the Constitution.  In having said that three branches of government and the states  must adhere to the Constitution, We the People must be ever vigilant  to insure that we ourselves don’t become violators of our most important protection.

Progressives must move into the Future, take the Nation with it, and continue the Legacy of this great Nation.