If decades of symmetrical politics against the Statists has failed, then what is the asymmetric option? Our friend and dude I need to buy a pitcher or two with, DrewM, rounds it out.
Not to say I am in alignment with him as such a reaction is fully supporting Cloward-Piven - but his position is defensible. The second and third order effects are nation changing with global effects no one can predict - with national unity in peril. But enough of fevered pondering - DrewM, over to you. Define it for us.
“Let It Burn” is about inaction. There’s no point in trying do anything that avoids going over the fiscal cliff/sequestration. Remember, the deal that got us to this point was agreed to by House Republicans, Senate Democrats and signed by Obama. That’s as bi-partisan as it gets. I’ve heard from squishy low information voters, Obama and the media that “bi-partisan problem solving” is the Holy Grail of politics. Well, here it is. Will it lead to massive disruptions? Yes. That’s the point. The current system is rigged against conservative. We should play no part in its perpetuation. If you can’t win the game, concede and start new one. That’s the heart of Let It Burn. This isn't some petty "I lost so I'm taking my ball and going home" tirade. This is what people want. It's simply not sustainable. If we can't stop them, we don't have to continue to enable them either. Bill Kristol has a column attacking the Wall Street Journal for opposing any tax hikes. John Podhoretz challenges any conservative to argue with it. Well, I just did. What Podhoretz should have done is challenge any Republican to argue against Kritol’s analysis. That can’t be done in a serious way. We need to start disassociating conservatism from the GOP. We’ve tried it for 30 years. It hasn’t worked. We’ve tried to save the country from the folly of expanding liberalism and the country said, “we don’t want to be saved”. Let It Burn just means letting them have what they want and rebuilding later. After 2010 I had some hope that we might be able to turn this massive welfare state around. The full implementation of ObamaCare means that isn’t going to happen. At least not absent a total collapse of our fiscal house of cards. Let It Burn isn’t an option, it’s an eventuality. The questions are will we be complicit in it any longer and do we want to delay it? I say no. Let the liberals own it. Very few things are made better by delaying the day of inevitable reckoning. The sooner it burns, the sooner we can try and rebuild.