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Anyone who has spent time in business or the military knows the difference between strategy and tactics, and that some positions should be occupied by tacticians and some by strategists. Unfortunately, politics seems to be infested with the wrong sorts of people in the wrong sorts of roles. This is why our country is so severely f***ed up.

The Right Wing (which has controlled the “Republican” party since the late 1970’s) is composed primarily of two groups of people: profiteers and Fundagelical “Christans”. Both of these groups are fundamentally incapable of long-term strategic thinking.

Profiteers are concerned with maximizing short-term financial gain. They are not concerned with the long-term stability or viability of the economy, be it macro or micro, local or global. Regrettably, many Right-Wing business types have been “helping” our government with business regulation for decades now.

Fundagelical “Christians” (“fundies”) are convinced that Jesus will at any moment (probably very soon) rapture all the fundies up to heaven where they will dwell in an eternal paradise. For this reason, they do not concern themselves with destructive policies, starving babies, global climate change, and so on. They, after all, will not be around to deal with such problems.

Both of these types of people (some among the Right fall into both categories) are not fully in touch with the real world. This explains two phenomena: the lack of concern for consequences, and the lack of understanding of our complex world. They just don’t (and won’t) see reality because they aren’t invested in it. Indeed, they oftentimes don’t even believe in it.

Our nation needs people who can and do think long-term, with a strategic mindset. Our leaders must not flinch from the complicated and difficult challenges we face.

As long as the Right insists on not thinking past the next profit statement or prayer meeting, they cannot be trusted to run things.

Mr. B & C

Mr. Blunt and Cranky never listens to talk radio – the constant ads for herbal Viagra, tax cheating services, fake gems and other “products” are just too annoying, regardless of how amusing the chatterer may be. So he is relying on “news” reports for this week’s winner.

An opinionator named Barbara Espinosa (no idea which party or wing thereof she prefers) referred to President Obama as a “monkey”, and followed that ever-so-erudite bon mot with “I voted for the white guy”; after which she insisted that she was not a racist. (“With a last name of Espinosa I’m anything but racist”, was her alleged proof of non-bias.)

Some quick google-icious activity will  reveal  wherein one can read her post-rant bilge.

The notion that being part of a “minority” group renders one free of racist tendencies is patently false: there are blacks who hate whites, jews who hate arabs, and so on.  Lots of people are proud racists, some are closet racists, some are in denial, some try not to be, and a very few are not racist at all. But one is not guaranteed to be free of racism merely by family heritage.

The biggest liars are those who lie to themselves. Ms. Espinosa has by word and deed proven herself to be a racist who lies to herself and others about it. A most worthy recipient of this week’s Crown O’ Polished Turds, the award given to the LSoSoTW.

Mr. B & C