People and goats aren't all that different. If you get in my face and hector me, I will bray at you in protest. I probably won't understand half of what you are saying, anyway. If you keep on hectoring me, I may spit at you as a warning. You can run your mouth all you want; you won't get anywhere with me!

The man hectoring the goat reminds me of talking-heads on cable news. If they stood in the middle of our living rooms, jabbering at us, we would bray at them in protest until they left. I mean there's only so much argumentativeness we can take. And if the talking-heads of opposing networks met in our living room, like Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly, we would run them out, no matter our political persuasion. If they refused to leave, we would start butting heads for real.

Most Americans hardly recognize the real consequences of America's political divide. Wait till the talking-heads invade our family rooms! The cable-news networks have run lots of programs about America's political disunity, but they don't say much about their own role in exacebating it. Talking about their own role in fomenting divisions is bad for business. No one wants to hear reporters criticize their own networks, or the profession in general.

A home-invasion by talking-heads might be the best thing that ever happened to this country, to let Americans see how much political hostility defines the current state of America and debilitates our quality of life. Then maybe Americans will listen to guys like me who want to divide the nation, to restore unity and some peace-and-quiet.


March 31, 2023

How Long Do Republicans Wait?

Americans who vote Republican have to remember that, for people who work for the Republican Party, it's just a job. They may like their jobs. Mostly they prefer to keep their jobs. They may share the Republican sentiment for free-market principles and military readiness; but when someone like me comes along and suggests that Republicans petition for a nation of their own, they worry about things like job-redundancy and relocations more than they do about Democrat big-government and peacenik sell-out.

March 23, 2023

Release Grand Ole Prometheus!

Left-wing trash-talking of the GOP represents a concerted campaign that should concern its leaders. The scathing rhetoric suggests that the trash-talking will not end until the Left can make the GOP the permanent minority-party, and silence or discredit its associated media-organs. Older Americans familiar with the Nazi-smearing of the Jews should note the similarities in the left-wing method. Neither the Republicans nor freedom-loving people of any stripe should ignore the potential threat that these smear-tactics represent.

March 21, 2023

Republicans: a New Start

The Republican Party has a few tasks it needs to undertake. It needs to examine the philosophy it claims to represent and to take stock of its future, and stop thinking in terms of personal rivalries. We have more on the line than just choosing candidates and securing a victory in future elections. The GOP needs to regain a corporate sense-of-self. How can we move forward when we have deep doubts about the game, the rules, and not least the players?

Lloyd Bowers

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