As I commented elsewhere, the word ‘Racist’ is being overused, and it’s becoming little more than just a slur that’s tosses around with all the other epithets that you’ll won’t see me use here. You will see me use ‘Jackass’ a lot, though:
And even though we might be on differnet sides on topics like, say, Health Care, and the use of Czars (whom I don’t talk much about because their powers are limited when it comes to getting laws passed, and let’s face it, I don’t usually talk about things every other conservative blogger talks about. I talk about Furries. Does Shawn Hannity talk about furries? No, he does not. Because he can talk about the Czars til he’s blue in the face. I’ll shut up now.) , we pretty much agree with what we’re actually pissing and moaning over, and contrary to what Jimmy “Waste of Skin” Carter says, it’s not about race:
“There’s been a long-standing debate in this country that is usually that much more fierce during times of transition, or when presidents are trying to bring about big changes…It’s an argument that’s gone on for the history of this republic, and that is, What’s the right role of government? How do we balance freedom with our need to look out for one another? … This is not a new argument, and it always evokes passions.”
Now we’re talking about one of the fundamental facets behind Blood and Metal; what kind of a role government should have. Barack once commented that the Constitution didn’t account for economic and social justice, one of his pet topics. I might agree with him on that, but I’ll add an important caveat: That’s not the Constitution’s job.
Think of government like a car, with all the differing parts, each with their own individual role that, when combined, results in an operational vehicle. The Constitution is the engine of the government, the way powers are created and distributed. It can not do social topics, because it’s not designed to be. That role belongs to another part, say, a certain act, or a department, that’s working alongside the normally operating government wither in co-operation, or even independent of the government, such as a charity.
I believe that there is a point in the power scale of governments that is at its peak capacity for it to run properly. Not enough power, and you have impotence (Re: Articles of Confederation). Too much power, and you have incompetence, sluggish bureaucracy, and at some extremes, people like Chavez. (And don’t think for a moment that there isn’t anyone in Congress today who would pull off something like what Chavez did. Nanci Pilosi is a prime example.) Finding that balance can be extremely tricky and–surprise!–it isn’t standard for every country. (There’s a good chance that China’s optimal power level needs be higher up than America’s. That’s something I can accept as long as they don’t drive a tank up my ass.) And starting in Book 2 of BAM, which I’m starting to type the first draft, that’s something Eric will address as well. He’s not going to go change the system to his liking right off the get go, even if Sarah does want to use some part of America’s system. He’ll allow the people to haggle it out themselves, and you can bet things will get as spirited in Vintanos as it gets in Washington.
Just don’t expect people in Maatla to pull out the race card, though. They might settle things in the Octagon, but they won’t get as ugly as thinking in only species vs species. The divisions are different there.