Why things always get worse no matter who’s in power

Have you wondered why in 2008, both the Democratic and Republican Parties not just failed to vett candidate Barack Obama but signed off on his candidacy?

Have you wondered why no matter which party “controls” Congress, government keeps spending and our national debt keeps ballooning?

In July 2010, Professor wrote an excellent long article explaining why.

In “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” Codevilla explains that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political ruling “regime class” and the American people. Whereas the majority of Americans are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and love neither America nor the American people.

Codevilla’s article is 16 pages long (read an excerpt of the article here). Happily, someone has condensed his treatise into a simple power graph.

You see, it’s not about the Democrats or the Republicans, the Left or the Right. Politics really is about Up or Down.

When top level people look down, they see only shitheads;
 
When the bottom level people look up, they see only assholes.
 
You will never see another Flow Chart that describes politics so clearly.

H/t our beloved Joan’s hubby, Don!

~Eowyn

7 responses to “Why things always get worse no matter who’s in power

  1. That ain’t no shit…

  2. I’ve had this graphic in “My pictures” for some time, but was never sure as to when I could use it. Now I know, and All is Well! Seriously, Codevilla is not the first to divine our predicament: Gore Vidal, himself a beneficiary of the ruling class, has long written and talked about this, and done so w/a great deal of irony.

    Eo’s done her usual best to clearly explain what the 16 pager is about, and why it matters. In this she shares the wisdom of my anarchist father who cautioned us against all politicians, as he explained that none of them actually work for their living, but expect us to do that for them, as well as for ourselves and our families!

  3. The Constitution says that the People should be on the top and the Politicians need to be on the bottom! There is NO ROYALITY in this country but they sure act like it. The assholes that think that they are royality need to go to England and play their fairy tale crap over there where the Queen and parliament screw over the people worse than they do us! This is supposed to be a FREE country NOT a DICTATORSHIP! ANYONE that looks down on someone needs to be on the bottom rung of the ladder, all the silver spoons need to be taken away! Semper Fi.

  4. lowtechgrannie

    Elegant visual aid! Love it!

  5. to paraphrase : It’s hard to soar like an eagle
    when you”re held down by
    chicken sh## rules and regs all

  6. Perfect.

    -Dave

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