Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far, away (well, maybe not so far away as all that), there once was a planet called Earth. A man named Arthur lived there and he had a friend named Guildford (Ford) who turned out to be an illegal alien from a very small planet near the star we call Betelgeuse; at least that is how the tale is told. In his science fiction parody, “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” (the fourth installment of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy), Douglas Adams describes a planet’s political system.
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(A Robot just steps out of a spaceship)
"I come in peace,” it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, “take me to your Lizard.”
Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error messages.
Ford: “It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."
Arthor: "You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"
"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"
"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."
Ford shrugged again. "Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."
"But that's terrible," said Arthur.
"Listen, bud," said Ford, "if I had one Altairian dollar for every time I heard one bit of the Universe look at another bit of the Universe and say 'That's terrible' I wouldn't be sitting here like a lemon looking for a gin.”
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Lizards have always existed on earth. They are the ones who would subvert the liberties of others. Lizards are sharp and shrewd.
Not long after the discovery of “The New World,” people began leaving the Country of the Lizards, where their freedoms, especially their religious freedoms were trampled upon. For many, many years, people were able to rule themselves. They even created a Constitution whereby “We, the people” were in charge. It took a considerable amount of time, but the Lizards were able to infiltrate the ranks of the people. OH, they didn’t act like lizards and they didn’t look like lizards, but little bit, by little bit, they were able to inject their tyrannical ideas into the government.
In 1913, the Lizards had their first major victories by getting the 16th and 17th Amendments ratified and by passing the Federal Reserve Act passed. A final piece of the puzzle was put in place in 1936 with the “Butler vs. US” decision by the Supreme Court, which redefined the “General Welfare” clause from meaning that which followed in the rest of Article 1; Section 8, to whatever the lizards (federal government) deemed was for the “general welfare.”From 1936 to the present, the lizards (federal government) were able to destroy the Constitutional Chains that had previously bound them.
In 1958, former FBI agent, Cleon Skousen published a book called “The Naked Communist.” In it, he lists 45 communist goals for overtaking the U.S. I remember when I was a kid that my dad told me that “the communists” say that they will take over the U.S. without ever firing a shot. Even as I retired from the Marine Corps in 2003, I had no idea that it would have ever been possible. If you take a look at the list, you will find that most have been accomplished. But take a look at GOAL #15: “Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.”
I’d have to say that goal 15 has been accomplished for many, many years now. It seems obvious to me that the takeover began with the very party that Jefferson and Madison started - the Democrat Party. It obviously didn’t take Ronald Reagan very long to realize the shift that was made in the Democrat Party as he is famously known for his statement “I did not leave the Democrat Party. It left me.”
I believe that for the Republican Party, some of the major shift and growth of government ideas began with George H.W. Bush, who is infamous (in my opinion) for coining the phrase, “New World Order.”
It seems that the takeover of both parties has been complete and of course the lizards (federal government) are composed of both the Republican and Democrat parties.
I would have to say that during my time (1980-2003) within the Marine Corps, I always considered myself as a Republican. It only took me about 6 months after retiring from the Marine Corps to discover that the Republican Party as well as the Democrat Party betrayed my service to our country. BOTH are infiltrated by lizards and are culpable for the condition this country is in.
In the latter part of 2003, like Reagan, I discovered that my Party had left me and I found myself to be a man without a country (so to speak). It was then that I discovered the Constitution Party and in 2006 ran for governor. Nothing demonstrated the whole “lizard syndrome” like the Illinois Republican election of Judy Barr Topinka as the 2006 Republican candidate for governor. In fact, it was in his blog that (just a regular guy) Paul Mitchell that first brought this lizard syndrome to my attention. I had read the entire series of the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe” back in 1985, shortly after it was published. I had no idea how accurately it would describe the political condition of our country.
YES, I understand that there are only two “major” parties.
And YES, I understand that there are “people” (non-lizards) who get elected within the two-party-duopoly, do so to stand up to the lizards. HOWEVER, without exception I have seen every single one of them either converted into lizard-hood or controlled by the lizards or minimalized/marginalized to the point of being totally ineffective in the job they got elected to do.
I won’t name names, but there are people that I have admired for maintaining their standards and principles, but I have seen them constantly on the right side of the issues all by themselves.
What needs to happen is that there is a group of people that can back those kind of people. While I wish it was otherwise, the only group of people that can achieve that goal is people who have associated themselves together in an organization known as a political party.
The problem isn’t that there are political parties, the problem is that there is only two that are considered to be major parties. The problem is a lack of competition. As mentioned above, the lizards have taken control of both the major parties. If there were more parties, the lizards would lose control because of the competition.
As the National Vice-Chairman of the Constitution Party and the Chairman of the Constitution Party of Illinois, I am trying to build an organization which can stand against the Lizards. I’m looking for a few good men and women with the courage to realize that as long as we keep voting for lizards (or people into the lizard parties), to keep the “wrong lizard” from getting elected, all we are going to get is more lizards.
Will you join me??