Posted by: Rick | Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Republican “Mind-Body” Problem

The organism known as the Republican Party is composed of two distinct entities: Mind and Body.

Mind is capable of looking objectively at the organism of which it’s a part and of recognizing the organism’s true place in the universe.  The Republican Mind is represented by men like Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell and the head of the United States Chamber of Commerce.  These goal-directed individuals know that the Republican Party exists solely to serve the interests of corporations and the wealthy.  “Politics” is merely a means to acquire the necessary power by misleading the masses.

The Republican Mind is — somewhat unfortunately — housed in a Republican Body.  Body is incapable of rational thought.  It responds solely to external stimuli.  These stimuli excite certain strong and — in this case —  predominantly negative emotions to which the organism becomes addicted.  The Republican Body is represented by Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.  It may be seen in toto on the floor of every Republican National Convention.

The Republican Body’s ceaseless quest to feed its destructive addictions will always be a threat to the ability of the Republican Mind to effectively control the behavior of the organism as a whole.  This will play out in earnest over the next several years.

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