During this time of the elephant and pony show I often find myself engaged in a conversation with some ignorant statist about politics (or lack thereof). I have asked many people what the first political parties were invented in America, but no one can ever tell me. The irony here is that most of them are either in college or have already graduated while I have done neither. This question led me to research the subject and here is what I’ve found:

  • In 1792 the “Federalists” were invented by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. They were supported by the Northern colonies and those with “commercial interests“. The party dissolved in 1816.
  • In 1796 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison founded the party of “Democratic Republicans“. This political agenda was embraced and supported by Southerners with “landowning interests“. The DRs dominated American politics until their split in 1828. How ironic is it that the original dominant political party was a combination of the 2 dominant parties of today?
  • In 1828 John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay started the political group which called themselves “National Republicans“. This party was supported by those that supported the Federalists in addition to “border-state residents”. The NRs were disbanded 4 years later when the next political party arose.
  • In 1832 Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren brought us the infamous “Democrats“. This political ideology was promoted by the same people who embraced the DRs, plus “small farmers, backwoods types, and ‘little guys’ in general“. The Democrats dominated politics in the US until 1856.
  • In 1856 President Abraham Lincoln gave us the “Republicans“. Those who supported this political philosophy consisted of Northerners, “Business types”, factory workers, “blacks”, and people who enjoyed “city life.” The Republicans took (or was given) power from the Democrats this year and dominated for 76 years until 1932.
  • In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Democrats took over, and remained dominant until Tricky Dick and his goons seized power in 1969. This rendition of Democrats were supported by Northeasterners, Southerners, “city dwellers”, blue-collar workers, Catholics, liberals, and minorities.

If you pay close attention to how the “power” of these arbitrary groups of tyrants flip-flops back and forth, it doesn’t take a political scientist to see that this is by design. The point is that this 2 party system has always dominated politics in and around the USA. How can we call ourselves the “United States” if we are fundamentally and philosophically divided by 2 asinine, unnecessary, political parties? This makes absolutely no sense to me. These men and women are literally playing a game of catch with control over the our lives, yet people are too blind to see it, or too “busy” to care. This divide and conquer tactic has been the most effective warfare strategy since the dawn of insecure, dick-swinging, “men.” Until we recognize government for what it really is (useless), there will be NO “change.” Stop following others and start thinking for yourself.



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