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The Big Tent Is a Big Lie

August 13, 2010
Charles G. Mills

Every four years, the professional politicians and their con-artist employees who run the media extravaganza that passes for a Republican Convention talk about a “big tent.” To them, a “big tent” is a metaphor for a Republican Party that welcomes those who want to bump off unborn babies and old people, abolish the idea that it takes a man and a woman to make a marriage, and destroy public decency.

Abortionists, mercy killers, homosexuals, and pornographers have no more business being welcomed at a party national convention than they do being held up as role models for Boy Scouts. This is not to say, however, that a “big tent” is a bad idea. George Washington’s first cabinet, after all, included both Hamilton and Jefferson. The problem is that the Republican establishment abhors a true big tent.

Sam Francis once pointed out that when the conservative movement turned away all the “Birchers, racists, anarchists and assorted monarchists, and kooks,” it was left with apparatchiks and an occasional con artists and outright crook, having rid itself of just about anyone who was “interesting, different, or creative.” That is a pretty good description of the neocon Republican “big tent.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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