Have you noticed more “Tea Party” and “Occupy” rallies instead of Republican and Democrat rallies? Do any of these groups really represent your values and worldview?
I watched some video coverage of an Occupy rally (not because of a political interest but because I find Adam Lambert’s brother Neil endlessly entertaining) and was stunned that there was no cohesive message. Each person Neil had on camera seemed to have their own agenda and looking for a platform to be heard.
Our country was founded on the principals of freedom as individuals. But as individuals we think we have no power. So if there is a subject we are passionate about, we seek to find other individuals who have a similar passion (or beef) and we have a rally, meeting, form a club or a political party. At the next meeting as we plan our strategy, we begin to realize how different we all are and can’t plan a strategy that everyone agrees on. So the group now has a few cliques and the club leader is a member of the biggest clique so this clique has a bigger voice.
To me this is what has happened to our country. We have a constitution. It’s not perfect. It needs to be tweaked as times change. But at its core, it is the best constitution in history.
But when any group gets too much power, some brave individual will speak up. A lot of people, who agree with the individual support this individual and have a rally, meeting, form a club or a political party.
When it comes to politics, the pendulum swings one way until it reaches a peak, then swings back to the center and out to the other peak, then back toward the center, and on and on, back and forth. The reason we see these new political movements is that when the pendulum reaches its peak on either side, both peaks look really similar and some of us don’t like the way either peak looks.
Today I am proposing a new party. I’m calling it the
The Freak Party is all about the power and voice of the individual. Our motto is “We are one”. We embrace our differences. We realize that the more we try to separate ourselves into a sub-group or demographic, the more we realize we are more alike than different. We don’t “hate” anything or anybody. We have no minimum or maximum age. We don’t care what state, country or planet you came from. We don’t care how much money you have. We don’t care who or what you worship. We realize that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We learn from those mistakes and are forgiving. We realize that we each have a purpose. We know that it takes only a small flicker of light to kill darkness.
NOTE: Watch for the opportunity to purchase “Freak Flags” soon.