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That’s all you need

January 27, 2021

One of the things I’ve done over the years is study people in different environments. One of those environments was MLM companies. What I learned was…interesting. We’ll come back to this in a moment.

There has been talk of forming a third party as an alternative to the GOP. While I am not a Republican, I think we can label this as a Bad Idea. Third parties have a less than storied history in the US because they never really win. This is contrary to the purposes of political parties. Those purposes are, by way of review,

  1. Gain power
  2. Retain power
  3. Concentrate power in the hands of a relative few
  4. Increase that power

So, political parties that never win aren’t worth much. “We’re here to keep people aware of what’s going on and to be a voice for change” is self-aggrandizing nonsense in the world of practical politics. (Yes, I agree that in 2016 the LP had the chance to become something of a player. Do you think Bill Weld’s words were accidental?)

The other major problem with third parties is that they’re often formed in response to perceived problems within one of our two major parties. Practical politics, again. Who would you rather have win, the party that was your political home or the other one? Because what these parties usually achieve is not what was intended. Please see the “Bull Moose” party.

What then is to be done for those who are frustrated by the GOP and its infestation of RINOs? I’m glad you asked. Have a seat, my young Padawan, and I shall tell you.

One of the concepts used in MLM is “just find three.” Some say “find four” but three will do what you want. In this case, what you want is to reform the GOP from the inside out. So, find three. That means, find three people who, politically/socially/fiscally see things the way you do. Help them be active at the local level (which means you have to be active, too). Then, help them do what you did. Rinse. Repeat. Titrate to effect. I’m not joking. In a MLM company, if you actually “find three” you can become a multi-millionaire. In politics, you can change a major political party…if you work hard enough…if you want it to change badly enough.

Hard though it is to believe, that’s all you need.

Don’t be allergic to this idea. It’s essentially what the Democrats have done. It worked for them.

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