Plunkitt On Practical Politics


A repost from 2010.

Funny thing.

Organizing and utilizing a political movement looks an awful like what is on our plates.

Who knew?

9 responses to “Plunkitt On Practical Politics

  1. I used that book years and years ago when I taught State and Local Government at UNC-CH as a grad student. It’s a great book.

  2. MichiganderJim

    >>>Organizing and utilizing a political movement looks an awful like what is on our plates.

    Who knew? <<<

    Nobody, because it isn't true. Handling our own lives is what's on the plate and for most people–the vast majority of people–organizing a political movement is precisely for the purpose of distracting from that. And utilizing? Let's not even go there.

    Here, though probably not for you, in spades and redoubled.

    • Getting people to understand that their own doorsteps is the AO and they are the people to do it is in fact a political movement.


      By whom?




      That’s a political movement.

      Isn’t it?

      • MichiganderJim

        Okay, I don’t do semantics anyway. My point still stands…not for you, but for the vast majority of people, the politics of it is a distraction with the specific purpose and result of believing it rests on someone else.


    trump fooled the cucks and anyone else who voted for him.
    the country would have been better off with hillary. at least the collapse and war would’ve happened relatively quick and ultimately provide a path to re-set. trump is a businessman. he’ll do what’s best for business-PERIOD.

    if anybody thinks a million or two low paying jobs brought back to murka is a good thing, well, that’s because those types don’t really think too much to begin with. it does make good theater though, and gives tingles down the peasant working classes legs. all it will do is continue to make the rich – richer, add to the tax base to continue supporting this nightmare called fusa, and lowly hourly workers will keep struggling to survive.

    i’m not fooled with all his repeals. they will do nothing for YOUR bottom line. a Disney cartoon band-aid for stage 4 cancer is NOT what this patient calls for. TPTB are to be commended for their mastery of the chessboard, allowing a pressure release valve for the mundanes and therefore keeping them in power.

    all one has to do is look at who still controls the levers of power…
    meet the new boss. same as the old boss.

    these folks are laughing at you. and you thought they cared.

    • Maybe you missed the memo (it’s possible, since it was only mentioned on this site in plain English about 4K times leading up to Election Day), but Trump wasn’t elected to fix things, he was elected to blow them up.
      Because TINVOWOOT.

      So far that seems to be working even better than intended.

  4. Alfred E. Neuman

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