One thing that can help us develop a new way of thinking is my pointing out when you fall into an old rut.
The comments on my “On the Ballot” piece were very good, but they were in an old rut.
The point of the article was that a candidate for ANY public office can get special rights, like no censorship and being able to buy so many ads for a given price.
But old habits die hard, and since Strom Thurmond and Wallace, we have talked about our candidate for the presidency. So much of the talk was about the presidency.
Actually, I was thinking more in terms of the lowest office I could run for and get to put out the Mantra.
Like Buckley in his third-party race for Mayor, if I won the first thing I would do is demand a recount.
But this is an excellent example of how we have been programmed.
In fact, since we collectively know a hell of a lot more about the presidential race than we do about the Coroner’s, we would discuss that in any case, so for once I’m NOT bitching.
Bay Buchanan had the right to put the real profanity of the Gay Pride Parade in her ads. If the public is paying for it, they should have SEEN it. But she decided that wouldn’t be nice and the ads hurt Buchanan because the scenes she showed were NOT from the real Gay Pride Parade.
Another example where half measures are fatal. Show it or don’t show it.
I could expose the whole State of South Carolina to the Mantra this way.
Kelso asked me if he could put me on the Board of the Third Position Party and, as usual with Kelso, I said OK.
They have a candidate in a West Virginia primary who has already said he takes White Peoples’ issues, so he may put on the Mantra, especially for a donation.
There are tens of thousands of offices one can nominally run for all over America at hundreds of time.
It is possible, though the interference will be fanatical, that we could get the Mantra all over with that one device.
And hell, one of us might even get elected Coroner.