Women, War and Political Circus – Tea Party Nation

Women, War and Political Circus

Posted by Dr. Rich Swier on April 14, 2012



I have been reading article after article about a “war on women” created from whole cloth by the media and kept alive by both political parties to gain favor, and votes. No one is talking about a war on men. Why is that? 

A very powerful politician once said, “Do you know the audience at a circus is just like a woman. Someone who does not understand the intrinsically feminine character of the masses will never be an effective speaker. Ask yourself: ‘What does a woman expect from a man?’ Clearness, decision, power and action. What we want is to get the masses to act. Like a woman, the masses fluctuate between extremes ….The crowd is not only like a woman, but women constitute the most important element in an audience. The women usually lead, then follow the children and at last, when I have already won over the whole family – follow the fathers.” [My emphasis] 

The targets of this “war on women” are really the fathers, sons and finally the entire family.

Politicians understand that many of us vote based on emotion and look at the surrounding political circus with dismay. We are trying to pick out the best performer, not realizing that each politician at some point devolves into an actor trying to get our attention. 


Living in Sarasota, Florida I know a little about the circus. We are home to the world famous Ringling museum, which has an exceptional collection of baroque paintings, tapestries and of course circus memorabilia. John and Mabel Ringling are icons in our community with roads, an art school and buildings named after them. John Ringling was the consummate businessman and entertainer. He built up what became known as the “greatest show on earth”. John died on December 2, 1936 in New York City. Once one of the world’s wealthiest men, he died with only $311 in the bank. 


John’s story is the story of American politics. John built his fortune upon a circus and died a pauper. America has strayed from its republican roots and allowed government to increasingly absorb the individual and family. The circus built by politicians of both parties has turned America from the world’s wealthiest nation into a debtor nation worse off than John Ringling at his demise. At least John Ringling had $311 in the bank, America is over $14 trillion in debt with an estimated $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for our social programs. 

America’s political world is a circus and we citizens are buying tickets that fund an ever more expensive show. 

Both political parties have lost their moral compass. Today the primary rules of a growing number of politicians are: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your political enemy; never leave room for policy alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one political enemy at a time and blame him or her for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. (See below where this description came from)

The consummate politician I quoted above wrote in his auto-biography, “The people, in an overwhelming majority, are so feminine in their nature and attitude that their activities and thoughts are motivated less by sober consideration than by feeling and sentiment.” This is not a war on women it is a war for the hearts and souls of fathers, sons and the family. It is time to call it out for what it really is – political circus. 

American politics is the greatest show on earth. However, like every circus the tent will come down and politicians will all get aboard the circus train headed to the next election. It is time to stop this circus and face reality. Which politician will stand up and tell the truth? We the people are waiting. 

The quotes in this column and the political rules are taken from Mein Kampf and an analysis of Adolf Hitler done by the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, during WWII. 

 Women, War and Political Circus – Tea Party Nation.

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