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Vote all you want … the agenda doesn’t change
Backup for http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2010/09/principled-nonvoting-beginning-of.html
Posted by Marti Oakley September 17, 2010
We vote because we believe it will make a difference. We vote
because we have been carefully steered through fictional ideologies,
presented to us as “us against them”, the right v left, Democrat v
Republican, liberal v conservative. It is all a
ruse. Not one of the people who wave the party flags, who
promote the party platforms on either side of the fictional isle belong
to anything other than the ruling party of the District of
Criminals. This one party system which has a death grip on
the country isn’t about to let go; but I’m not voting for any of
them. I’ve decided that I will not vote for the candidate
most likely to cause the least destruction just because he or she isn’t
quite as corrupted as the pretended opposition.
We have choices between two things….rotten, and not so rotten at the
moment. If those are the only choices I have, I refuse to
choose. I refuse to be forced to choose between the lesser of two
evils. Evil is evil; changing the face of evil by rotating
which faction is center stage, makes it no less malignant. I
will not be forced to vote for candidates I firmly believe are set
We need the choice of voting “no confidence” on our ballots.
We need to be able to prevent anyone who cannot garner at least 50% of
the vote, from taking an official office. We need to end
corrupt politicians sitting in office who got only 20 or 30% of the
vote. We need a means to convey our disgust at the lack of
honesty, integrity and moral character that a vote of “no confidence”
could provide. And we need to prevent career politicians from
nesting up in government on a minimal number of votes.
Regardless of which camp you like to think you are in, voting will
simply deliver you more of the same no matter who wins. Just
as the Democrats picked up where the Republicans left off in 2008, the
changing of the guard on congress will simply see a continuance of the
agenda already in motion. The Republicans will simply pick up
where the Democrats left off. But you are supposed to believe
there is some great and vast difference between the right and
left. We’ll get rid of those nasty Democrats and put the
Republicans back in there running things…..yeah….that’ll fix
it. Wait…Weren’t the Republicans the ones who set this mess
up during Bush the Lessor’s tenure as Prez? And, weren’t the
Democrats going to ride in to save us from the nasty Republicans?
What changed? Not a thing; and nothing will change after the
November election regardless of who controls the House or
Senate. Just as the Democrats swore they would repeal the
anti-American Patriot Acts, which helped them win in 2008, and who then
went on to expand and extend the Acts, Republicans are now
promising to repeal Obamacare. And, just as in 2008, this
election, should it go to the Republicans, will see the implementation
and expansion of Obamacare under their watch. There is no
intention to repeal or change anything.
While voting gives us a feeling of empowerment, and makes us feel like
we actually have a voice in our own government, the truth is they don’t
give a damn what we think, say or believe. We are simply
helping decide who will wield the club we will be beaten with this time
around. I have absolutely no faith in, no trust of, either
Republicans or Democrats.
It almost looked like change.
I actually had great hopes for the Tea Party movement in the
beginning. Even as the primaries have shown some really
stunning upsets for the “Republican” faction, any hopes I had for what
was an across the board grassroots movement that encompassed even
former life-long Democrats such as myself, has been co-opted by the
like of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. What could have been a
day of reckoning for politics in the US was of course, reduced to a
side show complete with clowns, buffoons, and bad actors.
With few exceptions, (and there are a few) those who won primary’s
representing the Tea Party movement, have seen the best of their
Palin and Beck, in their own way, are symbolic of what is wrong with
American’s and by extension, what is wrong with the political
system. When two rubes such as these two, can con the public
into thinking and believing that anything they say is worth listening
to, I believe it is indicative of lowered overall intelligence
sprinkled with a healthy dose of religious zealotry; the
perfect combination for the audience of a snake oil salesmen.
While I agree that Palin is a very attractive woman, I also know she
doesn’t have clue as to what the words she has been so carefully
coached to say, mean. It doesn’t matter; she laces all her
speeches with references to God, prayer, the bible, and homespun
earthiness sure to dupe even the most disinterested listener.
As for Beck,….I cannot get past the “Vick’s” thing. I found
him dishonest to begin with, even with all his “founding fathers”, the
“commies v God” stuff; but the Vicks was just too much. What a dork.
On the left, they are unable to even get a road show going, although I
do believe one more episode of the over-articulated and scary Nancy
Pelosi, will probably give me regular nightmares. Her counter-part,
Harry Reid is far too controlled, too calculating and
deceptive. These two are perfect examples of polar opposites;
she too exaggerated especially when she’s conning us, and he,
intentionally under-stated for the same reason.
While many like to chirp the worn out phrase about how “if you don’t
vote…don’t complain” I have my own slogan;
“If you voted and don’t like the way things are turning out….you have
only yourself to blame”.
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