Sunday, March 21, 2004
Slide: A CIA term for a conditioned type of response which dead ends a person's thinking and terminates debate or examination of the topic at hand.
Democracies Always Fall to Gimme Socialism
Vote? A total waste of time, obviously. All leading candidates are vetted by the ruling elite in advance, at all levels of government.
And voting for the lesser of two evils is what gave America George II (that is, if you don’t count the Supreme Court’s role, of course). Remember: the lesser of two evils is still evil.
10 Reasons Not to Vote
1. Reform is the biggest enemy of revolution and the electoral system is the essence of reformism. Voting gives the impression of participation and change, yet it is the backbone of a society based upon alienation and boredom. Voting lures me away from the real task of demolishing existing institutions. In the short term the voter gets token, pacifying reform, and in the long run we get the same electoral repetition, with no significant change.
2. To vote is to accept the limits of my own power. It makes me as powerful (or powerless) as the cross on the ballot-paper. Democracy is the amassed power of several million opinions reduced to a whimpering and stifled cheer for the same masters we’ve had all of our lives.
3. There is nobody who can run my life better than myself. Why then should I give others the power to decide how I should run my life?
4. There are those who would vote, yet still be active in the struggle for real change. They are like vegetarians working in slaughterhouses.
5. Voting is the excuse we need to avoid organizing ourselves, to avoid creating our own alternative. Voting is accepting that the power of the state is preferable to the power of the individual and the power of the community.
6. The weight and force of the blow of a policeman’s truncheon does not change when the truncheon is painted a different color. All democratic institutions are ‘law and order’ institutions.
7. Voting is a clever way of getting me to sign my name to a whole series of measures, when in fact I am only aware of three or four of them. Thus, my vote is my personal approval of every single policy carried out by the party I vote for, without exception. By the time the elected party has spent a year in office, I won’t even recognize the measures I voted for - but I will be subject to the laws and restrictions imposed through each and every decision made by that government.
8. Voting for the lesser of two (or more) evils perpetuates the biggest evil of all: the evil of stasis, a world where all change is superficial. Invariably this means that we eagerly vote in order to grasp the available entertainment of politicians walking tightropes between popularity and personal wealth and comfort.
9. Voting legitimizes not only the system of government we have now, it also legitimizes the pendulum-style inevitability of the electoral process. (No matter how many times you flip the coin, it will never land on it’s edge. The Democrat / Republican Alliance exists in the no-hope land between left and right, and voting for it only strengthens the swinging regularity of the elections). Surely it’s far better to encourage real change - which can only happen outside of government.
10. Voting is slapping a preservation order on corruption, inequality, and mass-manufactured boredom. In short, voting is the blinding of the people, by the people.
I should probably clarify a little more some of my beliefs about freedom and privacy, which all governments detest.
The ongoing erosion of privacy in the world is (or should be), in my mind, the most important issue facing individuals today.
Without privacy, we have nothing, or less than nothing.
Privacy is a human imperative because privacy of self is an important biological necessity of a sane and stable sense of self. It is a scientific fact that a rational person cannot have their autonomous sense of self (their sense of privacy of self) compromised and still function as a healthy individual.
Thinking and creativity require the capacity to make independent judgments. An invasion of our privacy such as that going on in most Western countries today violates that capacity.
It is more than important to reclaim our privacy, it is a biological necessity.
Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, put your energy into reclaiming and then defending your freedom.
More links to challenge your world view:
Mass UK Mind Control Technology Now A Reality
Great Hoaxes and Conspiracies
WHO ARE THE SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORISTS? By Stefan Grossmann
Targets of the Illuminati and the Committe of 300
Ahh, never mind the links and html, just go here. This is a little more than I can handle on a nice Sunday afternoon. Think I'll do a ten second miracle and go do something productive.
A Majority of One
Slip Sliding Away