Thursday, December 10, 2009

The decadence that comes with voting

I’ve already figured out what I’m going to vote for in elections next year. To me it’s important that my vote goes to families, is given in support of the people and have a general feeling of justice, fairness and freedom. I also look for the alternative that is most rational, stands for the most intellectual approach and will have the best impact since I’m only one person and we all know that a single vote have no real effect whatsoever.

Additional factors that have an impact on my ballot-choices are thoughts going to the poor, to the unemployed and it should support the elderly as well as the young. Of course I also want a better world without war and poverty.

Consequently I will not vote, at all.

Only by refusing to vote can anything ever change, well, armed rebellion may also imply changes. I could give lots of reasons for not voting such as the similarities between parties - is there any real difference? Or the fact that the power elitists control functions have very little to do with any election, it stays the same no matter what. I could also mention the bureaucracy which is the true power; the elected frauds are mostly only the figureheads. Or we could debate over the ethics of voting, how moral is it to vote about other people’s lives?

But for me the best reason for refusing to vote is that this is the worst thing the powers that be know. The system depends on people voting. Ever wondered why so many politicians urge you to vote, no matter whom or what you vote for? The important thing, apparently, is to vote. Ever heard your councilman or mayor claim that voting is the very essence of democracy? It doesn’t matter, they say, who you vote for, what matters is that you use your right to vote.

Ever contemplated and really asked yourself why such sentences are thrown about in every election?

It is because they want to maintain the Statues Que. As said the political parties have about the same agenda, from left to right. Sure you can find small differences; often it’s about one or two percent in regards to taxation and welfare. And sure, those miniscule variations can have a small effect in the long run, but the system stays the same. And the ones really sitting on all the power don’t get affected at all no matter what you vote for. A vote means a vote on the system, a vote means you support the control functions and that you have admitted that the few can decide over many.

They try to convince us that the voting process means that the majority rules, which is a complete BS. Few scams throughout history reach this level of madness. Even if we ignore the real power structure and the bureaucrats we still end up with a situation where in the “winner” always is made up of a small minority. Don’t believe me? Do the math yourself. If you count the “losing side”, add in the ones not voting and the ones that aren’t allowed to vote no government ever existed have reached over 35% of support from the people. Well, there’s a few exceptions in wartimes, but otherwise not a single one. You never heard that in school did ya?

Another consequence of voting is that there’s a built-in function in democracy that always, without exception, steer us towards absolutism. Voting is something that we do on the people that argue best, we vote for the ones that put forward the best arguments, and have the biggest appeal to our hearts. The smuggest, most well-spoken, best dressed promisser of help will get the most votes. And since every promise made means that he (or she) needs to steal from the people in order to help the people, and since for every election that passes the smugness and the lying-factor increases (in order to beat the well dressed, well-spoken despot, you need to play his game and do it better) it means that we have an built-in escalation of power-allocation towards the state. Over time this means that fascism, socialism, and/or statism become the main part of every party and every politician’s agenda. Which ‘ism’ will win the most in this game depends on the general culture of the people and the times we live in, in either case totalitarianism wins.

If there existed a party that oppose this structure and all the ‘isms’ I might consider supporting and voting. In some countries such parties exist, but mostly they are ignored or very much hated – they stand against the system. Ask yourself the question; which political idea is the most hated of all time? It’s not fascism or communism, its libertarianism. Libertarians oppose the entire system, they don’t want others to rule their lives, they don’t want pity of the people or bail-outs thrown at banks, all any libertarian wants is to be left alone, to live his or hers own life, make own decisions. No wonder the elitists hate this idea so much, it goes against everything the system depends on.

Totally divergent things like closing down a daycare center to republican documents, from lowering taxes to wars in foreign lands have been blamed on libertarians or the Neoliberal agenda. The best way to fight an idea is to re-write it in the eyes of the people, twist it around and label it with things that are the complete opposite of reality. This is what the elitists have done and continues to do because their only real opposition is the libertarian movement.

Look around you and check the established parties; don’t they all want you to vote? Pay your taxes? Obey the rules? Be a good little citizen? Move around in the wheal of everyday life without complaining? And the politicians; aren’t they all asking for your money so they can hand it back to you? Aren’t they all in league with other elitists and get fine well-paid jobs no matter what they do? Don’t they always urge for cooperation and throw platitudes around? Don’t they all want to help the poor, support the elderly and save the threes? Is there any real difference between any of them? And I mean a real difference, not a couple of bucks more or less in your welfare check. Do any of them really want change anything?

If you are Swedish living in Sweden, after 3 years of “right”-governance, have you noticed anything different? I haven’t. Well, tobacco and gasoline has become more expensive, but otherwise? The current administration claim that they have lowered taxes so we get some more money over, maybe they have, but it’s hardly noticeable. And what will the opposition do if they win next year? Pretty much the exact same thing, only heighten a couple of welfare-checks and change a couple of laws. They want you to believe that there’s a difference between the two sides, but is it really?

Even if you don’t agree with me or have fallen for the scam of voting, I would at least urge you to mix it up a bit. Don’t let the established ones always get the last laugh. Vote for the smaller ones, the new ones or the ones saying stuff no one wants to hear. Just to shake things up a bit. Even the emerging of so called “racist” parties or one-question-movements can make a small contribution of keeping the elitists down a couple of notches. If we let them sit there and dictate everything year after year after year without putting any real pressure on them, we will sooner or later create a dictatorial situation.

I’m a libertarian and any vote is, in my mind, only another way of taking my money and make decisions I could make for myself. However, even if you don’t share my libertarian views it is imperative that you understand how the system works and that you at least pay attention to what’s going on. The elitists are happy if you vote, any vote will do, if you don’t get this you deserve whatever comes your way next.

1 comment:

  1. Daniel Berg, SwedenDecember 10, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    There are some very interesting thoughts here regarding politicians and their strategies to maintain power and acceptance. Nice call on their bluff regarding the importance of voting. Thanks for this blog. It's excellent at times.

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