Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


On Democracy

It's not really all that simple.

Incredible, isn’t it, that in a country of more than 330 million people, we are given only two choices for president? How is it that in a country teeming with creative, intelligent, productive, responsible, moral people, our vote too often comes down to pulling the lever for the lesser of two evils?

The system is rigged, of course. (click here for more) "If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let you do it." - Doug Casey

"None of this will change, no matter who wins this upcoming presidential election.

And that’s the hustle, you see: because despite all of the work being done to help us buy into the fantasy that things will change if we just elect the right candidate, the day after a new president is sworn in, we’ll still find ourselves prisoners of the Village.

This should come as no surprise to those who haven’t been taking the escapist blue pill, who haven’t fallen for the Deep State’s phony rhetoric, who haven’t been lured in by the promise of a political savior: we never stopped being prisoners." (click here for more)


- Designating who can vote (suffrage) is one mechanism used to influence election outcomes. (click here for more)

- Registration laws influence election outcomes. (click here for more)

- Party selection of who can run for elected office is a way to influence election outcomes. (click here for more)

- Ballot access laws influence election outcomes. (click here for more)

- 'Gerrynandering' is a familiar term to those who follow election laws. It is the practice of designating voting boundries geographically to influence election outcomes. (click here for more)

- Joseph Stalin said some version of "It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." (click here for more)

- Various fraudulant measures can be used in elections to gain advantage. (click here for more)


Consequences are not that simple either. Failed democracies are common. Some examples are found here. They are also found in the US. ( click here and here ) New York has examples as well. (click here)


Warnings:

Thomas Jefferson: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

Thomas Jefferson: "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

Alexis de Tocqueville: "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

Alexis de Tocqueville: "A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a
tax can escape the obligation to pay it."
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George Bernard Shaw said, “The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

As the great philosopher Lord Woodhouselee once wrote: " A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy."

Aldous Huxley: "Or take the right to vote. In principle, it is a great privilege. In practice, as recent history has repeatedly shown, the right to vote, by itself, is no guarantee of liberty."

James Bovard, Civil Libertarian "Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."


"Democracy can work when everyone concerned knows one another, shares the same values and goals, and abhors any form of coercion. It is the natural way of accomplishing things among small groups.

But once belief in democracy becomes a political ideology, it’s necessarily transformed into majority rule. And, at that point, the majority (or even a plurality, a minority, or an individual) can enforce their will on everyone else by claiming to represent the will of the people. " (see here)

 

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