Vote, If…

by Michael S. Rozeff

(Editor’s Note: Also read Stop Voting! If you vote, you are a part of the problem, not a part of the solution.)

Vote in the upcoming U.S. elections if you want to endorse, approve of, and support a power beyond your control and over which you have no control whatsoever, a power that can

…tax you to any extent it wants to and by any means it chooses to,

…take any amount of your wealth and transfer it to whomever it pleases or use it for any purpose it pleases,

…draft you into a fighting force if it decides to,

…tell you what to eat,

…control who appears on ballots,

…borrow any amount of money,

…itself decide what is legal for it to do,

…enter warfare with anyone it chooses whenever and wherever it chooses,

…interpret the Constitution as it sees fit,

…regulate any product in any way it chooses,

…regulate commerce no matter how insignificant,

…take property for any use it wants to,

…search you at its pleasure,

…restrict your ability to own weapons,

…restrict your ability to defend yourself,

…make it a crime to own weapons and defend yourself,

…make it a crime to use a wide range of drugs,

…make it a crime to buy many goods or produce them,

…control all communications,

…control all transportation,

…arrest you without warrant,

…spy on you by any means it chooses,

…postpone elections and declare martial law if it chooses,

…hold you in prison without trial,

…kill you,

…in short, pass any law it pleases and enforce it on you and against you.

Vote in the elections if you wish to stand up for, confirm, subscribe to and sustain a power that holds you in its grasp and can hold you totally in its grasp if it so decides.

A vote for either the Democrats or the Republicans is a vote for this power, which is the power of either party and both parties together.

Vote in the elections if you have been brainwashed into thinking your vote makes a difference.

Vote in the elections if you have been brainwashed into thinking a vote for a given party makes a difference.

Vote in the elections if you have been brainwashed into thinking that this is your duty, or that this is a patriotic act.

Vote in the elections if you have been brainwashed into thinking that you have no right to complain unless you vote.

Vote in this election if you think you are voting for the lesser of two evils, rather than thinking you are endorsing evil and have another option, which is not to endorse evil.

Vote in the elections as a statement that you kneel before, acknowledge and accept a power that controls your life, your liberty, your property, and your pursuit of happiness.

Vote in the elections as a sign and confirmation that you place little or no value on your life, liberty, property and pursuit of happiness, and that a power beyond your control may do as it wishes with you.

Vote in the elections if you want to endorse and confirm your own status as a slave who is subject to this power.

Vote in the elections if you want to acknowledge that you are little more than a trained dog whose freedom is limited and controlled by its master.

Michael S. Rozeff is a retired Professor of Finance living in East Amherst, New York. He is the author of the free e-book “Essays on American Empire: Liberty vs. Domination” and the free e-book – The U.S. Constitution and Money: Corruption and Decline.

Copyright © 2012 by LewRockwell.com.

One Response to Vote, If…

  1. RICHARD says:

    A collection of thoughts for the reader’s consideration.

    ——quotes begin———-
    “No matter who you vote for, the government gets elected.”
    – Mark Twain

    ” The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate. ”
    Noam Chomsky

    “Any individual who is able to raise [enough money] to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent…whatever moneyed entities are paying for him…. Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.”
    – GORE VIDAL

    “We are going to have a war on terror which you can never win, and so you can always keep taking people’s liberties away. The media is going to convince everybody that the war on terror is real. The ultimate goal is to get everybody in the world chipped with an RFID chip, and have all money be on the chips, and if anyone wants to protest what we do, we turn off the chip.”
    Nicholas Rockefeller to producer Aaron Russo – eleven months before the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks

    “the United States has always been a nation of ongoing hustlers from the prisons and disaster areas of old Europe. I do not think that the American System in its present state of decadence is worth preserving. The initial success of the United States was largely accidental. A rich empty continent was exploited by rapacious Europeans who made slaves of Africans and corpses of Indians in the process.”
    – GORE VIDAL

    “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, pull back the curtains, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
    – Frank Zappa

    ————-end quotes————–

    Liberty has already passed away from the land. Get used to it.

    Only the illusion of freedom now exists. The fantasies of grade school propaganda and the remembered pseudo-freedom of our collective youths haunt our minds like ghosts that will not die. We endlessly pass memories of ‘ye good olde days’ into one another’s email lists as a sort of electronic sympathy card. Liberty is as dead and gone in America as your great-grandpa. It will not be seen in the United States again by any that now live.

    Regardless of what politicians and priests declare from their podiums and pulpits, it cannot be restored. For liberty to endure it must have a basis in cultural desire; a love of law and true liberty. Few Americans have it or want it anymore. The people have spoken and they have said ‘no’.

    We have become a nation of little Hitlers and are sowing the wind. Soon enough we shall reap the whirlwind when even the tattered remnants of our fantasies will be blown away.

    The hook is now set and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

    Go out and vote. Do it as a silent memento and figure of how life used to be lived here – and spend the rest of the day in the embrace of Johnny Walker or his kin so as to forget the political sewer in which we all now dwell.

    but that’s just me, hollering from the choir loft…

    PS
    When you awake utter a prayer to God for deliverance – for only He can save you and your family now.

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