“Abraham Lincoln did not cause the death of so many people from a mere love of slaughter, but only to bring about a state of consent that could not otherwise be secured for the government he had undertaken to administer. When a government has once reduced its people to a state of consent – that is, of submission to its will – it can put them to a much better use than to kill them; for it can then plunder them, enslave them, and use them as tools for plundering and enslaving others.”
– Lysander Spooner
There is no man on a white horse to ride into Washington DC and fix what is wrong. Every time you pull that lever in the voting booth surrounded by earnest old women in tennis shoes, you are perpetuating a lie; the myth that voting can create and nourish the garden of freedom and liberty is an oft-quoted and misleading deception. Sort of like pulling the trigger on a gun with an innocent man or woman in front of the muzzle and thinking no harm will come. The lever is a stamp of approval for the terrorism, initiated violence and horror show that all government beyond self-government is in fact and history.
Voting is violence because every time a human pulls that lever they are legitimizing a proxy to use force to exact tax tribute, regulatory compliance and the maintenance of a police state. The government quite literally goes into your neighbor’s house on a consistent basis and demands a portion of that person’s wealth at the end of a gun; they don’t knock, they stroll in and take what they wish under color of law. If you resist, you are rewarded with a boot on your neck and a gun screwed to your temple, they may even be kind enough to levy an extra surcharge or kidnap you and cage you for daring to question their system of criminality. Voting simply shuffles plantation owners on the veranda. Voting in a private venue is fine but the state notion of voting is an approval of the ownership of other human beings.
The staccato beat of voting as a talisman against the big government bogeyman has been drummed into our skulls since the first government obedience classes taught in state-run elementary schools. They quaintly call them civics but it is a terribly distorted picture of history and patchwork of shabby lies to make you think you can make a difference through government action. The socialist shamans from both the left and right beat the tattoo on the dead animal skins to lull the tax cattle into thinking they have a say in their manacles when the reality is simply a more nuanced plantation lifestyle.
The horrific Hamiltonian-Lincolnian project that took the wretched Constitution and gave its genetic expansion meme power was codified to instill perpetual life and a license to Sovietize the continent it lorded over. The police state has accelerated since 2001 well beyond even the fascist FDR’s wildest dreams to come to full flower under innumerable Congressional edicts and Executive orders; from torture as national policy to blanket eavesdropping to police forces drunk on bloodlust; the landscape is inescapably a collectivist fever dream rubber-stamped by the usual suspects in the three “separate” branches of the same government supremacist tree.
Voting for freedom is like fornicating for virginity and is as impossible as the imbecilic notion that limited government can exist when there is no historical precedent for it, East or West. Simply, the American project is Exhibit A in the impossibility of limited government as the Leviathan has increased in size enormously over time granting a legal imprimatur to the most outrageous slings and arrows of any civilizational benchmark.
America is not a free country and has not been for a very long time. The voters think their serial killer beauty contest allows them a voice in their incarceration but that may be the most dangerous illusion of all. Every candidate who runs for office is a just another prison warden.
It bears repeating that secession is the only answer and it is the historical rule and not the exception in the evolution of tax jurisdictions planet-wide.
Franklin’s notion of a Republic if you can keep it got it as backwards as Kennedy did with his famous “ask not” speech. Throw it back because if you keep it, you own it and your shiny manacles will rust over time and smother every ounce of freedom and self-governance you formerly possessed.
The parchment worshipers and Constitutional idolaters are nothing more than philosophical snake-oil salesman who want to put a happy face on tyranny and death cults. They insist that you abide by a contract you didn’t sign that led to unprecedented liberty-hunting and freedom-usurping in its first dozen years with the Whiskey Rebellion, 1798 Alien and Sedition Act and the insistence by the Supremes on declaring their formidable collectivist powers ex post facto, the rest is a gore-soaked history of continental bloodletting of American aboriginals and a global quest to seek more scalps once the domestic body-count started to diminish starting in 1893.
The true secret to self-government is being apolitical because political means merely encourages the psychopaths to insist that the worse people must be in charge of every aspect of your existence to protect you from a few bad actors in the private realm because the government criminality is built into the system. Legal permission to be free is impossible. As Larken tells us, laws are not laws but simply threats.
The creed of abolitionism is the opposition to all forms of slavery.
What forms of slavery do you support? If your answer is none and you vote, you are deluded.
Own yourself. Resist.
“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.”
Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress