A friendly message in time for both Halloween and the November 4th mid term election day! Have a happy and safe Samhain and may you only be treated, never tricked!! – FB Post by The Young Turks.
A friendly message in time for both Halloween and the November 4th mid term election day! Have a happy and safe Samhain and may you only be treated, never tricked!! – FB
No point voting if the same secret government that planned 9/11 is still around.
I think this is simplistic. It’s not a political philosophy, either. I would say that at best it’s reactionary. The government that planned the 9/11 incident was not the elected government. That was the problem. It was the shadow government, which is a huge entity and which an elected leader, Dwight Eisenhower, warned us about.
I think that one could reasonably propose that withdrawing energy from the governmental system could help, but it would have to be a lot more than not voting — tax resistance would be essential to any kind of plan like that, and a conscious reinvestment of that money and energy.
Here is one of Eisenhower’s warnings. This is what gave us 9/11, and many other of the worst historic developments of our lifetimes.
With respect to both you and your concern about the powers behind the throne, Chief, you might feel differently if you had a uterus. I agree that in the long term, ridding ourselves of the Dark Overlords is The BFD but in the short term, our daily lives are DEEPLY affected by Congressional BS and politicians who treat the Bill of Rights like … as GW referred to the Constitution … “just a g’damned piece of paper.” For those who have any question about which party supports what, the differences can be found here:
While I can appreciate the idea of not voting as a symbolic vote for “none of the above,” in realistic terms it’s a default “yes” to things as they are.
Agreed, and the point of this satire by The Young Turks is to skewer the jadedness of those who don’t either recognize the urgency of this midterm or who do but somehow don’t think their vote will matter. That has been programmed in us by a complicit media who recognize and further exploit that way of thinking.
The intimidation, the poll skewing, and the pundits who give this election to the Republicans eight months out from November are all complicit in suppressing the vote. Given that young people, people of color and Millennials are voting, and normally skew Democratic, this effort by the Republicans, who have become the gun-toting, racist and race-baiting, vagina fearing, God-flogging party of morons is how they’re doing voter suppression for this midterm.
It’s an outgrowth of the other faux revolution and “birth” of the Tea Party Movement which gave us the 2010 midterms and the government shutdowns of the last three years. We can’t afford that voter apathy either way. Too many lives, including that of the planet, are at stake.
This midterm as I filled in my vote-by-mail ballot in the state of Oregon I made a conscious effort to notice any fear that came up as I weighed my decisions. Am I thinking of voting for a candidate just because I am afraid the top opponent might win? Am I thinking of supporting a poorly thought out plan that solves the wrong problems just because I’m afraid of voting on the same side as those who make arguments on the issue that make my skin crawl? In the end I made every vote knowing that fear was not the driving force behind it.