Originally Published Nov 11, 2008
As a wise person put it, the losses are permanent, the victories are only temporary. Each new shock comes before we have recovered from the last one. JFK was assassinated 45 years ago and there is still no closure.
The American people don't want to know the truth and they will not rise up. They are comfortable with genocide. Ask yourself how many dedicated peace activists you know personally who voted for continuing war crimes under the command of Barack Obama.
Many of the Democratic gatekeeper sites urged people to vote for Obama by saying that first we had to elect him and then we could hold his feet to the fire. But they already knew from his FISA vote, his vote to fund the wars, and his bailout vote, that he has asbestos shoes and doesn't care what people say or think. Now they are purging dissidents and saying that nobody should criticize Obama, that we have to accept the "centrism" of Rahm Emanuel and Nancy Pelosi, two Democrats who are far to the political right of Bush and Cheney. They never intended to press Obama for peace, they wanted more genocide.
COINTELPRO has had decades to eliminate potential leaders and replace them with government agents and operatives. I don't care how Libertarian, liberal, progressive, or leftist they claim to be, any website that costs more than a thousand dollars a month to run, is part of the government. Activists simply don't have that kind of money. They talk about revolution and withdrawing our consent, but when it comes to election time they all sing the same song--get out and vote and support the system. It doesn't matter who you vote for, as long as the major parties do the nominating and control the electoral system, the military-industrial complex always wins.
It doesn't matter if you voted for Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Barack Obama, or Mickey Mouse, or if you ignored the Presidential race and voted only for local offices and ballot propositions. If you voted, you delegated your power and granted your mandate to a government engaged in wars of aggression and crimes against humanity. You agreed to it. You accepted it. You showed your support for it. You stood up to be counted as another fascist. You may have salved your conscience by promising yourself that you'd go out in the streets and protest the government you'd just voted for, but that's a sure way to lose. Once you've legitimized a government, you've criminalized anyone who protests it, even yourself. Why would you do that? You voted to consent to allow the government to fund and pull off the next 9/11. Why would you do that? You voted against freedom and against truth -- how can you do that and still call yourself a truther?
Every election we're told that this is the most important election. Every election there are emotional issues on the ballot like guns, gays, God, and abortion, deliberately placed on the ballot to get emotional morons to vote for genocide, corporate bailouts, and the NAU. Because whoever or whatever you vote for or against, by voting you are legitimizing fascism and giving it your authority.
But you knew all that, right? You knew it and you voted anyway. Because you really don't care. You don't care about peace, about truth, about anything but yourself, your vote, and your self-righteous hypocrisy. So what if a few million more innocent people die. So what if the world economy is destroyed. So what if we all end up in concentration camps. YOU voted, and that's all that matters to you, right? The consequences aren't your problem because in voting, you delegated all responsibility to somebody else. Anybody else. Whoever the machines said won. That's fine with you and it isn't anybody else's business. How dare anybody try to tell you not to vote for war, not to vote for fascism, not to vote?
Well, I'm telling you. Again. I don't care if the coming economic collapse makes the Great Depression look like Disneyland. I don't care if the government nukes a few U.S. cities and blames it on Iran. I'm telling you to stop being complicit and to stop collaborating. There will be another election and another election. Even in Zimbabwe where conditions are indescribably brutal, there are elections. That's the only way that governments can demonstrate the consent of the governed, whether they get it legitimately or not.
The only proven successful way to delegitimize a government is to boycott its elections. It worked to discredit the Apartheid regime in South Africa. It worked to discredit the Batista regime in Cuba. If you don't vote, the government cannot demonstrate your consent. That's the only reason fascist dictatorships hold elections.
So I'm starting now for 2012. Don't vote. It doesn't matter who the candidates are or what they promise. They are candidates because they believe in the system. Do you believe in the system? Not if you're a truther. You know that the system was reponsible for both 9/11 and the cover-up.
Stop consenting. Stop collaborating. Stop voting.
Truth from Emma Goldman: If elections could change anything, they'd be illegal.
Truth from George Carlin: If you vote, you can't complain.
Truth from me, Mark Smith: If you voted, the blood is on your hands. The next 9/11 is on your hands. I didn't vote for it. You did.
This blog entry is also posted at GlobalPundit.org.