Vox Day on the death of the GOP (yay!), Trump, and the future of America:
Try to see it before YT cans it or Vox preemptively pulls it.
The AJC ran a collection of statements from some not-Americans and some CivNats about why they vote. The only one who gets a pass is the nine-year-old girl, shamelessly included for Lord knows what reason. Here’s one:
“The ethics of Islam bridge faith and society. As Muslims, our faith encourages us to be fully engaged in both the spiritual and worldly matters. Islam demands an elimination of inequities in society, and, therefore, one has to be educated to determine the nature of leadership that would seek to accomplish this. Merit and competence are recognized as essential criteria for leadership. Hence, the ability to exercise my right to vote is a sacred one – one that gives me the ability to strengthen our democracy.”
“Ourselves and our Posterity…”
If you vote, then I wish you well! I really do.
Here are some of the reasons why I do not vote: 1) It’s over. The American nation is dissolved and the US Empire is collapsing; 2) Carlin; 3) My last vote DID NOT COUNT. They don’t get another chance to rob me, and; 4) I do not support evil, the lesser of the greater. Since RP, 12 there hasn’t been a single candidate who remotely represented me. We’ve reached the point where we either buy a few more years or we accelerate. The great news is that it’s one day and one year closer to rebuilding. I vote for that.
I think the last one I watched was the 2012 GOP candidate debate featuring Ron Paul against the swamp creatures. They say the spectacle last night was “civil,” etc. Great. But, if you don’t know how you’re voting by the time these fake debates roll around, then you really have no business voting. Ten days and closing.
On a somewhat related note, I’ve been asked to make a video or write a short on the differences between the electoral vote and the popular vote. Whee! Look for that when you see it, probably before the popular show in November.
Some idiots are surprised to learn that their votes do not count.
“I really do feel bad for the people of Iowa,” Sanders said. “What has happened with the Iowa Democratic Party is an outrage. That they were that unprepared, that they put forth such a complicated process, relied on untested technology … There is very little doubt that what happened on Monday night — that complicated process, that is never, ever going to happen again.”
And for some Sanders supporters, the Iowa aftermath confirmed a belief they’ve held since 2016: that the Democratic Party just didn’t want to give their candidate a win.
“I felt like it was expected; no matter what, they weren’t going to let Bernie win,” said supporter Robert Cromer, who traveled to Milford from his home state of New York to see Sanders speak.
It wasn’t just Sanders die-hards who were suspicious. The lack of hard numbers in Iowa on Wednesday night allowed confusion to run amok: Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg declared himself “victorious” before any of the results were released, and Sanders declared victory on Thursday, based on the fact he won the popular vote in the state. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign openly questioned the validity of the process, after he came in fourth place in the caucuses.
They’re all winners! Yay. And, of course, the voters are losers. But no, just as in 2016, the DNC has no intention of letting Bernie be the nominee. Period. Get this democracy foolishness out of your heads.
It’s not even close anymore. Read this.
Who Rules America?
By Greg Felton
A government, whatever its nature, rules as an imperial power over its people. The surest way to exercise this control is to prop up the illusion that it acts in the public interest. Paul Craig Roberts and Alvin Rabushka spelled out this salient fact in the March 1973 issue of Public Choice, in their article “A Diagrammatic Exposition of an Economic Theory of Imperialism,” and what they wrote is no less relevant today.
The act of voting is one of the props that sustains the delusion of self-rule. People do vote, but the candidates are decided by the oligarchy of organized interest groups. This is also the conclusion of a 2014 study by Princeton University professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page about the extent to which U.S. government policy reflects public preferences. Gilens and Page found that voters are, to all intents and purposes, irrelevant to their own “democratic” government:
“[The] preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy . . . Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the U.S. political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favor policy change, they generally do not get it” (Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 575, 76).
Instead of representing the common interest of the people, government answers to organized interest groups. Gilens and Page cite the dominance over policy of special interests who use public policy to serve their interests rather than the public’s. We see the effects of this plutocracy in the sharp rise in the inequality of income and wealth, a gap which has grown into a chasm.
Your vote, as I have explained before, does not count in the overall scheme and in fact, sometimes isn’t counted even numerically. Catch the part about the PATRIOT Act being drafted BEFORE 9/11 and by the guy who chaired the 9/11 sham commission? All an act and a ruse; when you vote along, you go along.
“Heather” explains how to vote for someone based on your thinking that the candidate won’t/can’t win. Brilliant.
Three years ago, thousands of these Americans — many working-class, residing in the middle of the country — helped deliver the most astounding electoral surprise in modern history. Now, as they review the Trump presidency a year before his re-election, some are showing signs of turning on conventional wisdom again.
Heather, a local administrative assistant here who is married with a stroller-bound toddler, is still so embarrassed by her 2016 vote that she wasn’t comfortable revealing her last name.
“I’m ashamed to admit . . . But I’m of a more conservative bent and family. I just couldn’t vote for Hillary. But I also thought there’s no way Trump was going to win. This way, I could at least say, ‘Well I didn’t vote for her,’” she said. “I didn’t think I was doing any harm.”
While Heather isn’t sharing her conversion far and wide, she’s already decided “there’s no chance” she’d vote for Trump again. “Heavens no,” she said. “Trump basically turned me into a Democrat.”
The 2020 presidential campaign has been engrossed in a debate over which demographic groups Democrats should devote most of their attention to in order to reclaim the White House. African-Americans in urban areas? Rural voters who flipped from Barack Obama to Trump? Newly emerging but unreliable young people?
But the one pivotal group showing the most evident signs of splitting from the president are white working-class women, according to a review of polling data, focus groups and interviews with more than a dozen party strategists and voters like Heather.
There was the deal of 19: get the vote in exchange for learning to use it. Someone hasn’t kept her end of the bargain. Maybe the stellar GOP strategists will notice this trend too – maybe around 2024.
That smell is in the air. Today’s the day!
Much was said the other week at TPC:
Now, with the final word, here’s Carlin (language!):
PS: No. No blue wave today.
I love Boston. I really do. The Union Oyster House. Sam Adams. Looking a Red Sox fan in the face and saying, “It’s just a game.” Hitting I-93 North as hard and fast as possible. There’s all that history.
Yet, sometimes I pause to wonder about the future. Now is one of those times. Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell proposes giving non-citizens the right to vote in City elections:
Non-U.S. citizens living in the country legally may one day be allowed to vote in Boston elections.
The City Council is holding a hearing Tuesday on the idea at the request of Council President Andrea Campbell. The council is considering ways to make city elections more inclusive, including allowing immigrants with legal status in the country the right to vote in municipal races.
I’m a little upset about this “legal status” requirement, honestly. And why do they have to live in the country? Are not all 7 Billion people on the planet Americans? Bostonians? It’s not very inclusive to deny them their voices. I’m sure there’s a real new American, in Haiti or Uruguay or somewhere, just itching to write in Vladamir Putin or Theresa May as a replacement for Andrea Campbell. Is this not just?
Keep an eye on this. And look for it to spread regardless of how they handle it in Bean Town.
It’s just a “malfunction” and IT is just smashing the pint glasses … for now:
A ‘malfunctioning’ robot named Fred has terrified drinkers in a London pub by smashing a pint glass while talking about a ‘robot invasion’.
The hyper-realistic automaton, modeled to be an exact replica of London-based actor Tedroy Newell, sat down for a refreshing lager at The Prince Alfred pub in Maida Vale, in the west of the capital.
Unsuspecting customers were unprepared for what came next, with the humanoid berating locals before crushing the drinking vessel in his hands.
The robot, described as ‘indistinguishable from humans’, was created as part of a stunt to promote TV Series Westworld.
Ah, yes. Westworld. Yul Brynner’s little “malfunction.” Nice. Artificial life imitates art. No word if “Fred” has a swashbuckling friend.
But fear not! Besides the warnings of this “highly respected web log,” other resistance forms, of a kind most effective:
What resistance may look like: In the Industrial Age, [Carl] Frey said, people rioted against automation. This time will be different, he said. “Now people have political rights and can vote against automation,” he said.
Exactly. Voting has worked ever so well these past, what, 6,000 years??? The robot monsters, including the rigged Diebold ballots, will certainly honor your wishes. Just ask “Fred” when he calms down.
This may not end well.
Banker criminals (banksters) own and run the United States. They have almost complete control of the government. Any illusion of democracy and independent control by or for the people is just that, illusory.
Thanks to Vox Day and The New Republic for pointing this out: perhaps the biggest and most alarming bombshell in the Wikileaks Hillary file isn’t even about Hillary. It’s about how the banksters, Citibank in this case, control Washington from New York. Citi literally handed down a set of lists for nominees for cabinet officer and other high-level administrative positions.
The lists went to Podesta. Remember, this weekend I leave out all negative comments about Pres. Obama himself, he of the Cuban cigars, God bless him. This isn’t about him anyway, it’s about the owners of the nation and their rule over all things political. And those lists turned into the real cabinet – dead on the money:
The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, three possibilities were on the list: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.
This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.
Congress and the President are extremely powerful. But the admin agencies run the government, day-to-day. Their regulations, their interpretations thereof and enforcement (or not) are what constitutes real federal law and power. And the banksters had these pre-picked before the 2008 election. These financial criminals appointed “your” government before you even voted. I say again, your vote means nothing. Literally. And something tells me they had another list in case the President had been a Republican.
Your walking into a voting booth isn’t how it works. This is:
Email from banking criminal Mike Froman to political criminal John Podesta, Oct. 6, 2008.
You’ll note the lists are arranged in a manner to appease ardent Democratic diversity-mongers: women, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Jews, etc. Rest assured each and every name on the list was vetted to comply with the demands of the financial elite.
The banks were well compensated for this service, for putting together “your” government. Citi received nearly $500 Billion from Uncle Sam during the financial crisis bailouts – the most of any bank. And the Fed printed up and loaned fake money – effectively for free – to Citi and other banks (and not just American banks) to the tune of $15-20 Trillion.
In other words, they robbed you of your vote and your government. They robbed you of your currency and they robbed your children’s futures. That money may be fake but someday they will expect someone to pay it back – ain’t gonna be the banksters.
Please believe these people have a similar plan for this fall. I imagine the lists are already under consideration. There’s growing financial unrest again so it follows the printing presses are being revved up too.
How? Why? It’s because, as George Carlin put it, because they own this place; they own you. They’re going to get it all.
Valentin de Boulogne.
These are same thieves, the same clique of money changing Satanists that Jesus drove out of the Temple with a whip. “My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Jesus, Matt. 21:13 (JKV). When was the last time your Priest or preacher mentioned that? When’s the last time they put it in a modern context. As Christ drove them from the Temple of the Lord, so we should drive them from America into the sea.