The absurdity of Democracy

by Larken Rose

It’s not often that we’re treated to this spectacular an example of how absurd it is to put any faith in elections, democracy, and “majority rule.”

First, it must be pointed out that even if there were a perfect way for democracy to be administered, it would still be utterly immoral and completely illegitimate. As Benjamin Franklin put it, democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. To put it even more bluntly, there’s another good example of true democracy in action: gang rape.

Despite the fact that Americans are constantly indoctrinated into the notion that democracy is great, and that it is the same as freedom, it’s all pure bunk. A majority can commit heinous evil just as easily, if not more easily, than a minority, and they have done so over and over again throughout history. When most people support an idea that is stupid and/or evil–which happens quite often–that idea doesn’t magically become intelligent or good. Likewise, when an idea is inherently righteous, it is not any less so because only a minority supports it–which also happens more often than not. The majority cannot, by voting, make something evil into something good, any more that they could make two plus two equal five by “voting” for that. In fact, democracy is worse than worthless, because it legitimizes and “legalizes” evil, simply because a majority advocates it.

All that having been said, how “democracy” works in the real world is even worse than true democracy, and today millions of Americans will go out and proudly prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

This election, the NRA is endorsing a candidate who has a lousy record on defending Second Amendment rights. This election, countless conservatives who protest the left-leaning media are endorsing a candidate who went to great lengths to shred the First Amendment, so much so that the act butchering freedom of speech bears his name (”McCain/Feingold”). This election, fiscal conservatives by the millions will be voting for someone who has repeatedly supported higher taxes and higher government spending. This election, religious conservatives will be voting for a man who admitted to committing adultery, and dumped his first wife for a younger, prettier, richer wife, after his first wife was disfigured and crippled in an auto accident. This election, millions of devout Republicans will vote for a man who has made a career out of voting against his own party.

Why would all that be happening? Because, as all the McCain supporters will tell you, the “other guy” is even worse. And therein lies the insanity of the American version of “democracy”: half the country will be voting for someone whom almost none of them actually like. Only by comparison does he seem even remotely tolerable. (Ten years ago, imagine how Republicans would have responded to the possibility of a McCain presidency.) And that is the heart of one of the best tyrant tricks in history: giving people a feeling of empowerment by giving them a “choice,” while making sure their range of choices is utterly useless.

To put it another way, who chose the choices? Even Obama, who seems to now have a lot of people genuinely excited (because they are too busy feeling good to actually think about what it is they are supporting), was very recently an unknown to most of the country. Was it the American people who put him on the ballot? Of course not. They didn’t even know he existed. And was it the people who demanded that McCain run for the presidency? Hardly. So how did those two end up being the choices put before the American people?

The game is rigged. No, I don’t mean by voting machines that allow tampering, or by people voting more than once, though both of those happen. No, the rigging that matters most happens long before anyone casts a vote. The two parties–or rather, the two clubs inside the one ruling class–choose who will run for office. The people then get to choose between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee–a “choice” which is designed to give the people no power at all.

Some may label this a “conspiracy theory,” but at this point one would have to be both blind and stupid not to see it. The establishment has given the American public two nationalist, collectivist, Constitution-hating redistributionists to “choose” from. You can vote for Obama, and have less money and less freedom, or you can vote for McCain, and have less money and less freedom. And making that choice, you are told, is your “voice.” You’re supposed to feel empowered by being able to pick which of two corrupt, lying crooks will control your life and empty your wallet for the next four years.

And how do the voters respond to that? By sending the clear message, over and over again, that whatever sleazy, dishonest, principle-free opportunist megalomaniacs the two parties offer up, the people will keep right on supporting those two parties. After all, they claim, voting for someone who is NOT one of the two major crooks would be a “wasted vote.” And so they choose the lesser of two evils, and admit doing so.

And that about sums it up. Today millions of Americans will intentionally and knowingly support what they openly admit is evil. Whichever candidate you think is worse, consider this from the tyrants’ viewpoint. They are comfortable in the fact that they can keep right on cranking out crooks like McCain and Obama, and most of you will keep right on supporting them. When the tyrants have subjects who are this easy to manipulate, don’t expect freedom to come back to this country any time soon.

Find out more about Larken Rose at http://www.larkenrose.com

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