Resignation as a Voter

Posted by $ Abaco 2 months, 1 week ago to Philosophy
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I stopped voting quite a while ago. It has given me a very different perspective than most people. My son is 15 and I've watched him become obsessed with politics the past few months and realized he's normal. This is promising, because he's growing up with autism. To have him be normal is thrilling. But, it's also a window into the insanity I escaped when I decided to stop participating in the machine. With this election and the obvious fraud (really obvious) I've mentally gotten to a spot where I really don't give a damn anymore. I don't care who's president. This country's going to sh1t anyway. Trump, I used to say, was a speed bump for the globalist agenda. I hoped it was an 8 year speed bump. But, no. The agenda that will choke us to death with taxes and regulations is back in. I'm going to adjust accordingly and we'll be fine. But, when you see what's proposed under a Joe administration it's clear, for starters, we can't afford it. Frankly, we can't afford much anymore, given the debt.

But, I've really at peace with it all. It's strange and somewhat surprising. The US was a grand and unique experiment. But, its citizens don't understand liberty. Its debt is smothering it. The elected and those they appoint are really inept. I have an inside view of that I don't even want to go into. But, I have a front row seat to the circus. And, we're really in trouble. We're in trouble because the American people for the most part have totally surrendered all to whoever is elected. My son's teenage friends talk in social media as though all hinges on the election - we'll either have paradise or we'll all die. Almost everybody has drank the cool aid. I really feel like I'm sitting in Galt's Gulch under the pines, sipping my coffee and watching the wheels come off from a safe distance. It's a strange feeling. But it has taken me over fully. My son and I walked our dog out to the river by our place this morning. I said, "How long has this river been here?" Probably 1000 years or more. "Did this river ever change based on who was President, son? Be like the river." He understood. We are not who is in the White House. We are individuals. We should represent ourselves foremost.

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  • Posted by $ Meerkat24 2 months, 1 week ago
    As an educator, seeing colleges produce militantly ignorant parasites can be exhausting and depressing. Seeing millions of passive vessels that simply swallow what the mainstream media feeds them is sickening. Yet I continue to do all I can to prepare my students to enter our universities (hoping to inoculate them before sending them off). But even as I hand out diplomas each year, I have this sad nagging feeling that I'm just tossing them into that meat grinder on the movie version of Pink Floyd - The Wall. All I want is to prepare them to use their own mind, and to inoculate them against the Argument from Intimidation. Oh what I would give for just a one-month vacation in a real Galt's Gulch! (Yes, I've read Atlas Shrugged at least 8 times, and yes I realize that reason is volitional and where this is taking us, but still I find it very hard to accept and let go.)
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  • Posted by $ mshupe 2 months, 1 week ago
    A year ago my sister asked (because I blog about the great minds that built the American experiment, and the postmodernism destroying it) "what are you going to do about it?" I told her it starts with yourself. You can only control your attitude, behavior, integrity, independence. That has to come first.
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  • Posted by bz1mcr 2 months, 1 week ago
    Good men MUST always struggle against tyranny. You owe it to your son to show him you will never give up. If he sees that, he will never stop demandig liberty.
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  • Posted by txjoe 2 months, 1 week ago
    It really is a deep sense of serenity when one can finally admit to one's self that it is NOT worth getting stressed over for the kool aid drinkers will continue to do and believe what the one's in "government" tell them to believe. Not going to follow that "philosophy" anymore.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 2 months, 1 week ago
    Throughout human history, empires begin to die when their citizenry become affluent and should be content with their lot. What happens once they have a chance to sit back and look around, instead of keeping head down in sweat and toil just to survive, is that they see while they're no longer desperately poor, there are others who are a lot better off than they are. Greed and jealousy begin to set in, poisoning the well being of the empire, and corruption begins to be seen as the only way to success.

    When the success of a politician is measured by how many things he promises to give the voters, instead of by how much he appeals to patriotism and unity of purpose, the empire is in trouble. We started down that path in the 1930s with Roosevelt, and it just continues to accelerate.

    The U.S. is in the final phase of its existence, just like the Ottoman Empire. Just as in the last days of that empire, corruption, bribery, and criminal activities are no longer hidden, because no one cares enough to make any effort to stop and return to a moral society.

    Few seem to care about the national debt anymore, with many swallowing the ridiculous "Modern Monetary Theory" that maintains debt doesn't matter, so long as people have faith in the value of a pure fiat currency. Try explaining reality to one of those who believe this crap, and you get turned off.
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  • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 2 months, 1 week ago
    There is a difference this time. The Constitution will be gone as well as the pretense of honoring it's tenants. Simply put, we won't recover invivually or otherwise. Existence is not sufficient. I am American and that means far more than being here. Mine is mine and they can't have it without my consent. It's going to be a rough road if b wins and I suspect a short one for the Constitution, and maybe for me.
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  • Posted by PuppyPower 2 months, 1 week ago
    God will prevail. Please don't stop believing. That is what the enemy wants. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Don't give into him. In trying times our faith is tested. Keep the faith. God wins.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 2 months, 1 week ago
    I have lost 15 pounds and I blame it on the election. I don't feel like eating. Realizing the depth of these peoples' ignorance I lose my appetite. I fear we are victims of cyber interference and I don't like it one bit.
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    • Posted by NealS 2 months, 1 week ago
      What I would give to lose 15 pounds, what do you watch, what do you read? Even FOX Cable and I'm still having difficulty losing. Maybe you could turn your experience into a weight loss business, or put out a DVD, "but wait, get two, just pay extra shipping and handling".. That's what I'd try to do if I had the answers. 18 pounds would make me perfect, weight wise that is.
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 2 months, 1 week ago
    The woman who wrote this essay is correct in one aspect the Lame Stream Media, the Squad and others are saying drink the koolaid or else we will come after you. It sound very Stalinist or even CCP re-educational camps. Accept, or suffer the consequences of your vote. I'm not going to be set upon by these thieves. I'm currently reading Epitaph by Mary Dora Russell, a novel of the Tombstone & the OK Corral. much of the the material in the novel is based on actual events and people back then. the same conflict between the Dems and Republicans was happening in that part of Arizona. The Cowboys who were rustlers, thieves & outlaws viewed themselves as Democrats and the local military and lawman of Tombstone were seem as Republicans. Even though Wyatt Earp was a wishy-washy Dem, he fervently believe in the law first (later on vengeance). Maybe another OK Corral will happen but on a more massive scale.
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  • Posted by arklatexbob 2 months, 1 week ago
    I will continue to vote and to spread the messages that I think need to get out, but I am inclined to agree that the prospect of leaving my child and potential grandchildren a truly free country is nearly impossible now. This vote even being close enough to steal indicates that too many freeloaders see the federal government as their savior. Within a generation they will likely feel the same about global governance. I just hope we can hold some semblance of it together for my remaining years.
    Maybe they will pull up in time, but the closer we get to this disaster the greater the cost will be to avoid it and the more popular support it will require.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 months, 1 week ago
    "its citizens don't understand liberty."
    More and more I think the general population understanding liberty is the most important thing.

    "as though all hinges on the election - we'll either have paradise or we'll all die. Almost everybody has drank the cool aid. "
    The fed gov't is more important than it was intended to be, and the executive branch is more powerful within the government than intended. So the president is way more important than it should be. But it's actually not that important. What's important IMHO is that the government is so important because it's so costly and intrusive.

    I can't see the future, but I don't see the wheels coming off. I see America becoming like modern Rome. It's a nice place to visit. People seem very laid back and happy. They were one little city state 2500 years ago that became the center of the world. It became decadent, indebted, and the world moved on. It's like how the colonies in America became a regional power, then a superpower, and then the only superpower. But time marches on.

    I'm not resigned to that future. I want more liberty in the US, partnerships with free and open countries... so the whole continent and then the whole world is America, my somewhat radical version of America where citizens participate in regulated minutemen-like militia that can be mobilized in emergencies. I know that's a fantasy, but I really believe in the "concept car", even if it's not practical.
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