Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What has voting ever accomplished?

Every four years at around late September/early October, the masses of America wipe the sleepies from their eyes and decide that they are going to get active! They are going to have their voices heard! They are going to vote.

The government simply isn't going in the direction you want, Politician A proclaims, you should vote for him!

But politician B promises that Politician A is wrong. The government won't go in the direction you want if you elect Politician A, retorts Politician B.

"You should vote for ME if you want to see the government REALLY start working! The other guy is really bad," says Poli A.
"Nuh uh! That other guy is so dumb and stupid, I would take the government in the right direction if you vote for me," responds Poli B.

Unfortunately, this caricature isn't too far from accurate.  Over at least the last 70 years the government has  done ONLY ONE thing consistently, whether a "Republican" or "Democrat" be in office, and that's expand.

Let's look at the facts.

"Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification." - George Orwell. 

"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output." - Milton Friedman
Up to 75% of those incarcerated are nonviolent "criminals" (Source: wikipedia).

Corporate Welfare

See glozell for more info

Now compare this with spending...

 And let me address the sticklers who cry for "population adjustment" here.  Government spending per capita has increased significantly since 1900.  This supports the notion that, as wealth increases, government only swallows it up and grows larger.

The trend is blindingly obvious.

Each graph looks the same but there is a rich story worth hours of investigation behind each of them. I urge you to explore them. Especially the Currency in Circulation chart.  If you're wondering why the dollar can't buy as much as it used to you needn't look any further than the monetary supply.
Also, while simultaneously creating a growing group of impoverished and dependent citizens, the government has continually expanded it's spending across the board.  And most horrifically on "defense" and policing.  This has all been made possible by the incessant increases in debt and money printing.

Well, that's the 70 year trend.  Are we at the peak of the graphic roller coaster we witnessed above? Or do we have higher to climb before it all collapses? We'll all find out eventually.

My advice to you is to NOT vote.  These long-term graphs show clearly the fact that changing presidents means nothing when it comes to the overall increase of government power.  Republicans and Democrats BOTH increase spending in different sectors and never ever cut.  Cutting programs would make wealthy people upset.  Either Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are both going to continue this trend or they will take everything down with them. The fate of the U.S. has already been sealed.  Start looking into how this has happened so that perhaps we can prevent it in the future.  

By voting, you reject all non-violent solutions.  
By voting, you choose to condone and attempt to aim, for your own benefit, the largest force for coercion in the world.

And I wouldn't want that on my conscience.


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