Voter Beware!

I have given voting a lot of thought lately and my views have not changed over the years. I wanted to reassess my stand to see if that maybe something positive had happened and that I might be mistakened. I am Not!

With the general election approaching, ever so slowly, you would not realize it by the tap dancing candidates are doing. You would swear, if you just woke up that it was 2008 and the first of the primaries are long days away. Unfortunately, for your sensibilties it is a year away.

For decades we have been told that if you do not vote, then you have nothing to bitch about. Or that it is your civic duty to vote. We have been taught from the very first Civics class that it is all important to participate in the system. Do you agree? What has your paricipation accomplished? Do you truly feel that you are part of the system? Do you feel that you have gotten your money’s worth out of the slugs you have help put into office?

People need to ask themselves these questions, but only if they are willing to take a hard look at their own participation. If you vote, what do you vote for? The Party? Or possibly the person? How many really give two shakes in hell about the issues?

Alrighty then, with all that said let us take a look at the institution called voting.

Voting is a strong ideological tool. Having a majority of the adults vote in any given election is giving a legitimacy to the system that supposedly derives its power from those very people. The problem is that the people are not being represented, they are justifying the ruling elites who reinforce their legitimacy by claiming to be held to the highest standards. Basically, what most of these slimes are saying is that they through their representation are contributing to the material well being of the people. And for most Americans that is all they are looking for, is their material well being. That is one of the major contributors that lead to the War On Terror


The candidates that the American people are given as their future leaders are all popped from the same mold. Makes no difference on party affiliation; they are wealthy, self-serving and manical. And these are the people that we have to choose from at election time.

So you want proof? Look at the present administration; it is arrogant, self-serving and above all unconcerned with the will of the people. But yet it was returned for a second tour in power. Why? It played heavily on the fears of the people, which in turn, proved to be the best emotional issue to secure leadership through the mandate called votes.

The ordeal of voting is an illusion created by those in power, that there is actually a struggle for the positions in which the people decide the outcome. The only thing the American voter decides is which wealthy elitist will lead them. The entire system is programed so that only the wealthy elite can enter into the system and have the chance of leadership. It is acceptable because the voter, from childhood, has been lead to believe that is the way it must be. By the way, politics in the US is a monopoly, that only the wealthy can play.

Remember, voting does not determine policy, it only legitimizes those who actually control the state apparatus.

Voting is an illusion of popular rule, by the people, which is legitimized by popular elections. In other words, it is a scam, that the American people participate in freely and it is so well entrenched that they assume they have the power. They do not! All you need to do is just look at the last 20 yrs of politics–where were they ever in control?

27 thoughts on “Voter Beware!

  1. This whole economic mess is unconcionable. Heard about some of the pork that was in the bailout/rescue or whatever you call it & can’t believe they would come up with such stupid & ridiculous ideas to put in such an important & critical piece of legislature. When we took prayer out of schools & government (which our country was founded on) what can we expect but sick & criminal minds.

  2. Hi Donna–yep that is Washington as usual…it is all about the pork…but I will say that raising the FDIC to $250,000 will save a lot of people’s money if this plan bombs….thanx for the visit.

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  4. You hit the nail on the head, Lobotero.

    I can’t remember the last time a regular Joe who looked out for the people ran for office, or even worse, won the election. I’m not sure it’s ever occured in my lifetime.

    1. Terrance, I am an old fart and I saw this back in the days of Kennedy/Nixon….but after that it seem to be a contest of personalities not issues…..

    2. No and it’s not likely to occur in your future lifetime either!

      An ordinary regular Joe is unlikely to be RICH or CROOKED enough to even think of affording the campaign and if he/she is NOT completely crooked, then he/she will never be of sufficient interest to those who CAN afford it and might otherwise want to bankroll him/her.

      It’s the system! …it almost guarantees the election of inept crooks who are fully owned by the more successful and intelligent crooks who prefer to stay out of the limelight.

      1. Quinn,
        I completely understand where you are coming from. With the recent ‘fundraising’ that was going on between Hillary Clinton and POTUS raising funds for the Democratic Party for the 2014 elections and then the RNC and how much they raised. If they would all do that fundraising and apply that to our National Debt, then they would deserve some respect. But they only raise money for their own and spend our tax-dollar deficit to pay for it (each has Secret Service detail remember). The millions raised on both sides would have begun to make a dent in that $18 Trillion debt! When people will pay $35,000 a plate to hear Hillary Clinton speak, it makes me sick. And then Obama talks about taxing the 1% richest people? Those are the ones that pay for their fundraisers! HA! Right.

        Remember in 2008 he said, “any middle-class family making $250,000 or less will have NO NEW TAXES?” I scoffed at that because what middle-class family makes $250,000/yr?! However, our taxes DID go up. And then came the ACA TAX! A healthcare TAX! HA!

        As I said to Terrance, a regular Joe can get elected to a local office such as alderman or school board, or even as Mayor. But, oftentimes, once they have been elected, they get infested with the political virus and begin to move up the ladder, perhaps representing you in your state government and from there, your Federal Gov’t; not necessarily as a POTUS, but as a U.S. Senator, or U.S. Congressman.

        Our Forefathers would be rolling over in their graves if they knew what has been done with the Republic that they fought to give to us a mere 200+ years later.

        And as a young country, it is all but gone. As pessimistic as this is, the future as I see it is invasion of ISIS, POTUS declaring Martial Law before the President-elect can be sworn in, and Sharia Law being implemented. That black flag that ISIS says will hang from the WH, will be hung there by POTUS as he is one of them.

        So, lobotero, how’s THAT for radical for you?

    3. Not in a National election. The only place you will find an average Joe run for office is for Alderman in your town/City. However, very often, once bitten by the political virus, they move on up the political ladder… ending up being your Senator or House Representative!

      1. So true….there are some average Joe’s….the problem is most are in smaller parties and have a hard time making a ballot…..states make it harder for them than the 2 major ones….

      2. My response was meant for Terrance H. I may respond to Quinn as well but I am reblogging this for sure! You have put into words what I have been trying to say and no one listens to me. Maybe hearing your words (much better put) maybe they will wake up to the truth. The problem is… what do we do now?

      3. Quin got pissed and moved on…Terrance just quite coming by…..I know that feeling…I quite writing for 8 years because I was talking to myself (at least it seemed so) but once I got hurt and had to retire I got back into my writings….just keep bitching and writing people will notice…..chuq

      4. Well, Quinn’s avatar speaks volumes! LOL No great loss there! Terrance seemed to be interested to some degree.
        Sorry that you got hurt, but at least you were able to retire! I am glad you are back and I do reblog you. Eventually, people will notice and if they don’t, you have done what you could do.

        Thank you, chum, for coming back to writing! Btw, I like your avatar! Quite clever and intellectual, if may say so!

      5. I was badly hurt and writing was my way to rehab my mind……Terrance was a anti-abortion and bit of a “bigot”…..not a raging one but a subtle one…..

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