Friday, February 3, 2017
It’s the Political System, Or, Stop Being Stupid Part 30
By Anna Von Reitz
This comes from our brethren in South Africa, where the struggle to be free and at peace has always been a constant issue:
“One of the architects of the central banking system, Sir Denison Miller is attributed with saying: “This truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of Capital to govern the world. By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished.”
So there it is again— divide and conquer, pillar or post, either/or, Democrats or Republicans.
“They”— whoever “they” are, select them, and we then have no choice but to elect them.
And the entire presumed difference between the two political parties is just that— a difference that we only believe exists based on external signs and rhetoric, but which in fact is staged and purposeful and illusory. I thought of the endless squabbles we have had over useless things, and could only nod as I read the quote.
Millions are unemployed, millions of families are routinely destroyed, our educational system is falling apart, our science is politicized, bridges are literally falling down and we are wasting time arguing about transgender bathrooms. Truly, modern politics is a circus in the sense of the Roman coliseum– something to distract and entertain us while the Visigoths are creeping through the weeds and crooks are plundering the public treasury.
The real business of a public government isn’t being done in America and it hasn’t been done in a very long time, and that is largely because we have political parties to distract us.
Teddy Roosevelt knew the real purpose of political parties. That’s why when he couldn’t find support from the Republican Party, he formed his own Bull Moose Party. Find an emblem. Raise a flag. Get your gang to outspend their gang. And whatever you do, keep things polarized.
How about this idea from a recent newspaper column in Anchorage, Alaska?
—The Yellow Lab Party? Where politicians are honest and friendly and truly concerned about the public well-being? They may be eager for treats, but their intentions are good.
Even if you view all political parties with a jaundiced eye, as I do, and even if you admit that they serve no good purpose beyond entertainment and debate— why only two parties? Boring, polarizing, always the same. Democrats get into office and spend the public purse and cheat the people blind. Republicans get into office and spend the public purse and cheat the people blind.
Where is the entertainment value in that? It’s like wasting your money on a bad, predictable, cheesy movie year after year, decade after decade. And I just love it when people say, “You’ll waste your vote!” if you choose anything different. Waste my vote? What vote did I ever have in the first place?
Corrupt private political parties chose the candidate roster. Corrupt private political parties chose the issues to be addressed. Corrupt private political parties came up with the emblems. Donkeys and elephants? Come on, now, how lame is that?
No, don’t blame me for any of it. I recognize it as Babylonian sophistry designed to placate the masses and make everyone think that they have a dog in the fight and even convince them that there is a fight, when in actuality, it’s just two gangs vying for a franchise to practice legalized theft. It all has the same results.
There is nothing honorable or meaningful involved, just a perennial choice between Awfully Bad and Really, Really Terrible. This is, no doubt, the primary reason that over two-thirds of Americans just close their eyes and block it all out.
Politics and political parties, the only means of change offered by the Game Masters, is in fact a form of co-option. If you play the game at all, you become responsible for it and for its outcomes.
Many people get deluded and desperately concerned about politics, because they mistakenly believe that this is their remedy and the only way that they have to steer the boat.
I would argue that simply by not doing anything related to the corporate dog-and-pony show, by not registering, by not participating, by waking up— you vote against the system itself. You also deny them that quintessentially important thing: a public mandate.
While no Mainstream Media or politician is likely to comment on this fact, there hasn’t been a public mandate for or against anything in America for decades. Not enough people vote in these phony elections to create a mandate. There is never anything close to even a 51% majority.
And without a mandate, what the governmental services corporations do is obviously and strictly private and lacking authority even in their funky system of things.
Saul Alinsky wrote his Rules for Radicals. So now, I am writing mine.
Sometimes not doing something is as important as working your rump off. Simply refusing to participate can be a revolutionary act, and can be more effective in securing change than all the efforts of all armies in the world.
Having rescinded any Voter Registrations and washed your hands of any responsibility related to the political parties, you are now free to spend your money and time restoring your actual government and making it strong enough to hand these charlatans their hats.
Always remember that you are dealing with a governmental services corporation which is in the business of selling you governmental services. That isn’t going to change no matter who gets elected to fill their private corporate offices.
The far more important and necessary change is for us to speak to our public servants and tell them what we need done and how much we are willing to pay for it. Instead of letting the Republic be represented by for-hire lackeys who have a built-in conflict of interest, it’s time to present ourselves and direct our own business affairs through our own Jural Assemblies, land jurisdiction counties, and land jurisdiction states.
Put all the energy you sidetracked into arguing over such vital issues as unisex bathrooms and traffic cameras, and all the money you spent on political candidates, too, into restoring your rightful government.
With your rightful government restored, you won’t have to worry about who gets elected to run the governmental services corporations— because whoever gets elected to that job will have to answer to you, and not just because you gave them a donation.