Chad Perrin: SOB

7 April 2009

Worse Than Bush

Filed under: Liberty — apotheon @ 10:06

When will “we” (by which I mean most of you) learn? Voting for the “lesser evil” is nothing more than an excuse to vote for evil.

  1. HR 45 is the citizen disarmament bill to end all citizen disarmament bills. Luckily, it won’t pass as written. Unluckily, it’ll pass as a “compromise bill” — the most insidious kind of evil, because we’ll all be feeling like we dodged a bullet, relieved that the bill didn’t pass in its original form, while broad, sweeping infringements on the right to keep and bear arms are being signed into law. Molon labe, fuckers.

  2. The Obama Administration’s DOJ is worse than the Bush Administration’s DOJ was. The fog of President Barack Obama’s breath, on the teleprompters from which he read his carefully crafted promises of transparent government, has barely evaporated, and here his DOJ is asserting legal immunities and privileges of secrecy that are bold and unconscionable even by the standards of the Bush Administration’s power-mad gremlins. It’s so bad the ACLU is rattling its saber at a Democrat President. Is there a substantive promise left that Obama hasn’t broken?

How many of you feel stupid for having voted for this ass-weasel now? His highest ranking DOJ officials are RIAA and Monsanto lackeys for crying out loud.

Get involved in local politics. If your state is one of the dozen (give or take) that is asserting (or considering asserting) some kind of state sovereignty privilege, support it. Make sure the people in your city, county, district, and state who hold political power know your displeasure with the violations of privacy, property, and other rights (starting with the Bill of ’em in the US Constitution), and that you will hold them accountable next election — or even earlier, if there’s any chance of a recall — should they fail to support and uphold those rights.

At the local level you can make a difference. At the national level, you can let them know that their days are numbered, because once the local level has been conquered, you can scale up to the next level. Or, y’know, sit around on your ass, wallowing in your apathy and complacency and feelings of impotence, and next time there’s an election you can ignore everything except the Presidential race just like you always do, and you can vote for the “lesser evil” just like you always do, and you can get someone worse than the last guy just like you always do — just like we did this time — because you believed the blatantly transparent lies he shoveled.

Just like you always do.

There might be half a dozen people who read this that voted for someone other than the evil behind Door Number One and the evil behind Door Number Two. The rest of you are due for a wake-up call. Seriously — how could you have trusted a Chicago politician?

11 Comments

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  2. The time for the revolution to start is long passed.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 8 April 2009 @ 04:37

  3. In theory, things can still be turned around nonviolently. In practice, I’m not so sure.

    In theory and in practice, things can still be mitigated for at least some by the secession of a state or six. Thanks to Lincoln and friends, this may not be possible without violence, but it could work out in the end. I think, if there’s going to be a meaningful revolution, it’s going to take the form of secession and defense against federal crackdown. Any revolution that didn’t involve secession would probably have been doomed from the start since the early 20th Century — so look for secession movements if you want to get in on the action when someone finally says “Don’t tread on me!” and raises the rattlesnake on the flagpole again.

    If I was a betting man, my money would be on either New Hampshire or Montana as the first mover in a hypothetical secession.

    Comment by apotheon — 8 April 2009 @ 09:34

  4. While I agree with the rest of what you said, I think you’re off on which two states will be the first to secede. New Hampshire is just too small to defend itself against anything (even Canada) and Montana is just too spread out.

    Now, while I don’t have any citations as proof, I’ve heard of a secession movement in Texas that might hold water. Also Hawaii has been trying to leave the Union for at least a dozen years. I’d be looking for one of those two states as the place to be when the hammer falls.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 8 April 2009 @ 06:02

  5. New Hampshire is just too small to defend itself against anything (even Canada)

    I didn’t say it would survive the experience — just that it would be one of the most likely to try to secede. Similar reasoning goes with Montana. Of course, being “spread out” is kind of an advantage when fighting against a superior force. Guerilla tactics work better when your troops aren’t all gathered together in a single, easily targeted location.

    Now, while I don’t have any citations as proof, I’ve heard of a secession movement in Texas that might hold water.

    Most of the people in Texas won’t stand for it, being hardcore Republicans. That’s my theory, anyway.

    Also Hawaii has been trying to leave the Union for at least a dozen years.

    I don’t think Hawaii counts, considering its severe authoritarian socialist political climate. Tourism is basically the only reason it hasn’t destroyed itself the way the Soviet Union did.

    Comment by apotheon — 8 April 2009 @ 08:43

  6. I can accede the point on Montana and possibly Texas (how many RINO’s live there?).

    I wasn’t aware of how awful it is in Hawaii. Definitely something to keep in mind.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 12 April 2009 @ 05:06

  7. i’m not the least bit surprised. out of the frying pan, into the fire. i didn’t vote for evil #1 or evil #2, but fat lot of good it did me :-(

    Comment by sosiouxme — 13 April 2009 @ 11:46

  8. It did more good than voting for Evil #1 or Evil #2 — because, if you did vote for either one, you’d have gotten no practical benefit out of that either, but you’d have betrayed your principles by voting for someone who substantially opposes them. If nothing else, avoiding voting for a “lesser evil” is worthwhile for the benefit of one’s own integrity.

    . . . and the more people realize that, the closer we get to actually getting some more practical benefit out of it, too.

    Comment by apotheon — 13 April 2009 @ 12:13

  9. “Or, y’know, sit around on your ass, wallowing in your apathy and complacency and feelings of impotence, and next time there’s an election you can ignore everything except the Presidential race just like you always do, and you can vote for the “lesser evil” just like you always do, and you can get someone worse than the last guy just like you always do — just like we did this time — because you believed the blatantly transparent lies he shoveled.”

    all i have to say is… YES!!! raises fists in the air with complete agreement

    Comment by PolyPak — 13 April 2009 @ 03:12

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  11. sigh all I can say is, I couldn’t in good faith vote for the candidates of either major party. And the Libertarian candidate is Bob Barr, who I think is a complete moron (re: his witch hunt against Neo Pagans in the military earlier in his career).

    I hope, in my lifetime, I will be able to vote for a candidate because I think he/she would do a good job…not just because he/she is the lesser of two evils, which almost always seems to be the case anymore.

    If Montana decides to secede, despite all the obstacles, then I sincerely hope my own state, which is next door, will follow in their wake. Something has to be done to curb in the Fed. I have written my elected officials more times this year than my entire life combined. Insane.

    Comment by I. Moyer — 10 May 2009 @ 11:51

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