Independance Day Fail

Deek Jackson‘s analysis of the American people is so tragically accurate that I’m embarrassed it had to be said by a non-American.  At least it was a Scotsman.

On the Fourth of July this year, the American people celebrated their independence from the monarchy of Britain by failing to throw out the fascist, evil, corporate-backed Nazi government that now rules over them with an iron fist.

As such, the American people are derelict in their duty according to their own Declaration of Independence which clearly says that:

“… whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government …”

Ordinarily, I couldn’t give a load of fetid dingo’s kidneys about what the rest of the world thinks of the United States.  Occasionally one has to ask, however:  when the excrement hits the airflow device, what is the rest of the world going to want to do to us?

All I can say to the best and brightest of the world is this:  it may look from a distance like Americans are given choices in elections, but we’re not.  For something like a century, those in power have colluded to bar even the knowledge of how to take back our Republic.

Here’s an interesting fact that may help explain it:

In most U.S. States, a write-in candidate’s votes aren’t counted.

If you don’t know what a write-in candidate is, it’s a powerful concept:  a voter can write the name of a person not on the ballot and cast their vote for that person.

This is a vital concept to maintaining a Constitutional Republic.  A write-in candidate means that in theory, it would still be possible for the American people to take back their Republic.  Even the explicit attempts of our governments to exclude candidates other than those of the current ruling parties couldn’t overcome a real, grass-roots write-in candidacy.

Unfortunately, what’s happened is that the current ruling parties have put up barriers to getting on ballots, ostensibly in the name of keeping frivolous candidates from finding their way there.

Ballot access laws are now so draconian that the candidates not associated with one of the ruling parties are forced to spend most of their time, energy, and money, just getting on the ballot.

This leaves them almost no time, energy, or money to campaign.  They’re barred from debates with the ruling party candidates, unmentioned in any but specialty press, and scoffed-at on the few occasions that they are.

What the ruling parties have done to write-in candidates is simple:  made them subject to ballot access laws.

In most states, the minimum requirement to be on the ballot is collection of petitions.  This is a painstaking process whereby you and your friends personally collect signatures on a State-issued legal document that says the candidate should be on the ballot.  When an arbitrarily-large number of signatures has been reached, that step of the ballot access process is complete.

The two ruling parties are, of course, safely immune from this requirement.  They achieve ballot access as a matter of course.

Collecting signatures is painstaking and time-consuming.  Usually it completely exhausts the resources of an individual or political party.

Unfortunately, the modern press being what it is, it does no good to have a name on the ballot if you can’t effectively buy press time.

Now apply that to write-in candidates.

Consequently, write-in candidates have become politically meaningless.  They’re simply discarded.

This has been going on so long that my children consistently correct their Social Studies teachers that there are only two political parties.  They cite me, a libertarian — though they know there is a Constitution Party, a Natural Law Party, a Green Party … even a Communist Party and a Nazi Party.

My daughters are unique.  The overwhelming majority of the American people are utterly unaware that other political parties even exist.

What we’re left with is a pair of “choices” that disagree only on trivialities.  There are no grand debates about policy from a multitude of viewpoints; only the incessant, trivial squabbling of sociopathic narcissists fighting for all the power they can get their greedy little paws on.

As an American, I find it difficult to blame Americans for this situation.  If several generations of people are taught that there are only two political parties, it’s hard to fault them if that’s what they believe.

Taking back the Republic at the ballot box simply won’t happen.  The populace has been made far too ignorant for that to occur.

We’re also not going to take the Republic back by force.  We might have a hundred years ago.  Unfortunately, at the same time that the ruling parties were gutting the First Amendment with regard to ballot access, they also gutted the Second Amendment.

A hundred years ago, the arms available to individuals and their level of general training with them exceeded that of the country’s military.  This is clearly not the case today.  Any attempt to take back the Republic by force will be met with the full military might of the United States Federal Government.

(Oh, and don’t give me that crap about American soldiers not firing on American citizens.  There’s no doubt in my mind that the overwhelming majority would follow orders if they were framed appropriately.)

Ultimately, I ask the rest of the world some level of understanding when things implode as they now inevitably must.  The American people were systematically barred from even the knowledge of how to take back their Republic.