Look at all these poor mother fuckers waiting in line to vote for their own enslavement. This is a picture taken about a couple of hours ago in one of the busier polling places near where I live. See something in common with nearly all of them? If you don’t, your powers of observation are far worse than mine and mine ain’t all that great.
I really didn’t want to write about this at all but I took this pic and said what the hell, there might be an object lesson here. I’ve tried to over the past few election cycles to keep a media blackout going but having to run a couple of errands and having the radio on just keeps the worthlessness of the election today in the forward of my mind.
I’ve written about this copiously but here’s the saying that I coined a few years ago that keeps coming back to my mind every time I see something like this, “If you vote, you give your consent to be governed.” Here’s what I wrote waaay back when the elections first got started:
“You are giving your consent to be groped at an airport, to be picked up and indefinitely detained, have all your phone calls and online activities monitored, have your tax dollars given to the greedy banksters, have your hard earned money taken away from you at the point of a gun and on and on. You have VOLUNTEERED for all this mistreatment if you vote.
I refuse to volunteer for all this horrific degradation of myself and all the people around me. I try to limit my exposure to any governmental entities to as little as I can even though it is impossible to eliminate it entirely. I take back my earlier statement that nothing is going to change after this upcoming election. Things ARE going to change; they’re going to get worse, much worse.”
My prediction about less than fifty percent of the voting populace voting has to my eternal pessimism not come true. Just in the area I live in, they are forecasting 70-80% turnout. And even though I refuse to participate, in some ways I understand why these individuals would stand in line for hours just to vote for someone that might give them a little bit of hope that things might change.
I’ll go back to my original quote from above, “I take back my earlier statement that nothing is going to change after this upcoming election. Things ARE going to change; they’re going to get worse, much worse.”
I stick to that prediction.