Guest Post: Voting Is A Sap’s Game
by James E. Miller
Already in both the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention the party elites took the opportunity to trample on the democratic virtue of dissent. On the Republican side, Ron Paul supporters were effectively told to get lost as party leaders rammed through a rule change to make it next to impossible to nominate a pure grassroots candidate. The Democrats, per usual, were no better. When it came time to vote on whether the party platform should contain language on God and ensuring Jerusalem remains the capital of Israel, the voice vote was disregarded and the language was kept. And as a Fox News showed, the decision was predetermined by the teleprompter. In one fell swoop, both of America’s major political parties demonstrated that their own members can’t be trusted. The irony is that this practice of top-down dictation is wholly reflective of the reality of governance.
No matter how hard boobus Americanus is kicked in the teeth with his own inability to have an effect on government, he still feverishly casts his ballot with faith locked into the system. This intellectual denseness doesn’t hold for just the U.S. either. Democracy is still looked to favorably all around the world. Above the rhetoric of listening to the voice of the people, technocrats removed from the voting process run major world governments. One look at Europe and it becomes obvious the politically-connected elites are running the show. The banking system is being saved at the public’s expense. Some are keen to realize this and are setting about to instill leaders of integrity. Many remain enraptured with the idea of a government for and by the people. These people aren’t just blind to the evils of the state; they take enormous pride in their ignorance.