It’s About Your Voting Fetish – – –

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Lew Rockwell

– – – the good news and bad news are both the same: Your vote will make absolutely no difference at all in the outcome of the upcoming U.S. national elections ritual.

That’s good news because you can’t reasonably be blamed for what happens after the ritual. It’s only bad news if you’ve been suffering the delusion that your vote matters.

OK, it does matter, but only to you.

But there’s more bad news in that: you may indeed blame yourself for what happens next, and if you vote, maybe you should. As the aphorism goes, “A vote for any candidate is a vote for The System.

Do you like The System?

And surprisingly, not only don’t the majority of us Central North American residents like The System — that System being “our democracy” which “only 15% say is working extremely or very well” — but “we” also see both Trump and Biden as mentally unfit to be president. Clearly that’s a choice between “the lesser of two evils.”

And casting your powerless vote, especially if it’s for the lesser evil – – – well, it matters to you in a way you may not have considered before. Like this – – –

… participation [in the electoral process] is an instrument of conquest because it encourages people to give their consent to being governed by the state. Stemming from a sense of fair play deeply embedded in the human psyche, people generally obey the principle that those who play the game accept the outcome. …Therefore, to no ones surprise, politicians plead with everyone to get out and vote … Even though it is minimal participation, it is sufficient to commit all voters to being governed, regardless of who wins.

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