(posted to Facebook, November 5, 2008)
He's amazing and I love him.
Um... okay, I'm serious now. This is the absolute
LAST political thing I'm going to say.
The article below is Larken Rose's writing, not mine.
Hooray for Obama!
I must admit, I'm a little bit happy about Obama winning the
election. No, it's not because I'm all googly-eyed over his
message, or because I think he's the country's salvation. Quite the
opposite, in fact. I'm glad he won, because I think it will speed
up, if only by a tiny fraction, the demise of the United States
empire. Good riddance.
If you had a dog, and it had rabies--staggering around, frothing at
the mouth, and trying to bite everyone--would your goal be to
prolong it's life as long as possible, or to put the thing out of
its misery? However much you once cared for it, the only humane
thing to do is shoot the dog.
Likewise, a lot of people know full well that the Great American
Experiment has failed. It had a pretty impressive start, but it's
never going back to anything resembling a free country. It is an
empire now, a tyrant's playground. It has nothing to do with
individual liberty, and everything to do with dominion and control.
So why drag out its demise any longer? Even if McCain is a bit less
socialist than Obama, what good would it have done for him to win?
Would he turn things around, and start the country on a steady
swing back in the direction of a limited, constitutional republic?
Not a chance. I don't think I know anyone stupid enough to think
that. So what's the best a McCain presidency could have
accomplished? To maybe delay the demise of the empire another few
months, or even years (to be overly optimistic about it)? Why
bother? Is the goal to put it off until it's your kids' problem, or
what? Our political system has rabies, and there is no cure. Let it
die. In fact, help it die.
I hope Obama passes every socialistic program and wealth
redistribution plan he can think of. And then I hope the American
people refuse to comply. I hope he outlaws private gun ownership
completely, and I hope the American people refuse to give up their
guns. I hope he nationalizes all health care, and I hope a black
market in health care springs up. I hope he outlaws private
possession of gold, and no one hands theirs over. I hope he keeps
the war-mongering going, and Americans refuse to sign up, and
people already in the military resign in droves. I hope he
continues the tradition of the government doing the bidding of the
bankers and the Federal Reserve, keeping everyone in debt, and
constantly defrauded through the fiat currency scam. And I hope the
dollar collapses, and people start using something else (e.g.,
silver and gold). I hope he raises taxes through the roof, and I
hope people refuse to pay them. I hope he pushes his
nationalist/socialist agenda just as fast as he possibly can, and I
hope Congress helps him to do so. And then I hope that the spirit
of resistance comes back to life in this country, and lets the
beast die under its own weight.
Every time I bash the cult ritual of voting, or point out how
crumby one candidate or another is, lots of people ask me, "Well,
what are we supposed to do? You're not giving any solutions!" Let
me say this very bluntly: the way to end tyranny is not by voting,
or petitioning, or running for office. The only way to end tyranny
is by disobedience. Whether by revolution or by passive resistance,
the only thing that has ever reduced oppression is a bunch of
people refusing to do what "authority" told them to do. Of course,
that's risky, and "illegal," and so most people will never dare to
do it, at least not until things get really bad. That's why I WANT
things to get really bad. Maybe then the American people will grow
a spine, and stop all this pathetic groveling to politicians.
(P.S. There may be some tempted to say, "But Obama will destroy the
country!" Sorry to break it to you, but the country was destroyed
about a century ago, if not earlier. It's just taken really long
for the terminal illness called "collectivism" to run its full
course. Pull the plug. Let it die. Then try for something better.)
(P.P.S. I admit, I was eagerly looking forward to election day. No,
not because I was excited by the election, or because I cared who
won anything. No, I was excited because after today, the constant
stream of absolute bullpoop spewing out of every TV and radio might
slow down a bit. Nothing is more depressing than having to listen
to the biggest crooks on the planet whining, lying, fear-mongering,
playing god, making empty promises, and otherwise lying their rear
ends off--a.k.a. "campaigning.")