Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Rant by Justin and George Carlin on Voting: "I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around."


I wrote the following rant in reverence of George Carlin, one of my heroes, and arguably one of the most popular and clear-headed comedians of our day.

He shared his opinion and truths without reservation, and with what I think was a noble intention, even if they weren't always on the mark.

Sometimes loving someone means telling them something they don't want to hear.

With this in mind, I offer the following.



Justin's Rant on Voting

Voting is one of the sacred cows of our modern-day world.

We've all had the idea of voting pounded into our heads from birth, being told it is our sacred duty as patriotic citizens of whichever country we live in.

And every year the Cabal-run government spends millions, if not billions, ensuring we get out and vote.

Maybe it's time to question this so-called sacred institution, at least the form it presently takes.

In my humble opinion, based on years of research, voting is a sham.

While we can gain some small advances and benefits in our lives, the overall cost is unimaginable to most of us—which is of course, by design.

The simple truth is, voting for evil—regardless if it is the lesser of two evils, supports tyranny.

I know this isn't popular. I know that people don't want to hear this. I know that I will probably lose readers, hear complaints, and make people uncomfortable. Doubtless, because we feel like voting is one of the only ways we can actually do something to change the system—this is what the media and society tell us every election year.

But is this really true? I ask you to think long and hard about this.

In my view, voting hasn't done anything but shuffle the deck that was stacked against us in the first place.

Consider that in our world where the powers that be do everything they can to keep us subjected and disempowered; voting is promoted as a way to effect change.

If this was true, then take a moment and look around you to see what this amazing vehicle for change has created. Surely if voting was such a powerful force for progressive transformation and betterment we should see more indications of that—but we don't.

The world gets darker, more oppressive, and harder with each passing year. Maybe instead of doing the same thing again, and again, and again—expecting something different—we need to change how we approach the problem.

Over 100 years ago, Mark Twain knew the system was rigged in favor of financial powers, and it seems most of us still haven't figured this out.
"We have the best government that money can buy." — Mark Twain
But don't take my word for it—nor would I want you to.

Please take a moment to think about these things, and review some of the related articles I have listed here that present evidence to suggest that voting in our modern-day world is a fraud. And even worse, it actually makes us culpable for what government does with our consent.

Related WE are the “Enemies of the State” -- Documented Evidence -- And How to Change The Status Quo

Related The Government Doesn't Represent You, so Why Vote for it? -- Vote Nobody for President: Lead Yourself in 2016

I think instead of voting for the lesser of two evils we should stop participating in a system that hurts everyone regardless of who wins. And in conjunction, we should start working together to make a truly honorable, fair, and just system for all. That's what the founding fathers of the United States tried to do so long ago, and if they were alive today, they would probably implore us to do the same.

If you still decide to vote, then that is your choice; I won't judge you harshly for doing so.

I love and honor all my fellow brothers and sisters in this world, every single one.

I love you so much that I am willing to risk our connection to share my truths about voting. This is my understanding based on research and deep soul searching. I made this choice after studying the law, legal systems, and history.

The constitutional republic of the U.S. was replaced by a fascist corporate state back in 1871 that quietly conquered the organic government with the stroke of a pen—but you won't find this in history books or in TV documentaries. By voting, we literally give this foreign occupying force the power to rule over us.

The United States Declaration of Independence spelled out that our consent is what gives government its power. And it also told us what we need to do when government becomes tyrannical. These principles apply to every nation on Earth.
" ... Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government ... " — The United States Declaration of Independence
The problem is we keep giving our power away, and the price is hardship and suffering for all.

The solution is simple but requires critical thinking, courage, and a willingness to be the change.

As much as I would like to force you to stop voting this isn't the right thing to do.

Honoring the rights of my fellow human beings is something I've dedicated my life to, and despite my desire to make this world a better place, I can't compromise my morals, integrity, or the truth in order to do it. 

All I ask is that you think about voting in its present form, what it has accomplished, and why the powers that be want you to do it so badly

In a world where almost everything is regulated, taxed, censored, and oppressed, voting in their fraudulent government is one of the only things our would-be masters encourage us to do.

The powers that be would never let us vote—and certainly not encourage us to do so—if we could change the system by voting. Think about that for a minute.

Sometimes the only way to restore the balance is to let something that is corrupt and diseased die so that a new and better system can take its place.

In the spirit of this rant, I offer the following George Carlin quotes on voting and the political system we live in today.

Here is the one that inspired this article:
“I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.”
As always, think for yourself, become your own guru, wiseman, sage, and master.

And as the Ho'oponopono prayer says:
I Love You, I'm Sorry, Forgive Me, Thank You. 
- Justin






Source - Apropos of Nothing

George Carlin




“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ and ‘Thou shalt not lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”

“In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.”

“Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.”

“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”

“If churches want to play the game of politics, let them pay admission like everyone else.”

“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.”

“Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?”

“You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.”

“These days many politicians are demanding change. Just like homeless people.”

“Deep Throat: Think about it. There is actually a semi-important figure in American history who is named for a blow-job movie. How do school teachers handle this?”

“I don’t think we should be governing ourselves. What we need is a king, and every now and then if the king’s not doing a good job, we kill him.”

“George Washington’s brother, Lawrence, was the Uncle of Our Country.”

“The owners of this country know the truth: It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

“Now, there’s one thing you might have noticed I don’t complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: ‘The Public Sucks. F*ck Hope.'”

“I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.”


The preceding text (before the George Carlin Quotes) is a Stillness in the Storm original creation. Please share freely. 

About The Author

Justin Deschamps is a truth seeker inspired by philosophy and the love of wisdom in all its forms. He was formally trained in physics and psychology, later discovering the spiritual basis of reality and the interconnected nature of all things. He strives to find the path of truth while also walking it himself, sharing what he knows with others so as to facilitate cooperative change for a better future. He is a student of all and a teacher to some. Follow on Twitter @sitsshowFacebook Stillness in the Storm, and steemit @justin-sits.


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