Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Voting: a Right, a Privilege, or a Duty?

One of my leftie friends on the net, who I find endlessly fascinating because of his knee-jerk adherence to whatever the latest leftist dogma is, has been talking constantly about "voting rights" lately, because of the election and the "voter suppression" business that was so popular. He completely buys into the "voting as a right" theory. As do most, these days. The older idea, that the franchise should be limited to intelligent or educated people who have a stake in the welfare of the country as a whole, is deemed hopelessly old-fashioned if it's even remembered at all.

Now, of course, the prevailing idea is that you have a right to vote so that you can vote for candidates who will do stuff for you and give you free junk and make other people pay for it.

Especially interesting is the fact that we now allow eighteen-year-olds to vote. Since they almost completely lack experience or mental training of any sort, the only reason for them to vote is to get cool stuff for themselves. As Fred Reed put it:

The present practice of allowing children of eighteen to wield the ballot is transparent madness. The excessively young are callow, uninformed, and lacking experience of the things they affect with the votes. Hormonal turbulence and an eigtht-grade education—about what a high-school diploma is worth these days—do not recommend them as fit to stir the pots of governance. If you are parent to teenagers, you will see the unwisdom of letting our tender sprouts decide anything beyond their choice of godawful music. [link]

Clearly, the more ignorant and non-thinking the electorate is, the more easily it is manipulated. This is no doubt why many countries require voting, and why this is being seriously discussed by our elite as a possibility for us. I've understood that for some time, but I hadn't really made the connection with money. Lysander Swooner has. This is from http://therightstuff.biz/2014/11/09/degenerate-electorate/#more-11625

Degenerate Electorate

Having come out of yet another midterm election, this is the period of time that American media spends analyzing what went right and what went wrong. They simply cheer for what went right without any time spent on how it occurred. Even with what went wrong, they never analyze the systematic inefficiency, only what went wrong specifically for their ideological torchbearers. Though expecting anything else would be a bit like anticipating an objective meta-analysis of the societal determinants of a rape incident by the victim or the rapist. One knows they got what they wanted and the other knows they got what they did not want.Some people don’t like rape jokes, I find it eases the tension afterwards.

To be fair though, both major political party criticisms of electoral issues are correct. That’s right, I said it. Democrats scream bloody murder about too much corporate money in the system and low voter turn outs, they are 100% correct. Republicans will complain more about districting and voter fraud, again 100% right. Neither of them look at causation though. They run head first blindly toward some half-baked solution.

Before you start looking for a solution, you must understand the problems which requires you to ask complex questions like “why?” Why is there so much corporate money built into the electoral system? Why are there so many issues with districting? Voter fraud? Why are all politicians such degenerates? How do we solve the problem of squatters at dildo farms?

The reason for corporate money in the electoral system is the power of propaganda and commercialization over the principal portion of the electorate, degenerates. A degenerate is swayed not by logic or reason. The only thing to penetrate the mind of a degenerate are narratives based in fear or desire. One way or another the electorate will be swayed by a narrative, the more degenerate the electorate, the simpler and less evidence is needed for the narrative.

Voter turnout is low because degenerates feel their vote is not important, some people claim it is due to a lack of choice but the truth is that half of the degenerates at any one time are too busy filling their orifices with real dildos to be bothered with political ones. Districting is done in the name of either fairness or to drown out the voice of a particular demographic. Voter fraud is a problem for many reasons but is only possible due to over-complication in the electoral infrastructure, allowing for obfuscation.

A smaller and identified electorate would negate a lot of the issues related to complication (voter fraud) or attempts to allow or curtail disadvantaged demographics in representation. Voting should only be permitted to those with a stake in the society and granted based on extent of stake, not to degenerates. To grant suffrage to people with zero stake in the success of the group is worse than carelessness, it is insanity. It should be made a privilege.

The solution to all of these problems is to destroy the concept of voting as a right. By limiting suffrage, we increase the value of votes and voters. By limiting suffrage to those who represent virtues beneficial to society, we promote those virtues bilaterally and at the same time. Expecting people who have done nothing to improve their lot in life to vote in any way other than destructively or in a manner consistent with their free willing life style is tantamount to societal suicide.
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Quibcag: Sorry, don't know where the illustration came from.

4 comments:

  1. One of my leftie friends on the net, who I find endlessly fascinating because of his knee-jerk adherence to whatever the latest leftist dogma is, has been talking constantly about "voting rights" lately, because of the election and the "voter suppression" business that was so popular. He completely buys into the "voting as a right" theory. As do most, these days. The older idea, that the franchise should be limited to intelligent or educated people who have a stake in the welfare of the country as a whole, is deemed hopelessly old-fashioned if it's even remembered at all.

    Your "friend" is perfectly justified in his opinion. More democracy means more leftism. And a whole lot of other bad things.

    My solution is dead obvious simple, just one that nobody wants to heed right now.

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  2. Re: Quibcag:
    Actually it's two pics. The left one is from K-On!. The right one as you may have guessed, Lucky Star.

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  3. I say we only allow real estate owners and veterans to vote. There are some lib-tards in the military, and the rich ones own there own homes so it would still be "fair."

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