Over at the Woodpile report, one of his latest rants was that voting was useless, that the system is too corrupt, that your vote don’t count. He may be right on all points, but he’s wrong to say that to not bother voting, to not participate in the ‘process’. Now I am a shadow of the writer that Remus is. His intelligence and skill at writing are far beyond my talents. He is one of the greatest writers I have ever read. But he is wrong on that article.
If we in the patriot movement fail to vote, at the very least, we give legitimacy to the other side. If our only plan to ‘change’ .gov is a non voting one, the only other option is a violent one, the Kiev one. And it only takes an hour or so to vote. You don’t have to donate to the candidates or campaign or run for office to keep the high moral ground. Just vote.
I believe that the old adage that the ‘pen is mightier than the sword’ is flawed. The Japanese believe in ‘the pen and the sword in accord’. For the Patriot movement to keep the high moral ground they should use the pen and the sword ( never shoot first) and the vote in accord. There is some genius and lots of talent in the Patriot movements writing. And there seems to be a whole lot of life experience of all types in the movement. They are not just collage educated. Most are, but there is lots of real world living that breathes in their writing. Most are very successful, maybe not in making money, but in not being on welfare, not being criminals, of not being a net consumer of .gov. They hold down jobs, served their country, and raise their families and are terrified of their .gov. And for good reason, which is the reason I relate to the Patriot movement.
It used to be, for my whole life, the conservative movement was the biggest supporters of LE. They were the biggest supporters of police and the FBI and of the .gov having the ability, and the means, to keep the peace. Now, these same people are terrified of the .gov. They see that the NSA and the IRS are completely out of control. They see that there is no 4th amendment anymore. That Obama is sending these tanks out into the far corners of Amerika, by the hundreds. And that he is not sending them into the violent parts of the USSA ( those violent places are the places that voted 75% or more for Obama). He’s sending them out into some of the most peaceful, Republican parts of the USSA. Places that hardly need them. We trusted Malloy and Reed in the TV show Adam 12. I did. But those good cops are replaced by cops, who during the Dorner debacle, shot up all kind of innocent people, and were exonerated from obviously criminal behavior. If we non-LEA had shot up those innocent trucks, we’d be rightly charged with attempted murder. This is why the Patriot movement, and me, terrified of our .gov.
But still, vote. It doesn’t take but a couple hours every couple years. But it keeps us on the higher ground.