A generational voter is one who votes for a particular political party simply because perhaps their mother and father voted for that party. Their parents may still vote for that party with no concept of what it actually represents.
Their knowledge of their chosen political party is limited to the irrelevant information and/or misinformation spoon-fed to them through the television. These people are stubborn and steadfastly refuse to acknowledge changes in their political party. Generational voters often make their voting decision based on what they feel is true regardless of information presented to them to the contrary. They are fans of traditional main-stream-media which is the only source of “news” information they ingest. Many simply don’t ever seek alternate sources and in some cases, they may not even know they exist. If they don’t see it on the evening news – they either don’t believe it or can’t comprehend it.
People are free to be stubborn but, if enough stubborn people are voting, a nation may suffer for their stubbornness.
You can be different and you must be for it is vital for a voting populace to be thoroughly informed and engaged when deciding who is elected to fulfill the role of the leader of a free republic. You can become wise to the truth of your political party or more importantly, to the character and ideological bent of the representatives of either or both political parties. There are good and just liberty-loving democrats as there are good and just liberty-loving republicans. There are greedy, power hungry democrats as there are greedy, power hungry republicans.
Americans – generational voters in particular have become complacent in their duty of protecting liberty. And as anyone who has ever worked knows well, tyranny is only a new director (or dictator) away. It is the same with national leadership. While you may not be able to choose your director at work, you do choose your national leadership – Nazi (National Socialist) Germany choose theirs.
Without wisdom one cannot detect errors in a current ideological worldview no matter how altruistic that worldview may seem. And wisdom cannot be gleaned through stubbornness. The ability to detect errors should enable the adjustment of ones perspective to be more aligned with reality and more importantly what contributes to liberty rather than detracts from it. But one cannot acknowledge these errors unless they have eyes open to factual information and historical precedence to identify them.
“Until they become conscious they will never rebel…” ~ George Orwell, 1984
I am not upper class elite nor am I even middle class bourgeois. I am a part of the common, low income, working class proletariat. The difference with me and those proletariat like me is that I do not covet my neighbors possessions, healthcare or wealth and this is not to imply that all others who are not like me do. The “social justice” seeking followers of the leftist community organizing agitators covet. I do not identify my happiness with wealth – they do. Most importantly I am continuously aware of the fact that it is my responsibility and nobody else’s to pursue my own happiness as I define it. It is also my responsibility to provide for myself and my family if I choose to have a family either by mistake or intent. Because ultimately, if you have “unplanned” children, you chose to have those children by choosing to have sex.
Even with its comparatively brief history of slavery (relative to the long and brutal history of slavery in Africa et. al.) and the oppression of blacks, America is known for providing an equal opportunity to succeed (which again, depends on ones perception of success). Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness, I think, is an agreeable definition of the opportunity to succeed suggested by the Declaration of Independence. If this were untrue, would America be host to so many immigrants?
Could it be reasonable agreed upon that as long as one has an equal opportunity to pursue happiness, however one may define it, and as long as it in accordance with law; one could be considered equal in our society?
“To place a people into a victim group then, pander for their support and their vote on a promise that they will provide them with that which they did not earn encourages those people to exist in a perpetual state of poverty and thereby provides an unending voting base of generational victims.”
While one child may be born to wealth and have access to “superior” schooling, it is up to that child to take advantage of that schooling. Many don’t take advantage of it and fail. Some are cut off from the family wealth and some are allowed to leach from that wealth. Those who hold that wealth are at liberty to make these decisions. It’s not up to you, me or the government.
Another child may be born to poverty and have access to poor schooling. It is up to that child to take advantage of that schooling however substandard it may be. Many take advantage of what they have and are extraordinarily successful. I know of several exceptional individuals in my extended family who have done or are currently doing just this. Others don’t take advantage of it and fail and they don’t have family wealth to fall back upon. This is not your fault, my fault nor the governments fault nor is the fault of their environment as far too many in the same environment succeed for this to be the case.
If a persons parents choose to get in trouble, choose to ignore education and choose to avoid working hard to succeed, the offspring may very well have to struggle to succeed but, they can indeed succeed. The bad choices of another persons parents are not your fault, my fault nor the governments fault nor is the fault of their environment as far too many in the same environment succeed for this to be the case. Only one successful person emerging from poverty is sufficient evidence to contradict the charge that those born to poverty are destined to remain in poverty.
The preceding examples are facts. Because of this, it can soundly be insisted upon that the vast majority of Americans begin with an equal opportunity to succeed. If they don’t succeed, it is not your fault, my fault nor the governments fault nor is the fault of their environment as far too many in the exact same environment succeed for this to be the case. Furthermore, I submit that those who insist that people born to poverty are destined to remain in poverty do so to further their own power-seeking political ambitions. To place a people into a victim group then, pander for their support and their vote on a promise that they will provide them with that which they did not earn encourages those people to exist in a perpetual state of poverty and thereby provides an unending voting base of generational victims.
“The American people must regain the ability to distinguish between wants and needs and must shed the ridiculous notion that government exists to provide either. Our Constitution — drafted by men well acquainted with the abusive capacities of a centralized government — limited the roles and responsibilities of the federal government in order to allow the principle of self-government to flourish in the new nation. Government exists to preserve and protect the sphere of civil freedom within which we can work to meet our needs and our wants. Government does not exist to provide them.” ~ columnist Ken Connor
If you have ever been caught up in a government system you know that there is no compassion. There is no subjective opinion to consider your individual circumstances. There are only unbending rules and regulations. Welfare breeds dependence on this rigid system. Dependence on someone or something grants them power over the dependant.
Currently there is a war in the West. It is one of the oldest wars in all of history: the war between the haves and the have-nots. However, it is a war which is being orchestrated through a long march through the culture by would-be-dictator political and economic elites. The intent of this war is not altruistic in the sense that it intends to provide for the have-nots. It is intended to divide We the People so as to be conquered and enslaved to those political and economic elites.
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” ~ Dr. Adrian Rogers
The political elite promise socialistic programs (and very often implement them to breed dependence and as a consequence – control) while enriching themselves through crony capitalism. Not to mention lobbyists and back-room deals.
In my daily readings I observe a trend from leftists, libertarians and conservatives alike – at least on the proletariat level. We are getting fed up with the new boss being the same as the old. Loosely, many leftists were rooting for Dennis Kucinich but, were given Obama and Clinton while Kucinich was labeled a kook. Libertarians’ man was Ron Paul and again, another kook according to the media, even the “right wing” media in general. Conservatives had Mr. Progressive-Light John McCain dumped on them. This was all determined at least a year before the visible primary’s during the invisible primary.
According to Charles Lewis, the director of the Center for Public Integrity, the invisible primary’s are “a private referendum in which the wealthiest Americans substantially preselect and predetermine who our next president will be… The hottest candidate in the check-writing sweepstakes is deemed ‘worthy’ by the major media via hundreds of news stories… All others are dubbed losers before the first [public] votes are cast.”
Why? Why do we have status-quo losers like Obama and McCain shoved upon us while statesmen who are genuinely aware of the forces behind the degradation of American exceptionalism and the trampling of our constitution and declaration of independence are shoved to the wayside? This is a rhetorical question – it answers itself. Because those who are enjoying their cozy existence on top of the world don’t really want change.
Go read some of the socialists sites. And I’m not talking about the progressive sites like KOS and AlterNet – these morons are bought and paid for by the political elite. I’m talking about the Communist Party USA, the World Socialist USA. They are disillusioned with Obama because they know exactly what he is. He’s another Bush. He’s another Council on Foreign Relations puppet. He’s a slave to the Federal Reserve and Wall Street just like daddy Bush and his doofus son were.
I happen to agree with Claire Wolfe who declared that, “America is at that awkward stage, where it’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” I read an article today that has got me thinking. Gene Schwimmer cited one of my favorite topics, the Cloward-Piven Strategy and in it he proposed that perhaps we should join them in crashing the system.
Now this is some pretty radical stuff so, hide your women and children.
“So let’s be honest: A lot of us would like to bring down the current system, too. So if we do in fact share, at least temporarily, Cloward-Piven’s intermediate goal, should we not at least consider working with, rather than against, them? Why not a Cloward-Piven-Rand Strategy whereby, simultaneously, we convince the innovators, inventors, and producers to stop innovating, inventing, and producing — and they convince every eligible American to apply for every available social program and lobby for government at all levels to create even more? Would our combined efforts not bring down the current system — a goal we both share — even faster?
Ultimately, the Cloward-Piven crowd’s path and ours would necessarily diverge, to put it mildly. But for the present, while we share a common goal, why not work together, just as America and the Soviet Union fought together in World War II? Later, when the war is won, when the common enemy — the current system — is defeated, we can go back to fighting each other.
And then may the better system prevail.”
“All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.
However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion…” ~ George Washington warning us to “guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
Does this mean to say that I am anti-capitalist? Of course not. Capitalism is the most liberty enabling economic system currently known to man. Does this imply that I am a slave to capitalism and can see no flaws? That it’s impervious to abuse? Nein. I am perfectly aware that it can and has been abused. We the People have lost control of our government to capitalist elites. I don’t think there is one person here who would deny this.
We face unimaginably wealthy and powerful political elites who, contrary to their superficial ministrations, care nothing for the common man. Their claim that we should all embrace unfettered capitalism out of one side of their mouths while convincing us that government is the solution to all that ails us out of the other is a sirens call beckoning us to smash the brow of this galley named Liberty upon the rocks of statism to be sank eternally into the deep dark chasm of bondage. Welfare-loving proletariat leftists are the useful idiot means to their big government control ends. We the proletariat capitalists are just as useful to them through our deliberate blindness to the corruption of “our guy”. One either stands against statism and the empowerment of government or they assist in the takeover through direct action or inaction.
It is your duty as a voting American to protect our liberties against tyranny. To do otherwise would be to willingly fight against those of us struggling to protect them. It is your duty to use sound judgment to determine which policies detract from individual liberty and vote against them and those who propose them.
If you can not or do not do this through your informed vote – you, your sons and daughters may be forced to do it through bloodshed.
Last thoughts. What are three primary agendas of many current and past administrations in the Western world?
Expanding welfare – breeds dependence and therefore control
Instituting a federal government run healthcare system – breeds dependence and therefore control
Gun bans/restrictions – strips a populace of the ability to defend against tyrannical control