Every election cycle I have to deal with so many people asking me if I voted and then being shocked, angry or disappointed with me when I say that I don’t vote. Maybe I should just say I voted for the Tea Party, is that better? At least I voted right? I have no problem with you voting if that is what you really want to do but I have my reasons for not endorsing this political circus with my vote. I have a right to decline participation in a political system that I believe is corrupted by money, that forces cultural programming and propaganda on us everyday, that is assisting corporate interests in the looting of our wealth and resources, that supports constant wars and military occupation all over the world, that is gradually dumbing down America and has a strong hand in shaping the New World Order.
Voting in America is about giving in to one of two manufactured options. Both options have continually failed us, over and over again, yet we continue to support a political system that cleverly feeds on one of our last bits of freedom; the right to resist the mechanisms of powers that be. Voting is not the last right we have left, so stop telling me it is. We have the right to cognitive liberty, to think for ourselves and act according to those ideas and principles. Every election cycle the machine chews us up, gets us all riled and agitated and then spits us out, excited for a fight and the promise of change that will never come. We are led to believe that our vote gives us a seat behind the steering wheel, but it doesn’t. We aren’t fighting the machine by voting, we are becoming it.
Our politicians are illusionists, highly skilled at distorting the field of reality. They playfully distract Americans from whats going on behind the scenes, funded by their corporate sponsors. You are constantly being asked to vote against the other party and not for what you believe would be better for our country. You may ask yourself, “what happened to the man I voted for?” or excuse his failures by blaming the opposition of his political rivals but don’t give in to the illusion. Do you really think that not voting is what the other political party wants you to do? Are you that afraid that you would vote against your best interests just because you think the other party is more dangerous? Make no mistake, Democrat or Republican, the machine is tethered to corporate interests, big business and the banking elite. There is no great champion of the people, there is no catalyst for change in the two-party system, there is only the illusion that your vote makes a difference and that your candidate will make things better. The masters of political manipulation, the alchemists of internet and television propaganda; they know how to transform opinion and bypass reason, so that they can grab hold of our emotional cords and pull us into their illusion.
Do you ever ask yourself why you really vote? If its because you actually researched your preferred candidate, agree with their policies and know they aren’t receiving large amount of campaign contributions from big business, then you are a rarity. I think most people vote like I used to, because they are afraid or angry. Everyday, fear is propagated through a narration of carefully selected emotional issues. We get angry when we feel that others want to take our power away and afraid when we think we are actually loosing that power. We are being played against each other, while they pull off the greatest heist in history and shape the future of our world. We are toys in their game and intuitively we know it, but instead we deny that other people can control our fate. They are playing for the end game but we are playing battle to battle. Refusing to vote and working to expose the false narrative is a form of culture jamming. We will tear down the layers of illusion and display the political beast, naked and transparent, for all to see.
When you vote, you endorse this system and feed the very monster you want to transform. You have a right to do so, but if you choose not to, you may be guilted into relinquishing your right of refusal or convinced to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” but is that what you really want? There is no longer such a thing as a strategic vote, the machine will move forward in the same direction, regardless of which party holds office. The only thing that really makes sense when you see through the lies? Don’t vote. Or at least don’t vote for the politicians who support the two-party system that you know you oppose. There is a slow rise of alternative candidates who we all know won’t win, but that vote is a vote is a form of resistance as well. Whether you vote your conscious or choose not to vote at all, the most important thing is that we continually write, produce art and music, spread the word, work to better our communities and if you have the stomach for it run for local office. Do what you can to disrupt and subvert the mainstream cultural institutions which make this machine work. This is a War we live in and its not Republican vs. Democrat, as you may have been led to believe. The sides are drawn and even though we don’t have the same resources that they do, we can still tear down the illusion piece by piece.