Thursday, 1 November 2012

Voting is an instrument of the devil

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The whole idea that voting could be a valid method of making any kind of decision at any level of practice is so bizarre, so stupid, so lacking in rationale, so frequently refuted by personal and public experience that I find it hard even to begin discussing the matter.

Voting is an instrument of the devil - perhaps quite literally, and if so one of his most lethal inventions.

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Where there is a vote, there there will be no good; since there will be no responsibility.

Where there is a vote, there the decision-making process has become a matter of psychological manipulation; displacing virtue and truth, trampling beauty.

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Casting lots, reading entrails - these are models of rationality compared with voting - since it is at least possible that a near-random procedure might be influenced by good spirits or organizing fields tending toward cohesion and harmony.

But what beneficent influence could possibly penetrate the self-gratifying maelstrom of the human mind engaged in canvassing, debating, bribing, intimidating, and voting? 

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Once people have become used to relying on a procedure as utterly indefensible as voting to make their most important decisions, once they have been induced to regard voting as if it was not just ethically acceptable but in fact the pinnacle of goodness, the one-and-only ethical behaviour; then these people are embarked on a path of apostasy, inversion of values, and self-destruction.

People who have given their allegiance to voting as the most valid, authoritative and moral decision-making procedure have been manipulated into a self-reinforcing psychosis in which a system of zero validity, zero authority and zero morality is treated with quasi-divine reverence.

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This is a situation of enmeshed wickedness that cannot be disentangled and remedied one strand at a time, but only cast aside totally with overwhelming disgust - in sudden recognition of the revolting thing that is voting.

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