That wonderful quote by one Gerald Gilder, whom I can find nothing about, speaks volumes to me. If government could … but it can’t. And perhaps most amazingly, the American public never demands evidence of the politician’s promise that they can. Politicians have been running on the same promises for at least a hundred years, where exactly are the results of those promises evident?
Name me a politician that hasn’t promised to “create” jobs. They create them in other countries, but not here. They bring illegal aliens here, to fill jobs they shipped there. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. How about their promise to “improve” education? America has dropped in world rank now to 28 in math and science, in what sense is that improvement? How many politicians have promised to “make government more efficient”. Really? Government is the largest employer in the United States. How is that efficient?
Every two years they tell us the same lies, resulting in the same insanity. We do the same thing, and expect that this time it will be different. Well, not all of us play that same stupid game. Most people don’t actually vote. And roughly 98 % of the people that do vote, vote for Democrat or Republican. What kind of idiots would do that?
The Democrat party promises a socialist utopia, and they at least work toward their goal, even though it can never actually exist. That’s right. I hate to break it to you, but you can’t point to a spot on the planet where socialism has worked. The Republican party promises a free market / conservative utopia, and never has moved towards that goal. Everything the Republican has promised has moved in the exact opposite direction (taxes, size of government, gun rights, life of the unborn). Name me one Republican plank that has improved since 1900?
Their goal, if tried, is at least attainable. Free markets do work when tried. The socialist goal is not, and is the one being tried. None of it is logical. I myself saw the game some 20 years ago and refused to play. Not refuse to vote, refuse to play. I won’t vote for a Democrat or Republican. After 14 years of voting, I saw through the bullshit. The “two major” parties are liars and thieves. What kind of nincompoop could continue to be fooled? It’s no crime to be stupid when you’re young, but it is when you’re old. How can you not learn?
Could an entire nation be peed on for a hundred years and actually believe it is raining? Evidently. For over a hundred years now, 98 % of Americans are still dumb as a road bump. Letting the media select their candidates for them, obediently stepping into the voting booth and returning the morons to office. How can they get fooled again, over and over and over? Wouldn’t a person tend to learn eventually? How can you repeatedly get burned by the stovetop and never learn to quit touching it?
I for one resent being drug down by the stupidity of my brethren. Not that it really is stupidity. I am only of average intelligence, yet I see the truth. People with a way higher IQ than me, are politically dumb as a stump. So it isn’t raw brain power really, so what is it? There is that 2 % of us that ‘get it’, and the 98 % that are clueless. Why? The only thing I can conclude, is that they are using the system to get their ‘piece of the pie’, and like it this way.
Here are the numbers of registered voters in Iowa: 603,376 Democrats, 620,446 Republicans, 698,359 Independents. The Independents have it! But they are too stupid! They could rule the roost, but they vote in Democrats and Republicans! How stupid can you get! Then the media refers to “both” parties, the “two” major parties. Oh? Both of them are dwarfed by independents, and who do they exclude from Thursday’s gubernatorial debate? The independent!
“The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and his fellow men.”
— Robert G. Ingersoll
(1833-1899) American political leader, orator
Source: The Liberty of Man, Woman, and Child, by Robert Green Ingersoll, 1877