Politics For Anti-Politicians


mkghandi's picture

Decades ago somebody wrote a book called None of the Above, advocating putting that as a choice in all elections. Conditions today tell you how far that idea went.

The problem with getting something like that on a ballot is that the voting process is controlled by corrupt politicians supported by an even more corrupt media who won't allow it to happen no matter what. Asking people to assert their own intent in not voting is cumbersome and impractical. Unless there is leadership and legitimate political processes, if you don't vote, the prevailing attitude that you are apathetic will prevail. Any leader who arises to promote this idea will be quickly struck down--either discredited, or will meet an unfortunate accident, or may even be 'suicided'. Until these tactics are discredited, we won't see any change.


Bill Ross's picture


Democracy has devolved to a periodic contest regarding which team are legitimate predators (most guns) and, who are legitimate prey (weakest, least politically popular) using ever changing pretexts. The current system is on the same extermination path as the Nazis and differs only in degree and therefore, the amount of time it takes social / economic collapse to occur. The Nazis were fools. It is more economically efficient but equally foolish to enslave as opposed to exterminate your prey.

I agree wholeheartedly that the reasons for “none of the above” votes (no valid choices able to achieve “consent of the governed”) needs to be expressed, however, the system is FUBAR.

The system is insane because it lacks the discipline of reality and is therefore at war against reality. In any contest with natural law (actions have inevitable consequences), REALITY wins, a “slam dunk”. The only question is: who benefits by the choices and who pays for the consequences?

The “rule of law” used to insure that those who made the choices, reaped the consequences, good or bad. No more. Now, some are able to make and profit by choices which are illegal to all persons but the state and their connected cronies. Since all such profit resolves to theft from the productive, the grim reaper of “Mathematics of Rule” is and will continue to determine consequences:


Our far wiser ancestors correctly diagnosed the root cause of the rise and fall of civilization (the rules by which we cooperate for MUTUAL self-interest) as perpetual war between the productive (those who produce more than they consume) versus the greedy (those who consume more than they produce). They discovered and enforced the “rule of law”, to protect civilization (honest people trading) from criminals (predators, who achieve goals by force / fraud). This is now rationalized away, by criminals on the bench:


Justice Defined: We are all free to profit or suffer and learn (adapt to excellence) by facing the consequences of our OWN choices. Injustice is to be forced to suffer the consequences of choices of unaccountable (irresponsible) others..

“The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class.” ~ Lord Acton

Charles Darwin also warned us: Survival EQUALS ability to adapt to environment EQUALS ability to choose correctly EQUALS freedom:


Returning to the democracy topic, there are two basic problems: choice is limited (a survival hit) and politics is not limited to “common interest” (all persons EQUALLY benefit and pay), creating a perpetual “divide and conquer war” between predators vying for “legitimacy”, to prey on the people. Until these two problems are solved, there is zero possibility that democracy can be “fixed”, ever. Natural factors “the unseen hand” are manifesting as social / economic collapse which MUST continue until the “rule of law” is re-asserted (or total collapse to anarchy) and predators reined in and democracy limited to “common interest”. Our ancestors suffered from “rule of corrupt man” and chose peace and survival for all over unchecked greed which inevitably leads to “survival for none”.

Think about it:


albergine's picture

the nobody vote i a good idea, though having Never voted (or ever will) i have no need to give my if i would have vote to any, even if it would be nobody, as nobody should get the vote under any circumstance voting has ceased to exist so much so i have to look for the word in a dictionary every time i hear/see it :)