Voting for Tyranny

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Where is this man from Galilee, the one of great incorruptibility, the one who exudes insatiable grace upon detestable souls? Where is our savior of the least? Does he not gaze upon this land with eyes affixed to motive, burdens weighing upon him so heavy, his thoughts formed concentrated strata. Evil deeds pile high while sediment and decay gather up righteous inaction. The providence of divine intervention lays dormant, attitudes of sanctimonious ingratitude begets immoral incompetence and languishing character. When does accountability come to forethought? At what point will guilt overcome pride thus enabling enough provisions for humanity to conquer injustice?

The profoundly enlightened minds of our time are above reproach and they therefore render “do not covet thy neighbor’s house” as outmoded. The problem doesn’t lie in not practicing anything, but practicing everything that sounds equitable. Intellectuals acting upon no sound rules, but using encoded judgment to cast others as too low or too high, they subconsciously partition the world’s resources. The idiom “What’s good for you isn’t what’s good for me” is never brought under microscope. We are mortally sad, how else will society make people pay for hypocrisy if they never exact accountability from abusers?

Rarely can we see evidence of justice being brought to high profile individuals. A female country trio riding on stratospheric popularity made an errant vocal gaffe that all but evicted them from the radio. If words in their case reciprocated such a strong reaction, why do some other nit wits living across the pond not elicit equal measure? It is not ironic that a handful of celebrities whom live in Europe are often caught on tape bad mouthing America, but quickly cash in on huge theater revenues from a recent American film they acted in. One such pop tart played the lead in a very American role about an aging country singers waning career. Of course her flights from England to America for the shooting schedule were very cumbersome…

I really want to talk to you about circumstances of real consequence. The year 2011 is yet becoming another pivotal year of a countries waffling, indecision and self loathing, while serious, clear and present dangers are emerging. Well to do elitists whom are socially protected and monetarily guarded are choosing the fate of all citizens.

“The democracies and their dependent states were still actually and potentially far stronger than the dictatorships, but their position relatively to their opponents was less than half as good as it had been twelve months before. Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to echo, and their votes soon cease to count. Doom marches on.”

Winston S. Churchill, p190 The Gathering Storm.


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United States Seal of the President

Will Churchill’s words echo in our ear? Are not the stars lining up against the great Democracy? Shrouded in media, mesmerized by shallow entertainment, the pampered are comfortable and sleepy with their blankets. Stuck between two cold steel calipers, middle America is constrained, angry and in pain from cancer of the brain. The pressure is building; few can afford the ticket to financial freedom. Rhetoric is clumsily tossed to and fro, name sakes are battling for the same prize. “Vote, vote, vote, we are the same, we are the lame, we already have your money, resistance will only land you a first rate interview with the department of Home Land Security.” I vote for an “R,” a one world marches on, I vote for a “D,” a one world marches on. Who will rise beyond the setting sun? Who will plunge their arm deep into the icy water to pull our near gone body to shore? It isn’t an idea we seek, nor is it a brand, we want a leader. We want someone who will deliver us from false accountability, a person of integrity who hates the pillagers of purses. Where can we find a scion free of perverted politics, responsible with accounts and clear of inimical want? Have we created a phantom? Is there a new party or just another mirage designed to demoralize and confuse us?

What are we?

“Now it came to pass when Samuel was old that he made his sons judges over Israel . The name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beersheba . But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice. Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “look, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.”

So Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt , even to this day-with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods-so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”

So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a King. Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” (I Samuel 8:1-10, 19-22)

And so shall it be… “Hear ye all American’s, our elected King’s are judging us according to our will. We supported them, we voted for them, we gave them money, we gave them labor, and we sacrificed in their name. Now we are angry with what we have created…”


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someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

The people judge themselves unworthy by their apathy.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Beautiful writing, Sir. I like the comment by someonwhoknows, and agree with it wholeheartedly.


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

@ SWHKS, thanks for being the first to comment. Your thought is succinct. Is it as simple as that you say?

Wes, thanks for the support and comments. I sort of changed directions with this one towards the end. With elections coming up and all of the anger over the debt battle, I felt compelled to remind everyone of the larger picture before us. If we do not take our votes more serious, we get what we get.

I am of the opinion that we are so embittered and fed up with what we see and hear that we no longer know exactly what to look for. Were trained to find faults or overlook critical shortcomings, yet we do not go back to the obvious, we look for something attractive and popular. Are there exceptionally unattractive looking leaders who are unmatched in qualifications and execution? Why do we always have to elect the next JFK? Anyways, thanks again friend.


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someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

I was told Obama made a comment today saying it would be easier for him to do what needed to be done if he didn't have get approval of congress.Apparently more than a few people in the audiance repeated the saying "YES YOU CAN" I think they want him to do that seriously.

As I recall Mr.G.W.BUSH -the 43rd president said something simmular to that.If,I'm not mistaken he said this job would be a lot easier If,I were a "DICTATOR" I think he was only half kidding about it.I ', sure he would've loved to be a dictator.


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

SWHKS, it wouldn’t take much for his wish to come true…all they need to do is manufacture another domestic crisis, call in Presidential Executive Order 51 and voila, instant dictator.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hey Jason - you nailed it, it's a popularity contest - integrity is not popular in this world at all. I'm for Ron Paul, myself; but I don't have a lot of hope for him winning.


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

Wes, you are right, someone like Ron Paul would never win in our current climate. The two parties have too much control, too much money and too much influence to squeeze out any third party hopeful. Its rather sad and funny to think that the margin of a third party candidate is a bonafide win for the absolute opposite candidate of our desire. And time marches on…


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drbillfannin 5 years ago from Atlanta

Ron Paul is the best hope we have, but as we know, voters are not focused on self-responsibility. Most people, regardless of political affiliation, still want big government. The problem is that no one really wants to pay for it. Most people like to know that someone has their back because they won't do what is necessary to take care of themselves. The fact is that America grew the fastest and became the greatest when our government was basically non-existent. Unfortunately, cry babies started complaining about big business taking advantage of them and like was too hard. Instead of taking care of themselves by changing jobs or creating their own business, they created unions. Then the government started regulating businesses. It has been downhill ever since. People need the government and unions to guarantee a future for them because they are unwilling to do it for themselves. So even though public unions have actually declined, government unions and government control of our lives, our businesses, and our freedoms are becoming more and more oppressive. Just like the the story of the red hen, everyone wants a big piece of the pie, but no one wants to do the work to make that pie.

Even the poor lose when the government gets bigger. Rich people only have so much money. It's not like they sit on it either. Who do we think owns the bulk of the stock market? People who make over $250,000 a year! If we take that money, businesses have no money to operate, which means no new jobs. People who don't invest will never understand this fact. Politicians who preach otherwise are lying to us, but it seems the majority of us don't get it and never will.

A moral monarch is the only hope for us. He will be here soon.


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

Dr.Bill, {hands clapping} if I had a tiny trophy for best comment, you would get it. I agree with your sentiment 100%. Furthermore, there must be at least a few thousand more who would also agree with you 100%. Nevertheless, there are millions paying no taxes and they are bent on voting in anyone who will keep it that way – how nice for them. Its morally reprehensible that we have such a victim tolerant society. I know I am preaching to the choir, but what are those of us with very young children to expect 20 years from now…{shudder}. Thank you for such great and thoughtful words. I could write several hubs (and have) on the subject matter you broach. I suppose I twiddle my thumbs reading, writing, working, creating and ignoring cable TV. The problem is not enough people understand history or human selfishness. I appreciate you contribution, Cheers.


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Paraglider 5 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

As long as you have profit-making privately owned banks printing money to lend at interest, it makes not a scrap of difference what party is in power or who is President. The simple maths of a debt/interest based economy shows that it is unsustainable. As markets merge and corporations and banks become global, inevitably they run out of foreign countries to screw over. Then all that's left is to screw over future generations.

(Unless the man in the moon can lend us a few trillion).


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

An exceptionally thought stimulating hub JR which I agree with in its entirety.

In a world where it seems the dark shadow of struggling on the one hand and greed on the other has blurred life for many, truth is hidden and people everywhere clamor for "what seems right in their own eyes."

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."

Love and peace my dear brother in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Forever His


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California Author

Hi Dave, thanks for participating. Barter based systems were not very convenient to my knowledge. I hope your answer isn’t a credit based only system, that’s what the future world wants. I am not standing in line to get biometrics tags and a food card. You are a super bright gentlemen Dave, are you going to keep with the flow? Or do you have alternate plans in your future? I picture you on several acres with back up systems, plentiful fruits and vegetables, living comfortably long after currency evaporates. Thanks for your comments Dave. Blessings upon you (rather you like it or not ;-)}

Hello RevLady, thank you kindly for such great praise. I do not have any answers that would be implemented, I like many have the knack for stating the obvious; not exactly a commodity. What we do share is a feeling, a knowing and a promise. We do what we can to educate ourselves, continue searching for purpose and help others along the way. The rest of the masses will have to wake up under their own disillusionment. I appreciate you thoughtful comments and am always happy to see your name. God Bless.


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someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Those scaming the system are the ones who don't want smaller government .

That includes some well off people like Donald Trump who has convinced the government that they should use Emminent Domain to take peoples property from them .Even if it benefits them monitarily why should he have the power to do that I see you have a nearsighted view of history.Growing too fast is one of those poor business practices. Most small businesses fail within 5 years.

(You say people need the government and unions to guarentee a future for them because they won't do it for themselves.)

(Not true!) (The people are the government) (I agree more of our freedoms are being taken away.(Not because the majority of people want that)

(Our government has increasingly been run by the rich corporate world and still is

You say the rich have only so much money. That may be true of many rich people.Does money disappear? I'm not convinced that all the rich are honest and made their money by producing more than they consume.Their are rich that have always taken unfair advantage of the people when they could.The middleclass is fast disappearing.Is,that only because the poor are taking money away from them If,that's true why did we bailout the investment bankers who should have known they were selling bad debt to investors?

I agree that some unions have taken unfair advantage of their employers in recent times

That includes government unions

(As,for benevelont monarch's.There have been a few But you think a dictator is better than the people learning to rule themselves. I disagree.

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