This 2022 election
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As I write this, “election day” here in Alabama, and all across the nation, is tomorrow, and by the time “The Coosa County News” is printed and on news-stands by this Friday, the results “should” be settled. While some will be celebrating their victories, probably close to half of the population will most likely be declaring that this election was stolen because of some sort of fraud.
Even though there are more Libertarians on the Alabama ballot this year than there are Democrats running for office, if I were to wager the results of this election, I imagine that Alabama will remain solidly “red” as a whole, with the Democrats holding on to their strongholds in economically depressed locations.
Meanwhile, as much as I hope for Libertarians to win any positions where they have candidates, I will not be surprised if the majority of Alabama voters will stay committed to the inefficient two-party-only gridlock that they have bought into for their whole lives.
At the national level, regardless whether the Democrats retain their majority or there is a Red Tsunami that wipes them off the board (as is expected), the United States of America is not likely to change its direction. For many decades now, both the Republicans AND the Democrats have sold their soul to the ultra-wealthy elites that truly dictate what politicians eventually say and do as they themselves ensure their own ticket aboard the gravy train of power and wealth.
In 2016, and for four straight years, the corporate media complained loud and hard that the elections were stolen by the Russians. Then in 2020, despite signs of meddling by Big Tech and even the alphabet agencies, suddenly the narrative switched. Today, merely questioning the integrity of an election is a “threat to democracy.”
So the real question is not whether the election goes smoothly, but whether it is even possible for a losing side to accept their defeat with grace and dignity.
After the last two years of unrestricted Democrat rule in which the geopolitical stability of the entire planet has been trashed, there is no one left in the free-thinking world that will believe it if the Democratic Party manages to pull out a so-called “blue wave.”
Sure, everyone understands that Americans aren’t always the most enlightened voters. But still, not since WWII has there been such an unapologetic threat to world peace and prosperity as there has been with the current Biden administration and his Democratic-controlled Congress. On the other hand, if the Republicans manage a “red-wave” overthrow of the Democrats, the corporate media will run out of ink with the gnashing of teeth and the rending of garments.
The irony is that voters on both sides feel that “Democracy is on the Ballot,” and they are both bracing to be ripped off. That is because most people naively believe they have an actual choice on their ballots. They think their vote might maybe change something. Alas, they still don’t get it.
There is no Left versus Right anymore. That was the 20th century – the early years, at that. Today there is only the People versus the Permanent Ruling Class (and I don’t mean the politicians who serve the latter). By definition, a permanent ruling class cannot exist in a democracy. That is why the Deep State is there, to protect the voters from making the wrong choices, to protect the people from themselves.
Having said all of this, PLEASE DO VOTE. It does still matter. Not because it will really change anything, but because it will send a signal to those who really run things, to tell them whether or not you personally approve. Not that they care about what you as an individual may think, but there are seven billion more people on this planet just like you, and those kinds of numbers give that tiny ruling elite pause to consider.
No, your vote won’t change their minds, but it might slow them down. They might not press so hard to set up a global digital currency right away (for example, if you think blocking free speech is a problem, just imagine what blocking access to your money will mean). And who knows, they might even lighten up on the divisive political rhetoric that has stretched the social fabric to the breaking point. It’s one thing to divide and conquer; it’s another to unleash the unpredictable hounds of hell.
The world is watching in the 2022 midterm election, as we’re all curious to see whether a unique nation founded on the inalienable God-given rights of the individual can still exist in this post-post-modern world. And again, as I say after every election, if y’all had voted Libertarian, we wouldn’t be having these problems.