One of the ways the sheep baaaaa! is via the ballot box – as the results of the latest balloting have established.
Or rather, re-confirmed.
As of this morning, almost a week after the vooooooting – the results are cooooooooming in. In favor of the result many of us knew was coming but went ahead and voooooooooooted anyhow, holding onto the thought that – just maybe – this time it would make a diiiiiiiiiiiference.
Of course, it did not.
Laxalt appears to have lost to Cortez, after new voooooooooooooooootes were counted, almost a week after the balloting ended. This tips the balance of the Senate, which is apt to be tilted further when the Right Reverend Raphael Warnock receives more voooooooootes than Herschel Walker. It is entirely possible the same will happen to Kari Lake, given who counts the ballots in Arizona.
So what is the point of all this voooooooting, if it isn’t baaaaaaaa’ing?
Perhaps the time has come to jump the fence and leave the pen. By no longer bothering with this embarrassing servility ritual called “voting.” For one of two things must be true. Either a voting majority of the country did, in fact, vote for creatures such as Fetterman in PA, Hochul in New York, Whitmer in Michigan – and so on – in which case, the majority of the voters in this country want creatures such as that to wield power – and not only over them but over you and I, as well. In which case, there is no longer any hope, electorally, for redress and we who did not for vote for these creatures must either accept it or be prepared to fight it (and not via the ballot box).
For this latter thing, we can thank the Orange Man – who was the man who enabled it by doing nothing to prevent the establishment of it. Unlike a Leftist president – who would have used the power at his disposal – the Orange Man didn’t. Instead, he did nothing as states enacted ballot-stuffing procedures during the “pandemic.” Most of all this obviously suspect business of counting unvetted absentee ballots – for as long as it takes to find enough of them to achieve the desired result.
As in the case of Laxalt. And – not improbably – in the case of Lake.
As will be the case going forward in every election governed by such procedures, which is now a sufficiency of them to assure the right results, every time – no matter what the voooooooooote actually was.
There is nothing – other than one thing – that can be brought to bear against this. It is – simply – to refrain from being a sheep by refraining from baaaaaaaaa’ing at the ballot box. All one does by doing that – in addition to the baaaaaaaaaa’ing – is to legitimize the results.
After all, you voooooooooooted.
But by not voting, your voice is actually heard. As opposed to the sound of sheep, baaaaaaaa’ing. How legitimate would these (s)elections look if half or more of the people who could vote didn’t? Most don’t know that, in a way, this is already the case in that most (s)elections are determined (leaving aside the ballot-box-stuffing) by about 50 percent of the vote-eligible electorate and most of the time, in most of these (s)elections, the split of that balloting runs 49-51 or something approximating that. Meaning, the winner – even assuming an honest counting – typically got a minority of the potential votes.
The reality of “our democracy” would be even more apparent if half of the 50 percent or so who did vote opted not to. It would be much more difficult to drape the mantle of “democratic” legitimacy over the results. It would be clear that the government is controlled by a minority – largely consisting of a majority of government workers and people who don’t work but receive a government check.
And that the dwindling ranks of those who do work – and are forced to pay for those who do not – have no say in the matter.
If we cannot vote ourselves out of this mess, we can opt out of this mess. We can be rams rather than sheep.
And jump the fence.
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