The Suicide Vote vs the Power Vote
The barbarous race is on again! Hillary Clinton has raised $26 million; Obama has raised $25 million; Gov. Romney, $20.6 million, Guiliani, $14 million, McCain $12.5. Total so far: $127 million. The Democrats have raised $78 million; the Republicans $51 million.
But that's just the beginning. Chicken-feed. So you may well ask: Where's this loot going? Mostly into TV political commercials. What for? To blare ad nauseam into the US citizens' reluctant ears and fractured minds their alleged programs. (Typical example: Today's-4/11-NYT headline: "Romney Says He'll Expand Armed Forces by 100,000." His good Mormon reasons: "Our objective is a strong America and a safe world." The classic national contradiction.) And what exactly are these programs? The elimination of war itself by outlawing it with world law? To resolve the global warming problem with global environmental and enforceable laws? To create a global currency so as to eliminate the divisive and crippled national currency chaos? ? To clean up space or the oceans which belong to humanity and not any one nation? To help the millions of nobodies, citizens of nowhere, forgotten or neglected by governments: the world's stateless? Or to preserve the world's forests?
Not on your life. Or theirs.
The candidates already know these problems are outside the scope of the nation-state. But what is more insidious, they also know that a U.S. president is TOTALLY POWERLESS to address much less solve these or ANY global problems.
So what's the election all about? Does it REALLY matter who you vote for as U.S. president? Or for that matter any national president? Aren't they ALL on the wrong political level? OUR problems are global whereas the U.S. elected candidate's first duty is to swear to "defend the Constitution (mind you, not the world's people) against all enemies, foreign and domestic." (Tom Paine wrote that "government was for the living, not the dead.") "Defending the national Constitution" in a nuclear world where any psychopath can literally push THE BUTTON is to live in a fantasy world of TOTAL DENIAL
The exclusive nation-state IS the enemy! And it wars against US, humanity.
In brief, an election for a national president in a world of anarchy is the greatest scam in modern history. It's like sheep voting for the next butcher while lining up outside the slaughterhouse. If you don't believe me, write a letter to any candidate demanding to know what is their program to OUTLAW WAR.
I myself ran for U.S. president in 1988, along with George G.W. Bush and Dukakis but as a World Citizen! There were over 200 of us "minor candidates," as the media dubbed us. My global platform is still online at www.garrydavis.org. Check it out.
Two years before that, I ran for mayor of Washington, D.C. This was a little more serious as, on the municipal ballot, I was actually and legitimately among only six candidates, Mayor Barry among them. My platform was "To protect One world for the 'world city,' Washington, D.C. (targeted by the Soviet Union as Moscow was targeted by the U.S. AND THEY STILL ARE!) where no one was represented in Congress anyway." (Check D.C. license plates still). My only campaign expense was a round pillow in the shape of the planet Earth: $20. I received 585 votes!
Thank you, oh enlightened ones!
In my second book, World Government, Ready Or Not!* I refer to the national vote for presidency as a "suicide vote." "Contemporary problems beginning with war itself are in large part generated by the very institution, the sovereign-state, that controls the elective process." On the contrary, I concluded, the only election which made sense in our global village was for world citizens voting for a candidate for world president (which I just happened to be!) and/or for a world parliamentarian.
This I call a "power vote."
That will be the subject of a future blog. Stay tuned.