[Rushtalk] This is the answer to Quayle's question

Paf Dvorak notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Sat Nov 9 11:52:08 MST 2013

At 07:42 AM 11/9/2013 -0800, Stephen A. Frye wrote:
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>The article closes with “our salvation lies with 
>doing”.  What are you doing, other than nothing?
>You cite an article that calls us out to “do”, 
>yet you continuously tell us that anything we do 
>is useless, and that it’s better to just do nothing.
>I am so confused.

You think you're confused! The author talks about 
authors that tell others to do something and not 
just write about it and rile folks up, yet he 
does nothing, just writes about it and riles folks up!

I think the way the author concludes his piece 
was disingenuous on his part. He wanted to 
conclude it with a neat little ribbon tied around 
The Answer, but there is none that I can imagine. 
The sad/happy truth is, except the afterlife, 
we're basically doomed in this one.

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>Subject: [Rushtalk] This is the answer to Quayle's question
>JAQ always asks me to explain why voting is 
>stupid, and I always answer the same.
>But this article says what my tied tongue 
>cannot. Read it and weep, and don't forget to 
>vote, even though you know, deep in your hearts, that it'll do no good!
>Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us
>· Apr 23rd, 2013
>Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us
>A lot of Americans know that the US government 
>is out of control. Anyone who has cared enough 
>to study the 
>Constitution even a little knows this. Still, 
>very few of these people are taking any 
>significant action, and largely because of one 
>error: They are waiting for “the good guys” to show up and fix things.
>Some think that certain groups of politicians 
>will pull it together and fix things, or that 
>politician will ride in to fix things. Others 
>think that certain members of the military will 
>step in and slap the politicians back into line. 
>And, I’m sure there are other variations.
>There are several problems with this. I’ll start with the small issues:
>    * It doesn’t happen. A lot of good people 
> have latched on to one grand possibility after 
> another, waiting for a good guy to save the 
> day, and it just doesn’t happen. Thousands of 
> hours of reading, writing and waiting are 
> burned with each new “great light” who comes 
> along with a 
> <http://www.freemansperspective.com/time-for-change/>promise 
> to run the system in the “right” way, and give 
> us liberty and truth. (Or whatever.) Lots of 
> decent folks grab on to one pleasant dream 
> after another, only to end up right back where 
> they started
 but poorer in time, energy and finances.
>    * Hope is a scam. It’s a dream of someday, 
> somehow, getting something for nothing. People 
> who hope do not act – 
> <http://www.freemansperspective.com/boiling-frogs/>they 
> wait for other people to act. Hope is a tool to 
> neuter a natural opposition: they sit and hope, 
> and never act against you. Even the biblical 
> meaning of hope is something more like 
> expectation (or sometimes waiting) than the modern use of hope.
>    * Petitioning an abuser for compassion. The 
> “good guys” are considered to be a few people 
> inside the 
> <http://www.freemansperspective.com/government-against-the-people/>abusive 
> government. But if the good guys were really 
> good, wouldn’t they have dissociated themselves 
> with an abuser some time ago? By pleading for 
> the good guys to rise up, people are asking one 
> sub-group of the abusers to save them from the 
> rest of the abusers. However, they all work for 
> the same operation; they all get paid out of 
> the same offices; according to the same 
> rulebook. And if the good guys are so willing 
> to turn against their employers, why would they have waited until now?
>    * Movies. We all grew up in the company of 
> movie heroes who rode in at the last minute to 
> save the noble victims. From John Wayne to Star 
> Trek to Bruce Willis, the story line differs 
> little. These are pleasant stories, of course, 
> but cinema is not reality, and hoping for it to 
> become reality is something that we should get over prior to adulthood.
>But, as I say, those are the smaller issues. 
>Let’s move on to the serious ones.
>The Magic System
>A lot of Americans believe that the American 
>“Founders” created a system that automatically 
>fixes itself. They talk about the “balance of 
>powers,” and think that it will always save them 
>from a tyrant. The balanced powers of the US 
>Constitution, however, were trashed within 
>fifteen years and doubly-trashed just a century ago.
>In the Constitution, the states balanced the 
>power of the national government (the one now in 
>Washington, DC.) Not only did the states control 
>half of the legislature, but they decided if and 
>how they would implement the edicts of the 
>government. And that included deciding whether a law was constitutional or not.
>This changed in 1803 with the Marbury v. Madison 
>ruling. This ruling – taught as a work of genius 
>schools – was a fraud against the US 
>Constitution. In it, the Supreme Court held that 
>they understood the Constitution better than 
>James Madison, the man who wrote it!
>But worse than even this, they held – with 
>absolutely no basis – that it was they who would 
>decide what was constitutional or not. The 
>states were tossed aside. Even the sitting 
>President of the United States, 
>Jefferson, called it “a very dangerous doctrine 
>indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”
>Marbury’s Judicial review (the Supremes ruling 
>on constitutionality) merely involves one branch 
>of the national government providing a check on 
>the other branches of the national government. 
>After Marbury, no one could check the national government.
>Washington DC was unleashed with Marbury v. 
>Madison. What made it almighty was the 17th 
>Amendment of 1913, which took the powers of the 
>states and transferred them to Washington, by 
>mandating the popular election of senators.
>With senators being elected directly by the 
>populace, the states were cut-out of the 
>equation. In their place, political parties 
>gained massive power, and nearly all power was 
>consolidated in the city of Washington.
>And so it is today. Washington is an unfettered 
>beast. The system will NOT fix itself; the 
>mechanisms to do that were lost a long time ago.
>The Easy Way Out
>Standing up against a beast like Washington DC 
>is scary, to be sure. Understandably, not many 
>people want to do such a thing. But if the beast 
>you, what other choice do you have? You can 
>certainly avoid or evade the beast, but we all 
>know that the beast hurts people it catches 
>avoiding it, so the risk of doing this isn’t zero either.
>a person to do? They hate their abuse, but 
>outright disobedience would be scary. 
>Unfortunately, many people have come up with a 
>third option: Get someone else to do it for you.
>Lots of writers have done this, for example: 
>Write flamboyantly about the abuses people face 
>and stir them to “rise up against the power.” 
>Fairly seldom does the writer take big risks 
>himself – he just stirs up others to do the scary stuff.
>Something very similar happens to basically 
>moral people who don’t want to risk pain and 
>suffering: they imagine good guys riding in to save them.
>But, as I say, these are genuinely decent 
>people, and they are willing to take smaller 
>risks to help the good guys: They will spend 
>time and money promoting them, and they will 
>even accept name-calling in many cases. They 
>just don’t want to become full-blown rebels and outcasts.
>The result of this is predictable: abuse by the 
>political class. If the politicians show them a 
>viable possibility every election cycle, they’ll 
>keep voting their way forever
 and the hero never really has to show up.
>The Sad Truth
>Let’s just say it:
>No one is going to ride in and save you.
>If you want things to get better, then YOU will 
>have to make them better. YOU will have to stand 
>up and take the arrows, yourself. Liberty, at 
>this stage of human development, requires risk and pain.
>I trust that you will remember the end of Jesus’ 
>famous Sermon on the Mount: That it is not those 
>who call upon his name who will be saved, but 
>only those who DO the things he said.
>Likewise in this situation, our only hope of salvation lies in DOING.
>Paul Rosenberg
>Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us
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