No one – no one significant, anyway – listens to, or reads, or watches CNN, or Fox, or MSNBC, or ABC News (they actually still have the temerity to refer to it as “news”), or the so-called Associated Press, and so on. Joe Rogan draws more listeners to his podcast than Brian Stelter, Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, and The View combined. Ditto Alex Jones, Steve Bannon, Mike Lindell, and even Coast to Coast AM. No one with even a modicum of intelligence believes the corporate media is anything more than a propaganda wing of the government – and a very poor one, at that.
No one really believes the government itself anymore. Those days began dying, in all truth, when JFK did. Public incredulity of media and its relationship to government has only escalated ever since.
But people are still talking about the 2022 mid-term elections – even after the grossly obvious rigging of the 2020 ones – as some form of salvation. If the ’20 votes had been vetted and tallied by archangels with haloes over their heads, it would’ve still been a phony and illegitimate end result. “Democracy” – even “constitutional republicanism” – is an intellectually and ethically fraudulent, false, and callous lie. It’s never legitimate for one group of people to claim rule over another, no matter the pretext. Authority one doesn’t possess in the first place can never be “delegated” to another party. And even if it could, your average “election” installs sociopaths into power via maybe a teen percentage of a given population. That’s hardly a “majority.” Not that it would matter if it were anyway, of course. And the idea that one person can “represent” hundreds, or thousands, or even millions of people is an idea so fundamentally divorced from reality as to be a kind of delusional fairy-tale. Further: All to rule over the levers and machinations of a kleptocracy. Hans Hermann-Hoppe stated that “democracy” has historically never been regarded as much more than a soft variant of communism. Bertrand de Jouvenel pointed out that “democracy” gave the State an out: what could once be identified as the evils of a monarch, ostensibly became the “will of the people,” and hence, far less easily criticizable. More grist for the government mill.
You shouldn’t just stop at not believing what those who call themselves government and those who support them and their ideas tell you. You need to go the further step and stop believing in their system altogether.
Don’t just disbelieve the government. Stop believing in government itself as any kind of valid idea or solution to anything whatsoever.
In fact, frankly, tell them to shove their “democracy” up their asses. Tell them you’re not interested in such a stupid fucking simian idea. “Democracy” is for drooling mongoloids, perhaps – but not you. Tell them all to fuck off.
Once (well, if, really) enough people get there, things can actually change for the better. Until then? Just more of the same – and under ever-darkening, quickening skies.
The choice is yours. Always. Make the rational one, and break this destructive cycle forever.