It’s hard for me to watch people celebrate any politician. I
cringe seeing people act like they have elected a savior– or
honestly even believing they are putting a decent human being in
office. I can’t root for a team because I see politics itself as
so absurdly flawed.
But I understand that my extreme skepticism of government is
sadly outside the mainstream.
So naturally I am�tempted to become cynical and criticize anyone
for believing in a politicianâ€“ which is just going to get me
accused of supporting â€œthe other sideâ€ and make people tune me
So I am choosing to view the latest election results, and
celebrations, in a different way.
I really find it hard to believe that many people voted for
kid-sniffing Biden, and cop-Harris.
They voted against Trump because they saw him as authoritarian,
and did not like the government having that much or that kind of
This is the rejection of authoritarianism. Now hear me out,
because I am quite aware the new President and Vice President are
just as authoritarian, if not more authoritarian than all the other
Presidents of the last few decades.
Letâ€™s ignore for a moment whether voters are right or wrong,
and consider the possibility that Americans seem to at least think
they have embraced anti-authoritarianism.
In fact the races in Congress, Senate, and the State Houses show
exactly thatâ€“ a rejection of Socialism, and the desire to return
to a more moderate, temperate, kind of evil.
If Trump was perceived as the most power-hungry figure, the most
likely to become Hitler (see my recent video) with the biggest cult
of personality, then you can be encouraged by what the voters
Remember, you have almost no actual control over who gets
elected, nor over what these politicians do once in office
Simply being the opposition to the new figureheads wonâ€™t
But we can use the principles of judo to understand how to
effectively market to the people who believe they just rejected
Judo uses the momentum of the opponent to direct their energy
into your own move, and make them go where you want.
So rather than saying, â€œYou idiots just elected someone even
worse than the last guy!â€ it seems like it will be more effective
to say, â€œIâ€™m so glad everyone realized the President had too
much power. Iâ€™m so happy people want more control over their own
lives. Hereâ€™s how you can do that, and minimize the impact of
those rogue, terrible politicians.â€
Honestly this might be the best bet for actually removing the
influence of government on our lives.
But not through government or elections.
The trick is providing an alternative outlet for this energy. A
product that someone removes the influence of government, and
provides an alternativeâ€“ Iâ€™m thinking something like Special
Economic Zones that can set their own rules, or mutual aide society
types of organizations.
But in order to capitalize on any rejection of authoritarianism,
that energy has to be channeled into something productive and
worthwhileâ€“ not elections or government policy making.
Donâ€™t forget, the powers that be shoehorn us into these two
terrible camps, as if the voters believed in these politicians, or
even the system. They have been tricked into thinking this is the
only way to run a society.
And still over 1/3 of eligible voters donâ€™t vote, but who can
Rejecting socialism, ending fascism, fighting back against
tyranny and authoritarianism was not in fact on the ballot in any
And yet based on the attitudes Iâ€™ve seen, it seems that given
the option, the American people would be as â€œAmericanâ€ as
â€œThe soul of Americaâ€ people say, and my eyes immediately
want to roll, itâ€™s an involuntary response, I canâ€™t help
There really is no one cohesive American culture, and there
never has beenâ€“ see my video on the 11 rivals nations that have
been fighting for power over DC since day one, and continue to do
But if this â€œfight for the Soul of America,â€ was about
removing Trumpâ€™s control over your life, rejecting strongmen
leaders, favoring independence, freedom, personal liberty, the
rights of each and every one of us, then I am down for it.
I think that is still a message that could resonate with people,
if properly framed and directedâ€“ for tips on that youâ€™ll want
to turn to my video on the father of the modern elite, Edward
But the truth is, when it comes to voters or consumers, 90% of
people donâ€™t really care, have no convictions, no real direction
or beliefsâ€“ they are blank slates to be marketed onto.
Say, 8% do have strong convictions and opinions of every kind,
and it is from among that group that control of the national
And about 2% are perhaps something like you and me. People who
cast votes for the libertarian, or the portion of people who are
specifically against voting. People who would rather be left alone,
who understand philosophical roots of individual liberty, who have
a live and let live mentality, and just try to go through life,
doing their own thing in a positive way.
Thatâ€™s all we need. because that means there are over six
million more Americans, and probably 140 million other people on
earth that are part of our broad tribe. We donâ€™t need a majority
or even a plurality.
Really, all we need is a small group of likeminded people who
are the true producers and builders in the world, and to shrug off
So you donâ€™t have to be part of the â€œtotally lost faithâ€
folks, and you can ignore the â€œwith us or against usâ€ crowd and
the ones who are creating enemies lists for their â€œtruth and
They are the minority. Vocal yes, but not the â€œsoul of
Now donâ€™t get me wrong, Socialism is a bigger threat than
ever. The worst thing that could happen is people are lulled into a
false sense of security by this election, and stop paying
Attention to what actually mattersâ€¦ which Trump actually
distracted from. There were plenty of real terrible things Trump
did that deserved criticism, but we couldnâ€™t get a word in
edge-wise because people were busy criticizing him for the latest
tweetâ€“ not the $6 trillion the â€œconservativeâ€ government
So hereâ€™s the deal, from an anarchist convinced that the
government is inherently illegitimate, to all the normies who think
politics is worth a bag of beans.
Continue to reject authoritarianism in any form.
Trump was obvious, he wore it on his sleeve, he didnâ€™t hide
it, and he did us a service in that way. He showed us all the
dangers of a strong, powerful, centralized state in the wrong
Donâ€™t let the more seasoned professional con artist
politicians fool you. Do not let them exert power in the name of
Reject it all. Reject anyone that would try to control you, your
family, your community, without your consent. And no, 50.0001% does
not mean the other 49.9% consented.
Itâ€™s live and let live, the golden rule, karma, the basis of
every major religion, and every decent moral dogma. Do unto others,
first do no harm, do not force others if you would not want to be
If people somehow accept an authoritarian who simply doesnâ€™t
sound and act like Trump, they have rejected nothing about Trump,
and simply replaced him with someone more palatable to their
personal favorite type of oppression.
Anyway, I try to not give the government more credence than it
deserves. I still donâ€™t think it can keep me from being free, as
I argue in my video on â€œtrapsâ€ that keep us unfree.
But I do still think there is plenty of hope for the bottom
lineâ€“ there is a way to use this general feeling that centralized
powerful control over your life is not a good
thing for individuals or society.
And that is the positive I am going to take away from this
Iâ€™m Choosing to Look Favorably on the 2020 Election Results
was first posted on November 24, 2020 at 6:34 pm.
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