Jack Maturin on December 16, 2009 at 11:37 AMUPDATE: Yes, I know it's a hopeless task trying to change the world via the LabourGraph's comment pages, but it does make me feel better. Here are some bold, intelligent, and discerning people who took the trouble to reply:
The problem, Sir Huff, is that when you put out cheese you get mice. When you put out democracy you get democratic politicians. David Cameron and George Osborne must appeal to the tax-eaters who spend everything, who form almost half the electorate, as well as to the tax-payers who pay for everything, if they want to win power, hence all of the bowing and scraping towards all the non-job Guardian readers in the land.
The first real problem is democracy itself, not democratic politicians. The second real problem is that men of your immense intelligence and drive do not yet possess the wit to see it. Where you can see the problems of Alistair Darling, the rose-tinted spectacles of democracy have failed to allow you to see why your favourites, Michael Fallon and John Redwood, are 'unelectable' and why UKIP will never win 'power' in this country.
Michael Fallon and John Redwood may be very intelligent, just like you, Sir Huff. But democracy gives us intellectual pygmies like Cameron and Osborne precisely because it derides and destroys intelligence, as it drags everyone down to the level of the common herd. Democracy is socialism and socialism is democracy. The two are the same. They are one.
Margaret Thatcher was an aberration, Sir Huff, a force of nature who proved the rule through her exceptionalism and through her Hayekian Austrianism.
Until eminent men like you can see this, we are doomed to be stuck in the same downward spiral we have been on especially since the Reform Act of 1832, a socialising measure propagated by radical Benthamites and economic Ricardians, under the direction of James Mill, groups who later coalesced with the Ricardian Marxists to become the modern socialists of today.
The only possible way we might square the circle of democracy is to give everyone in the country, each year, a tax audit, to see if they are net tax-eaters or tax-payers. Only the tax-payers would be allowed to vote. Even better would be to award numbers of votes on the basis of net tax paid. But does this even sound remotely workable? Would any of the tax-eaters stand for it? Of course not. The only other way is then to reduce and remove the power of government over our lives, to make political elections irrelevant. The route to this is to privatise everything that moves. And then to privatise everything that doesn't move, until there's nothing left in the government's cupboard except perhaps a land registry office. But even that should be removed too, to prevent it becoming the infective agent from which the cancer of government at some point re-emerges.
And what is the route to this privatisation? It is for people like you, Sir Huff, to realise that it is democracy that is the problem, and for you then to completely withdraw your support from the democratic process, and especially from democratic political half-wits such as David Cameron and George Osborne.
You can start this process, Sir Huff, just by stopping voting and telling your readers to do the same. All the lizards in British politics are the same. And they will remain the same until we take away their power by refusing to vote for them. Once enough of us have done so, and these lizards have thus been de-legitimised and then made powerless, can we then begin the programme of rebuilding this country though steady and then accelerating privatisations.
Everything must go.
Democracy is a God that has failed, Sir Huff, and its death is coming, whether anyone likes it or not. You can speed up its replacement with a peaceful prosperous society based on the free market and private property by recognising this elephant in the room and marking it for destruction. The alternative is the slow and chaotic growth of the nascent world government, eventually dominated by the voters of India and China, who will then strangle the world through poverty-inducing wealth-redistributing socialism. The wealth of the West, such as it is, will be siphoned away to feed our democratic masters in the East. This world socialist government will inevitably lead to eventual global economic collapse and perhaps to a few terrible wars along the way, spilling out of the stupid mess in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
We can short-circuit this hundred-year horror by withdrawing from our efforts to try to fix the Tory party. It is unfixable. The rogues, the chancers, and the half-wit demagogues like David Cameron will almost always rise to the top. Even Margaret Thatcher only stabilised the growth of government. She never actually reversed it. And she was a Titan in a land of pygmies.
You will not remove the greed, the envy, and the laziness of the British people, as long as they support the immorality of democracy and socialism. Do not steal and do not be envious says the Bible, and yet these are the very cornerstones of socialism, which is the lifeblood of democracy and the fountain well belief system for most of our population, especially those who have been indoctrinated over many years by the state-run 'education' system. They will thus continue using the government to try to rob their neighbours until we take away the legitimate power of government to do so by throttling democracy.
Are you up to it, Sir Huff? Or are you just going to continue bleating into the wind?
Oh well. Back to the Christmas shopping.
john rigby on December 16, 2009 at 01:00 PMIt did indeed, Mr Rigby. Just got one more prezzie to go.
Jack Maturin 11.37
Hope the shopping went well
Capitalist on December 16, 2009 at 12:44 PMUPDATE II: More bold discerning types...
Jack Maturin on December 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM
Great post. Only thing is I don't think that not voting will ever deligitimise democracy in the eyes of statists.
I do agree with you though that it is fundamentally wrong to support "half-wits such as David Cameron and George Osborne".
Diogenes on December 16, 2009 at 02:25 PM
Give the products of the British moron factories, i.e the state educayshun system the vote and you get the group of gangsters, war criminals and thieves we have as a New Labour government. And we are very very likely to have one again in May 2010 because the parasites will vote in more parasites to feed them.
This country is now utterly screwed, backwards, forwards and sideways thanks to good old Socialism - the Parasite's Charter!
JoeK on December 16, 2009 at 02:30 PM
I have seen for the first time from another poster something that I have believed for a long time. Congratulations Jack Maturin, 11:37am.
The only people to vote should be those of us who make nett tax contributions.
I've said it often enough but no harm repeating. ALL public sector employees pay no tax because their gross taxable salary comes from the earnings of the private sector.... (more on the LabourGraph page)