Originally posted by MrWendal
Well it would be a process. A long process. If voter turnout is low enough, one could then claim that Government as "Illegitimate". Then the next
step in the process can begin... abolishing the current Government and replacing it with a new Government more reflective of the people. However, as
long as turnout remains over 50% we are being Governed by consent of the majority.
Now keep in mind, I am not suggesting people not vote any more ever again. I am suggesting that people not vote in this Presidential Election. How
would this work? I'd like to imagine that us here in the US, and anywhere for that matter, should take a close look at what happened in Iceland.
Iceland over the last 2 years has done the most remarkable thing seen since the Revolutionary War in 1776. What Iceland has done is given the world a
playbook to follow in how to overthrow a Government... and they did so with little to no violence and bloodshed. You won't hear about it in the
Mainstream Media, but a quick summary of Iceland over the last couple years:
-resignation of the whole government
-nationalization of the bank.
-referendum so that the people can decide over the economic decisions.
-incarcerating the responsible parties
-rewriting of the constitution by its people
Instead of showing up to the polls on Election Day and participating in the fraud, we should not vote at all and show up at the Gate of the White
House and let our voice be heard...and then stay there until it is.
First of all, I thoroughly agree with you about the magnitude of the accomplishment of Iceland. I'm a great admirer of what Iceland has done. That
said, I have to compare the size of Iceland to the size of the U.S. Squish it a little square and
you could fit it into the Texas panhandle.
I think the sheer size of our Country is going to make an Iceland-type maneuver geographically
impossible. How are we going to get enough people in the U.S. to the White House lawn? Who can leave their jobs, afford the travel, etc.?
Look, too, at the diversity of Iceland ~ virtually nil. We 'celebrate' diversity here but, in all truthfulness, we celebrate it so damned much that
we no longer have any kind of cohesive society. We can't get people here to agree that we're one RACE, how are we going to get enough people to
agree to shut down the current government?
How would we convince the over 50 MILLION people who live on government handouts to shut down the hand that feeds them?
And, as for it taking time, I cannot agree that we have the luxury of time on our side. We are about to implode, both financially and socially. I
know people don't like hearing that and I'm not approaching it from the conspiracy theory angle - I'm approaching that from the models history has
So, while I do understand what you're saying and I DO see HOW it could work, I don't believe that it CAN work due to our size, our overall refusal
to find common ground and those who will not cut off the hand that feeds them.
Taking the opposite viewpoint of yours, I would claim that by not voting we would ensure that the same people in government would hold the same
positions due to non-voting. What would that create? A dictatorship. How soon do you think it might take them to pass laws that, since people were
NOT voting, they were going to just stop the election process, claiming that stopping it due to non-interest in it would save "billions?"
I greatly appreciate your participation and input. It's nice to discuss without emotion and animosity. Thank you for that!