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Wednesday, March 17, 2021



Poor Man Survival

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Political parties exist to give the illusion of choice. But the "choices" they give you are choices they decide upon. You have very little say in it.

The reality is that there are two names of political parties, but the philosophy and morality of all politicians is the same. Things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other.

The axiom above brings forth the conclusion that politicians cannot be different and cannot have a different morality than the system and survive as politicians. Therefore, they have to all be the same.


The Prince (1513) is an old classic still available almost anywhere. It was written by Niccolo Machiavelli. It is a blueprint for political power where the end justifies the means. This political doctrine denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.

Modern politics is the art of pacifying the workers and producers of wealth so that stealing from them can be justified through party politics. Politics, therefore, and the political process, is a perpetual psychic system for creating a perpetual hallucinatory mentality for the mass mind.

It is psychic persuasion that coerces the people individually and collectively to imagine they have political and economic freedom despite not having it.

We are trained to focus on our occupation and specialty. Early on we are unconsciously channeled into a mental straitjacket. What child wasn't asked in school, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This degree of specialization narrowly prescribes our thinking process.

Almost no little boy or girl says, "I want to be a Republican" or a "Democrat."

The power structure quickly dispenses with a politician who has an honestly opposing morality and philosophy. This is why Ron Paul never became president — not because of a lack of worth, a lack of experience or intelligence, or any other characteristic. He simply didn't have the right message. Audit the Fed? Return to the gold standard? Bring the troops home and stop fighting? Stop giving aid to countries that hate us? The elites choked on every notion Dr. Paul espoused. Bernie Sanders nearly the opposite of Dr. Paul, and he too wanted to abolish the Federal Reserve and we see how far he got.

If as few as one million Americans knew the truth about these things, the corrupt political system in America would collapse.

Politicians are crude, monotonous and uncommitted to anything that does not grow their power and the power of the state. It seems that the politicians have a language and word system that baffles and stupefies the public mind. There is no doubt about it, consummate political power lies in the power to deceive.

Politicians — with few exceptions — worship the state and consider the state as the only cure for all ills imagined and real. They are beholden to the system. They seek to divide the people and place them into one group or another and then to pit them against each other — Republican vs. Democrat, liberal vs. conservative, white vs. black, male vs. female, straight vs. sodomite, Christian vs. Muslim, Christian vs. Jew, Christian vs. nonbeliever — in order to achieve more political power.

The American people have become so dependent on political authority — they now take all politics personally, and wouldn't dare be friends with someone of the opposing party — that they do not know the difference in realism and illusion. Tens of millions of people can be psyched up to kill each other in foreign wars when in fact the only difference in the two systems is the name.

Under illusions

The political process is a facade of government that satisfies the quest for political choices. It is an illusion unrelated to reality and political participation by the people. It is, however, the perfect system for keeping the people focused on empty nonsense year after year. People totally misunderstand the nature of government. Otherwise, they would know that there is no such thing as political choices or political freedom.

We are oppressed by government and most people are unaware of it because they themselves have assumed government morality from childhood as outlined above. It is impossible to change what you believe in your heart. If you are taught that democracy means freedom of political choices, you never question it, and the facade of politics serves for reality. Any challenge to this paradigm is written off as nuttery or conspiracy.

The political process is a merry-go-round of phony politicians and platforms that can guarantee only one thing to the person; that is, eternal diversion, deception and exhaustion.

The American people are taught from birth that Americanism and patriotism demand and require participation in politics. In this, guilt overrides common sense and reality. This unconscious stigma has enslaved many a soul for all his life.

Voting for a candidate is not participation in politics. It is choosing a representative. Not a leader, not a person of authority, not someone in "power." These positions exist to serve us, we do not exist to instill power in them.

Thanks to years of propaganda combined with 12 (or more) years of indoctrination at the hands of the public (non)education system, most Americans are under the false belief that the U.S. government is an agent of good in the world and its politicians want to protect citizens from harm and help them.

Americans, by and large, have become statists: They believe that every transaction, every contract, every aspect of human behavior must be regulated for "fairness" and that only the state is capable of regulating "fairly."

They have abandoned republicanism in favor of the sweet sound of democracy. In doing so, they have embraced fascism and tyranny.

The truth is that government agencies and laws are only as good as the people staffing them and enforcing the laws and, unfortunately, government attracts parasites and psychopaths like honey attracts ants and bears. And they are just as annoying and more dangerous.

History is rife with examples of government action ostensibly to "help the people" resulting in privation, destruction, death and turmoil. Anyone who has truly studied the history of governments around the world has seen that the elected class — with very few exceptions — is populated by a psychopathic mix of destroyers and seekers of wealth and power. They pay little mind to the consequences of their actions. What is relevant to them is their glorification, gratification and security at the seat of power.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®




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Mack said...

Someone once said that if voting mattered, they'd tax it. Given how America is being railroaded at a rapid pace by Biden, Schumer & Pelosi, I'll be surprised if our Republic lasts another year [or it may be renamed the New Republic of Central America] Habla Espanol?

Bob said...

Seems most voters don't care what's happening...easily bought off w/ $1400