Go Vote NO

“No matter who you vote for… the Government always gets in.”
—Author Unknown

Many Canadians are disaffected by the political process. They realise the governments are all the same. They realise true change rarely happens.

Maybe they even realise that it’s not “Left vs Right” or “Progressive vs Conservative” or any of those handy labels we affix to one another.

It’s the Government vs you.

If you have come to this realisation, go out in the next election and vote “None of the above is acceptable.”

I take a big black felt marker and a pen-style tube of white-out. My vote is counted as “spoiled”. But I would much rather register my protest with all the candidates than hold my nose and vote with “the lesser of evils” — which is still evil. I would rather register my protest than join the masses who believe their voice won’t be heard anyway, so why bother voting at all?

I’ll be voting “none of the above is acceptable” in British Columbia’s next provincial election. What will you do?


Fascism vs Communism: Not That Different?

Libertarians often consider the Left and Right as two sides of the same “statist” coin. The bottom line for both is increased state control over individuals. They have different things they want to force on the citizens, but they both want to control the citizens.

Hitler was a socialist” compares leftist ideals with Hitler’s: racism, statism, bellicose nationalism, antisemitism, environmentalism, and other “leftist” values. Wait: leftists aren’t racists or nationalists! Read on…

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions”
Adolf Hitler, Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, J. (1976) Adolf Hitler Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. p. 306

Hitler was a socialist

Election 2008

Elections always fascinate and disgust me. It’s not the voting—countless people have fought and died for the right to vote. It’s not the campaigning—everyone ought to have the right to advocate or advertise for their point of view, and I reserve the right to turn off my radio or television or web browser and utterly ignore those message.

What fascinates and disgusts me is the rabid enthusiasm and hero-worship people have for their desired political leaders. And the venomous hatred each side feels for the others’ points of view.
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Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty

I’ve long been a fan of Sinfest, a poignant webcomic by Japanese/American Tatsuya Ishida. His comics have become much more political than I remember them ever being… and the point really hits home.

Uncle Sam vs Lady Liberty

Warning: some of the comics use adult language and situations.