Forget 1%, 99% Or 47%: It Is The Turn Of The 70% To Be Pissed

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Whoever expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization expects what never was and never will be.
-Thomas Jefferson


Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.
-George Carlin

The Seventy Percent
People are going to be pissed off no matter who wins this election and that is a very important social dynamic I believe is vastly under appreciated by the majority of mainstream pundits and analysts out there.  This is also very distinct from the environment that prevailed in 2008.  Four years ago, the financial markets were crashing and the economic future of America was circling the toilet bowl, yet a majority of Americans embraced the potential of a young, inexperienced biracial politician from Illinois who was saying all of the right things.  Despite the gigantic disappointment he has proven to be as President, there is no denying that he had all of the Democrats and most Independents under his spell on this day four years ago.

Fast forward to 2012 and the country isn’t “divided” as mainstream media talking heads like to say.  The country is pissed off.  Genuine and legitimate frustration permeates the land from sea to shining sea and rightly so.  Ever since the banker coup of 2008, crony capitalism has been institutionalized as the only real way to make money.  If you aren’t connected or “too big to fail,” sorry but America isn’t the place for you.  What makes the economic nightmare so much worse is that it is being coupled with a complete and total decimation of civil liberties.  One by one the Bill of Rights is being ignored and indeed trampled on systemically by the political and economic oligarchs emboldened by their successful takeover of the executive, legislative and for the most part judicial branches of government.  Many Independents disagreed with Obama’s economic philosophy but gave him a pass because he promised to end the wars overseas and restore civil liberties.  Instead, what we got was a President who signed the NDAA on New Year’s Eve 2011, which included section 1021, allowing for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial until the “end of hostilities.”  Well, because now know the Orwellian “war on terror” is never-ending, the indefinite detention is forever.  The worst part is that Obama claims he didn’t want these powers yet when a group of high profile plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against section 1021 and won a ruling deeming it unconstitutional, what was the President’s response?  He appealed it to death until he found a panel of judges to agree with him.  Not only did he want this power, he seems to crave it.  Another well deserved Noble Peace Prize.

The above is just one example of many.  His kill list, which the Administration now refers to as the “disposition matrix,” grows by the day to include people with zero affiliation with Al-Qaeda, and Obama seems to relish in the absolute power of being judge, jury and executioner.  Tragically, a President Romney will be no different.  He is already on record supporting the NDAA, war without Congressional approval and we heard his complete and total support of Obama’s drone strategy during the third and final debate.  Sure, people that care about civil liberties will vote for Romney saying that he will at least be better on economic policy, yet that is the exact same thing people did with Obama in reverse.  They ended up being disappointed with him and Romney will disappoint as well.  These guys are both big government, crony capitalist puppets and that’s the bottom line.

Another thing that must be considered is basic math about the U.S. political landscape.  According to the latest Gallup poll, 32% of Americans identify themselves as Democrats, 28% as Republican and 38% as Independents.  Now of course, amongst the Independents a majority lean more toward one party or the other, but this is much less the case today than it was in 2008 or in any election prior.  Furthermore, the mere fact that so many choose to identify in this manner makes it clear that they are unhappy with either of these political gangs.  These Independents want legitimate third, fourth or fifth party options but instead end up herded into the mainstream parties by a sophisticated corporate scam, part of which centers around the Commission on Presidential Debates, the gatekeeper of these circuses which ensures no alternative candidates can debate and excludes any difficult or uncomfortable questions.

There was a fantastic article written in the Huffington Post yesterday that examines the rampant frustration within the Republican Party titled: Frightened Republicans Try to Close Down Election Competitors, Such as Gary Johnson.  I thought the most powerful quote was:

Both the Republican and the Democratic presidential candidates talk about liberty, freedom, fiscal responsibility, free enterprise, choice and the Constitution. But neither candidate believes in those principles. Elect either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, and government will be bigger, spending will be higher, regulation will be more intrusive, the military will be fighting more wars, more service personnel will be dying, more money will be wasted abroad, civil liberties of more people will be violated, and more privacy of more citizens will be invaded. Overall, the free society will continue to retreat.

The above is invariably true and brings me to the key point of this article.  Should Romney win, the 28% of Americans that identify as Republican will be thrilled, and the remaining 72% will be largely upset and on edge.  Should Obama win, similarly, the 32% registered Democrat with be thrilled and the remaining 68% will be upset and on edge.  Hence, the 70% referred to in the title of this article.  This is a recipe ripe for social unrest and it will be coming to our shores as I outlined recently in The Global Spring.

Personally, I am done with the two part system and will be voting for Gary Johnson.  I am not playing their games any longer and I will not fall for any more of their scams.  In my brief voting years I have pulled the lever for both Republicans and Democrats, but I do not think I will vote for any one of them ever again.  I implore everyone to do the same, no matter who you vote for, vote third party.  The only wasted vote I see is one for either Mitt Romney or Barrack Obama.

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RacerX's picture

so your point is either way, you're gonna get tooled.

max2205's picture

Good read until the last paragraph

vast-dom's picture

be a true patriot this year and JUST SAY NO TO VOTING.

NotApplicable's picture

Yet another fucking voter, spinning the false meme that the polulation is divided based on Tweedle-Dee or Tweedle-Dum.

I can understand why the party polarizers want to promote this meme, but a third-party voter? This is like stupid squared.

Parrotile's picture

So, seeing as both the "Mainstream" candidates work for the same paymasters, you're happy to support the continuation of the status quo?

If it is the case that  Obama / Romney are "the only two candidates you are able to vote for with the knowledge that your vote will somehow count" (which in view of well documented electronic voting fraud in the past, might be somewhat optimistic), then evidence presented via numerous articles throughout this blog clearly indicates that the net end result will be the same irrespective of which of the two wins.

You all demand "change". If you truly believe your vote does count, then use your vote to clearly "get the message across". Vote for who you want, not for who you are "told" is "available" on the ballot form.

You all want "change"? - either mainstream candidate will not provide you with the change you crave. They work for their Paymasters (or have you all been selectively blind for the past decade or two).

Change means electing a NEW system.  If enough have the will to vote for "independents" the message will be clear, and then we'll see if the mandate will be acted upon.

If the Democratic system does not work, the "other option" may well be Civil War. And with a Nuclear-armed superpower that option does not bode well for the rest of the planet.'s picture

I own myself and exclusive of all other parties I have the right to make decisions effecting my own life. Where's the lever for that?'s picture

Hey, this isn't a saloon. Which is a damned shame because I could use a snort.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Too much counterfeiting is bad for the economy.

You think?

 Bernanke counterfeits and loans to his Banker friends at zero interest so they can bid up the price of commodities, but when they start making home loans to you and I again in 2014 expect rates to come back up.

Yup, we're getting screwed.

No amount of interest can ever be paid on a loan because they only print the principle of the loan, they don't give you the interest payments because they don't print them.

GetZeeGold's picture



Personally, I am done with the two part system and will be voting for Gary Johnson.


I'm writing in Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. If you're going to exercise futility....I say go big.


GetZeeGold's picture



Capitalism is dead, but that won't stop us from blaming it.

francis_sawyer's picture

Welcome to the kleptocracy... Please check your opinions & firearms at the door...

TeamDepends's picture

Also known as voting third party.  By no means does that mean we endorse either candidate of course, just that you have to work with what you've got.  Oh well, we will have it fixed by 2016, right?


kaiserhoff's picture

Tylers.  The whole Mess Media make this mistake, but I expect more from ZH.  Please don't confuse the 101 counties of Illinois with the rat shit fraud and criminals of COOK COUNTY.   The demographics of 101 counties are essentially the same as Indiana.  There will be a divorce, or one hell of a train wreck.

GubbermintWorker's picture

Then when are you all gonna take it over?



An interested Hoosier

kaiserhoff's picture

Take over?  Would you want to take over Deeetroit?  Thought we might package them with Gary, and trade them to the Klingons for a couple of sacks of puppy chow.  Suggestions?

GubbermintWorker's picture

You're a dreamer. No way are both of those places combined worth that much.

kaiserhoff's picture

I stand corrected.  How about if we throw in a boat load of slugs and gopher guts, or whatever the Klingon delicacy is this week?

GubbermintWorker's picture

And mutilated monkey meat? They wouldn't be able to resist.

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

I've got good (and well-informed) friends in Central Illinois.  The stories of state politics almost makes me, being from Cali, feel lucky.

Nice give and take guys, but you left out East St. Louis, didn't you?

kaiserhoff's picture

When I was a kid, we took a trip to the St. Louis zoo, and on the way in, I swear to god, I saw a black dude carrying the biggest damn channel cat fish I had ever seen. 

Most valuable thing in East St. Louis, then or now.

The Gooch's picture

On a clear day, you can smell Gary.

CompassionateFascist's picture

On 6 November (National Buy-a-Gun-Day), I'll be at Rick's Gunshop. Prolly get a Nikon sniperscope and see about some .308 armor piercing. Then I'll go to the polling place and vote on a couple of Initiatives...Robamany? Or the local ZOGscum? Who the f**k cares.   

northerngirl's picture

Your right to own guns will not matter once the UN Small Arms Treaty is signed by Obama.  This is his way of getting around the nuisance of the Constitution.

TeamDepends's picture

We make no mistakes and we are not confused.  Hell, four years ago we voted for Bob Barr because it was him or BHO or McCain.  There needs to be at least 5 parties or 0 parties but certainly not two.

The Gooch's picture

Amen to that. I escaped last December. Whole different demographic. Train wreck concurrent with THE proverbial train wreck.

All signs point to +/- 2 weeks.

caconhma's picture
Retired Brits told to work for pensions.   A senior British peer has provoked uproar by suggesting that the retired should be forced to work for charity or lose pension, the British media reported.
The former head of the benefits agency Lord Bichard suggested that the retired should be encouraged to undertake community service or have their pensions docked. 

Speaking at a House of Lords committee hearing into the impact of the ageing population on public services, Bichard labeled pensioners in the UK as a "burden on the state" and demanded that the UK government cut off some of retired elderly people benefits if they do not contribute to the society by doing a community work. 

“Are there ways in which we could use incentives to encourage older people, if not to be in full time work, to be making a contribution?” Bichard asked fellow members. 

National Pensioners Convention general secretary Dot Gibson accused the former benefits agency chief of casting younger people against senior citizens, saying, "The real division in our society is between rich and poor.” 

A spokeswoman from Unison union compared Bichard’s plans to the coalition government’s workfare scheme, where jobless individuals are forced to work for big businesses without pay. 
Mr Bluesman's picture

Importantly though, this man is a 'cross bencher', not affiliated to any of the politial parties. He is a career civil servant who has spent his every working day paid by the taxpayer.

I don't think anyone is listening to him.

However, the idea that just because one is drawing a pension that their usefulness to their community is at an end is laughable, and people should be encouraged to get involved in charitable or civic schemes which benefit their local community. To introduce a penalty as encouragement would be foolish and counter productive.

jjsilver's picture

Why are people voting at all. The Organic Laws (Articles of Confederation,Northwest Ordinance, Constitution) of the United States of America limit federal taxation and legislation to the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States. United States Territories: District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands Voting is just a way of conning you into the democracy. If I do not have the authority to make laws for my neighbor, and my neighbor doesn't have the authority to make laws for me. Then how does both of us voting for one guy give him the authority to make laws for both of us. It's a fallacy. Ed Rivera It is quite apparent that the modern-day courts function and thrive on assumptions, presumptions, opinions, and contradictions of conclusions of fact to maintain the legal fictions, or fictions of law, which the courts preside over. These devices are for the control of the American people through deceit. SEVEN ELEMENTS OF JURISDICTION Unraveling Federal Jurisdiction within a State-CSPOA - Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association “Citizenship for Dummies” American Governance City of Dallas v. Mitchell, 245 S.W. 944, 945-46 (Tex.Civ.App.-Dallas 1922): "The rights of the individual are not derived from governmental agencies, either municipal, state or federal, or even from the Constitution. They exist inherently in every man, by endowment of the Creator, and are merely reaffirmed in the Constitution, and restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government. The people's rights are not derived from the government, but the government's authority comes from the people. The Constitution but states again these rights already existing, and when legislative encroachment by the nation, state, or municipality invade these original and permanent rights, it is the duty of the courts to so declare, and to afford the necessary relief.

francis_sawyer's picture

or how about a spelling contest?

11b40's picture

Would that drug test include alcohol?

How about an jump-shot contest, where my money would be on Obama delegates, or maybe a game of monopoly, where I would bet on the Romney delegates?

HappyCamper's picture

"If enough have the will to vote for "independents" the message will be clear..."

Enough don't have the will.  That's a simple fact.  That's reality, and I may not like reality, but I live in reality so I deal with it.  A 3rd party candidate never will have a chance to be president in this country in my lifetime.  I stopped voting for 3rd party candidates when I realized that fact.

If you really want change, you've got to pick a viable political party and work within it for change.  If you're upset with what's happened these last four years, you're only real chance for change at this point in time is to vote for the other guy. 

I don't blame anyone for being cynical, but it's much better to light a single candle than sit in the dark and curse the darkness.



Dr. Sandi's picture

Yeah, a single candle can "accidentally" set the place on fire and help me escape this damnable underwater mortgage.

Plus, a house fire makes a very nice beacon in the darkness.

Clashfan's picture

Just so long as you're not prepping for disaster. If you are, you're a terrorist, and they're coming after you first, according to this National Guard whistleblower:

centerline's picture

I saw that article.  It also works well with that list of things that makes you look more like a terrorist which included buying extra food and other things that preppers do.

Here is my take on this...  It is bullshit.  Disinformation.

What the administration is trying to do is scare people into not prepping - at least not talking about it.  The more that prepping becomes socially acceptable and moves towards mainstream, the more the public is going to wake up.  Seems that show "Preppers" which was geared to make preppers look like fools and crazy people did not quite do the trick.

Plus, they would be declaring outright war on all Mormons.  Might as well nuke Salt Lake City at the point.

Now, the subject of the public waking up is another story.  This would only bring about the end of the current system quicker which raises the risk of the administration losing control (mad max scenerio).  So, from thier perspective (and possibly ours), who can really say what is best in terms of going forward on a basis that truth and justice will prevail in the end.  For those of you want to knee jerk and bash me... please take careful note the caviat about "truth and justice."  If evil is what is on deck next and needs more time to pull off it's master plan, I say pull the plug now.

edb5s's picture

One problem - how does anyone (with an agenda of real and necessary change) get enough power within either of these "two" parties to actually effect that change?  Pretty sure you won't make many friends in the higher ups of politics by telling them to end the fed, welfare, social security, issuance of unsustainable debt, war, civil liberty-abusing, etc.


In other words, terrible fucking post.

Widowmaker's picture

The only power in politics the last 60 years is money.

...and the Fed ain't political, brought to you by the bureaus of bullshit and horseshit.

Time you get frisked.

MiltonFriedmansNightmare's picture

Chris hedges said it best. The country is too far down the road toward fascism to expect change via the ballot box. All hope now rests in movements, and being a realist, I must say that hope is slim at best.

Clashfan's picture

Voting in national elections (for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or write-in) is for the truly deluded.

Krieger needs to learn more about 911 truth. Then his perspective will mature toward more worthwhile reads.

This is a fluff piece.

LooseLee's picture

So if you can't beat them, join them?  What a cop-out! You sound like my Dad. Change must come! A conformist, like yourself, cannot have an original thought and so follows others like the blind leading the blind. Guess where they end up? Yea, the ditch! Fool.

A Lunatic's picture

Why drive to town, stand in line, and vote for a non eligible candidate just to "prove" a point to people who don't give a shit? Do what you feel you must, but I derive the same satisfaction by simply staying home and knowing I did not give the appearance of playing their game, by their rules, on their special day. When it takes 2 billion fucking dollars to have a Presidential race that should tell you there will be NO change through the electoral process.

seek's picture

It's a stretch, but if enough vote for someout outside of the controlled candidates -- even to the point of winning -- we know a controlled candidate would still win. But it would surely scare the hell out of the controllers, since it would show they were losing control.

Seeing as I don't have any other means of saying "fuck you" to them until they show up at my doorstep with a NDAA goon squad, I'll vote just to piss them off.

A Lunatic's picture

Well it is the one thing you are still truly free to do, and it certainly isn't going to tilt the deck one way or another, so by all means vote and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with exercising your sovereign right to do so. I am a born nonconformist with a free will of iron and I do not bend. I do however find it strange that so many acknowledge and encourage the right TO vote but are intolerant of the right to NOT vote. A bit hypocritical is it not? Too many of these fuckers lack conviction to suit me. Small wonder we find ourselves at a loss as a Nation..............

Race Car Driver's picture

> ... so by all means vote and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with exercising your sovereign right to do so. I am a born nonconformist with a free will of iron and I do not bend.

Har! Just say 'moo' and tell the group why .gov is necessary to begin with, you big nonconformist, you.

Widowmaker's picture

Insert W Bushit in Florida, where his brother was Gov and Supreme Court United rolled over and has been the judicial abortion clinic for incorporated criminals since.

Like Stalin said, it's not who votes but who counts the votes.

Marco's picture

Change will come on it's own, the day the US loses it's ability to run trade deficits everything will change. If Democrats are in power when it happens socialism will get blamed and if Republicans are in power neoliberalism will get blamed (of course those ideologies are relevant to neither of them and are almost completely orthogonal to the collapse, but that's besides the point).

You get to vote for the direction of change ... or at least that's the theory, in the modern Diebold world voting has become even more irrelevant than ever :

PS. I don't think there will be much fraud in the actual election though, Romney was set up to lose and that's what he will do without any more help.