"Looking For A Savior In A President Is A Slave Mentality"

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

In 2017, I wrote a lot about how dangerously centralized our political system in the U.S. has become, and how we need to decentralize governance in order to restore power, liberty and policy experimentation to the local level. This notion that a sprawling and culturally diverse nation of 325 million individuals should constantly battle to the death over the ring of political power in Washington D.C. so as to impose their view on the other half of the country which completely disagrees is patently ludicrous. States, and even metro areas themselves, should be making most of the important decisions that impact their citizens’ lives on a day to day basis.



This isn’t complicated. People who live in Boulder, Colorado such as myself have a very distinct worldview on most things from the average resident of let’s say Houston, Texas. This isn’t to say one is superior to the other, we’re just talking generally different mindsets and cultures. The residents of these distinct places should be able to express themselves via policy in a way that most fits the desires and values reflective of these particular regions. While this does happen to some degree, all U.S. citizens are still beholden to the whims of centralized political power in Washington D.C. to a very unhealthy and dysfunctional degree.

One of the worst side effects of centralized power in Washington D.C. is most Americans waste all their political energy speculating on, or rooting for, who will be elected the next supreme ruler (President) every four years. This is such a gigantic waste of time and energy, but one reason it happens is because the U.S. has an imperial Presidency these days. The executive simply acts in a manner that the founders had never intended, and the other branches of government (legislative and judiciary) permit it.

Congress deserves a huge part of the blame, as its members intentionally refuse to exercise their Constitutional duty to handle war. Our so-called “representatives” consistently just allow the President to do whatever they want when it comes to the exercise of state violence abroad, whether that President is George W. Bush, Barrack Obama, or Donald Trump.

It’s absolutely pathetic that less than two weeks into the new year, all I heard about yesterday was how Oprah might run for President two years from now. Think about how insane a society has to be (in light of all of our enormous current problems), to start already manically obsessing about who could be our savior if we just vote properly in 2020. Didn’t the Presidency of Barrack Obama, who said all the right things but coddled the plutocracy for 8 years straight teach you anything?

It’s not just Oprah though. Last summer we learned Hamptons oligarchs had already decided Kamala Harris (more than three years before the next Presidential election) would be their pick for the Democratic nominee in 2020. Primary voters need not apply.

Naturally, Mark Cuban chatter never goes away either, as I pointed out the other day.



Meanwhile, what do Oprah and Cuban have in common? Both billionaires, just like Trump. Is that the future the plutocrats have planned for us? Groveling for a new billionaire dear leader every four years? Sorry, but I have too much respect for myself to ever do that. I’m done playing this childish game.

The spark that inspired this post was actually a tweet I sent out this past weekend. Its reception was very encouraging and told me that a lot of people around the world are coming to a very similar conclusion. This is really important because we can’t change things until we realize how completely ridiculous our current paradigm is.

Here’s the big secret. Human beings create the world we live in. Nothing about our governments or economy are provided to us by nature or the divine. The insufferable centralized hierarchies we live under were created by other humans that came before us, and are aggressively propagated by those currently in power. There’s absolutely no reason we need to accept these systems as permanent or perfect.

Looking for a savior in a President is a slave mentality. We need to stop being slaves. Oprah, Trump, Mark Cuban, it doesn’t matter. Nobody is coming to save you. It’s time to grow up. The real power resides in ourselves.

The world of the future will be the world we create. If we want that world to be vastly better we need to stop looking outside of ourselves for the answer. We need to look inward, find our strength and get to work. If you expect someone else to come in and fix things you’ve already lost.

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Cognitive Dissonance Lets_Eat_Ben Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:56 Permalink

Starve the beast by beginning to withdraw. That doesn't mean one must fully withdraw, an impossibility in fact, but rather just begin the process by spending less (use no more credit) and saving more.

Oh...wait...that might mean I would be a little uncomfortable and not fully sated. Can't have that, now can we?

The fear of missing out infects us all to some extent or another.

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bluez Stuck on Zero Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:21 Permalink


We have owners. They own us and they rule us.

Simply because we do not have strategic hedge simple score voting.

BULLSHIT: "Human beings create the world we live in."-- you know who

We cannot create the world we live in.

We could if we had strategic hedge simple score voting. But we do not. You must start at the beginning; it is the only way.

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Barney Fife Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:03 Permalink

Too many weak-minded people (but they most certainly do not think so) NEED a Knight in Shining Armor. They need him because they are mentally, intellectually, and emotionally weak. 

My God Cog. Look at all the boobs here that were ready to suck on Trump's pecker when he was running for President. Look at how many still think he's their savior. 

No starving the beast as long as these useless voters are still around. THEY are THE PROBLEM ultimately, Cog. 



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NumbersUsa Lets_Eat_Ben Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:10 Permalink

trump the orange jew supremacist just threw all the border wall & anti-amnesty voters under the jew bus.

He says his wall was never a real wall, and as far as approving amnesty its' always been the jew supremacist goal-they got it. He loves them jew supremacists.

he says "i'll take the heat"  

trump the orange jew proclaims: "Make America Great Again" is officially DEAD. You been jewed folks.   

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Blue Steel 309 YUNOSELL Wed, 01/10/2018 - 05:39 Permalink

The heebs are corralling us into slavery by pushing the myth that individualism is freedom. Freedom is tribalism, just as the heebs practice. You have one purpose, you have the strength and security to be free. You be an individual and the best you can do is survive.


I will never forget this line from an amazing Scottish artist "bees wing" - "I am guessin that's in the price that you pay for the chains that you refuse".

Maybe counter-intuitive after the last hundred years of indoctrination and false history, but you can not be free in a heterogeneous society, and you cant get a heterogeneous society, without malignant individualism.

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Tallest Skil VWAndy Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:50 Permalink

The Constitution. We just need a 28th amendment: Violations of the Constitution by government officials is punishable by death and only death. Failure to enact this punishment is punishable by death and only death. Attempting to repeal this amendment is punishable by death and only death.

And then six more amendments, but I won’t repost them again.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:49 Permalink

People with a brain, assets, and intelligence are going to flee the USSA in droves.  I don't see any reason to stay in the US.  Heartbreaking.  I love the country of my birth but I no longer recognize it. 

synthetically … rrrr Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:22 Permalink

"This applies also to Christian belief. Jesus in not coming back."


I concur. How would it even be technically possible for a mythical being who has never existed to "come back"?  

To my mind, looking for a savior in a make-believe god is slave mentality at its most pathetic. 


"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." — Napoleon Bonaparte


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SunRise synthetically … Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:32 Permalink

Gee, so many convenient assumptions.  They serve their purpose - Confirmation Bias.

Consider:  Religion is also excellent stuff for making people noisy, for throwing off shackles of the rustlers.  Ask Martin Luther.  Religion can enslave you or free you - Either you play god with religion or God gets to change you for the better - The Choice is always yours!

Consider:  How would it be technically possible for a mythical being to so motivate and empower the world to admire him, to emulate his acts of kindness, to agree with him about the gravity of temporal existence here, to move toward repentance by doubting my self-proclaimed-righteousness, to obtain the courage to change, to love, to step out of their man-made shackles and follow The First first? 

Consider: Am I to suppose that all the Disciples were fake too?  That a Devils Den of lies sums up to the Truth: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, and mind, and they neighbor as thyself?"  Listen to the wisdom in that statement: Christ VALIDATED that love for yourself is axiomatic and correct, but He also validated that love of others (who are also selves) is evidence of Love for God.

What do you propose to replace "this make-believe with" - Sour skepticism?  An earthly dictator?  Brainwashed masses?

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synthetically … SunRise Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:08 Permalink

"Gee, so many convenient assumptions.  They serve their purpose - Confirmation Bias."

You didn't specify the sorts of convenient assumptions to which you were referring. Were you referring to the more general assumptions (made by the faithful of many different religions) that some sort of supreme celestial dictator exists or assumptions (made by the faithful of specific religions or sects) that their own particular (evidence-free) belief as to the nature of their "god" is spot on and that everyone else has gotten it wrong? 


"Consider: Am I to suppose that all the Disciples were fake too?"

Assuming that you are referring to the disciples of Christ (and not to the disciples of some other mythical god), if you are keen on accepting a make-believe god as your supreme lord and master, you might as well go whole hog by also believing that your fairy-tale master once had lieutenants here on Earth with whom he once spoke freely. The part that I can't figure out, however, is, if, once upon a time, god allegedly came down to Earth in  human form, why the hell doesn't he regularly visit mankind in human form? Is God shy? ... or is he coy and playing hard to get?  


"What do you propose to replace "this make-believe with" - Sour skepticism?  An earthly dictator?  Brainwashed masses?"

It seems to me that any desire to find a replacement for one's current master, whether that master is celestial or earthly, is itself indicative of a slave mentality. In times past, a popular motto of anarchists and labor movements is one that applies equally well today: "ni dieu, ni maitre!" ("Neither god nor master!")        


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synthetically … SunRise Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:00 Permalink

"Consider:  How would it be technically possible for a mythical being to so motivate and empower the world to admire him, to emulate his acts of kindness, to agree with him about the gravity of temporal existence here ... ?"


The very same question could be asked about many, if not most, monotheistic religions and yet--at the very most--it is only possible for one of the various religions (with differing, if not also mutually incompatible, concepts of god) to be right in describing what is supposed to be the one and only supreme lord over all of mankind. And, precisely because it is only possible for no more than one of these religions to be right in their differing perceptions of a supreme deity, all but one of the these religions have to be worshiping a false god regardless of how motivated and empowered the faithful might have become by worshiping their very own mythical being. 

In other words, the (well-established) gullibility of the masses is no proof whatsoever of the existence of the particular (mythical) deity that has been chosen to be slavishly worshiped.   


“Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.”
George Carlin

“The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs... In fact, the Athanasian paradox that one is three, and three but one, is so incomprehensible to the human mind, that no candid man can say he has any idea of it, and how can he believe what presents no idea? He who thinks he does, only deceives himself. He proves, also, that man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.

[Letter to James Smith discussing Jefferson's hatred of the doctrine of the Christian trinity, December 8 1822]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

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silverer Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:55 Permalink

Dig up the old Twilight Zone episode from the 1960's titled "The Obsolete Man", with Burgess Merideth as an "obsolete" librarian, being "leaned on" by the Deep State.  Rod Serling, a brilliant writer, understood the danger of human nature in government even back then.  It shows that indeed one man holds great power, and only needs to choose to use it.

nmewn silverer Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:12 Permalink

That is a good one, just seen it again over the holidays.

Great men can be shown to be quite ordinary by very ordinary men who become great just being ordinary men. 

In the process, the "borg collective" (the state) always requires great men to do its bidding. The two both perish. One at his own hand, at a time of his choosing, after proving the great man is not as great as the state deemed him. The great "obsolete" statist man, killed by the state itself. 

Perhaps to be replaced by another "great man". 

Good stuff ;-)

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