Much of the world is holding its breath, waiting for the outcome of tomorrow’s US election. And even though I see politics as the sad relic of the Bronze Age, this election may have some serious consequences, and so I think it’s worth a few brief comments.
My first concern is simply that all my readers stay safe. In all likelihood there will be violence following this one.
If Mr. Trump wins, the street troops of the left will do what they’ve been doing this year, and perhaps more so. They are, after all, facing a dead end. If their perennial strongholds (NY, NJ, IL, CA and others) aren’t massively bailed out, and fast, their political machines will collapse.
I don’t expect very much violence immediately following a Biden win. Granted, there could be some (there are always a few actual crazies around, and I do tend to be optimistic), but I’ve never known disappointed conservatives to riot, and the militia guys tend to head to a sheriff’s department, seeking to be deputized. The threat of violence from the right would be if the Blues are seen to steal the election. If that happens clearly enough, all bets are off.
(My preference, of course, would be for good people to drop out of the status quo, and to use their energies building something better and less corruptible.)
All that said, caution is warranted.
The People Who Really Matter
Now, with that note behind us, I’d like you to remember that the people who have the ultimate say in what happens in the world are the productives... the people who build, grow, repair and invent everything. The political class merely takes what they produce, lives high off of it, and plays at being powerful with it.
The producers of the world have been frightened, seduced, deceived and bullied into compliance with the political class, but it needn’t be that way and if fact will not always be that way. Furthermore, these organizations aren’t nearly as omnipotent as people believe. The current propaganda stream, interestingly enough, features the elites of the European Union bandying about plans for a Great Reset and a Fourth Industrial Revolution.
By doing this, they are admitting that their existing system will not last. Otherwise they wouldn’t need to sell people on something new.
Whatever comes out of this election, our goal is to make the producers of the world understand that they don’t need the political class. We can arrange our own affairs just fine without their glorious wisdom (cough, cough). We can also toughen up emotionally and cease being terrified by every imaginary fear that comes down the road.
What To Remember
That’s really about all I have to say today. I’ll conclude with a quote from Buckminster Fuller. Please try to keep this passage in mind as the breathless election results come in, followed by highly-emotional commentary. This is how things really are:
If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months they’d almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.
Stay safe and remember that politics is all about subverting you emotionally and then reaping your production. The rest are details.