Most Democrats and Republicans are calling this “the most important election of our lifetime.” They each believe that there has never been a more divided set of candidates running, and both “sides” believe that if “their” guy doesn’t “win”, America will fall into a tyrannical horror world, or collapse into chaos. But they’re both wrong……
Romney and Obama are not more dissimilar than any two presidential candidates in American history. They’re actually more similar. Which is why it shouldn’t mean anything to me who wins. They are both sociopaths and tyrants who think they know better than everyone how to “rule” us all, and both want, or more accurately NEED, to “rule” rather than seek cooperative voluntary solutions on how to organize society. In short, both want to use government aggression to do things that could be done more efficiently and far more ethically without force. And both give lip service to “God”, but value the god of the State, and collective unquestioning allegiance to their idea of the State, far more than any individualistic spiritual ideas. In short, they both want to kick God off the throne and park themselves on that throne.
But all that could be said of any politician, in any nation, throughout history. Where these two are really similar, more so that most politicians, is in their goals and methods. Both want to bomb the shit out of brown people around the world, and don’t care about “collateral damage.” Both want to heavily regulate free markets, free speech, end private ownership of guns, and cage anyone who has unauthorized plant material…..Both would rather grandma die a painful death of cancer and rack up a huge pharmaceutical debt for the family than “let” grandma smoke a joint while dying. Both want to spearhead an absolute government takeover of all industry, food production, energy, health care, banking, communication, transportation and everything else that humans heavily depend on. (That is the definition of fascism.) Both want to have drones spying on all Americans 24/7, and both want those drones to also have the capacity to bomb Americans they don’t like. Both want warrantless access to everything anyone says on a telephone or on the Web or in a private e-mail. Both want to be able to indefinitely detain any American citizen without trial for disagreeing with them. Both want a heavily militarized cop on every corner, and cameras everywhere. And both constantly blame non-governmental entities for problems the government caused, and both say that the only answer is more government.
When the similarities are stacked side by side like this, it’s plain to anyone with a brain that these two candidates are far more similar than different. They remind me of the two actual clone candidates on Futurama, John Jackson and Jack Johnson. There is very little difference between Obama and Romney. Obama wants to allow gays to openly die in the military, but that’s about the biggest difference.
So if I think they are basically no-choice clones, why do I hope Romney wins?
Because Obama wrecking things for four years drove a lot of conservatives to become Libertarians. And the day after the election when Ron Paul doesn’t become president (because of the systematic conspiracy within the GOP that made it so he never had a chance, examples HERE and HERE), a lot of those Ron Paul fans will become peaceful anarchists. I think that any conservatives who had enough of a brain to move toward giving up statism have already done so in the past four years, now it’s time for a different tyrant to do the same favor for smart Democrats.
I hope Romney wins because if he does, it will drive a bunch of Democrats to realize the futility of statism. And if even more people stop believing in the State, it will reduce the market for the violence of the State. And that will mean it will be sooner that our soft-slavery will end and we can progress in a peaceful manner into LibPar. (Libertarian Paradise.)
–Michael W. Dean