Voting is an illusion of granting legitimacy.
Have you ever wondered why obviously tyrannical regimes like China, the USSR andCuba hold elections even though the results are a foregone conclusion? There are only two likely answers: legitimacy and a “voice” in law enforcement. The former is obvious to the casual observer but the latter not so much.
How many times have you heard the usual suspects crow on about the importance of a voice and that you may not like the behavior of the regime but you have a choice in which creature you select to “represent” you and they carry the philosophical water?
Strip any government of its policing and law enforcement function and no one will comply with the edicts issued by the elected mandarins and in the US, the venal and corrupt executive that lords over the land like an occupying force. Whether it is the land of the free or a Russian gulag or a Chinese labor camp, cops make governments work; they are the sociopathic pointy business end of all collectivist endeavors.
"When you arm police like soldiers and outfit them with military weapons and train them on military tactics and tell them they’re fighting a war, whether it’s a war on crime or drugs or looters and rioters, they’re going to start seeing themselves as soldiers, and seeing the people they serve less as citizens with rights and more as potential threats, and that’s what we’re seeing,” said Radley Balko, author of the book “Rise of the Warrior Cop” and a reporter for the Washington Post. ABC News
I own none of these pictures. I only added the text.
2013 - Bruce Willis, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson and Beck Bennett trade watching the big game for a “Boy Dance Party” in the man cave
Shake that sack.