Crucial Yet Irrelevant

As we head towards another round of off year elections – including an awful lot of Democrat-controlled cities – a piece of re-usable narrative that is rapidly becoming a hallmark of the Trump age is starting to break out again; the notion that voting – or more precisely, “expecting your vote to affect anything”-  is “irrational”.– where “irrational” is defined as “your vote may not be the single vote that decides the election.

An expectation that seems, itself, a tad irrational.

Bear with me, here.

It popped up over the weekend before last on Minnesota public radio, on NPR’s syndicated “New Yorker Radio Hour”

Big Left has thrown out that particular notion in a couple of election cycles now – the idea of that voting is irrational and to the point of bizarre because one single, solitary vote it’s not the one that will determine the election. Which, if you follow it to its logical conclusion, leads to the supremely undemocratic idea that the only vote that doesn’t matter it’s the one that negates all other folks – the “vote” to overthrow democracy, consent and elections, and seize power for its oneself. Which, if you’re cynical – also supremely realistic – about Big Left, which seem to be their goal..

So far, the narrative seems to be about trying to deflect away from the idea of illegal voting. Especially if it illegal immigrants voting.

The narrative goes like this; given the irrationality of a voting, why would one risk capture, prosecution, conviction and deportation over a vote that, in the grand scheme of things, doesn’t matter at all.

(Of course, it’s nearly impossible to convict anyone of illegal voting – and in the cities where illegal voting is most likely, illegal immigration is a pretty safe bet as well.

Which speaks to my theory – which is almost a Berg Law, I’ll have you know – that Big Left doesn’t even bother trying to tell the truth to its own people; the gobble up any crap that I slept in front of them. Because we all know it’s almost impossible to get arrested for voter fraud; it’s almost an unprosecutable crime, especially in any “progressive” – run jurisdiction – like Minnesota.

So there’s no need to tell all of those lavishly funded nonprofits that are busy getting out the vote, pushing to allow eagle illegal immigrants the right to vote, and to clear allA chance to win for us election integrity as “racist”. The people who run Big Left don’t believe it either.

It’s just aimed at people who take democracy, the franchise, and the notion of “government by the consent of the governed” seriously.

Glad we were able to settle that..

8 thoughts on “Crucial Yet Irrelevant

  1. […] the idea of that voting is irrational and to the point of bizarre because one single, solitary vote it’s not the one that will determine the election.

    Observation #1: Big Left is obviously unfamiliar with the idea of integral calculus. Which, considering how “affordable” their ACA is, surprises no one.

    Observation #2: Discouraging folks from voting serves Big Left in two ways. First, it legitimizes rule by the elites and technocrats. Second, it makes elections easier since it’s far easier to swing an election with few votes “found in car trunks”.

    Observation #3: Discouraging civic pride and understanding of the role of a citizen in a republic makes it much easier to move the hoi polloi from a republican system to a socialist system where only the “right” kind of people matter. Because that’s worked so well before.

  2. So there’s no need to tell all of those lavishly funded nonprofits that are busy getting out the vote, pushing to allow eagle illegal immigrants the right to vote, and to clear allA chance to win for us election integrity as “racist”. The people who run Big Left don’t believe it either.

    But they do. These NPR/MPR programs are aimed at populace who are either on the fence, or do not vote demoncRat. The big ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaigns will continue to target millennials and illegals. This is just another example of voter suppression being exercised by the MSM and DNC (ptr). Another example of intended consequences.

  3. Having election security up to the standards of Mexico or Europe is not a big deal.

    This is about the need to cheat.

  4. I started using speech recognition programs back in the late 80’s when I had my own law firm, lots of trouble with names and legal terms. The programs are a little better now but still, some amusing errors creep in.

  5. Democracy can mean many things. Even if we had an air-tight electoral system, there are still a lot of adults who are not allowed to vote, and many more who choose not to vote. Republicanism is more important than democracy, and it is republicanism that the Left (& some elements of the Right) are at war with. They do not want a self-ruling people, they want the people to be ruled by the those they believe are most qualified to do so, e.g., themselves. They want 20% of the population to rule the remaining 80%.

  6. THIS: Observation #3: Discouraging civic pride and understanding of the role of a citizen in a republic makes it much easier to move the hoi polloi from a republican system to a socialist system where only the “right” kind of people matter. Because that’s worked so well before.

    And what Mammuthus Primigenius said.

    Alll Cloward and Piven all the time. The ACA is nothing but a graft and dependency riddled un-diffusible time bomb to force single payer. All of the Changes under Woodrow Wilson are killing us now.

    http://tomwoods.com/ep-931-political-representation-another-bogus-government-concept/

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