Hooray for Obama!

This article is a republished one from the last presidential election cycle back in 2008. It was originally written by Larken Rose. I think in light of the results from the 2012 presidential reality show, the content of Mr. Rose’s original article are still very much relevant. Please keep in mind that any references to John McCain have been replaced with Mitt Romney, given that they are carbon copies of the prototypical neocon. Any mistakes are solely that of this humble blogger.



I must admit, I’m a little bit happy about Obama winning the election. No, it’s not because I’m all googly-eyed over his message, or because I think he’s the country’s salvation. Quite the opposite, in fact. I’m glad he won, because I think it will speed up, if only by a tiny fraction, the demise of the United States empire. Good riddance.

If you had a dog, and it had rabies — staggering around, frothing at the mouth, and trying to bite everyone — would your goal be to prolong its life as long as possible, or to put the thing out of its misery? However much you once cared for it, the only humane thing to do is shoot the dog.

Likewise, a lot of people know full well that the Great American Experiment has failed. It had a pretty impressive start, but it’s never going back to anything resembling a free country. It is an empire now, a tyrant’s playground. It has nothing to do with individual liberty, and everything to do with dominion and control.

So why drag out is demise any longer? Even if [Romney] is a bit less socialist than Obama, what good would it have done for him to win? Would he turn things around, and start the country on a steady swing back in the direction of a limited, constitutional republic?

Not a chance. I don’t think I know anyone stupid enough to think that. So what’s the best a [Romney] presidency could have accomplished? To maybe delay the demise of the empire another few months, or even years (to be overly optimistic about it)? Why bother? Is the goal to put it off until it’s your kids’ problem, or what? Our political system has rabies, and there is no cure. Let it die. In fact, help it die.

I hope Obama passes every socialistic program and wealth redistribution plan he can think of. And then I hope the American people refuse to comply.

I hope he outlaws private gun ownership completely, and I hope the American people refuse to give up their guns.

I hope he nationalizes all health care, and I hope a black market in health care springs up.

I hope he outlaws private possession of gold, and no one hands theirs over.

I hope he keeps the war-mongering going, and Americans refuse to sign up, and people already in the military resign in droves.

I hope he continues the tradition of the government doing the bidding of the bankers and the Federal Reserve, keeping everyone in debt, and constantly defrauding through the fiat currency scam. And I hope the dollar collapses, and people start using something else (e.g. silver and gold).

I hope he raises taxes through the roof, and I hope people refuse to pay them.

I hope he pushes his nationalist/socialist agenda just as fast as he possibly can, and I hope the Congress helps him to do so. And then I hope that the spirit of resistance comes back to life in this country, and lets the beast die under its own weight.

Every time I bash the cult ritual of voting, or point out how crumbly one candidate or another is, lots of people ask me, “Well, what are we supposed to do? You’re not giving any solutions!” Let me say this very bluntly: the way to end tyranny is not by voting, or petitioning, or running for office. The only way to end tyranny is by disobedience. Whether by revolution or by passive resistance, the only thing that has ever reduced oppression is a bunch of people refusing to do what “authority” told them to do. Of course, that’s risky, and “illegal,” and so most people will never dare to do it, at least not until things get really bad. That’s why I WANT things to get really bad. Maybe then the American people will grow a spine, and stop all this pathetic groveling to politicians.


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