The Ruling Class Only Cares about Democracy When It Helps Them

tyranny naturally arises out of democracy

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan once remarked that ”[d]emocracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.” Say what you want about the Turkish president and his extravagant political ambitions, but Erdogan’s statement reveals an uncomfortable truth about the present state of democracy in the West.

Irrespective of the political system, be it so-called liberal democracies or the managed democracy Mr. Erdogan presides over, democracy functions as just one of many tools in a ruling class’s toolbox to control their subjects. Even in America, where citizens are constantly reminded, from their high school civics classes all the way to TV broadsides, that democracy is what makes America exceptional among countries, democracy is cynically exploited to advance certain political agendas.

Technocratic administrators frequently pay lip service to democratic values while appearing on TV or during their lucrative speaking tours, but when pitted in the arena of real-world politics, they will quickly change their tune.

The very same technocratic class who hoots and hollers about the sacrosanct principles of democratic governance will go out of its way to denounce voters when they rise up and vote against candidates or proposals the ruling class angles for. Philosophical consistency does not come easily for individuals bent on making public administration the pillar of governance.

On the rare occasions when those dastardly plebeians scuttle the political class’s machinations, they scramble to find ways to “rectify” the behavior of their wayward subjects. One common way political gatekeepers nullify the will of their voters is through the use of federal courts.

Just ask California voters about democratic values. Their democratic input was nullified when they decided to vote in favor of Proposition 187, a ballot proposition that would have restricted public assistance for illegal aliens. Even after a decisive 58 percent–41 percent vote, activist courts were ready to overturn the results of Proposition 187. Federal judge Mariana Pfaelzer issued a permanent injunction of the ballot initiative, which later led to her ruling it unconstitutional in 1997. In the aftermath of Pfaelzer’s ruling, Proposition 187 remained stuck in the appeals process and was finally laid to rest when Democratic governor Gray Davis decided to not appeal the federal court ruling and instead asked a federal court to mediate a compromise in 1999.

Similarly, Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, faced great resistance from the court after a controversial referendum in which California voters approved the measure by a margin of 52 to 48 percent, with substantial support from minority groups such as blacks and Hispanics. As with Proposition 187, a federal judge struck down Proposition 8 in 2010. The usual litigator proceedings took place after the federal district ruling, but the gay marriage question would finally be settled once and for all after the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision. States from California all the way to the reddest of states in the Deep South fell in line with little resistance after this landmark decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

The aforementioned examples of judicial overreach highlight a new trend that has taken shape in Western politics in the last century. Historian Paul Gottfried observed that in liberal democracies with strong judiciaries, the prevailing political arrangement in the majority of Western governments, referendums are routinely squelched through political or judicial maneuvers. To further rub salt in the wound, this political interference from the top is usually done in the immediate aftermath of ballot initiatives that did not sit well with the political hall monitors.

The political results of these controversial referendums aside, the most salient consequence we can take away from the last few decades of judicial activism is the emergence of a kritarchy; a political order in which judges rule over the people. The ascendant kritarch class, along with functionaries in the administrative state, has worked assiduously to chip away at the sovereignty of states, counties, and municipalities.

For a country that struts around lecturing other countries about not being sufficiently democratic, it’s amusing how democratic values get cast by the wayside when the regime receives a credible challenge from below. Yet, on issues that remain divisive among America’s many political factions, we are led to believe that nine robed lawyers with lifetime tenure can make rulings that line up with the political values of more than 330 million people; all while comporting with American constitutional principles. Color me highly skeptical of such a prospect.

If the political class were serious about democracy, they would devolve power to legislatures or voter referendums at the state level. America still has a federalist system, despite DC’s constant attempts to gut it, that fosters diverse forms of democratic expression when it’s allowed to operate freely. But that democratic mirage quickly evaporates when the federal government starts overstepping its boundaries and makes attempts to overturn the decisions of state governments or voter initiatives.

There are valid criticisms of democracy and concepts of “popular will” especially in the context of a modern mass democracy largely engrossed by mass hysteria and indoctrination coming from the education system, corporate media, and entertainment. However, ballot initiatives at the state and local level do manifest a more organic form of democratic action that aligns with the parochial interests of voters in a given jurisdiction.

A more practical alternative to the current arrangement is to shift toward small-scale democracy à la Switzerland, which is more in line with the principles of classical liberalism and protects subsidiarity. The notion of using DC governing bodies to pass measures that represent the “general will” of all Americans—a polarized population of more than 330 million people with distinct cultures and political peculiarities depending on the region they reside in—is a pipe dream if there ever was one.

Democracy proponents’ efforts would look more credible if they strives to make, nullification, decentralization, and even secession-ism integral parts of regular political discourse. As long as the present managerial model is kept intact, there is scant reason to believe democratic accountability will ever take place in American politics.

American politics is already dominated by pollsters, fact checkers, social media hall monitors, and the corporate press, who are constantly trying to manufacture consent and mold the public’s political views. As the technocratic state cements its hold, the very act of voting will wither away and become a worn-out artifact of a bygone era.

Dwelling on the past and trying to restore a previous epoch of perceived tranquility surely evokes starry-eyed nostalgia, but it’s not a serious answer to the most pertinent issues of our time. The path to bringing about an iota of sanity in American politics will not involve using strategies that are found in your everyday civics textbook. Nor will it be achieved by pulling the lever for whatever establishment-approved candidates are up for federal office.

In all likelihood, Americans will have to piggyback on existing trends—be they successful state measures such as constitutional carry or gradual moves toward the nullification of unconstitutional laws—to fight against government overreach. True resistance will come from state and local governments who reject politically approved behavior and openly start defying the Supreme Court by nullifying its decisions that run afoul of local laws and customs. In the local domains, everyday citizens can at least exert some influence over political bodies.

The key is that local bodies don’t act like doormats when the federal government overreaches. By participating in the federal election circus and allowing it to trample all over the sovereign actions of states, Americans are giving the feds the greenlight to continue pulling unconstitutional stunts.

There’s a much stronger chance of getting the federal government to change its ways when lower levels of government make it sweat by nullifying and refusing to recognize its unconstitutional behavior. Americans who are serious about democracy will find more fertile ground at their state legislatures and city halls than in the Beltway.

The nomenklatura’s hollow appellations to democracy are nothing but a ruse to obfuscate an agenda that’s exclusively focused on centralizing political power. In order to orient America toward more local-ism, the first step is for people to see through the smoke and mirrors that keeps them wedded to concepts that do not comport with political reality. From there, localist mechanisms can be employed to throw a wrench in the managerial class’s plans and remind DC leaders that their plots will regularly be met with push-back from below.

When America Had ZERO Income Tax

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MARCH 10, 2021

NY Times: Biden Wants to Raise Taxes, Yet Many Trump Tax Cuts Are Here to Stay

Partly for political reasons and mainly for economic reasons, that person who looks like he’s wearing a state-of-the-art mask while “working” in what looks like a staged “Oval Office” will not be able to follow through on his campaign threat to revoke the Trump income tax cuts — at least not the one for less-than-wealthy households. That’s nice to hear, but always lost in the modern debate over tax levels is the forgotten fact that the U.S. Constitution — a document which all politicians solemnly pledge to uphold and defend — does not even permit a tax on labor. As hard as it may be for contemporary Americans to even imagine, it was little more than a single long lifetime ago, 108 years to be precise, that no American, rich, poor, or in-between, paid any income tax, at all! And even as recently as the eve of World War II, it was mainly the top 10% who paid any income tax.

Imagine that! A fast-growing, industrialized, dynamic, innovative, economic powerhouse nation of 100,000,000+ people — with a massive and booming middle class; and millions of European immigrants clamoring to get in, get to work, and climb up from the bottom of the ladder — with the Edison-Tesla electrical revolution already operational, and the Ford automotive revolution just getting started — and no limit to the potential of the vast United States of America of 1913. And just think, the great nation achieved it all without the “blessing” of an income tax or a debt-money central bank — a pair of related evil institutions — both established in 1913 — which today’s “smart people” assure us are indispensable for the proper functioning of a modern state.

How was it possible for America to have become so great without a central bank / income tax system, you ask? Why was the insidious form of debt-money printing and its attendant labor taxation scheme ever instituted in the first place when the country was doing just fine without them? Well, to the architects of the New World Order, both the counterfeit money from the “Fed” and the stolen “revenue” from the people were absolutely “needed” to fund the coming, pre-planned “Great War” (World War I) and the eventual welfare-control system which they already had in mind.

St. Sugar, fire up the Time Machine and set the dial to 1907, please. Into the Marxist mist of history we go!

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America of the 1910’s was a booming, growing, thriving happy nation of 100.000.000 people with first-rate schools, universities, cars, roads, bridges, railways, hospitals  — all this, without an income tax 
or a central bank.
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Americans even had ample leisure time to enjoy and support the amateur and professional sports leagues which were sweeping the country — 
all without an income tax 

or a central bank.
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Contrary to Fake History, the patriotic Christian Blacks of America, less than a half-century removed from the end of slavery, were rapidly acquiring wealth and joining the ranks of the middle class — all without an income tax or a central bank. Image 1: Fraternity at Howard University  Image 2: The inventor George Washington Carver (seated center) and his staff at the Tuskegee Institute.

 * Note: The very same Jewish bankers behind the Fed and the Income Tax founded the NAACP in order to gradually turn conservative Blacks into libtarded victim-whiners — racial weapons to be used as sacrificial pawns against America’s White founding Class.

* JANUARY, 1907: SCHIFF ISSUES A WARNING
In a speech before the Chamber of Commerce, Zionist banking mogul and Rothschild ally, Jacob Schiff, “prophetically” warns:

“Unless we have a Central Bank with control of credit resources, this country is going to undergo the most severe and far reaching money panic in its history.” (here)

* OCTOBER, 1907: CRISIS SCARES AMERICA
The New York Bankers have inflated the stock market with easy loans. When lending is then tightened, the bubble bursts. Stocks crash 50%. Bank runs follow. The New York Times and Wall Street bankers use The Panic of 1907 to make a case for a European-style Central Bank (as Marx envisioned).

* 1911: SENATOR OWEN: “PANIC OF 07 WAS A CONSPIRACY!”
Four years after the 07 Panic, Senator Robert Owen of Oklahoma will demand an investigation into the sudden crash. He insists that the Panic was deliberately engineered:
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“(The Panic) was brought about by a deliberate conspiracy for the enrichment of those who engineered it….I regard it as treason against the United States….a few men control the power of expanding or contracting credits. This unrestrained power means the power to create panics and coerce this country politically.”

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Jacob Schiff, who spent millions to help the Communists take over Russia, “predicted” the very crisis that he and his fellow chosenites were deliberately engineering.
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The Crash of 1907 — Panic and bank runs in New York.
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Senator Owen smelled a rat.

* 1908: TEDDY ROOSEVELT APPOINTS COMMISSION
Wall Street sock puppet – President Theodore Roosevelt, appoints a “bi-partisan” National Monetary Commission to study the causes of the Panic and to make suggestions. The Chairman of the Commission is Senator Nelson Aldrich(whose daughter will one day be the mother of the 5 Rockefeller sons, David, John III, Nelson, Winthrop, & Lawrence)

* SURPRISE! COMMISSION CALLS FOR CENTRAL BANK
The main recommendation of Aldrich’s National Monetary Commission is to establish a Central Bank with monopoly control of credit and currency issue. The privately owned Bank would create money out of thin air and lend it local banks and the government at interest.

* 1910: SECRET MEETING AT JEKYLL ISLAND
Aldrich, Paul Warburg, and other agents of the Rockefeller & Rothschild dynasties meet secretly at JP Morgan’s private club in Jekyll Island, Georgia. One of the conspirators, Frank Vanderlip, will, years later, reveal to The Saturday Evening Post:
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“There was an occasion, near the close of 1910, when I was as secretive, indeed, as furtive as any conspirator. … We were trying to plan a mechanism that would correct the weaknesses of our banking system as revealed under the strains and pressures of the Panic of 1907. I do not feel it is any exaggeration to speak of our secret expedition to Jekyll Island as the occasion of the actual conception of what eventually became the Federal Reserve System. … Discovery, we knew, simply must not happen, or else all our time and effort would be wasted. If it were to be exposed publicly that our group had gotten together and written a banking bill, that bill would have no chance whatever of passage by Congress.”

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TR was a blustering loudmouth tool of the Jewish Banking Mafia.
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Senator Aldrich was an in-law of the Rockefellers. Grandson David ran Trilateral Commission and CFR.
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Paul Warburg: Father of The Fed; America’s Central Bank.

* 1912: THE ‘ALDRICH BILL’ DIES
Senator Aldrich introduces a bill to establish a Central Bank (The Aldrich Bill). The scheme (hatched at Jekyll Island) is transparent, and Aldrich’s name is too closely linked to the Money Masters of New York. Congressman Charles A Lindbergh Sr(father of the famous aviator) declares:
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The Aldrich Plan is the Wall Street Plan. It means another panic, if necessary, to intimidate the people. Aldrich, paid by the government to represent the people, proposes a plan for the trusts instead.”
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Opposition to Aldrich’s scheme is so strong, that the bill to create a Central Bank is never even brought to the floor for a vote.

* 1913: THE ‘ALDRICH BILL’ IS REPACKAGED – THE FED IS BORN! .
A few cosmetic changes are made to the old Aldrich Bill and the bill is renamed ‘The Federal Reserve Act’. Congressman Lindbergh is not fooled:
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“This is the Aldrich Bill in disguise ….This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President signs this bill, the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized. The people may not know it immediately, but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed. The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking bill.”
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The bill passes anyway, on December 23,after many Senators and Congressmen had left town for Christmas Break! Puppet President Woodrow Wilson quickly signs it — creating the privately-owned Federal Reserve System. Weeks earlier, Wilson, after the necessary states had ratified the Constitutional Amendment establishing an Income Tax — needed to pay for wars and for interest to the bankers after they set up their Central Bank — had already enacted the new tax law. The counterfeiting, insider trading, loan sharking, Globalist Money Masters were now in control America, and have been ever since.

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Congressman Charles Lindbergh Sr. and his famous aviator son
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An anti-Central Bank cartoon from 1912! 
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Woodrow Warmonger Wilson sold the Federal Reserve scam as “Currency Reform”
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The original 1913 Income Tax only affected about the top 1% of earners, with brackets in the single digits. Naturally, there were assurances that the rates would never rise, and that the income brackets would never expand to lower earners. 

We’ll take whatever tax-relief crumbs that our oh-so-magnanimous masters will drop on the floor for us to nibble on. But can you just imagine the EXPLOSION of economic activity, investment and expansion of opportunity for all if we actually undid the great robbery of 1913 and returned to sound money, strong families and personal responsibility?

Oh if people only understood the kind of better life they are being deprived of by the Predatory Ruling Class!