Quote of the Month: February 2016
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As an anti-political anarchist, elections are one of the things that I despise the most. Every four years, the slaves are allowed to choose a new master, hoping that this time, things will be different. This time, “we” will get a benevolent; he/she will uphold human liberty, fix the economy, and keep “us” safe, because we are incapable of providing for our own self-defense. This time, he/she won’t murder millions of innocents all over the world, and contribute to the democide in “our” own country. This time, it will be different.
Voting is simply the act of begging the masters to “please be nicer to us.” Another thing these reformists fail to realize, is that begging the master has never made the slave free.
Along that same line of thinking, this month’s quote is from Wendy McElroy. McElroy is an individualist anarchist and feminist, who co-founded the Voluntaryist Magazine in 1982. She has had much to say on the subject of voting, and this quote in particular is extremely relevant. It’s even more relevant for those who have cancelled their voter registration, or for those who have decided to pursue direct action, the only consistent (and plausible) path to freedom.
“Voting is not an act of political freedom. It is an act of political conformity. Those who refuse to vote are not expressing silence. They are screaming in the politician’s ear: ‘You do not represent me. This is not a process in which my voice matters. I do not believe you.'” – Wendy McElroy
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