Wählen ist ein Gewaltverbrechen

594 Views · Published on Wed, 27 February 2019 · Wahrheit.TV

Voting Is An Act of Violence

 

by Hans Sherrer

(1999)

http://forejustice.org/vote/voting_is_an_act_of_violence.htm

 

            Voting is the most violent act someone can commit in their lifetime.

 

            This little noted anomaly about voting is directly related to the modern conception of the State as an entity deriving its grant of authority to act from the consent of the governed. The aura of legitimacy surrounding the government's actions is enhanced by the perceived role of voting as an expression of the “people's will.” Whether non-threatening or violent, the authority for each and every one of the government's actions is presumed to flow from the consent of the people through the electoral process. School children are told this from their earliest years.

 

            The idea the State derives its power to act from the consent of the people sounds romantic. Few people, however, are aware that by definition the State’s power is for the specific purpose of engaging in acts of violence. No grant of power is necessary for anyone, or any organization to act peacefully. This is no secret among scholars, and sociologist Max Weber's definition of the State is considered one of the most authoritative:

 

“A state is a human institution that claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory. ... The state is considered the sole source of the `right' to use violence." [1]

 

            The legitimizing impact of voting on the government's exercise of power intimately involves voters in the use of that power. Which means that non-voters tend to delegitimize the exercise of a government's power as an expression of the “will of the people.” So if no one voted in an election or only a small percentage of people did, the government couldn't profess to be empowered to act as an agent of the “people's will.” Without the protective cover provided by voters, the government would have no pretense to act except as a law unto itself.

 

            Consequently, the government's actions and the voters who legitimize them are linked together. Thus at a minimum, voters are spiritually involved in every act engaged in by the government. Including all violent acts. This involvement in the government's violence isn't, tempered by the nominal peacefulness of a person’s life apart from voting. By choosing to vote a person integrates the violence engaged in by the government as a part of their life. This is just as true of people that didn't vote for a candidate who supports particular policies they may disagree with, as it is for those that did. It is going through the motion of voting that legitimizes the government to act in their name, not who or what they vote for.

 

            This means that the violence perpetrated by any one person pales in scope or significance when compared to that which is authorized to be taken by the government in the name of those who vote. The combined ghoulish violence of every identifiable serial killer in American history can't match the violence of even one of any number of violent actions taken by the government as the people's representative. A prominent example of this is the economic sanctions imposed on Iraqafter the Gulf war in 1991. These sanction prevented Iraq from rebuilding its destroyed sanitation, water, and electric power infrastructure that were specifically targeted by the U. S. military for destruction. Supported and enforced by the U. S., these sanctions are credited by UNICEF and other organizations with contributing to the gruesome deaths of an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 children a month for over 8-1/2 years. [2] All voters share in the government's contribution to the unnecessary deaths of these children caused by disease and a reduced standard of living. So the over half-a-million deaths of innocent children in Iraq in the years after 1991’s Gulf war are on the blood stained hands of every voter in the U.S.

 

            The same dynamic of voter involvement in government atrocities is true of the many hundreds of civilian deaths caused by the bombing of Yugoslavian cities in the spring and summer of 1999 that the United States participated in. This was a small scale recreation of the atomic bombing of the non-military cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Hundreds of thousands of innocent women, children and old people were killed from the initial bomb blasts and the long-term effects of radiation exposure. [3] Those bombings had been preceeded by the U.S. military’s killing of many hundreds of thousands of non-combatants during the firebombings of Tokyo, Hamburg, Dresden and Berlin. All of those people were killed in the name of the voters that had elected the Roosevelt administration in 1944 by a landslide. Voting, like a missile fired at an unseen target many miles away, is a long-distance method of cleanly participating in the most horrific violence imaginable.

 

            So declining to vote does much more than cause a statistical entry on the non-voting side of a ledger sheet. It is a positive way for a person to lower their level of moral responsibility for acts of violence engaged in by the government that they would never engage in personally, and that they don’t want to be committed in their name as a voter. Non-voting is a positive way for a person to publicly express the depth of their private belief in respecting the sanctity of life, and that violence is only justified in self-defense.

 

            The social sphere in which most people live is notable for the level of peaceful cooperation that normally prevails in it. The majority of people strive to better their lives by working together with other people in the pursuit of their mutual self-interest. [4] This community spirit of non-violent cooperation supported by non-voting, stands in sharp contrast to the societal violence endorsed by the act of voting,

 

ENDNOTES

 

[1] “Politics as a Vocation," Max Weber, in "From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology,” edited by C. Wright Mills, Oxford University Press, NY, 1946, p. 78.

[2] See e.g., “Sanctions of Mass Destruction,” John Mueller and Karl Mueller, Foreign Affairs, May/June, 1999. vol. 78. no. 3, pp. 43-53; and, “U, S. Weapons of Mass Destruction Linked to Deaths of a Half-Million Children,” in “Censored 1999: The News That Didn't Make the News - The Year's Top 25 Censored Stories,” Peter Phillips and Project Censored, Seven Stories Press, NY, 1999, pp. 43-46.

[3] See e.g., “Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb,” Ronald Takaki, Little Brown & Company. Boston, 1995; and, “Hiroshima in. America: A Half Century of Denial,” Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell, Avon, NY, 1996.

[4] See e.g., “The Evolution of Cooperation,” Robert Axelrod, Basic Books, New York, 1984; “Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity,” John H. Holland, Perseus Press, 1996; and, “Reputation: Studies in the Voluntary Elicitation of Good Conduct,” edited by Daniel B. Klein, University of Michigan Press, 1997.

http://www.freiwilligfrei.info/ 

Zufällige Videos

Besatzungsmacht USA - Interview mit Peter Orzechowski‎

Besatzungsmacht USA - Interview mit Peter Orzechowski‎

5 months ago
102

Das Bild des souveränen und unabhängigen Deutschlands wird gern verbreitet. Dabei wird in keiner Schule gelehrt, dass die Besatzungsrechte seitens der USA nach wie vor gelten und mit ihnen die damit verbundenen Sonderrechte. Wem das bewusst ist, der wundert sich nicht über eine in den Medien...

Verschwörungstheorien?  Andreas Popp im ungeschnittenen ARD...

Verschwörungstheorien? Andreas Popp im ungeschnittenen ARD...

2 months ago
101

Am 26. Mai 2020 strahlte die ARD-Sendung Report Mainz eine Sendung zum Thema Verschwörungstheorien aus. Während man für diese Sendung drei Sätze zusammenhanglos wiedergab, zeigen wir hier das gesamte Interview mit dem ARD-Journalisten Philipp Reichert. Bildet Euch Eure eigene Meinung....

„Deutschland steht nicht gut da“ – Privatinvestor Max Otte im...

„Deutschland steht nicht gut da“ – Privatinvestor Max Otte im...

8 months ago
516

Max Otte ist bekannt als Crashprophet, nachdem er 2008 die Finanzkrise vorhergesagt hatte. In seinem neuen Buch „Weltsystemcrash“ beschreibt er die Krisenherde der Welt und die „Geburt einer neuen Weltordnung“. Im Gespräch mit Jasmin Kosubek bezieht Otte auch zur der Frage Stellung, wie es...

Richard David Precht über die #Corona #Panik: “Etwas...

Richard David Precht über die #Corona #Panik: “Etwas...

1 month ago
177

"Die Leute haben mehr Angst um ihr Leben als um das Überleben der Menschheit". Corona vs. Klima: Die Angst vor dem Corona-Virus schafft das, was der drohende Klimawandel nicht schafft, analysiert Richard David Precht im Video-Interview von "Horizont" und turi2.tv. Plötzlich...

ÄRZTIN DR. KATRIN KORB ZEIGT GESICHT UND SPRICHT ES ES AUS......

ÄRZTIN DR. KATRIN KORB ZEIGT GESICHT UND SPRICHT ES ES AUS......

2 months ago
238

#Corona #Tyrannei | Die nächste Ärztin, die Herz, Hirn und Moral zeigt und mehr Courage an den Tag legt, als eine geschmierte #Pharmahure der #CharitéBerlin #drosten! Die #Allgemeinmedizinerin Dr. Katrin Korb sprach am 9. Mai 2020 auf einer #Demonstration in Oldenburg über das #Gesundheitssystem...

#Corona-Diktatur?  Machtergreifung im Deckmantel der Volksgesundheit?

#Corona-Diktatur? Machtergreifung im Deckmantel der Volksgesundheit?

4 months ago
174

 "Wenn der Faschismus wiederkehrt, wird er nicht sagen: "Ich bin der Faschismus". Nein, er wird sagen: "Ich bin die Pandemie." Die Demokratie in Europa wurde vorübergehend auf Eis gelegt. "Wir befinden uns im Krieg", sagen immer mehr Spitzenpolitiker. Der Feind...

⚠️ Rechtsstaat am Ende? Oberstaatsanwalt Ralph Knispel -...

⚠️ Rechtsstaat am Ende? Oberstaatsanwalt Ralph Knispel -...

12 months ago
282

⚠️ Rechtsstaat am Ende? Oberstaatsanwalt Ralph Knispel - 03.07.2019 bei Markus Lanz

Wie man Manipulationen durchschaut • STANDPUNKTE • Albrecht...

Wie man Manipulationen durchschaut • STANDPUNKTE • Albrecht...

9 months ago
565

In seinem neuen Buch „Glaube wenig, hinterfrage alles, denke selbst“ erläutert Albrecht Müller Manipulationstechniken und zeigt, wie man sich gegen Meinungsmache wappnet. Demokratie klingt schön. Tatsächlich wird sie täglich ausgehöhlt. Wir alle werden ständig...

Wir sind nicht eure Sklaven!

Wir sind nicht eure Sklaven!

11 months ago
552

"Wir sind nicht eure Sklaven", ist ein weiteres audiovisuelles Medien-Kunstprojekt, welches sich gesellschaftskritisch mit einer "Zwangsjacke" mit der Bezeichnung "Staat" auseinander setzt. Weltweit haben die Menschen mehr und mehr mit dem Etiketten-Schwindel "Rechtsstaat" und...

Liebe in Zeiten von Corona - Tagesdosis 21.3.2020

Liebe in Zeiten von Corona - Tagesdosis 21.3.2020

4 months ago
231

  Wie kann man in der Krise so denken, fühlen und handeln, dass unser aller Leben reicher und die Krise überwunden wird? Wie finden wir heraus aus Angst und Überforderung? Ein Kommentar von Christiane Borowy. Zurzeit werden die Menschen von der Angst vor dem #CoronaVirus oder den...

Paul Pawlowski - die Tafeln - ein tolles Steuersparmodell

Paul Pawlowski - die Tafeln - ein tolles Steuersparmodell

1 year ago
511

Die Tafeln sind ein besonders perfides Steuersparmodell. Auf dem Rücken von Freiwilligen und Bedürftigen werden millionenschwer Spendenquittungen von den Konzernen eingefahren. Der Joghurt, der "gespendet" wird, ist allerdings schon vom Kunden des Supermarktes einmal bezahlt worden. Die sahnen...

Einschüchtern, diffamieren, spalten • STANDPUNKTE

Einschüchtern, diffamieren, spalten • STANDPUNKTE

1 month ago
58

Den vollständigen STANDPUNKTE-Text (inkl ggf. Quellenhinweisen und Links) findet ihr hier: https://kenfm.de/einschuechtern-diffamieren-spalten-%e2%80%a2-standpunkte/ 

Kommentare
 

You have
500
characters left.
  •  
  •   

Facebook Comments