I’ve said my peace over at the BD Blog about this. In a few days I’m going to answer the real question I had about this election, which was not Hillary or Trump. I didn’t care which of them would win because A) they’re both horrible and B) it’s far too late to stop the collapse no matter who you vote for.
Rather, my big question was whether or not polls can still be trusted in our slowly collapsing society. Late last week I took a detailed snapshot of the polls with the intention of comparing them to what actually happened yesterday. In a few days I’ll have a detailed analysis of how accurate, or inaccurate, the polls were before the election, to see if they’re even worth paying attention to in future elections.
I’m off to Vegas to win more money at blackjack and to enjoy my life, so today, I’ll just leave you with Doug Casey’s Five Reasons Not To Vote. I agree with all five, though number four is the most important. Here you go:
If you vote, you have no right to complain. ~George Carlin
1. Voting in a political election is unethical. The political process is one of institutionalized coercion and force. If you disapprove of those things, then you shouldn’t participate in them, even indirectly.
2. Voting compromises your privacy. It gets your name in another government computer database.
3. Voting, as well as registering, entails hanging around government offices and dealing with petty bureaucrats. Most people can find something more enjoyable or productive to do with their time.
4. Voting encourages politicians. A vote against one candidate—a major, and quite understandable, reason why many people vote—is always interpreted as a vote for his opponent. And even though you may be voting for the lesser of two evils, the lesser of two evils is still evil. It amounts to giving the candidate a tacit mandate to impose his will on society.
5. Your vote doesn’t count. Politicians like to say it counts because it is to their advantage to get everyone into a busybody mode. But, statistically, one vote in scores of millions makes no more difference than a single grain of sand on a beach. That’s entirely apart from the fact that officials manifestly do what they want, not what you want, once they are in office.
Spend your limited time bettering your life for you and your loved ones, not trying to vote for evil people who continue to destroy your civilization.