The Fruits Of Democracy In Illinois
ADV Broadcast Of July 16, 2011
Hello, and welcome to another broadcast of American Dissident Voices, the Internet radio program of the National Alliance. I’m your host and Chairman of the Alliance, Erich Gliebe.
The story of common people dabbling in the political affairs of a vast and complex political entity like a nation-state is a sad one, and it has brought up questions that have plagued leading thinkers from the beginning of recorded history. Should the common people have the power to make decisions of the state? If so, how much power should they have? If not, what should be done? These aren’t easy questions, and I don’t have all of the answers, but I DO know that mass democracy as it currently exists in the Western world is completely unfit to benefit the White race and, since the White race is my main concern, I have no qualms about coming down hard on democracy.
Democracy as a political system for a large state reportedly first surfaced in Greece. But what passed for democracy in those early days would hardly be classified as democracy today, since only a small fraction of the population had a say in the government. Other restrictions, such as the requirement that a person own land in order to be able to vote, were used by later societies, which wanted to be able to claim that they had a democratic system of government without completely giving up the country to the forces of chaos. Even in the United States, there was great resistance to women being able to vote, and that resistance was finally swept away only with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Although the racial restriction on voting was destroyed by the passage of the 15th Amendment in 1870, many Southern states were able to prevent Blacks from voting by assessing poll taxes or by putting in place literacy restrictions.
But all of those half-measures that were cooked up to prevent every Tom, Dick, and Harry from having a say in choosing the men who run the government are gone today. Today, there are virtually no restrictions on who can vote and who can’t, except for criminals. But aside from that, as long as you keep your nose clean, you have just as much power to choose who sits in the halls of government as anyone else. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete imbecile. It doesn’t matter if you have been on welfare for all your life, or if you are popping out more crack babies and welfare babies with unknown fathers at the rate of one a year. As long as you are a U.S. citizen, you’re in.
So what does this mean, that there are virtually no barriers to voting, that everyone has an equal say in the government, that everyone has power? What it means is this: When every voter has power… none of them really do.
On a first reading, that statement might not seem to make any sense. How can no one have power when everyone has the right to vote?
The power resides NOT in the hands of the voters, but rather in the hands of those who put information into the minds of the voters. That information could be facts about the economy or about the personal lives of political candidates. It could be certain “wants” that the people have been taught to desire for themselves, whether they need them or not. The information could be commentary by “experts” that is meant to nudge the opinions of the masses in a certain direction, or cover stories on trivial topics that will interest most voters and, as such, take the attention away from a more pressing matter.
Or, that information could be just the opposite of information, namely misinformation that is designed to confuse and to lead people into wrong channels of thought.
And finally, those who put ideas into the minds of people can always do their best to kill an idea with the power of silence.
Part of the whole mess of democracy is the near insolvency of a handful of large states, one of those being Illinois. So, let’s take a few minutes and examine how Illinois got into the shape it is in. First of all, political corruption has been legendary in Illinois. Dead people voting in Chicago has become a national joke, even exploited by late-night comedians who point out that, coincidently, the Chicago dead vote as a block for Democrats. It also happens that Illinois holds the national record for governors going to prison. In the last thirty to forty years, Democrat Otto Kerner, Democrat Dan Walker, Republican Dan Ryan, and now Democrat Rod Blagojevich. In all four cases, these governors were driven by naked greed to illegally twist the system to their own personal advantage.
As most people know, Blago’s first corruption trial, which ended inconclusively, cost Illinois taxpayers millions of dollars. His re-trial, which cost taxpayers millions of dollars more, ended in Blago’s conviction on seventeen counts of corruption. Most of the counts centered around his attempt to sell Obama’s open Senate seat to the highest bidder. Although everyone appeared to be shocked at Blago’s bravado, don’t we suspect that many other governors would have acted the same, except for leaving profanity-laced, tapped phone calls for prosecutor’s to use against them as Blago did.
Well, Illinois lawmakers got right on the stick after the Blago debacle and promised necessary reforms. How often have we heard that before? So far, the Illinois legislature has failed to pass limits on the amount legislative leaders and party committees can contribute to candidates in general elections. Four bills addressed this problem in the spring legislative session, but, wonder of wonders, not a single one of the bills even achieved a committee hearing, let along a floor vote. The failure of these bills allows candidates facing serious electoral challenges to get enormous financial contributions from their caucus leader, thereby giving incumbents a strong advantage. Because the law was not changed, legislators will remain more apt to listen to their caucus leaders than to their constituents.
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform found a process riddled with exclusions and inadequate questions when it came to politicians declaring their close association with lobbyists. As we might expect, no remedial law was passed because the politicians like matters the way they are for obvious reasons.
Lobbyists were recently ordered to disclose online how much money they were spending with Chicago politicians. The top lobbyist in Chicago in 2010 paid $978,000 to help politicians see things his way. We can only shudder at what lobbyists pay at the state and national levels.
Well, let’s see if current Illinois Governor Pat Quinn can avoid going to prison. So far he has been successful. Not only that, but he has raised the ire of the pigs at the trough by making cuts designed to save the state some big bucks. For example, he made enemies of school superintendents by cutting $11.3 from their salaries, which will probably result in the elimination of useless regional offices of education. He angered teachers by reducing their ability to collectively bargain, an effort that will save the state a considerable amount of money. But who should care if teachers and their unions are angry? Schools have proven to be one of our least cost effective institutions in addition to being the purveyors of anti-White propaganda and “diversity education.”
In another action, Quinn is trying to kill promised pay raises to about 30,000 state employees. Legal minds, however, believe the state’s most powerful union, AFSCME, will win in court by pointing out that the raises are part of a previously signed contract between the union and the state. The granting of these raises will deal Illinois another financial blow. Still, state employees point out that since prices are still rising, their pay raises are necessary.
If there is a lesson to be learned here it should be this: when a family’s or a government’s expenditures exceed its income, bankruptcy is waiting somewhere up ahead. Our nation and some of our largest states are broke because politicians have freely increased benefits (expenditures) to people who don’t pay taxes (income), and because we are living in a multiracial society, Americans do not share the same biological makeup necessary to be a healthy nation and to pull together for the good of the whole.
When Greece went broke and cut the benefits of the people, the people rioted in the streets and are still rioting. Even if the Greek masses should overturn their government and establish another in its place, there still isn’t enough money to satisfy those demanding more. Other European countries are not far behind Greece, and, as many onlookers predict, America's situation will be equally dire in years to come if current governmental policies continue.
And here is the truth: The media of news and entertainment are in the hands of the Jews. Although they don’t control ALL of the media, they control ENOUGH of it that they are able to say pretty much whatever they feel like saying, and virtually no one in the so-called “legitimate” media world will stand up in opposition. The Jewish Establishment does not have the interests of the White race at heart; just the opposite of that, in fact.
And this brings us back to democracy and the upcoming elections Not only do we have liars and toadies of the Jews running for public office; not only do we have a system that gives every lazy, incompetent, and uninformed citizen the same say as the one with the keenest mind and greatest depth of understanding; but we also have a race of men who are our mortal enemies, pulling the levers of real power in the media world, directing the whole thing to the detriment of the White race.
Democracy is a façade. At the tribal level, it might once have had some validity, but that day is long past.
I’ve said on these programs before that I’m not an expert on economic systems. Well, I’m not an expert on political systems, either, but at least I recognize a political dunghill of a system when I see one. And democracy today is exactly that.
Opt out of the democratic con game, and get involved in the racialist Cause of the National Alliance. Let’s figure out together what the future of the White race should look like and what systems of government and economy will best suit our needs.
I’m Erich Gliebe, and thanks for being with me again today.