Millions of Americans vote, and many of them have a great interest in politix. Unfortunately, most of them are politically clueless. They just wait four years to vote for their favorite corrupt Democrat or Republican, then wait four more years to choose another bum.
However, politix affects all of us, whether we vote or not, from cradle to grave. In a sense, you might say we all have political careers. However, most of us are really just puppets dangling at the ends of strings manipulated by people who actually understand politics.
So, what do you want to be, a puppet or a puppeteer? Do you want to be a slave or a slave master? Or do you want to free people who are slaves to corporate interests around the world?
Four Life Choices ˆ
Broadly speaking, you have four choices.
Do you want to be one of the sheeple?
Sheeple is a term applied to people who aren’t terribly bright politically. Like sheep, most tend to meekly graze with the flock, making them easy for corrupt politicians and media whores to manipulate and exploit.
Many sheeple are very apathetic and never vote. However, most voters can be regarded as sheeple as well. Indeed, I sometimes wish most U.S. citizens wouldn’t vote, simply because they don’t have enough common sense to vote smart.
Informed Citizen ˆ
If you make an earnest effort to study and understand politix, you can free yourself from the ignorant masses. Instead of grazing with the sheep, you can make informed, intelligent choices.
Some people might argue that studying politix is a waste of time. The U.S. is simply too corrupt, and many people fear it is on the verge of collapsing.
However, a knowledge of politix can help people in many tiny ways. Understanding how propaganda works might save you from making a foolish purchase. If you understand the sleaze and corruption that permeates the genetically modified food industry, you might become a more careful shopper.
Professional Politico ˆ
If you get a degree in political science (or philosophy) in college, you’re probably going to want to do something with your degree. If you’re an honest, compassionate individual, you’re in trouble. You see, there aren’t many poor or oppressed people who can afford to hire professional politicos.
If you study journalism, you’re probably going to become a media whore. Likewise, many, if not most, people who obtain political science degrees wind up working in government or the corporate sector. Many people get double majors, often in political science and journalism. They can then choose between becoming corrupt politicos or media whores.
Professional Activist ˆ
Political activism is one of the best things you can do with your life. It’s good for you, your family, your fellow citizens, and the planet. Unfortunately, activism can be incredibly difficult and frustrating and even dangerous. You should definitely do your homework before you jump in.
Below are five things to beware of.
Arrogant Ignorance ˆ
Although people can engage in activism at almost any age, it generally takes time to understand politix. If I ran into a teenaged activist, I might thank them for caring, but I probably wouldn’t be interested in anything they have to say. In plain English, you should make sure you actually understand a particular issue or politix in general before you start preaching to the sheeple.
Alienating Friends ˆ
Have you ever heard people say we should never discuss politix at the dinner table? Sadly, politix can be incredibly divisive. Yes, even relatives often get mad at each other over their political beliefs.
I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone. — Robin Williams
If you become an activist and begin fighting for a cause, you are almost certain to make at least a few enemies. The more truthful you are and the more boldly you speak out,. the more people will hate you. You can easily alienate relatives, friends, and neighbors.
Political activism can also be dangerous. You aren’t likely to be killed, but you can easily get punched in the face, hit with a rock, or roughed up by rogue police officers. I would be very leery of participating in protests, most of which are probably fake anyway. For example, many of the people protesting against the Palestinian genocide are actually Jews who support Israel. They just protest to make people think some Jews are fair and compassionate. Even an authentic protest may largely be a lost cause, simply because the media will ignore it.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. — Mahatma Gandhi
In the U.S., the First Amendment, which guarantees our right to free speech, still carries a lot of weight. Nevertheless, there are powerful and corrupt people who can punish you for saying or simply believing the wrong thing. Countless people have been banned from websites like Facebook or Twitter; it’s what people call the “cancel culture.”
Many people have lost their jobs because of their political beliefs. In the wake of the October 7 terrorist attack in Israel, some powerful Jewish Americans warned college students that, if they support the Palestinians, they won’t get a job when they get out of college. It wasn’t an idle threat, as the Jews have enormous power, controlling a number of institutions.
Like I said, you probably won’t get killed. Nevertheless, four men assaulted me one night because I was protesting a UPS contract that had been approved by the Teamsters. (UPS and the Teamsters are both hopelessly corrupt.) I woke up in intensive care with a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain. Miraculously, I left the hospital that same day and quickly recovered, apparently with no lasting damage.
Mental Stress ˆ
Ironically, your worst enemy could be yourself. Politics can be depressing and even a little scary. You may also get angry when you discover the amazing number of people who are exploiting you round the clock, from cradle to grave.
It gets worse. Today, we are facing so many colossal issues, it often seems like there’s no hope. In fact, I felt that way three decades ago when I discovered that there was apparently just one person in Seattle who gave a damn about anything—me. Remember what I said about alienating friends? Political activism can be a very lonely quest, kind of like climbing Mt. Everest solo.
Hey buddy, can you spare a dime? ˆ
I almost forgot to mention that political activism frequently doesn’t pay. If you meet someone who wants to give you a substantial amount of money, there’s a good chance it is just some scumbag who wants to control you. I became a political activist in 1995, and I’ve even written and published several books. Nearly three decades later, however, I haven’t even come close to breaking even. For me, political activism often seems like a hobby supported by my day job.
Reasons to Continue ˆ
If you do choose to embrace political activism, you will probably hit what appears to be a brick wall very quickly. You may then sit down and ponder your situation. Should you continue fighting the good fight? If so, why?
Everyone’s situation is different, of course. However, let me share seven things that have kept me going.
Sheeple Syndrome ˆ
If you don’t work out, you will be in poor shape. Extremely lazy people are often very unhealthy.
Similarly, people who don’t study politix tend to be ignorant, often lacking in critical thinking skills to boot. In plain English, you risk becoming one of the sheeple if you don’t embrace political activism.
Keeps Me Busy ˆ
I’ve loved the outdoors all my life. How I got stuck in a big city is a long story I won’t go into here. Without much contact with Nature, however, my life often seems pretty grim. I hate watching TV; in fact I threw my TV away more than two decades ago. So, what else can I do with my free time?
There are countless hobbies people can take up, of course. However, working on my books and websites keeps me busy and is relatively enjoyable. If you don’t have good writing skills, you may have a harder time getting any satisfaction out of political activism.
Again, this factor may not carry much weight if you lack good writing skills. However, researching and writing about things is incredibly educational. My studies have given me insights into everything from public education to the melting ice in Antarctica.
There’s something sad about people who don’t care about the very planet we live on. Equally shocking for me was the discovery that most teachers and parents in Seattle don’t appear to care about their own students or children. The same is probably pretty true across America.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. — Dante Alighieri
I fight a one-man revolution because I care about myself and I care about other people, particularly children. The sad thing is, some of my former students have already been struck down by poverty, racism, drugs, or other problems. I’m not really responsible for their fate, but it’s still a painful loss. Sometimes, I feel like I’m fighting for their memory. To put it another way, if they were still alive, I would want them to know that I never stopped fighting for them. It’s especially important when almost no one else is doing anything to protect children from the growing number of dangers that confront them.
Remember what I said about political activism being stressful? Ironicaly, not being a political activist can be stressful as well. In fact, merely getting out of bed can be stressful these days.
Stress is no joking matter. In the wake of false flag terror attacks, economic collapses, the pandemic, climate change, and the threat of World War III, depression and suicide are probably setting new records. Some people might actually reduce their stress levels by embracing activism.
It would be nice to be able to travel back in time and live on a tropical island 50,000 years ago, when the world was cleaner and life was simpler. Unfortunately, we don’t have that option. If you’re a U.S. citizen, you live in a society that is positively crappy.
Different people have different ways of coping, including anti-depressants and harder drugs. I prefer to seek a natural high by fighting back, empowering myself. Have you ever heard the saying the pen is mightier than the sword?
Rather than be another passive, helpless victim, I put myself in the driver’s seat and take control of my life as best I can. Some have compared me to Don Quixote, implying that I’m a fool fighting for a lost cause. However, I’d much rather fight for a lost cause than not fight at all. For me, being compared to Don Quixote is a compliment.
The R-word is something you can ponder when you get around to studying philosophy. Many, probably most, people think revenge is an ugly, stupid thing. Merely thinking about revenge marks a person as an uncivilized brute.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge. — Friedrich Nietzsche
However, my idea of a savage brute is a person who won’t protect his own children from propagandists, drug dealers, or kidnappers. Allowing corporations to rape the planet without being held accountable is about as uncivilized as one can get.
And so, I continue studying the enemy, exposing and ridiculing him while searching for ways to give him the punishment he really deserves. What punishment would you prescribe for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has the blood of so many innocent people on his hands? How about pResident Joe Biden, who is helping Netanyahu destroy Gaza?
I’m not optimistic about my chances of ever making a profit of one penny from all my books and websites combined. The writing/publishing industry is simply another racket controlled by the Jews, but that’s a story for another website.
In the meantime, I am quietly hopeful that I might profit from my writing some day. I can always use an extra income. At the same time, one of the best forms of revenge is success.
Unfortunately, political activism isn’t terribly lucrative. Most of the people who make lots of money from it were probably never authentic activists to begin with.
In summary, political activism can be a very lonely and often sad and scary journey. However, not fighting back can be even worse. Just think of all the innocent people being slaughtered by the Jews in Gaza.
There are also various strategies that can make activism a little less painful. For example, you could try to keep your activism secret by blogging or writing under a pseudonym. Studying the law can also help protect you from legal problems.
I will have more to say about this topic in my book Politix 101.