Not Voting: I will not be forced to choose between two fumbling old men


Don Bowman


In my opinion…

In the 2016 presidential election, we had no other choice but to choose from two of the most highly unqualified, miserable excuses for presidential candidates.  All I could think at the time was, “This is the best we have”?  I stood in that booth for quite awhile trying to decide if I wanted to vote for one of the most dangerous, murderous, conniving, manipulative, deceitful women in our history, or, did I want to vote for a narcissistic , serial adulterer, misogynist, amoral, intellectually and emotionally stunted con man who can barely read? And who is so consumed with his own self adoration he can barely function.   How do you choose between what had to be the most unacceptable excuses for candidates for our presidency?

In the three plus years since that election, I have become an avowed political atheist.  I don’t believe one of them.  I refuse to take part in what amounts to a national joke these days.


I most certainly do have a right to complain.  Me not voting is a vote of “no confidence”.  Why isn’t there a selection for that?  And, if you pull the lever for yet another horrendous candidate, one you have to know isn’t going to follow through on any of the wildly exaggerated promises they made while campaigning, in what way does your vote matter?

In any event, regardless of candidate or political affiliation, you are going to get the same thing.  Whichever “ism” you shake in fear of, be it fascism, socialism, communism, you are going to end up in the same place.  The end goal in each “ism” is a ruling class and the rest of us left in the dirt.  It all depends on which sales pitch you are going to buy into.

I will not be forced to choose between two fumbling old men

You do as you like in this coming election, if they don’t find a way to stop it from taking place.  But I personally will not be forced to choose between two fumbling old men, neither of whom appear to be cognizant of the words coming out of their mouths.

Continue to cling to these political party’s who play you for a fool on a daily basis.  As long as you hang onto all this bogus right v left, conservative v liberal BS, they got you where they want you.



A Glossary of Terms to Help De-Mystify This and Future Political Campaigns

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Duty to Warn

new-logo25kohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD

“American Exceptionalism is the errant theory that the United States occupies a special niche among the nations of the world because of its alleged “generosity” to immigrants, “mercy” to persecuted religious and ethnic minorities, its “honorable” democratic ideals and its historical origins from an oppressed nation (despite its having evolved into an oppressor nation).”


I was raised in a small rural Minnesotan town by an essentially apolitical household that had no television, subscribed to no daily newspaper and had very little civics instruction in my high school. By osmosis, I suppose, I somehow came to the erroneous assumption that democracy and capitalism were the same. I suppose that a lot of other Americans fell victim to the same illogic (brain-washing [?]) which I now suspect may have been planned by the powers-that-be rather than because of simple stupidity on my part)

At any rate, it has taken me decades to gradually overcome the disinformation that made me confused about something as basic as economics and politics. So, in an effort to warn some of my fellow citizens about what may have happened to them as well, I submit the following glossary of terms. A lot of the following information was excerpted/plagiarized from the public online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. I hope the lists help to explain why so much of the world regards us as “Ugly Americans” rather than arrogant “Exceptional Americans”.

Lebensraum (German for “living space”) is one of the precepts of Nazism, which is actually no different from the American concept of “Manifest Destiny” which justified the murderous, genocidal theft of Native American ancestral lands of what is now considered the United States of America.

The concept of lebensraum in Germany likewise justified that nation’s attempts at territorial expansion into Eastern Europe (in both world wars) because of the perceived need for (and the willingness of otherwise “Good (and brain-washed) Germans” to send their tanks, storm troopers, Luftwaffe pilots and special forces (“Sondercommandos”) to kill Slavs and Jews and steal their agricultural land and natural resources for the Fatherland. The Nazi policy (as was the case in the nefarious methods used by the United States government and its military against the aboriginal peoples) was to kill, deport, or enslave the Polish, Ukrainian, Russian and other Slavic populations, ethnic groups that were considered racially inferior. The ultimate goal was to repopulate Eastern Europe with “racially-superior” Germans.

As has happened in many of the foreign wars (and domestic conflicts) that most militarized, imperial nations like the US have been engaged in, the populations invaded by Germany were dealt with by acts of terror including genocide, mass murder, torture, arbitrary arrest, imprisonment, extra-judicial executions, rapes, sexual assaults, confinement of civilian populations into ghetto areas (“concentration camps”), hunger, starvation, forcible removal, forced marches, civilian displacement and deportation, deliberate military attacks (or threats of military violence) on civilians and civilian areas, and destruction of homes, safe harbors, hospitals and other property.

The demagogue Adolf Hitler and his brain-washed “my country right or wrong” followers felt it was their nationalistic and patriotic duty to create an agricultural and natural resource surplus that would feed Germany’s military conquerors, satisfy German industry’s insatiable greed for natural resources and allow a German upper class to occupy the newly “cleansed” area for the duration of the “Thousand Year Reich”.

It is important to point out that a common motivation for ethnic cleansing and colonization by the  governments that ruled our ancestors (and their obedient military units that did the dirty work) is gaining access to coveted natural resources such as water, coal, oil, arable land, cotton, precious metals, industrial metals and dependency-inducing (and therefore very profitable) crops such as tobacco, sugar, coffee, coca, opium poppies and various fermentable crops (to produce alcohol).

Manifest Destiny, American Imperialism and the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex


Existing as an Political Atheist


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new-logo25Marti Oakley        © copyright 2014 All rights reserved


When we cannot believe anything that comes from our elected officials; when lies are accepted and expected from the same and are considered par for the course, it may be time to reassess who we are and what we are willing to endure in the way of political candidates.”


Most of us have dispensed with the fictional divisions of party lines, having concluded that the lies and egregious conduct occurs with regularity in both factions of the one party system that exists in the District of Criminals.  While some seem to think referring to Washington D.C. in this manner is disrespectful, I disagree.

Our Constitution, or what is left of it, and many of our common laws are violated, struck down, and1506053_573371442759085_1751992908_n otherwise unlawfully tampered with by the very same people who swore to uphold them. (Is this not an criminal act?)  Anyway, that was the deal, right? Yet, everyday we see those same officials disregard the Constitution, break the common laws, profit from selling their office and votes to some corporation, or in any number of ways violate the very tenets of their office.  What happened to those promises made before election?  And why are we so willing to accept the deception and the ongoing betrayal’s of the public?

When we allow ourselves to be defined and labeled as right or left, conservative or liberal, have we not boxed ourselves in?  Have we not limited our own opinions, beliefs, and our right to reach our own conclusions?  And how many of us in an attempt to cement and secure our position as either right or left, sit quietly when we are exposed to ideas, plans and other constructs that do not resonate with us depending on our political leanings?

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