The Case Against Pessimism
There is a lot woe-is-us going on based on the alleged omnipotence of evil and the propagandized status of most Americans. Even Wall Street is expecting a Blue Wave in November, we’re told, as the votes of 538 individuals called electors will officially determine which party occupies the White House. Though electors pledge to support a specific presidential or vice presidential candidate, “faithless electors” have turned up 165 times in American history, most recently in 2016. You remember that election, don’t you?
A faithless elector is one who breaks his pledge. In 2016, according to Wikipedia,
a movement dubbed the Hamilton Electors co-founded by Micheal Baca of Colorado and Bret Chiafalo of Washington . . . attempted to find 37 Republican electors willing to vote for a different Republican in an effort to deny Donald Trump a majority in the Electoral College and force a contingent election in the House of Representatives. [Of the ten members who attempted to break their pledge] three of these votes were invalidated under the faithless elector laws of their respective states, and the elector either subsequently voted for the pledged candidate or was replaced by someone who did. . . 2016 was the first election in over a hundred years in which multiple electors worked to alter the result of the election. Electors were subjected to public pressure, including death threats. [Emphasis added]
With the vitriol against Trump at least as high now as it was then, a corrupt Electoral College vote may be Democratic Plan B for evicting him.
I think most people sense that something corrupt is in the works, whether it’s the College or something else. And they are not wrong. But this is nothing new, nor is it a case of black vs. white. It’s bipartisan.
The State has convinced its subjects that theft through taxation and inflation is necessary for the operation of government. The Wave, if it’s blue, will seize more of their wealth and distribute it in such a way that it appears only the fat cats are being robbed while the rest are being fed, clothed, educated, and everything else people used to work for. Thanks to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), the sky is now the legitimate limit for government spending. And the public loves it. The public loves free money, has always loved free money and eagerly awaits the steady flow of more free money. If they understood it better they would love the FED, the government-licensed counterfeiter, the creator of free money.
Article from LewRockwell