Elect to Govern Yourself

or “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

Here I give a simple summation of my views whereas the entirety of personal and interpersonal human (behaviour) is concerned. Notice I didn’t use the word political. From my perspective, if you don’t want to stink don’t go swimming in a cesspool. As I see it there is nothing worth saving about the political systems in place, nothing worth repeating, and certainly nothing worth fighting about. A quick look at the meaning of a few words will easily make my point.

(definitions’ from the simple dictionary on my computer, nothing fancy)

Politics: here meaning “of, for, or relating to citizens”. Citizen: “a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.” Subject: “a citizen or member of a state other than its supreme ruler, a person who is the focus of scientific or medical attention or experiment.”… you get the drift. It’s a healthy necessity to do a little research into one’s own language. After all, language provides the building blocks that take part in making up one’s thoughts. And I do mean making up, as in inventing, as in make-believe.

Isn’t it the work and duty of every free being to figure it out for and by themselves? Isn’t that the point of a personal evolution: personally parting the veils of one’s own ignorance; leading oneself away or towards…whatever one might choose? All a person has to do is look up the definitions of a few words to see the truth behind their meaning. If someone really wants to be governed by someone or something else rather than accepting the personal responsibility of doing it themselves, for themselves, by themselves, isn’t that their right? And isn’t the only way to win at this game not to play it? And by games I mean the “political” one we are being offered as a distraction from possibly claiming our own sovereign authority.

The truth is politics is all shite. Shite that can’t even be used as fertilizer because of it’s toxic nature. One based on false paradigms that are ultimately destructive, ugly, tacky, and rather embarrassing. Don’t take my word for it either. Just look around. None of these systems work in the people’s favour. Sure they feed the parasites at the top of these pyramids schemes, but remember these parasites are bottom feeders so where exactly does that put the rest of us? Most of us really do seem to inhabit a bizzaro topsy-turvy world in which paradise has been so hellishly distorted as to become a state at war with Life itself. Hierarchies are ponderous self serving monstrosities that are without question the enemies of freedom. Never met one I liked.

“I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman’s club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.” 
- H. L. Mencken

The electoral process is by any other name perhaps best titled, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Immortalized by Hans Christian Andersen’s tale ‘about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that are invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, a child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!”’ (Summary lifted directly from wikipedia) Everyone else, including the emperor, up until then have all played along with the paradigm of the day regardless of the obviousness of the lie, one so proudly and ridiculously worn, all remaining subject to the programming of self importance, which in essence is born of fear.

Electing to govern oneself pretty much says it all for me on the subject, so to speak. It’s a good place to make a stand by accepting responsibility for one’s own state of being. Anything else is a lie, possibly cobbled up by some mad political tailors intent on keeping us from our personal power by dressing us all in their lies, regal or otherwise.

Being naked, truthful and honest, transparent if you will, all words for the same thing really, are all about having nothing to hide, nothing to fear. This is where and how I ‘cast my vote’. The Nation of Imagination in the Country called Life.

I leave you to your own choices for they are no one else’s to make. After all, what if anything do we have but the power of our decisions? This is also up to us to decide. For my part, I am no one’s subject. I steer my own ship. I rule myself and no other. I guide myself by not doing harm. In other words, I elect to govern myself.