Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The election is a nationwide exercise in delusion. The common man thinks: "in the election, I have a choice; by voting, I can effect change!" But the common man does not understand the momentum of government. This momentum is teleological in character, and any real change in government must be a change in this momentum. The petty issues which will determine the outcome of the coming election ("the war in Iraq," "abortion rights," "drugs for seniors," . . . ), these are but pebbles on the inevitable road of government "progress." The near-sighted man will be the death of democracy, and the hero of slavery.