“Take the Clinton pledge"

James Corbett suggests that disillusioned voters consider the possibility that voting is not ‘democracy” and that there are other ways to peacefully and legitimately influence society for the better.

Is the idea of a “voluntarist” society simply impracticable and illusory or something truly viable? Those interested can read his show notes here and visit his site on Wednesday for more in-depth discussion of these questions.


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Norman Pilon
Norman Pilon
Nov 16, 2016 3:40 PM

“Is the idea of a “voluntarist” society simply impracticable and illusory or something truly viable?”
It is, of course, illusory. Oh, you might be able to make a go of something small, on the scale of a commune involving a handful of people on a farm somewhere; but were your “voluntarist” society begin to grow as a fashion to the point where Western style corporations began to perceive it as a potential or possible encroachment on their prerogatives, you’d be dealt with in due course. Just ask any society that today tries, or yesterday tried, to go its own way? Syria or Libya or Latin America or, too often forgotten, even the people living in the ‘remote’ but resource rich regions of the Congo, to name but a few — anyone? How did things work out for the “voluntarist” and highly democratic and egalitarian indigenous societies of North America once the newly independent State of America decided that their extermination as functioning societies was in the “national interest?”
No. Unless the many who comprise the rank and file of the modern state (especially those employed in ‘policing’ or ‘soldiering’ functions) come over to the side of the common people’s political and economic interests, lucidly aware in their purpose to mutiny, your “voluntarist” society’s life expectancy is pretty much predicated on how well it can fly below the corporate radar or go pretty much unnoticed.
It is unlikely, in my opinion, that anything substantial will change without something close to a civil war happening.
It won’t necessarily have to be violent but I think the dismantling of the current structure of things, if consciously and deliberately achieved, will have to at least threaten an explosion.

Shirley Gallaugher
Shirley Gallaugher
Nov 16, 2016 12:07 AM

If Clinton (& Soros) are behind the street riots, you better be glad she did not win the election. She and her party have not listened to the public and continue to dance to the drum of international, globalist elites. She has no interest in what is best for the US people. This is evil at its core!

Nov 15, 2016 2:48 PM

James is preaching to the converted, as he notes, so why should he refer to the Democratic Party as the “Left”?

Eurasia News Online
Eurasia News Online
Nov 15, 2016 6:06 PM
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There is no “left” in USA whatsoever. Just a huge bunch of pretenders and corrupt greedy “intellectuals”