To Whine or Resist?
Well, today is April 15th, though I suspect that there aren't many
of you who haven't already noticed that. Both the federal extortion
racket and its opponents try pretty hard to make sure that everyone
is well aware of National Enslavement Day. And I'm quite pleased
that there has been a lot of coverage of the protests and
demonstrations, "tea parties" and others, planned across the
country for this day of national shame. (Land of the free? Nice
I'm also pleased that today I finally have a web site up which has
the 2007 version of my "Taxable Income" report (a free download):http://www.larkenrose.com/pdf/TaxableIncome2007.pdf
And I'm pleased that the old "861 Evidence" presentation is now
alive and well on that new site:http://www.larkenrose.com/the-861-evidence.html
(But don't be surprised if lots of people try to view the
presentation all at once today, and slow down the servers.)
But today I have a question--a question which the American people
will answer, though we probably won't know the answer for a long
time. The question is, are the American people content to merely
COMPLAIN about what is being done to them, or are they about ready
to finally RESIST?
For example, how many people at today's protests will be sending
the message, "Please, master, stop taking so much of our money!"?
And how many will be sending the message, "You won't be getting my
money anymore!"? In other words, who will be BEGGING for freedom,
and who will be TAKING freedom for themselves?
As I've said before, I expect a tax revolt in this country,
starting today but growing as the economy continues to crumble and
the socialist federal leviathan continues to grow. But it won't be
the way I wished it would happen. It would be fun if a few million
Americans found out that they don't even OWE federal "income
taxes," based on the extortionists' own laws (see the links above).
On the other hand, it would be good if people resisted on
philosophical grounds, realizing that we each own ourselves, and
that no one has the moral right ("law" or no "law") to forcibly
take a percentage of the fruits of our labor without our consent.
Instead, the tax revolt will most likely be the result of what
usually causes such things: desperation. Rather than a legal or
moral motivation, the average "taxpayer" (or "fraud victim," to be
more accurate) may simply find that he doesn't have any money*. And
given the choice between feeding the IRS beast and feeding his own
family, he will choose the latter.
I guess if we can't have a principled revolt, a revolt out of
necessity will have to do. But it remains to be seen at what point
Americans will grow a spine and actually start resisting a
perceived "authority." Will they wait until they're starving and
living in tent cities, or will they do it a little earlier? The
fact that they haven't done it already--like, in 1913, for example--
is pretty discouraging, but judging by the current grumblings
across the country, there may be some spine left in the American
people yet. Time will tell. Today will be a good first hint. What
will the IRS "compliance" numbers look like when they've counted
all the forced confessions this year? We shall see.
(* For the sake of brevity, at the moment I won't get into the fact
that what passes for "money" these days is a giant fraud in itself.)