Steve G.

Why Taxes Enslave… Period.

In Austrian Economics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights, Economics, Human Rights Abuses, Law, Libertarian, Taxation, Terrorism, Torture, US Government, War on June 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I often find myself in discussions with people. People who insist that the state is their best friend. People who believe that waging mass murder on the rest of the world is keeping us safe. People who believe that being a serviceman/woman does still serve the good of the world. People who believe that our support for the state is necessary for our well being and that of the world at large. Some people cannot be broken out of this infinitely flawed view. Some of these are the same people who can’t see that capitalism is not the culprit of the current economic crisis or that the same issues that caused alcohol prohibition to fail will be the same causes that make the “War on Drugs” fail.

Oddly, these same people are the ones who’ve never heard of the torture that we carry out at Guantanamo and other “black sights” around the world. They’ve never heard of the illegal detention and kidnapping of people around the world who were tortured, in some cases, and never had the chance to file for grievances with their captors. The daily killings of civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan somehow escape their world view. What do these things have in common? The killing, detentions, torture, economic crises, and their continuation are made possible by you and I. Our tax money has not only turned life into a living HELL for other foreign people but it has also enabled the state to use our money to crack down on us. Taser’s, tanks, pistols, missiles, jets, and aircraft carriers are all bought and built with our money.

The money coerced out of me and you not only has resounding macro effects but it also has micro effects like the police state here in the US. Woman, children, and the disabled are being assaulted by cops who are paid by the very people they violate. How else can this occur other than in a state run system. Imagine a company who routinely violates it’s customers. This could not occur in a purely Free Market society because the victimized customers would quickly switch to the competitor and the aforementioned company would suffer great loses and possibly go out of business. Instead we are stuck with a system where the state has a monopoly on security which means that they can treat us any way they want without the risk of losing income. Other municipal systems operate this way too. Instead of water systems finding ways to maximize their water output or conserve they simply cut off water to their customers because they can. Of course in a free market one would be able to switch water companies or other technologies would be created to acquire water in other ways to keep water providers afloat.

So, as I’ve shown above taxes not only fuel wars, torture, monopoly’s, police states, and the war machine, but there are also many indirect consequences. For example the unlawful detention and torture of civilians in other countries creates resentment and hatred for the occupying power. When people are killed then you have others who want revenge against the occupying power (or invader) who committed the atrocity. As a result more enemies are created against the state (who took it’s people’s money (taxes) and used it to create war and mass murder in the foreign land). Some foreigners will want to take revenge on the people who enabled the occupying or invading state to carry out the attacks that killed their loved ones. The attacks that these people carry out in the homeland of the occupying/invading force will in turn be used by that occupying/invading force to justify it’s interventions in foreign countries and might be used to expand these operations. As a result more and more people are hostile toward the occupying/invading country. As a result the occupying/invading state is forced to crackdown more and more on it’s people to stem any attacks that might be carried out by it’s foreign enemies. Thus, the people who enabled their state to take their money for “security” are eventually the ones who the state has to keep itself safe from.

However, this is just one facet of the enslavement that taxes enable. The other facet is one that undermines private property. Certain things like your labor or property (that is acquired from another party) have nothing to do with the state yet they find it appropriate to come in and tax these things. The state has never owned or contributed to 100% of the property in it’s borders so how can it claim to be owed a taxes for 100% it’s use? Likewise, how can the state claim to have a stake in the income you receive from your job? Your labor never belonged to the state so how can they tax you when you trade it for private income (at your job)? The fact that you are taxed in these two ways means that the state feels that it owns us. You can never truly own private property because you must always pay taxes on it or the state will take it. Likewise, if you do not pay income taxes, even though they never owned the money or your labor, they will either take some of your money (a fine) or your time and labor (prison time). Does this sound like an entity “that’s for and by the people”? NO!

In-other-words the state makes freedom impossible for others and it’s own people. The state claims the right to wage mass murder in it’s people’s name while simultaneously taking it’s people’s rights. It creates monopoly’s in certain markets and undermines capitalism. It claims to provide security while being the biggest threat to it. It takes people’s money and converts it into death and destruction on foreign countries. It claims to own everything. It claims to be accountable to nobody.

Peace…

  1. […] Why Taxes Enslave… Period. No government ever in the history of the world has been the friend of its citizens.  George Washington proves that the US was no exception to that rule when in 1794 he called out the militia to deal with those engaged in the Whiskey Rebellion in Western PA.  And the American Revolution was alleged to have had its roots in taxation. […]

  2. Of course! If you haven’t figured out that the whole goal of the Rothschilds and the Bilderbergers, is ‘GLOBAL ENSLAVEMENT’ then you’ve got a couple screws loose. I think that if you think about the past 60 years of recent history, not that going all the way back to 1913 isn’t such a bad idea either…you’ll clearly see that the whole thing is there to ENSLAVE US ALL.

    it’s not about the prosperity of the nation, it’s about the prosperity of the ILLUMINATI, the rich european bankers who really run the world, and their ‘tag along’ U.S. counterparts.

  3. Direct taxes, believe it or not, are only a small part of the problem. When it comes to seizing wealth / enslaving the masses, the so-called “monetary system” is where the real power lies. There is a short / free book on the topic here:
    http://joeplummer.com/meet_the_system.html

  4. Why would anybody from any nation think their government is their friend and defender? Governments are selfish. They rule your life in many ways. What you eat, what you drink, what life saving medicine you can be prescribe, which country you should wage war to, not for the good of humanity, but for economical profit.

    All you have to do is pay your taxes and shut up!!!

  5. They’re “black sites”, not “black sights”.

    Peace!

  6. Thanks Sam I missed that.

  7. This article makes a fallacious argument, that it is taxes that are committing these atrocities around the globe. Taxes are and have been for centuries a MEANS, a TOOL for the powerful, not the be all and end all. By focusing attention on the monetary to the detriment of what is in men’s hearts, this article does the truth a grave disservice. Stopping the taxation system will not bring about the resolution of the world’s ills. Only a true exposure of the evil that lurks in the hearts of the powerful will accomplish that.

  8. This is a very good tip especially to those
    fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Appreciate your
    sharing this one. A must read article!

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