The United States of America has become a corporatized self-interest entity. A country of collectivists, authoritarians and dictators. We are a nation of regulations upon regulations; where a free market hasn’t existed since the taxation of society and their operations. The issue has become tempered by time and we’ve been conditioned for it but taxation isn’t vital or even practical to progress. The reality is: taxation is an albatross upon the people. I will prove it through argument.
First understand that taxation is a socialist economic practice. The funds are collected from all people then distributed into a great many things that others use more than you. It’s a model for redistribution of wealth. That is a trendy term right now but the only time you can have corruption is when using intermediaries to decide how money or resources should be trafficked and used; hence you have collectivists and the creation of the state. Collectivists are individuals claiming that ‘the group’ has more right to power and process than any individual among them or anywhere. It’s their philosophy that people require to be managed. This is not to be confused with organization. A group may organize their efforts to have their will be done, that is fine and well; however it is the goal of collectivists to inflict that will upon those not party to their organization. This is a mild form of tyranny because they must use the guise of authority to force their will. And because of this alleged “service” to the public, they must be paid for their job. And all must pay regardless whether or not you’re directly affected by their actions. And they will force your compliance and use your money however they desire. Thus we have the corruption of these current days: closed-session deals, price-fixing, drugs/weapons/human trafficking, war profiteering, authoritarian intimidation, gag orders, murder, embezzlement, money laundering, loan sharking, bribery, obstruction of justice, and other forms of racketeering. These are common practices between government and organizations within its beltway of corruption. None of which would be possible without YOUR money.
And so.. collectivists fabricate positions of authority and management to direct actions, supposedly on behalf of the public; although you never see the white-collar working on the roadway. Any interested group of individuals could hire people to fix the roadway. A single man could follow directions on a bag of cement and repair a pothole. But the state has a monopoly on transportation and repair. Don’t ever let them catch you fixing something if you aren’t DOT certified, commissioned and micro-managed by acronymic regulatory boards of white-collared freeloaders.
Back to the issue at hand. Taxation and its effect on inflationary costs. Concerning the income tax.. if you generate more income, you pay more taxes. I’m not even discussing the percentages, I’m simply saying the outgoing unit value in taxation is higher if your income is higher. This is a constant and it’s important to understand the practice of compound taxation, which is where we are today. There are local, state and federal taxes; then there are common goods (sales), food, fuel, income, payroll, and property taxes. Some would say I have repeated tax burdens in the preceding list; I have not. They are each clearly separate with different tax percentages, therefore they are different taxes. For example, a fuel tax could be argued as a sales tax but it is a different rate and therefore separate. In some areas it has become illegal to barter goods or services because it’s arguably a manner to evade taxation; which they will of course tell you is criminal. I assure you bartering is not immoral but according to the collectivists’ code books, it may be classified as a fineable offense and subject to recompense.
It doesn’t take a degree in economics to understand that taxation is a burden on society that arrests community development and social progress. It could take months to get a bump in the road fixed by a collectivist statist model bickering over how to spend your money; whereas a small group of able-bodied individuals that drive that road daily could buy the needed repair products and make an afternoon of it. Then you might say, no one has time to do anything like that between their jobs. Nonsense, because without the burden of taxation, there is no loss of time from needless record-keeping for taxes you don’t have to struggle and waste time to pay. You work your job and get paid then at your leisure you put that money back into your community immediately where it needs it, without overregulated bureaucracy and burdens of paying third parties huge chunks of your money. The free market economy will flourish and collectivist corruption models will disappear because interrelation among trading parties is self-regulated by reputation and common law practice.
Oh but that’s such a scary idea because what about insurance, pensions, social security and retirement?
Insurance is nearly a complete Charles Ponzi-style racket, and in many instances its mandatory and serves to hike up the price of the services it’s issued for. Pensions are derived from your employer withholding money from you, in the hopes you will die before they can pay you the total sum. Ultimately they could file bankruptcy and you’d be fucked. Social security is a mandatory socialist money redistribution model that’s highly mismanaged into fraudulent activity; not to mention that the SS number is a continually exploited security risk concerning identity and property. Social Security is allegedly insured and backed by government, but everyone else is paying for it, whether they bought into it or not. Retirement is the action of not working anymore but you’re going to still require money for food and care once you stop working; no doubt necessitating these taxed money schemes. But people forget that if you didn’t have the tax burden or let middle-men mismanage your money, you would have more than enough saved for your retirement and healthcare. Not to mention you would have enough money to be eating healthier throughout your work years, thus negating most of your late-life care costs.
Insurance is an assurance to pay, institutions like hospitals and lawyers know this so they raise the cost of the procedures of operation because there is a definite source of payment. Of course the regulatory boards allow this immoral and fraudulent behavior because all money is taxable income. Consider the fact that even outlawed activities like soliciting prostitution is legal if it’s renamed and taxable. Whores are no longer arrested if they solicit for an escort agency, but they’re still prostitutes. That may not be a palatable pill to swallow but it’s the truth. I personally don’t have criminal concerns about drugs or prostitution; let adults do what they like with their bodies. So really institutions like government, cares not for common moral law or even the well-being of its people; but they’ll deceive and manipulate to chase your dollar all the way into the pit if it serves their collective.
This is not the result of society or the practice of capitalism. Remember that capitalism is merely the belief that one can own something; property. Even the billionaires of the planet would have nothing without capitalism. They certainly control more land than most but it’s arguable if even the rich own their lands. That is, of course, if you understand the true meaning of ownership. Even the US land deeds claim the holders as tenants. The land is quite possibly owned by the Crown from old English banking cartels much like those which operated under the name of The Virginia Company many centuries ago. With the help of clever wording from the British Accredited Registry (BAR), the Crown has managed to fool everyone into residing on their land as long as they pay their rent (tax). It is often said that “possession is 9/10 of ownership”. Perhaps that is because the remaining 10% is the tax imposed by the true owner.
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
– Benjamin Franklin
This is a troubling quote for many but old Benjamin obviously had a sense of humor. Of course taxes are not certain because you can certainly go without paying taxes. Those that don’t understand logic will argue this as a truth from there and back, but they don’t consider that Benjamin was pointing out the problem of the practice of taxation. Certainly there is no record of one escaping death, but taxation..? Because people have taken this so seriously, the practice of taxation has become the driving force of new slavery; enforced by militarized groups of mercenaries working for the greed and corruption of third parties. That threat is beyond anything we’ve ever seen before; far surpassing the threat of force at the muzzles of the British in pre-revolutionary war.
Today a war like that could never take place because people are not empowered by true independence. The mental conditioning and dependency on the state has overwhelmed too many. People are scattered and disorganized in their politics and will not take a stand against even what they know in their heart is wrong because it isn’t normal behavior to be free of collectivist burdens. Most people are impressionable, ignorant, weak and slow. They have little willpower outside their accustomed programmatic slave labor, and they’re ruined by behavioral faults. There is very little honor among the public of city life because they’re pioneers of the system that enslaves them. They are ultimately robots programmed to be a part of a system they grow to hate. There’s very few human infrastructure in your vision of paradise for a reason. People ultimately know that cities are where the slaves toil and work for each other. The food is overly-processed garbage, the medical industry dispenses liver-destroying toxic waste and the taxes are two-fold. It’s great for spending money with friends as a vacation from what is normal; as long as your ‘normal’ is a peaceful quiet plot of land in a temperate climate away from others, where you can focus on living in harmony with the environment with little to no money.
No. Taxes are not certain. Our forefathers fought tooth and nail to be free from the fees of middle-men and succeeded, albeit for a short period of time. Freedom from the burden of taxation can be accomplished, though many unsavory elements of collectivist societies would no doubt perish in the process of restoring that freedom. Taxation is a long running scam whereby the entire modern infrastructure of government relies on its continued enforcement. I believe I’ve truly become an anarchist, but I at least realize that anarchy is a phase of transition to another form of organization. Organization is autonomous because people form a society for obvious benefits of interaction and ability. People can have community, organization and a functional society without the burden of government middle-men. The proof is obvious. Our species has existed to the point where we created collectivist taxation models, certainly not operating on them previously. Trade can occur without regulation. In fact, the beauty of the blossoming free market relies on the principle of no regulation.
Ideally.. People are to trade goods and services voluntarily with whomever they wish; without middle-men, regulatory boards and mandatory inclusion to programs. That’s where independence lies. I’m not of any illusions that reverting to a free society could be accomplished without physical conflict. We must take the freedom back by force, because there is no reasoning with a collectivist. They will always have you under their thumb included in some form or another. And with inclusion comes the costs and burdens of the many. The flaw of the collectivist mindset is their unreasonable archaic philosophy that all must make sacrifices for everyone. It is also their weakness, as major proponents of collectivist practices often exemplify the double-standard of their argument. They are horrible people. The political arena of liars displays these behavioral flaws callously; regularly caught lying, being hypocritical and practicing double-standards. Evil cannot escape its true nature and the moral can spot the demon easily.
Greed is a fascinating flaw. It has caused the most developmental harm to society. It’s as if the mother of America has taken thalidomide with a side order of depleted uranium. The damage is done and all we can do is hope some of us can still create a pure future. Every day I discover it’s the most horrible of days as I read new stories of the unreasonably insane dictating new law and practice. I will not allow this to continue. It may take lustrums or decades but I will find a way to extinguish the practices of collectivism and restore the freedom of voluntary participation at least for myself, if not for all that I care. It may simply be a matter of informing the right people of my experience and analysis of these systems of control and domination, or it could take much more. I feel it’s the duty of moral people to maintain an orderly society; one without the packaged corruptions of mandatory involvement or monopolies. I don’t think they’ve given us much choice and ultimately it will be at the advent of their destruction that we will begin to relearn responsibility and have peace.
-Jeremy Edward Dion