Monday, 15 October 2007

The Taxman

" Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you , nineteen for me
Cause I'm the taxman , yeah , I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be careful I don't take it all
Cause I'm the taxman , yeah , I'm the taxman "

Last weekend , Ed and Elaine Brown were taken into custody in the United States after a long siege for refusing to pay their taxes . They had threatened to go out in a hail of bullets like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid but , thankfully , this calamitous end was avoided and they were arrested peacefully .The main plank of their argument is that no law has been passed , authorising the IRS to take money from the citizens of the United States . This may or may not be the case and in pure legal terms seems to be a bit of a grey area , but to me seems to miss the main point.
As anybody who has read my previous posts , they will understand my concept that none of these governmental bodies such as the IRS or the Inland Revenue are only real but only mental ideas . ( In more ways than one ) As far as I am aware nobody in the world has entered into any contract , allowing the tax organisations to take money from them .When you read the phrase " tax is theft " this is literally true and in the UK they do not actually have to take it from you , but is deducted from your salary by your employer who will send it on . And woe betide you if , like the Browns , you refuse to pay your taxes . You will be up in court faster than you count to ten.
But what puzzles me is how we have got into this situation , where we are forced to hand over large parts of our salary to an organisation that does not exist . The reason , as far as I can ascertain is out of fear - the knock on the door or the letter through the post . The only way the government gets away with this con trick is through the staff who carry out its wishes - the judicial system and the police who supply the muscle . It is the biggest financial theft in the world and if a case could be brought , the government would be found guilty of theft and demanding money with menaces . But a court case can never take place as there is no one to prosecute since there is no government .
If we want to be really free , the peoples of the world have to realise they are ruled by only a very few people and if we want to make our own decisions , we will have to somehow wrestle power from these imaginary bodies .At the moment , Might is Right rules the world but it would only need people to boycott these institutions and the individuals employed by " The Powers That Be " to refuse to carry out their orders for the whole edifice to crumble or to alter so radically , so that is for the benefit of the whole of mankind , rather than mankind serving IT . IT does not exist !
I wish Ed and Elaine Brown well and hope that their plight causes everyone to question the whole notion of government .

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