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Please don't waste your money on this rubbish,
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I downloaded this on the strength of all the five star reviews and because it was free. Now the author has the audacity to charge money for it, I have to warn other potential readers what they are going to get if they buy it. It is 25 sentences long. It is 25 sentences TOO long. It gives no good reasons why you or anyone else should pay their taxes. It is complete and utter rubbish. Some reviewers seem to consider it a book suitable for children. Since it talks of 'bum herpes', I have to disagree. If I had written it, I would be ashamed to allow others to see it.
If you are interested in taxation, I recommend you read Frank Chodorov's book The Income Tax: Root Of All Evil. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Income-Tax-Root-ebook/dp/B0051QK2R4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357517031&sr=8-4
If all the five star reviewers are serious and not simply friends of the author, I'm sorry to say that they have all been brainwashed into thinking that taxation is a good thing. It is not. Taxation is theft.
Please, please do not waste a penny on this pathetic piece of rubbish.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2013 18:33:57 GMT
No Neil, taxation is not "theft".
Taxation is payment in return for services - protection & safety, well-being and social stability, amongst others.
Those services may or may not be efficiently provided, but that's a different debate altogether.
The issue that many have - and which seems to escape you - is when you have an individual or corporation that benefits from being part of a society where taxes have provided said benefits, yet opt out of fulfilling their part of the arrangement. That is a parasitical relationship.
Basically, if you believe that taxes are theft, then move elsewhere where you don't have to pay taxes. I hear Somalia is quite nice.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2013 20:12:26 GMT
Yes Martin, taxation is theft, without the quotation marks.
Taxation is not a payment for services. If I want to buy a good or service from someone, I first request that good or service, then I negotiate a price and I voluntarily pay for it. If I do not want or need a good or service, I do not pay for it. If I do not like the good or service offered by one seller, I go to another seller. The state forces me to pay for services that I neither need nor want. It has a monopoly on some of the services that I do want and maintains its monopoly through violence or the threat of violence. I am forced to use the National Health Service, for example, because I don't have enough money to go to a private doctor. I don't have enough to go to a private doctor because the money that I would have used to pay a private doctor has been stolen from me by the state.
There is no contract between me, you or anyone else and the state. The state is simply a group of thieves who live off the wealth, work and energy of others. They do no productive work. They are parasites. The state is a cancer. It sucks the life out of the people and leaves them poor and weak. The businesses that you deride are the ones that create wealth. The state creates nothing. It only consumes. The people who constitute the state consider that all our work and all our money really belong to them. They simply allow us to keep enough of what we earn so that we are fit enough to produce more. They are the farmers and we are the livestock. Listen to the Labour front-benchers arguing that the coalition government was 'giving away' thousands of pounds to millionaires when it cut the top rate of tax from 50% to 45%. The government was giving away nothing. It was simply not stealing as much as it had before - a very different thing.
Taxation is violence. If you decide that you don't agree with the way taxes are being spent - on wars, for example - you cannot choose to stop paying. If you do, the state will use violence to take your money and possessions away from you and lock you in prison.
Regarding your last point,why should I move elsewhere simply because I disagree with being robbed? Would I be right in assuming that you work for the government in some way and vote Labour?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 15:06:29 GMT
"Would I be right in assuming that you work for the government in some way and vote Labour?"
The answers to those questions are "no" and "no".
Every day that you remain in the UK (I assume it's the UK) is another day that you accrue the benefits of living in a civilised society paid for by taxes that you despise. You know, not getting robbed or ripped off when you purchase something - even supposedly 'little' things like that are regulated by the state you despise.
Remaining in the UK (or whatever civilised state you are writing from) is hypocritical, given your stance. So when are you moving to Somalia?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 16:12:56 GMT
So you don't work for the government and you don't vote Labour. That's good. You are not a completely lost cause then. There is still hope for you.
Perhaps you could answer the following questions:
What are the benefits of living in a civilised society?
Could these benefits exist without the state?
Is state regulation necessarily a good thing? Could there be cheaper, fairer private regulation that didn't require the threat of violence to enforce it?
Here are a few questions which I will answer.
Where does the state get its power from? Most commentators would say that the state gets its power from the people.
Can you delegate a power that you yourself do not possess? I do not have the right to break into your house and search it. The police do have that right. Where did it come from? I do not have the right to kill anyone. The police do. Where did that right come from? I do not have the right to take you and lock you up without good reason. The police do. Where did they get that right from? You and I do not have the right to say to people 'Give me a portion of your earnings every month or I will take it from you by force and then lock you up for trying to avoid paying'. If we don't have that power and the government gets its power from us, surely the government should not have that power. In the past, the people recognised that the government was a bunch of self-seeking criminals and they all avoided paying them as much as they could. It is only in the last hundred or so years that the state has been viewed as something good. Why is it seen in a favourable light now? Because it created a virtual monopoly for itself in education and it indoctrinated the population into believing that the state is good, necessary and beneficent. It took over the hospitals and persuaded people that without it there would be no healthcare in this country (in fact there have been hospitals here since the eleventh century). The state uses propaganda to fool people into supporting it. You, and all the other five star reviewers on here, have been duped, I'm afraid. Please do your best to see beyond what you have been told all your life and try to see reality. It is painful, I know, but it is worth it.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 18:06:51 GMT
I did think that groundless accusations regarding people's professions and political memberships was slightly untoward, but ranting about state propaganda and people being duped indicates that you are bit of a nutter.
I'm not going to waste my time with you when you've constructed an elaborate mechanism to support rampant and short-sighted self-interest.
Do yourself a favour and get yourself a one-way ticket to Somalia. Maybe that will open your eyes.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 20:48:10 GMT
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Have you ever heard the saying 'the Devil's greatest trick was to convince the world that he doesn't exist'? Well the state has convinced most people, including you, that it is a good thing.
But look at the facts. States killed hundreds of millions of people in the 20th century. The Chinese state killed tens of millions of its own people. The Soviet state killed tens of millions of its own people.
The USA has been at war somewhere in the world ever since the Second World War. It kills people all over the world, undermines foreign governments, assassinates people it doesn't like, bribes other governments and tries to rule the world. it is currently interfering in the question of whether or not the UK should stay in the EU. It is not the American people who are causing all this death, destruction and general trouble, it is the US state.
The UK state has sent soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan to kill and be killed. Would any ordinary British person travel all the way to these countries to fight unless the state trained them to and paid them to? Of course not. The state takes our money from us to control us and to try and grab land and resources from other countries. If you really think that politicians have your interests at heart, you are extremely naive.
If you do decide to reply, please make a proper argument. Don't just repeat the boring remark about Somalia. It's childish.
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