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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tax Havens et al - Persecuting Rich Pricks Again / Dobbing in Daddy Dodger.

There’s a real beat up in the MSM at the moment over tax havens, and the supposed one percenters having the effrontery to want to protect and spend their own money – for the benefit of all of us in capital markets - against the avarice of the Big Brother State that believes Its divine right is to spend their money for them, despite having taken a mere seventy years to destroy entire western economies through successive governments coercive Keynesian statism.

I don’t have time to write this week, other than to say, as I’ve been saying on this blog, ‘rich pricks’, so named, appallingly, by a previous New Zealand finance minister – the finance minister who decried the institution of knighthoods, then took one -  are the new scape goat of this century. Remember what the twentieth century did to its scape goats. Even as I said - although I thought I was joking - that rich pricks would soon be forced to wear little yellow dollar signs on their lapels so they could be identified, and singled out for retribution, I hear this morning on the radio, Westminster is now looking to force all UK advisors to disclose for vigilante judgement, their clients who are using legal measures the politicians might not agree with, to manage their tax affairs. Goodness me. The next step is usually convincing children that's it's patriotic to dob in their parents. I’m not going for the ultimate Godwin, here, just pointing out the undertow of it, and that this ‘get the rich prick’ screeching that is reaching fever pitch, is ugly, and to free men, worrisome. Especially as I’m starting to hear in every debate a null, dull eyed nationalism being spoken, again, from the forked tongues of our politicians. A peaceful world can only be built upon the voluntary transactions of a laissez-faire capitalism, both domestically, and across the meaningless political borders drawn up by politicians, but capitalism is being destroyed, no, has been destroyed, long ago, in the play-pits of every western government.

Frankly, I don’t need to comment further, as I’ve written regarding this most state persecuted minority in our society here, and again here. I’ve said everything I need to say in those two posts. And I’ve written on the proof of Mankiw, that from 2009, via middle class transfers, even the American middle class, what’s left of them, are net tax takers, and the situation would be similar in New Zealand. Meaning these ‘rich pricks’, vilified by the state, and the greedy, freedom-hating ninety niners - who don’t exist, they’re all just individuals, but let’s not let actual people get in the way of slogans and another flag waving cause - are amongst the very few left paying the tax that has been carrying everyone in our semi-police states. The sick and sad place this leads us, is already evident in the food lines of Greece, and those same queues being cordoned off with police batons in Spain, with the rest of Europe and the US to follow. Saying that the solution to anything, is to give politicians yet more of free mens’money, and thus the lives of free men to cannibalise, is like trying to,  … well, it’s like trying to stimulate our centrally planned economies with more of the stimulunacy that brought them to the brink in the first place, via the printing presses of fiat money and the empty, evil bromides and bribes that built our Gulags of Forced Altruism.


And just when I wonder if I'm getting a bit beyond reason, I find that I'm not even keeping up with the statists. Above I wrote:

The next step is usually convincing children that's it's patriotic to dob in their parents.

 And then, hattip Crusader Rabbit, I find the statists are already there - incredible:

 School children are being encouraged by HM Revenue and Customs to tell their teachers if they know of anyone "in their local area" who is not paying their fair share of tax.

It's all there, I'm afraid, George Orwell's novel 1984 made real: we're living the nightmare.

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