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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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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why Are We Doing This To Rawleigh's Products – Since 1889? And Scottish Children Owned By the State from August 2016. All Aboard the Retard Express …

The following is from a work in progress that has become stymied:

Ultimately the moral bankruptcy of statism is corrected, or at least ended, by the concomitant economic bankruptcy statism can never avoid once it has destroyed that expression and mechanism of peacefully coordinating the complex mesh of desires and needs of free men and women in a voluntary society: the free market. As statism snuffs out volition of the last individual, so is statism snuffed out. But what is missing in such an analysis is the only important level of economics - micro; the pain and loss of the millions of individuals whose lives are pissed against the wall of political, philosophical, and - with states as big as they have become – bureau-theological arrogance that is statism; of self-styled crusaders, know-alls and busy-bodies sitting on their baubles in the Fortress of Legislation who think they can make your life decisions better than you can, who think they can spend your income and wealth better than you can, and have legislated the totalitarian surveillance state to achieve exactly that end: it’s the tax and welfare state, its taxing arm wielding the full snooping, search and seizure powers of every secret police through history, and against which even the burden of proof is turned against the hapless taxpayer, while welfare addicts generation after generation in despondent dependency to it.

The current iteration of pain is now evident in Europe and set to stalk the world on a bust conceivably bigger than that from the central bank made bubbles of August 2008 bursting; that crisis itself which has justified for our political masters the final formation of the complete and integrated global tax surveillance state via FATCA and then GATCA, as we are coerced down the road to serfdom.

I’ll keep struggling with the piece, but note in the interim that New Zealand’s command economy – there’s no such thing as a mixed economy - continues at pace its vote via the emoting booth toward the brink: all the trappings of a vicious tax state are in place, from our state-aphantic Progressive judiciary destroying an individual’s last protection, last breathing space, from the tax-take, the Westminster Principle, allowing our MPs imprudent, undisciplined and largely unrestrained maws free access to the lolly shop of our wallets and bank accounts; to our complicity in that US surveillance program known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA); and our commitment to the global surveillance state via the Global Account Tax Compliance Act (GATCA).  Not to forget the growing impediments of doing business here due to the distortions of government forcing its bureaucracy into every transaction. Proof? Per my quotation above, always look at the micro level, at individuals and firms transacting with one another and then at how these voluntary transactions have been congested through regulation and taxing by government to the extent of an economy stumbling in incalculable ways. Take, for example, that grand old firm Rawleigh Healthcare Pty Ltd, providing - per their letterhead - Quality Healthcare Since 1889. Every Kiwi and Australian of a certain age will know of Rawleigh’s products; growing up on a farm our bathroom cabinet was never without a supply of Rawleigh’s Salve:

Yet despite I can find no single incidence of a Rawleigh product having killed one of its customers – I’ve Googled it - or harmed them in any way, over 126 years, and I, plus millions of families can personally attest the efficacy of their great products – (buy them!) – look at how near impossible our politicians and bureaucrats have made it for this firm to operate into the twenty first century. On November 1, 2012, Rawleigh’s sent this letter to its distributors (it’s long, so I’ve redacted parts):

Dear [Distributor]

Due to regulatory reasons, as of 1 November, 2012 Rawleigh Healthcare Limited in New Zealand is presently unable to supply the following medicinal products:

Antiseptic Cream, Antiseptic Salve, Medicated Ointment, Muscle Rub, Head Clear and Pain Ease Oil.

 Distributors can, however, still make these products available to their customers for their personal use by enabling them to order via mail order from our Australian office.


In future, when you take an order for any of these products you will need to fill in a Tax Invoice form and get the customer to tick and sign it to authorise you, as their agent, to import the goods. [Snip.] All orders for medicinal items can be sent to our New Zealand Office but will be processed in Australia. You will therefore receive two invoices … [Snip.]

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and trust that this matter can be resolved as quickly as possible notwithstanding [snip] changes to the compliance regime in New Zealand and Australia. Once all issues that our Medsafe/TGA consultants are working on have been resolved, we hope to bring you ointment and salve in both large and small tins (as it used to be) along with other medicinals, to again be supplied from New Zealand …

As bad as that is, it then gets worse. On 23 January, 2013, Rawleigh was forced to send out the following to their distributors; I’ve redacted, again, and copied without need of further comment – though you can read the frustration from the Director penning this (my highlights):

Dear [Distributor]

In our letter to distributors of 1 November, we advised of the changes we were required to make while Medsafe goes through a process of relicencing our medicinal range. Continuing that rather tortuous process, we have recently been advised that the ‘current’ system is not sufficient to satisfy the definition of supplying ‘for customers personal use’ and that this needs to be further changed. The latest edict is that the supply of goods to customers needs to be direct from Rawleigh Healthcare Pty Ltd in Australia.

There’s a lot more, and I won’t go on to describe the contortions distributors have to now go through to sell Rawleigh product; to my knowledge the firm is still not 'through the process.' The Rawleigh distributor I know made a net profit of just over $45 last year.

That wasn't a typo: $45.

To the state-bound, regulation constipated morons residing in our Fortress of Legislation, this is Rawleigh, you dunderheads, ‘quality healthcare since 1889’! If they can't make it through the mess of laws and clip boards you've spawned, how many companies have been forced to fold or withdraw? In how many ways have my choices as a consumer been reduced? In how many ways have my costs been increased by sheer red tape?

In related news - the two stories related in blood by Nanny - the totalitarian face of evil - and who would have thought it showing its hairy arse in Braveheart’s country - the Scottish National (Socialist) Party, SNP, are enforcing law which will see a Named Bureaucrat to oversee the life of every single Scottish child  born from August 2016, and so is nationalising the children of that country, a move I half-seriously intimated in this earlier post, (see bottom third), though assumed it would be happening out of the United Police States of America first, or at least one of the socialist disasters of Europe proper. Brendan O’Neill sums the madness up well enough in Reason:

And then there's the authoritarian icing on the cake, if Scotland will forgive such an obesity-encouraging metaphor: the SNP's Children and Young People Act. This Act plans to assign a Named Person, a state-decreed guardian, to every  baby born in Scotland, in order to watch him or her from birth to the age of 18.

Due to come into force in August 2016, the Named Person initiative is truly dystopian. Once, it was only abandoned or orphaned children who became charges of the state; now, all Scottish children will effectively be wards of the state under a new, vast system of, in essence, shadow parenting. In an expression of alarming distrust in parents, and utter contempt for the idea of familial sovereignty and privacy, the state in Scotland wants to attach an official to every kid and to keep tabs on said kid's physical and moral wellbeing.

There'll be a state spy in every family. In Scotland, Big Brother is not only watching you (it was recently revealed that Scotland has 4,114 public-space CCTV cameras and "camera vans," which drive through towns filming the allegedly suspect populace); he's also watching your kids.

I’d hoped to see this realised only in fantasy form in some dystopian Hunger Games or whatever, but there it is: Scotland. Way too many fried Moro Bars, maybe, but it’s where the entire West is headed. As far as I’m concerned every family in Scotland is justified in armed rebellion to stop any child of theirs being forced into the Named Tyrant scheme to be brainwashed by the state in the ways of the state. There was a famous war for freedom, to which we all owe our current prosperity, fought over merely a 2% tax on tea. Look at what SNP are about to do in comparison.

Unfortunately the Free West is now the fantasy. I’ve said in my critique of our modern Progressive-centric literature that to write reality, now, an author would have to world build like fantasy writers once had to. We live in the ruins of a once great Western civilisation, its freedoms wrought by a classical liberalism evolving from the Enlightenment, but destroyed by the cultural Marxism and identity politics of Progressive monsters. (Not of Progressivism: individual people did this to us; ironically with the best of intentions, evil enslaver bastards.) And while they only win until the societal demolition that follows, remember the micro-level; the millions of lives to be ruined and minced into the machine of the surveillance state, again.

It’s my understanding that SNP will soon be introducing an Act forcing all businesspeople and wealth creators in Scotland to wear a little white and blue star on their suit jackets so, to quote in the vernacular, ‘th’baastards cannabe ardentified.’  Well that's no worse than the invasion of every Scottish childbearing family and home they plan from August 2016.

It’s arrogance, with ignorance (the bed fellow of arrogance), stupidity and hubris mixed in: lethal. Hand me the salve … Oh, silly me. All aboard the Retard Express, please, noting we are the retards for putting up with this; next stop Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Venezuela. Next stop the Gulag.

Mind the (goose) step.

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