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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, December 20, 2012

I Demand Higher Prices You Immoral Capitalists.

Imagine a rent-a-crowd protestor outside a supermarket with this on his placard:

We demand to pay more for our staple dietary requirements. Raise your prices!

I think we are agreed that would be mind-numbingly stupid. However, that’s what 'ethical consumers' are protesting for in their planned boycott of Amazon, Google, Starbucks, et al. Tax is a cost to business: a protest to raise taxes paid, is a protest to raise the price a consumer pays. 

I put it to you the ‘Ethical Consumer’ is not so much ethical, as just plain bat-shit stupid, and for some reason during a recession has decided to declare war on the struggling consumer. Socialism … it’s really silly, and it’s hurting good, honest working people. If you want to even the playing field for local small and medium sized businesses, lower their tax rates to what the Googles' of the world are paying here: then we would all benefit. But for that to happen, irresponsible governments which spend like free men can't, need to get their spending under control (or even stop borrowing would be a start).

War is Peace

Freedom is Slavery

Fairness is Higher Prices.

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