Posts Tagged ‘income tax’

Libertarianism is Bustin’ Out Al-Egypt

January 29, 2011

It looks like the “happy disease” of Libertarianism is busting out in Egypt, and all over the Arab and North African world, as the youth of these countries finally get sick and tired of the corporatism and governmental corruption than has kept them down and impoverished for decades. The governments and Islamists can continue to blame Jews and Zionism for every single problem in the Arab and Islamic world, but the secular youth of these countries, and many of the educated middle class, know that the problem is corporatism or state socialism mixed and allied with the big private corporations and local wealthy magnates, and the perennial problems of government corruption and the arbitrary power of the “state”.

Over and against these tyrannies stands the old Jeffersonian Liberalism that motivated the writing of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the beautiful Bill of Rights, one of the great documents of Mankind. These instinctively known values about the Rights of Man are surging up in the youth of North Africa, and they will overwhelm all resistance before them, whether the governmental Leviathan State, or the religious fanaticism and Jew-hatred of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group with long ties to the Nazi ideology since its inception.

Silverwolf finds it both singularly interesting and seminal that this whole revolt was sparked by one young man in Tunisia protesting against a Communist regulation: having to have a business license to sell vegetables. This  is a gross violation of the Capitalist Rights of the Individual to earn a living without the government interfering by either requiring a license to vend, or by looting part of the fruits of one’s labor through an individual income tax (a corporate income tax may or may not be allowable because a corporation is not an individual, but a notional, fictional entity and thus not subject to the Rights of Man).

And so this whole “revolution” began as one man’s capitalist protest against a communist system of regulation in Tunisia, and the extreme levels of unemployment which socialism, corporatism, and minimum-wage laws bring about,  and while Silverwolf does not approve of self-immolation as a form of protest, that extreme act of anti-Communist protest has sparked a revolution so furious and of such magnitude, of which that dead young man could never have dreamed a few weeks ago, that it shows us Libertarians the power and ability of One Individual to change the course of history.

Such is the Power of Freedom and the Thirst for Liberty in all sane men.

Of course, the battle will rage between this new secular, anti-government Libertarianism which unfortunately probably has little more than anger behind it (how many in the streets of Cairo have read their Jefferson, Madison and Murray Rothbard?), and the religious fanatics who would like to see a repeat of Carter’s Folly in Iran of backing a brutal torturing dictator. Already we hear bleatings from Ms. Rodham that Hosni Baby should be given just a little more time. I guess thirty years ain’t enough, is it, Madame Secretary of State, as long as you’re not the one being tortured or unemployed all through the years of your youth? Maybe when you have $70 million, it’s easy to wait? But believe me, Ms. Rodham, those young Capitalists in the Streets ain’t gonna wait.

Rolling the dice like this of course roils a readily rabid world. The excitement and uncertainty of seeing the cornerblock piece of land between Africa and the Middle East wracked by mayhem may seem like a one-off event, but it really fits in with a world pattern, from the American  Tea Party anger and reaction to the Obama extension of the Federal mandate by forcing Americans to pay a corporate insurance toll just to exist in America, and having themselves strip-searched if they must travel, to the growing unrest and malcontent manifest in Europe, and expressing itself in the Greek protests, the Paris and London Student protests,  and the whinings of the unions and the French pensioners who may have to wait to 62 instead of 60 for their lifetime dole.

And perhaps forshadowing this wave of Libertarianism, though not linked by any observers except Silverwolf here, was the unheard of reaction of a group of London protesters to the appearance of a Royal motorcade. The press reported that they chanted “Off with their heads”, and threw paint on the car, although when Silverwolf listened to the tape, it sounded like they what they were actually saying  was “Offer them beads”, and the paint on the car may have been an attempt to spruce up the appearance of the Royal conveyance, since the financial crisis has brought budgetary embarrassments to even the finest of British families. Knowing the British people’s love for their monarchy, it’s hard to imagine any other possible explanations.

However, he is willing to accept the official portrayal of the event, and, if it is true, it is a telling description of the disgust which youth, whether in Tunisia, London, Paris or Cairo, hold for the Establishment.

Yes, indeed. Libertarianism is bustin’ out all over the Arab world, and it ain’t even June.

Hoooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwww! — Silverwolf

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The Crime of Gay Marriage: Ripping Off the Singles

June 20, 2008

Silverwolf has heard the great brouhaha coming from south of the Oregon border about the supposed wonders of the new California law that permits Gays to marry each other. Many say that this marks a new high in toleration, a new spirit of freedom, a new era of progressivism. But to Silverwolf it marks only a new departure in the destruction of the “Wall of Separation” of Church and State that Wisechief Jefferson taught us was so necessary to the health of the American Constitutional Republic.

Put simply, marriage is and has always been a religious institution. To that extent, it is innocuous. If people want to call themselves married, that’s their affair. Nor does Silverwolf give a flying fricassee what people do in the privacy of their domiciles as long as there is no coercion; that is entirely consistent with Libertarian doctrine. But Silverwolf takes the utmost exception, when that religious institution is insinuated into the fabric of Government, and is then used to shift the tax burden from married people to single people. It is bad enough that we have the immoral  personal income tax, which violates Natural Rights Doctrine in that it puts a claim on the fruits of our labor, and says that that labor belongs solely to the government, which then permits us to keep a portion of that labor. As most Americans know, they must work the first 5 months of every year just to support the many governmental parasites that suck their sustenance out of the body politic, sickening the Free-market Capitalist entity that has brought prosperity to the American Republic, and returning very little that is Constitutionally mandated. For many decades, single people and wolves in America have had to pay a much higher income tax, so that married people can use the dependents deduction to rip them off, and gain a huge windfall. Given the vast number of married people in America who benefit by this legalized theft by deduction, it has been impossible to repeal it so far. Additionally, on the state level, the same crime is carried out not only in the state income tax, but also in the huge court costs that singles must pay to finance the divorce courts, and all the legal wranglings that swirl around “legalized prostitution” (i.e. marriage in most cases, if we go by divorce court statistics).

Now Gay people come along and say, well if married Straights can rip off the taxpayer at large, why shouldn’t we be able to do the same thing; shouldn’t the opportunities for theft be available to one and all equally? This is known as Liberalism.

Of course, it must be acknowledged that Gays throughout history have been treated abominably, as moral pariahs, for a situation which more and more science seems to indicate is a function of brain condition. The release of research only a few days ago, recounted by the BBC, which indicates that Gays have the brain size of members of the opposite sex, with male Gays having brainlobes of equal size, as in found in women, and female Gays having lobes of inequal size, as in men, seems to give great credence to the view that homosexuality is chemically conditioned in the brain. The main researcher on that study said that in his view this was proof positive that Gays are born Gay, and Silverwolf has steadily had to abandon his old belief that this constituted some kind of moral imbalance, or Fascistic tendency. But he would still like to know if there is statistically more homosexuality in societies that condone and applaud inversion, like the slave-owning, Fascist-thug societies of ancient-Greece and Rome, over societies in which this is not the case, which, if it were true, would seem to indicate that at least some of this activity is not due to brain-function.

But be that as it may, past injustices towards Gays should not condone their denial of Civil Rights to Single people through the cozenage and legalized theft of the Marriage Tax Deduction and the costs of running the Divorce Courts, and if they really cared about Civil Rights for all citizens, they should be pointing this out, instead of quietly lining up to gain the benefits of these injustices.

The solution is very simple. Since the repeal of the Federal and State Income Taxes has about as much chance of occurring as Ron Paul has of getting elected President, Libertarians should work towards repealing the Federal and State marriage deductions, except when there are children under 16 present in a family, because in that case the person raising the children, while the other slaves at work, is actually bringing a great benefit to society, a benefit without which society would not exist at all. But in all other cases, the marriage deduction, whether for Straights or Gays, is nothing but the legalized theft of all the Singles in America, who are forced to pay higher taxes, and support a life-style that they may feel is perverse. And when it comes to perversion, can there be anything more perverse that murdering a defenceless animal, and then eating its corpse?

Let the religious practice their religions, but not at the expense of Wolves that stand alone and independent.

Hooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! — Silverwolf