And so it begins!
“Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you”
— Ben Franklin (January 5th 1773)
The smear campaign by the Powers That Be are beginning to take form, here we have the Wirral news quoting the Leader of Wirral Council, Counsellor Jeff Green who said:
“Have these people given any thought to what happens to the likes of Sure Start, public libraries or other services that people depend on? Not many people like paying tax but we accept the need for tax. I am disappointed this case has been adjourned, but in the light of the events that took place, understand the court’s decision.
Did this man miss the point, I think not, but he will not admit it. Yesterday seen a challenge of jurisdiction which, if they had proper standing and as they claimed “a properly constituted court” would not have been an issue. As to the cuts in public services, who does this numbnuts think he kidding, we the “feral under-classes” as we’ve been branded in certain quarters are not at fault for the ‘necessity’ of these cuts, not the teachers, not the unions, the protesters, nor the determined, selfless men and women who have recognized their absolute duty to enter LAWFUL REBELLION. Theirs is a maligned path, made so not just by Statist extremists and their special interest, but by a state of wilful ignorance and complacence of the common man.
“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”
— Voltairine de Cleyre (1886-1912)
There it is, like the abusive rapists they are, they will blame their victim for their own crimes, yes, we had it coming it seems. It was not the speculator, the bubble boom, bust, crash reality of the cyclical fiat financial empire of the city of London, and their willing accomplices in parliament of course. No, never that.
But when presumptions are shattered, force is countered, law as is commonly perceived – legislative-Statute, the colour of law – FORCE – is challenged and found wanting and unlawful, what then must the Powers That Be do? What else, but ad hominem attacks and the age old remedy of carry on regardless as seen by Mr Green’s own less than subtle threat…
“However, before anyone else considers not paying their Council Tax, let me assure everyone that Wirral Council is stepping up its activity to ensure that everyone pays their fair share. Nobody is above the law.”
Indeed, all are equal before the Law. A shame really that so few of the passive subjects see the truth of that age old maxim and that the State indeed does not agree… The law was the crux of the matter, and those public officers that are entrusted to administer it.
Finally, a quote of one of my favourite works, “The Law”, by Frédéric Bastiat (1848), p17.
How to Identify Legal Plunder
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law—which may be an isolated case—is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system.
The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his acquired rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protect and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen.
Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The presentday delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.