Author: Oenoanda

Ieri 18 Februarie, Joseph Stack un inginer american din Austin, Texas s-a sinucis zdrobindu-se cu o avioneta in cladirea Serviciului Public de Impozite. Din scrisoarea pe care a lasat-o in Internet se deduce ca este vorba de un gest de protest impotriva sistemului de taxare impus de guvernul federal si a lipsei de libertate economica.

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this
have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has
been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months
ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization
that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really
broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example
after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it
frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross
inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm
raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure,
but desperate times call for desperate measures.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no
society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country
have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and
service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further
brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we
should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals
represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no
taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my
adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood.
These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly
labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

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