Back in those terrible days when I used to be a socialist, I too used to be ‘outraged’ about stories – such as this one in the Daily Mail – involving people avoiding the payment of tax. This was because I was in the grip of ‘Stockholm Syndrome‘, as many are, with my spiritual home being the town hall of Stockholm, Sweden.
When you live mentally within this state-owned building, you believe that all tax paid to government is somehow benefitting ‘you’ in some way. Because all that benefits the state benefits you, obviously. That every penny paid to government is a penny not just wasted, but likely to be used to make your life worse, is never contemplated. This logical conclusion is never taught in any state-owned schools by state-paid teachers running state-directed curriculums.
Of course, every person on the state payroll will usually foam at the mouth when they find out that someone within their beloved state’s declared territory is legally avoiding tax. This is because nobody on the state payroll is paying any form of tax themselves, just receiving it, in the form of salaries, pensions, and expenses. Yes, of course, they nominally pay tax, and black-and-white figures are printed on their pay-slips to indicate such nominal tax payments. Yes, even members of parliament fill in tax return forms on which some of them declare their parliamentary expenses. But just ask any of these members of parliament, or anyone else on the government payroll, what their wages, pensions, and expenses would be if nobody paid tax, and you will receive one of three responses:
- You’ll be accused of being Satan and they will foam some more at the mouth
- They will walk away without saying a word, unable to reply, having been thrown into a catatonic cognitive dissonance
- A very few of the more thoughtful ones will admit that you are indeed correct, and that none of them pay any form of tax, except via accounting sleights of hand on payslips and invoices
However, for the rest of us, those who actually do pay net protection money to the state mafia, to provide them with the financial tools necessary to oppress us further with more paper laws, predations, taxes, rules, regulations – along with armed men and women to enforce them all – we should praise all of those people who safely and legally manage to avoid paying taxes.
Why? Well, these are a few of the reasons which spring to mind:
- The average water bill in the UK is £388 pounds, per annum. This is lower than it would otherwise be if the water companies under question in the Daily Mail’s article paid higher amounts of tax. If they did pay the extra tax that the government declares they should morally pay, then our water bills would be even higher than their current outrageous rate, which is pumped up by government enfranchisement, control, and regulation of the water industry. Let us imagine that the average water bill would rise to £410 pounds, per annum. If it did, thank the Daily Mail, the organisation which brought us 70 miles an hour speed limits, which on the M4 motorway, on an average morning, very few observe, except perhaps staff members of the Daily Mail. As the government is the most immoral body in any society, an immunologically-cloaked carcinogenic parasite feeding upon its naked host – i.e. the rest of us – any claims to morality are simply to be laughed at with the derision they deserve.
- Every penny given to any government empowers it. Therefore, every penny withheld from the government, disempowers it. The more government can be disempowered, the better. One happy future day, the British government will evaporate, with absolutely no income and an inability to borrow or to print currency which anyone else accepts. This shall be a glorious day. I do hope it comes within my lifetime.
- Every penny earned voluntarily and saved can be used to invest in other projects, some of which will generate extra wealth in society. So where money given to government is not only wasted, but will be used to make life worse, with a 100% chance of certainty, money saved by private people has some chance of making life better, and is never wasted. Yes, I really shouldn’t have bought as many burgundy shirts as I have in my life, with my own money, but all of those purchase decisions gave me pleasure at the point of sale, and I’m sure I looked nice in one of those burgundy shirts at least once, in a dark mirror, at the back of a smoky bar. And even that vague happiness is much more than any penny of tax ever gave anyone, except perhaps for the parasites which took it and fed upon it, usually inflicting misery upon someone else in the process by enforcing some stupid regulation, arresting someone for breaking some stupid paper law, or teaching someone some drivel about socialism.
There’s three reasons. I’m sure you can think of many more. In the meantime, for those of us who applaud truth, wealth, and freedom, we should continue to applaud those who legally, safely, and successfully, manage to stay within all of the state’s stupid parasitical rules, and still manage to avoid providing the state with any extra chains to wrap the rest of us in.