Some incidents recently that show tyranny unclothed:
Several weeks ago, before I went to Texas, coincidentally while the debate on Constitutionalism vs. Anarchy was ongoing on this blog, I received a letter via certified mail. We had moved house, the mail had been redirected, held by third world level postal services, and then we had a notice that we had to go pick it up at the local post office. So the upshot was that we picked it up several weeks late.
It was a notice from the IRS. It was a demand for an insurmountable amount of money in Taxes. Within the letter were the following lines:
“Notice of Intent to Seize (“levy”) your State Tax Refund or Other Property.”
“If you don’t call us immediately, or pay the (insurmountable) amount due, we may Seize (“levy”) your State Tax Refund or Other Property and apply it to the (insurmountable) amount due.”
Well, we already paid our taxes, so WTF? We had not received previous letters, and this was well overdue. In the letter was a clear threat of violence. What to do, expecting enforcement action to appear in the driveway at any moment?
Well, I cast a look around my house and property and ***** ***** ***** **** **** **** **** tyranny.
Given the track record of the IRS, was this the partially-expected attack on MVT as part of the anti-gun progressive political agenda?
While I was thinking about how to defend my family, I called my CPA. He’s a good guy, an Alumni. After some investigation, while I made sure ***** ***** ***** *****, it turned out that the amount was our due taxes (already paid) plus massive late fees. Incompetent fucks.
Emergency over. Nothing illustrates the naked threat of violence behind excessive redistributive taxation than that sort of personal experience. It says it right there in the letter. Staring tyranny right in the face, feeling its hot carrion breath.
But :“Everybody gotta die (resist tyranny) sometime, Red.” But that day wasn’t my day to die.
I will tell you that I support fair taxation for limited government. I don’t support punitive taxation by a politically motivated IRS with the intent of redistributing wealth (ha!) from those that work to those that don’t.
I’ll tell you what though, I’m just a naturalized citizen, a British-American guy. One guy, who trains people in what I know. So fuck you for letting America disappear into a socialist hellhole. Yes, YOU.
More recently, I had an incident with a dog that involved me having to go to the emergency department to get my hand stitched up and get some antibiotics. Remind me to get to know someone local who can do all that for me without it going on the grid. I’m not going to talk about the incident or the why/what, that is partly the point. Suffice to say that we are grown ups, responsible citizens, and we have everything taken care of. We don’t need help, or someone to keep us safe, and if we did we would ask.
Tell that to Culpeper County Animal Control. The next day I had a woman in my driveway. The hospital had reported the incident to her. So much for patient confidentiality. I was worried about her safety for driving up my partially snowed-in icy driveway in her car. If she had veered off the culvert, who would have been responsible then? I told her it was none of her business.
I just got a phone call from health and safety or whatever they are. Some woman who insisted that I don’t understand and that she is responsible for my safety. I told her she is not responsible for my safety, and that I am , and that we are fine, and I do not want her involved with my private life. She wouldn’t take no for an answer. Collective mindset, I put the phone down. (BTW: I know the dog and it has had all its shots).
What next? SWAT team? To keep us safe? And my dogs, I presume?
There was something else, but for the life of me I can’t recall it as I write this post.
But while I’m at it, let’s talk M855 green tip. Frankly, whether or not M855 is a great rifle round or not, and can be replaced by other purchases, is not the point.
What the fuck happened to “shall not be infringed.”?
YOU. Yes YOU!
Because what, the round might go through cop soft body armor? All fucking rifle rounds go through soft body armor! So let’s get rid of all rifle ammunition, so that we can be tyrannized more effectively.
It’s for officer safety, right! It’s for your safety, right! Safe officers make safe citizens. There you go, there’s a progressive slogan for you right there.
SAFE OFFICERS MAKE SAFE CITIZENS.
AN UNSAFE CITIZEN IS A DEAD CITIZEN.
COMPLY OR DIE.
When is this shit gonna stop?
Let’s just sit there while they ban green tip. Then the next thing. Oh, but we can still buy this, and this….oh, they just banned that now….OK, maybe we can freeze paintballs, or sharpen BB pellets, and defend our homes with those? Or throw rocks?
I’m just a naturalized British-American guy. I’m telling you I signed up for the Constitutional Republic that all the propaganda talked about. I’m telling you it isn’t there anymore.
Have you seen Britain? You know, the United Kingdom? Gone. Overrun. Gave up their rights. No weapons for law abiding citizens. It’s a surveillance state. Freedom was supposed to be here, in this shining city on the hill. Not fucking likely.
Because fuck you, that’s why!