Sola Gangsta wrote:If you think you own your home, stop paying the taxes and you will soon find out who really does own your place. Therefore it is not really "ownership". You are in the same relationship to the government as a tenant is to the landlord. Only the price / value is different. The idea that you "own your home" is a little mental poision added to keep you from thinking straight about the real relationships of power and to keep you in their control. The language of banking is full of these deceptive little ploys to make you into a consumer sucker.
Kind of hard to stop paying taxes owing to the fact that the property is not isolated from roads, utilities, land management, national defense... you know, all those things that living with civilization usually entails? I'm sure if you lived on an isolated island you'd be quite free from taxes.
Sola Gangsta wrote:I'm well aware of the various taxes. I don't have time to explain all the different ways the world is fucked up, but local taxes aren't all valid either. For example:
Most of my relatives live in upstate NY between Syracuse and Watertown. Recently they just passed a new water district without proper notification to all the home renters which will add more fees even though it wasn't needed in the area due to wells and sump pumps already being there, etc.
Yeah, so? Why don't they open up a lawsuit and file for a temporary injunction then? Did they all write their congressmen? Open up legal channels to stop it?
I doubt it. The sad fact of the matter is that most people would rather just complain to their neighbor in a bar, or you know, sit down in Wall Street where day traders could not care less about them, than go through official channels and get something done.
Cattle are only cattle because they allow themselves to be herded. They moo and bitch, but keep eating the grass, chewing that cud.