posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 05:55 PM
I'm severely depressed as I write this for a simple reason. Most of us were taught in school how the Nazi chain of command worked. The people at the
top would tell the underlings to do things like "shoot this guy because he is a Jew". Then the underling would go ahead and shoot the Jew. Not
because he wanted to but because he was told to and if he didn't he himself may be shot. And then we think to ourselves... we would never do that
because that is morally wrong and we are better than that. We would disobey. Well, no, you wouldn't disobey the immoral dictates, and no you don't
disobey the moral dictates you receive today.
The world is absolutely rife with millions upon millions of injustices daily. Many or most of them are government-created. For example, a good portion
of Americans supported the Iraq war because because Saddam Hussein gassed maybe 80,000 civilians in the 1980's. The USA needed to "be sure it
couldn't happen again", and killed at least 300,000 Iraq civilians in the process in their "war against [non-existent] WMDs" by the most
conservative of estimates... more like 1 million deaths in reality due to the USA's military campaign to "help" the people of Iraq.
Some of us consider such a thing highly immoral and wish we didn't have to support it. But the thing is, you have to support it. The reason we
are forced to support the Iraq war is because we are forced to pay taxes. Our tax money (or in this case the government promise of our future
tax money) goes to fund the Iraq war. Yet if we don't pay taxes, we may end up in prison. And if we did that and were singled out, we'd end up
crying about the horrible thing we did in front of the judge begging him for forgiveness for our "crime". In other words, if you were caught, we'd
regret it rather than proudly trumpeting your strong moral values.
Its not about Iraq. I can list off maybe 100 serious offenses without all that much effort. Personally I'm offended that a bunch of old people who
claim authority over me (USA congress) have taken out a $100,000+ loan on my behalf through expansion of the national federal debt... making me a debt
slave for life, and all for nothing of significance.
If the government is doing even one thing immoral on a regular basis and you are truly a moral person then you would not pay even a penny in taxes
until what they are doing stops! I personally don't plan to stop paying my taxes. I hear countless people on ATS rail the government for immoral
behaviors and they aren't going to stop paying theirs either. So you're a horrible person and so am I.