Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Originally posted by ziggystrange
others would just burn it and sit on their 40 acres with a machine gun pointed at their property line.
And what's wrong with that? How does racist christian blah blah fit in with that? The only reason I could see anyone having a problem with that is if
they want to come in for something.
On the surface nothing, to answer your first question. But unfortunately there is more to it than appearances.
If you want to live in the USA, then you have to contribute to maintaining it's existence in some way.
If we all were to adopt your position, we would all be warm and cozy for as long as it takes the rest of the world to mobilize their resource to come
and enslave all of us. You want us to go back to the stone age in a Nuclear world.
No matter how hard we shut our eyes the world does not go away.
When an Ostrich sticks his head in a hole, he only thinks he's safe.
A small % of the population can do what you want to do, go off the grid without impacting the rest of us, but if too many do it, then the rest of the
people are unfairly tasked with your share of maintaining the security of our borders, and your personal security. Even if you agree to be self
sufficient to the point of preferring to be victimized than ask for, or accept help from your fellow citizens. You could also fall ill and require
long term care. Who pays for that?
In many ways a recluse is just as big a burden on society as a welfare recipient. Surely you can understand that concept.
You use the Internet, that's part of the infrastructure you want to divorce yourself from.
If you live off the land and use no GOV services/resources then all you have to do is pay your property taxes. That seems fair enough to me.
I never called you racist, and as a recluse off the grid, there is not much racism you could practice.
Your Avatar implies you are a Patriot, you say you are some sort of Terrorist, and a Libertarian. But you say you just want to be left alone.
I can personally live with it if you choose to never leave your property and not participate, but I think it's selfish, and not in the American
Spirit to be a parasite, even of it's just a little bit of a parasite.
I feel the same way about perennial welfare recipients.
But people in need, with no means of support, like mentally impaired people, the terminally ill, and incapacitated people should not be put out to
starve, or die of exposure, Victims of natural disasters need help from the rest of us also.
What in your world they just don't exist?
As a Nation, if we were to do things with each others well being as our primary motivation, we have the means to be the most wealthy, healthy and
happy Free Nation the Planet.
But we are wasteful, weak minded and spoiled, and we have no sense of community. We are selfish and greedy. We deplete natural resources and pollute
the air we breathe. We are racist, and devious, and our religions make zealots of us all.
Do we need a revolution?.......NO
I think just pulling our heads out of our butts would suffice. I don't want your stuff, and I'd like to keep mine, but if you were hungry, I'd
share mine with you. I would also expect you to pitch in.
Not because I have to, but because it's the right thing to do.
You prefer to live in an anarchy thinking somehow you will be left alone.
Freedom, is not free, it's paid for with hard work, sacrifice, compassion, cooperation, and blood. It also costs money in the world we have created
and that means Taxes.
I don't hate you, I just disagree with you.