billxam posted an update in the group Show Notes when an american says there will be revolution i believe it.
We have proven thru out our history that we are willing to die, burn, kill and fight for what we believe is a just cause or injustice thrust upon us.
that is why there is a concerted effort by the powers that be to kill the American fighting spirit.
it is hard to stand up and fight when you have been corrupted and are no longer just, righteous or morally on the side goodness and justice.
but that is precisely when you do fight.
the worst mistake the government will ever make is ignore the American people.
they have all the money. it is hard to fight when you're struggling to keep your house in a system designed to keep you poor.
i believe you missed your opportunity during the financial collapse. but they'll be many others, you can count on it.
Some 237 years ago, the first shots were fired between the American militia and British troops at Lexington and Concord and thus The American Revolution had begun. These people that began fighting that day were a different breed of people that we should be proud to call our ancestors, but I doubt very much would be proud to call us their kinsmen.
More than two centuries later, the freedoms and liberties that they died to personify and exemplify lie wasted, a muddled heap on the ground and all the most Americans can worry about are what have come to be known as "first world problems". You are so damn content with your life and the simple gratifying features that you fail to realize that this life isn't life at all - it is a cage.
And what do I mean by that? Well you are placed into your roles. You are given the illusion of choice, but in the end the choice in not really there. Who places you there? The system. Who controls the system? The politicians. Who chooses the politicians? You do... from a select set. Who chooses the set? The wealthy. But take it a step back down - your job, your schooling, your medication, what you eat, how you raise your children, how you build your homes, how you choose to live - it is ALL JUST A CAGE You are given a set of rules and you NEED to live by them. You try to exit that cage then you either die are are forced to quite literally - LIVE IN A CAGE!
And yet people are content with this. People are fine with this. Somehow, people still wake up each day, go to their 9-5's, eat their dinners, watch their nightly news, post on ATS, go to sleep, rinse, repeat, and do absolutely nothing - day in, day out, nothing more than complaining, making excuses to make them feel better about doing nothing and accepting their lives inside of a cage.
"I have kids to raise." "I like my job." "Look at people in other countries, we don't have it nearly as bad as they do!" "Well we just have to vote in new people, that's all." "I honestly don't see anything wrong with what is going on."
Congratulations. You are an excuse maker. You will raise your kids to live in a continuously perpetual more horrible world. You like your job so you don't give a damn about anyone else out there who is unemployed. You divert the attention away to other countries who have never had what America had to make it seem like slavery is alright in comparison. You pretend like voting matters when anyone with a brain knows it doesn't. And you are in denial if you don't see the difference between the freedoms we are supposed to have under the Constitution and the limitations on government, compared to the power that the federal government has over the people today.
Prior to April 19th, 1775, do you know what the British Monarchy did to the American people to warrant such hate to cause an uprising of the magnitude they were about to get?
The Stamp Act - The act placed taxes on a handful of goods ranging up to 12% on some items.
The Townshend Act - The act placed an 8%-12% tax on teas which led to the Boston Tea Party
The Boston Massacre - A riot control gone wrong that left 5 dead and several wounded
The Intolerable Acts - In response to above- placed restrictions on town meetings, allowed British troops and officers to be tried outside of Massachusetts, and required the housing of British troops.
That... that's about it.
Do you know that the current federal government charges $1.01 tax PER PACK of cigarettes? For most brands that is roughly a 50%-100% tax. States taxes are even more in some places. New York's is 4.35 - in JUST TAX. Meaning you are paying 5.36 in TAX along for a pack of cigarettes in New York state. Sounds fair right?
Did you know that all of your gas was federally taxed? Sure is. 18.4 cents per gallon goes back go uncle same with 24.4 cents for diesel. The US state average is 47 cents per gallon. That is about an 8.5% tax we pay on our gasoline that we HAVE to use every single day.
Colonists didn't have to use tea or playing cards. In fact, I don't believe any item that was considered "necessary for modern survival" was taxed at the time. But today - sure, let's just do that. And no one seems to mind enough today.
But wait... there is more... you all ready?
Income tax, sales tax, property tax, social security tax, medicare tax, Corporate income tax, Transfer tax, excise tax, Unemployment tax, Consumption tax, payroll tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, sales tax, toll tax, alcoholic beverage tax, environmental affecting tax, poll tax, retirement tax, real property transfer tax, wealth tax, commercial motor vehicle tax, commercial rent tax, horse race admissions tax, hotel room occupancy tax, utility tax, insurance tax, lawful gambling tax, fur tax, deed tax, contamination tax, mineral tax, petroleum tax, sports bookmaking tax, wind energy production tax, communications tax, air transportation tax, gift tax, death tax, and of course my favorite of all - LUXURY TAX.
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