Relevant to Our Time Under Sun?

GeoFee

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Hi,

Here are words pronounced in 2014. Seems to me they are just as relevant now, if not more so. I will appreciate any indication of your agreement or disagreement.

George

 

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Did you know that ...
  • Personal income tax, introduced under the Income War Tax Act of 1917, was conceived like the other wartime taxes as a temporary measure.
  • This act both expanded the scope of the Business Profits War Tax and introduced a tax based on yearly income to most Canadians.
  • Individuals who were exempt from the tax included the Governor General, foreign consuls, and those who were on active service overseas.
  • Married Canadians with income below $2,000, unmarried Canadians with an income below $1,000 were also exempt from filing a tax return.
  • Under the Income War Tax Act, tax payers that did not submit a tax return were fined $100 per day with a maximum penalty of $10,000.
  • This was an incredible fine considering, that an annual married income of $ 3,000 was only expected to pay $20 in income tax!
Forward to our time time under the sun ...

You said ... 'Yes of course we should pay taxes' ... but should we?

Are these taxes being used to take care of 'all of the citizens' or are they just 'enforced theft' by the State?

So many 'church' people will not hand money over to the vulnerable beggar in the street for fear that they may use it for harm ...

Yet we should continue to blindly pay our taxes over to a state that does almost nothing but harm to it's most vulnerable citizens?

More often than not the state subjects the vulnerable to all kinds of penalties simply because they are vulnerable.

Who among the vulnerable is able to go into a courtroom and defend themselves against unfair fines and penalties imposed on them by the state in the way that you were able?

How many people are languishing in prisons for not being able to pay the 'penalties' imposed by the State for committing no other offense than not being able to afford one 'state legal' thing or another in the first place?

In answer to your question ... yes your sermon is relevant ... but how to act as a follower of Jesus without ending up in prison seems to me nigh impossible these days .... unless of course ... multitudes resisted at the same time - say by not paying their taxes?
 

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Hi,
You said ... 'Yes of course we should pay taxes' ... but should we?
This is nice. Your question is very much to the point. You and I not paying taxes may satisfy our personal sense of resistance. It will do nothing to stifle the inclinations of the state. Should we persuade friends and neighbours to join us in the withdrawal of tax supports, some backlash would follow. Including the possibility of incarceration. Such is the nature of the beast now devouring the land and its peoples.

What troubles me is the failure of persons to express themselves as citizens. Many denigrate me for not casting a ballot. Yet, by reference to Socrates and others, I am more a citizen than most. You will not see me squandering my time and resources to support the spectacles of professional sport. You will see me advocating for the full inclusion of all deprived of the social good, by virtue of the near universal adherence to doctrines of possessive individualism and political hedonism. Why are professional athletes millionaires while increasing numbers of children languish in poverty and despair, at home as abroad. Who determines the dedication of our collective resources? Elected representatives enacting the population's will?

You know my history and my personal story as few here do. I could quite easily make front page news. My experience in the streets of many Canadian towns and cities has me well aware of boundaries between me and the force of law. Since the Grace Memorial experience I have kept my activity very domestic. Always with a view to how my decisions will affect my life partner. As you know, she is a woman of remarkable insight and determination. Hopefully we will soon be on the same page regarding resistance of the state. Each day brings us a little nearer.

We are witnessing the fall of Babylon. Our tower reaching into the heavens has broken our human unity. We are being divided and scattered. Easy prey for unscrupulous predators. Like sheep without a shepherd.

Oh that we, like Nineveh, would heed the sign of Jonah and repent. So possible I can almost taste it. Not at all probable, if we heed the lessons of history.

The prophets thought themselves alone. They were not. And we are not. There are thousands like us in the earth. And more every day. Soon we will declare ourselves by symbolic action. The smashing of clay vessels. The sounding of trumpets. The raising of light to see by.

Nice to see the Friesian in you coming through. We are a stubborn people and not easily subjugated. Though we will cooperate in any worthy cause.

Enough rambling. Hi to Gary.

George
 

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Does wealth foul intelligence and emotional spread?

I'd say so from some of the pain I've seen imposed by the Pharisees .. and the orally demeaning of the deprived due to imbalance of economy ... polity in egoism?

But one is not allowed to say this obviously ... thus underlying cause of satyrs and other frights ... metaphorically? Does the balanced sol of man appear to be failing like a German Reich? Do people understand that Cyrillic icon as entangled with Nordic myth ... tis a long and deep story oftaur us in some BS! Being gentile is just a foggy aspiration ... and thus we pass over ... like thoughts through a veil ... tapestry?

Some get it some don't! What's IT ? Some say a virtue of abstract ... thus the shades ...
 

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I am listening to your Days of Decision ... before I head to Mother's for lunch.

Children in dire straights ...

Yourself and Barbara are definitely more 'citizen' than most - quite an inspiration- a dynamic duo not only in word but in deeds. That there are thousands like-minded gives one such as myself hope that I too can make a difference (without going to jail).

For the children ... I will keep 'wrestling'.

PS .... I think the economy collapsing may end up being a good thing. We shall see.
 

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I am listening to your Days of Decision ... before I head to Mother's for lunch.

Children in dire straights ...

Yourself and Barbara are definitely more 'citizen' than most - quite an inspiration- a dynamic duo not only in word but in deeds. That there are thousands like-minded gives one such as myself hope that I too can make a difference (without going to jail).

For the children ... I will keep 'wrestling'.

PS .... I think the economy collapsing may end up being a good thing. We shall see.
Tis all unknown ... the outcome belongs to God as we don't seem to learn much socially ... being generally coerced into anti social behaviour! Naïveté rubs off ... like a conventional dis ease ... thus PTSD!

Being portion of the mental structure ... an ethereal host believes it to have evolved to learn anything in change ... a few good men of which some appear as women ... more humble than you'd think! Some much for exceptional powers ...
 

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What troubles me is the failure of persons to express themselves as citizens. Many denigrate me for not casting a ballot. Yet, by reference to Socrates and others, I am more a citizen than most.
  • "It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." Penn Jillette

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George Ought to Help - Edgar the Exploiter - You Can Always Leave
 
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