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Why the IRS matters.

The BIG question is, does the IRS scandal matter?

I say yes, it does.

Here’s why:

For almost 100 years the Left in this country has spent untold treasure, and untold man hours, crafting arguments that pit one group against another.

The creation and nurturing of these groups is called Balkanization.

It is the political tactic of getting individuals to identify with a small group sharing similar interests, then pitting them against other small groups who seem to oppose said interests.  The outcome of this manipulation, they hope, is to gain one or the other small groups support in the form of money, and votes, come election time.  We have all seen this.  While it is certainly found on both sides of the aisle, it is the sole motivator used by the Socialists.  It is the proverbial “Us vs. Them”, whomever that may be.  The reason this is the foundation of Socialist politics can be found when individuals educate themselves as to what Socialism is… then recoil in disgust.  Because of this common reaction to Progressive ideology, they are left with identity politics.

The upside for the Statist Left is it distracts us from the paramount task of protecting our Natural Right to Indivdual Feedom and Liberty as outlined in our Founding Documents… what is otherwise a unifying cause.

There is fantastic writing on this phenomena out there, so will I not bore you.

But, what makes the IRS scandal important is the unifying effect it has on the population.  No matter who you are, if you are productive in any way, you are afraid of the IRS.  They have enjoyed that power, fostered it since their inception.  The rub for Liberals lies in the Unity part…

When your entire political success relies on small groups that you keep mad at those you consider your enemy, things start to fall apart when everybody unites.  And, everybody is uniting in outrage over the IRS scandal.  This makes for a very interesting tap dance the Left must perform in order to retain their base (by feigning outrage along with them) while also trying to defend and preserve the fear the IRS reputation evokes.  They must have a complicated, unintelligible, unnavigable tax code allowing unlimited power over the population and it’s productivity.  Socialism requires “special people” with the authority to redistribute wealth.

If you doubt me, you will have plenty of opportunity to see for yourself over the next week or so.  During the hearings look for your local Leftist and count the number of “but’s” in their statements and questions.  In other words, they will start by saying how unbelievable… horrible… terrible… it is for the IRS to target certain groups “BUT”… and then they will go on to defend its legality, or justify it in some way.  They simply cannot lose the power of the IRS.  Liberals on both sides of the aisle know and love the power they find in the U.S. tax code.

For the Socialists, government exists to take your money and give it to someone else… and you’re supposed to love it.  Or at the very least fear it.  Caligula had a famous quote; “Let them Hate me, so long as they Fear me.”

So yes, this scandal matters.  And I think it matters in a very big way.

In a Global way… in a Macro sense…

In fact, the timing could not be better… well, it could have been better.  It could have happened 50 years ago.  Anyway, it was not long ago that those who supported ideas like the Gold Standard were dismissed (after Nixon) to crazy-ville by the Liberal Left.  But time has allowed for many additional alternatives regarding taxation, from flat to consumption.

Many more individuals have become interested in the function of money.  These two facts only make it harder for those who have anointed themselves the smartest people in the room to do as they wish in regard to our economy.  Education has that effect.

So it brings us to today…

The Left has no choice but to try to shut down this IRS scandal.

They cannot afford all of us getting together and opposing something so important to the foundation of their Ideology.  The power of taxation cannot be modified in any way that reduces their ability to redistribute wealth.

They cannot afford alternative ideas designed to fund government functions which do not require one human forcing their subjective decisions upon other humans.  The individual cannot become more independent through the reduction of bureaucratic oversight and punishment.

They cannot afford to have this discussion continue much longer… particularly now that many of us know Liberals exist on both sides of the aisle and no longer fall for the old trick of party identity, but instead have endeavored to gain some ideological understanding.

While it’s a bit late, I’m happy it’s happening.

Cheers to the IRS and the Elitists who run it!  All the better to see you with…


It appears the current Mayor DeBlasio of New York is also tap dancing…



…Or, Why Regular People are Democrats.

We all desperately want to think we’re smart.

Or at least “smarter” than the other guy.

There is a deep insecurity in all of us that we may be asked a question regarding something we know nothing about.  We will go to great lengths to avoid appearing “stupid”…  we will make things up… we will avoid those who might ask those questions… we will lash out at those who do… and those who are very good at all the above may find themselves elected to public office.

But in the end, we will do anything, anything, anything!.. not to look “dumb”…except learn.

There is no debate here and each of you reading this know it to be true.

The problem is that none of us want to do the work to educate ourselves and have a well formulated opinion.  Instead we decide how we “feel” about any given topic and that’s it.  If there is any extra effort it is only in finding those that “feel” the same way and repeating what they say… which is typically repeating what someone else who “feels” the same way said to them.

The Left knows this.  Lenin wrote on this phenomenon’s importance to any success Socialism might enjoy.

So, instead of promoting you becoming informed… they offer you a way to “appear smart”.

Just BE a Democrat/Leftist/Socialist/Liberal… it’s that simple.

All that’s required of you is to proudly proclaim your enlightened status when asked, and then vote accordingly.  That’s it!  You’re “smart” with none of that annoying homework or additional effort trying to understand anything rationally.

And the ancillary benefit is you get free stuff!  Cool T-shirts, Too clever by half Bumper Stickers, Free Phones, Endless Unemployment checks, $500 million for your idea the market isn’t interested in, etc.  When you consider it, who wouldn’t want to be a Democrat?

(What’s interesting is this doesn’t apply to Republicans.  If you decide to be a Republican you’re transformed  instantly into a toothless, racist, redneck, sleeping with a family member.  On the upside you’re also drunk and carrying a gun.  Even if your Black!  On a more serious note, Liberal Republicans have no “Insecurity” excuse.  They are simply power-hungry Statist/Leftists manipulating democrats who happen to call themselves Republicans because that’s what their parents were. But I digress…)

This is why it is so important for Democrats to position themselves as the “smartest people in the room” thus making all others, in their minds, stupid by default.  It is why Democrats get so angry when someone, anyone, points out the deficiencies of their arguments.  This is an important distinction… they don’t become calm and rational while wishing to argue rationally to further the discussion, instead they become angry.

What the Liberals fail to understand is that nobody knows everything.  Not anyone.

Certainly there are people who excel in areas such as medicine, law, politics etc.  But ask these people to rebuild a carburetor, or throw together a 5-course meal for 20 people in an hour, or manage their own business and suddenly their abilities come up short.  In other words, we all have our areas of specialization.

And, in regard to specialization, there is no area of expertise that we excel at greater than our own lives.  There is not a single person on earth who knows whats best for you better than You!  There are a great number of people who may have valuable advice at certain times throughout your life, but none of them know enough about you to make your decisions for you.

But the idea of making your own decisions, and being held responsible for those decisions, is scary.  Very, very scary.

And the Left knows this too.

That’s why they’re there for you…

So be “smart”, be a Democrat.  They have all that nasty decision-making crap taken care of for you… and before you go, have some free stuff.  It’s totally cool, ask any Millionare-Movie Star.

(Interestingly enough, It’s all very similar to cigarette advertising.  It too created addicts bent on destroying their lives.  This might be another post…)