I’m making an analogy here; please allow me the use of referencing America during Vietnam.
Looking back it is more than clear that our fight in Vietnam was a mistake, as is any war we refuse to fight to win.
One can point to the economic rise of the “7 Tigers” and say that would not have happened had we not delayed the onset of communism across SEA, but, beyond that possibility, there seems nothing good that came of the mess. Certainly the cultural crackup that will reverberate across America until long after we are gone was enormously bad for America; given the increasing power of the totalitarian, anti-rule-of-law Baby Boomer Left that rose in opposition to Vietnam, it may prove terminally bad to a free America.
Could Vietnam have been stopped, could the Leviathan insistent on waging that war have been stopped – peacefully – by a public, even a subset of the public, which became increasingly anti-war through the ‘60’s?
Rather than running away to Canada or Europe, or hiding underground, had the estimated 100,000 who ran, instead stood up for their principals, had the ‘courage of their convictions’ and willingly gone to jail rather than serve, that war would have been stopped years – and tens of thousands of lives – earlier.
There is just no way America would have – could have – imprisoned tens of thousands of Middle Class sons.
We are in a similar position today.
Our government is at war with the Middle Class, with us – you and me and our families.
If you doubt this you may want to look around at the economic policies of the Democrats and the funding of every single Appropriations bill by the Republicans, at the enormous push by both parties to bring in tens of millions of illegals to lower corporate costs by decreasing the living standards of all Americans, at the dropping educational outcomes and rising costs to the Middle Class – and America’s future – of those outcomes under policies encouraged by both parties.
We are leaving the work force in record numbers. We are jobless more often and for longer than ever. Our wages have not kept pace with inflation or corporate earnings. An increasing amount of our stagnant earnings are taken by force of government to be given to their non-working voters in order to stay in power in our growing oligarchy. Every generation knows less about history, writing and speaking than its predecessor.
Yet no one is stopping the overspending by the enemy – the political class – or the joblessness or mal-education caused by their policies.
Can the Middle Class America “win” in the war declared on us by the government?
If 50M American Middle Class taxpayers alter their W4 — even at the threat of going to prison — we will break the American political class and their bureaucracy.
One can alter their W4 such that, in combination with State & Local taxes and various fees, we pay no more than the 18-20%% America has historically spent. One can alter it to $0. Or anywhere in-between.
Any reduction will begin to starve the beast. Sure – they can print money, but can they print a replacement $1.6T annually, the 2013 federal government income tax revenue, without global ramifications? Will the market and, ultimately the voters, allow this?
It’s all about courage and convictions.
We argue and complain of “Cloward-Piven,” but what, really, is it? A strategy to overwhelm the “system,” the “government of the people,” to cause a desired change: Defeating the American Constitutional Republic, replacing it with Communism.
Rather than complain about it, why not use it?
Why not overwhelm the system with a lack of funding?
Why not overwhelm Leviathan by concerted effort of tens of millions to cause a desired change: Defeating the a government bureaucracy and political class that increasingly enslave us?
Why not beat them at their own game?
We talk daily now about violent rebellion. About “The Founders would be shooting by now,” and “The Founders would be DONE by now.” “Impeach and Imprison!”
But like Vietnam, this can be handled, and victory over the political class gained, peacefully.
Will – CAN – Leviathan imprison 50M Americans?
Any war we refuse to fight to win is a mistake. Are we willing to fight for America – to win?
The Founders risked, “Our Lives, our Fortunes, our Sacred Honor” to create America.
What are you willing to risk to save it?