Taxation Is Extortion

Hey guys,

Here is a profoundly enlightening 8 minute video on the inherent injustice of taxation and the ramifications that are associated with it. There are three ways that one may procure wealth. The first is the Economic model which is the voluntary exchange of goods and services for money. The second is the Inheritance model which is when someone voluntarily gives or donates money to you. The third is the Mafia model which is when your wealth is involuntarily stolen from you by threat of fine or imprisonment. By which model do you think the State and the IRS procure their funds through taxation? The first two are the ways of civilized human beings. The last one is the way of savage beasts.

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want, merely because you think it would be good for him.”

Robert Heinlein


Some people assert “The currency is received in the form of taxes goes towards positive public works such as roads, bridges, and tunnels. How can that be so wrong?” Set aside for a moment the basic realization that, given the option of currency creation, our present day State does not need our paltry tax currency for funding its myriad murderous activities. In assessing the inherent morality regarding taxation the key word to consider is voluntary. If a thief steals your currency against your will and then assures you he will give that currency to his sick grandmother, is that is still considered theft? Is that still morally wrong? I believe most rational minded people will conclude this to be so. Why then is the same coerced extortion, when viewed on a grand scale in the form of coercive taxation, considered to be our civic duty? Make the paying of taxes entirely optional and we will see how many Sovereign individuals would willingly give a portion of their hard earned wealth to the murderous high priests of government to squander it on overseas wars, wealth redistribution, subsidies, bailouts, drone strikes, NSA spying, increased surveillance technology, Drug Wars etc.

Statism – ideas so good they have be mandatory.”



There are three ways the State can receive funding for its various endeavors; taxation, currency creation, or borrowing. Through the collusion between the State and Central Bank of any given country one may assume that procuring funds through taxation and borrowing from foreign countries is negligible and unnecessary when compared to the tremendous benefits that are showered upon the elites through the magical elixir of currency creation, also known the Mandrake Mechanism, and the subsequent currency devaluation that it brings. If it can be seen that taxation is not the primary method relied upon by the State to receive funding then what purpose does taxation in fact serve? After such logic the inevitable conclusion one arrives at is that taxation is merely the means by which the dominant ruling elitist class maintains its power over its subjects through systematically depriving them of the fruits of their labor and industry. It is not about paying your fair share, performing your civic duty, or paying for infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and tunnels. When the State may employ, through the Federal Reserve, Quantitative Easing or any other fictitious asset purchase with currency made out of thin air to pay for it’s over $1 trillion per year massive military-industrial budget, war campaigns, and global imperialistic conquests the notion that it relies on taxation to fund itself is fundamentally absurd and puerile.


The power to tax is the power to destroy.”

Chief Justice John Marshall, McCulloch vs. Maryland 1819


Given that some slaves are content, nay proud and willing, to surrender an arbitrary portion of their wealth to the ruling class is incontrovertible proof of the success of government educational institutions, tertiary education, and the propaganda spewed forth by the lamestream media. These are the people that will impede, in whatever way they can, the efforts of others who strive to unshackle us all from our institutionalized confines. They must be pitied and gently educated, not destroyed. Hopefully they will not become a hindrance to the cause of liberty. If they do not understand the reasons for which we resist please let them step aside.


Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.”

Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.


It is no coincidence that the Federal Reserve, the IRS, and the Federal Income Tax were all created in 1913. They are all symptoms of the same cancer that has, since 1913, metastasized to gargantuan proportions that today primarily functions to suck the monetary life blood from the working, productive, and thoroughly dwindling middle class. All the State derived jobs and the people they employ cater to this monstrosity are to be held in wretched condemnation for the parasitic abomination they support. They may be good people who mean well and they might be doing it in order to simply make a living for themselves and their families but there are various other less destructive and less harmful ways of earning a living than assisting in the violent subjugation of one’s fellow man.


Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone.”

Frederic Bastiat


The key to the complete and absolute overthrow of a society is not overt military invasion but rather the gradual whittling away of societal prosperity through inflation, the growth of the State, and the piecemeal removal of civil liberties. It is in this spirit that taxation of a populace is most effective. Inflation is, by its very nature, a hidden tax on the purse of the people that is scarcely felt until the damage is severe and irreparable. Every unit of currency that is created derives its value by stealing it from all the currency that is already in existence. This is the most insidious tax of all since it is truly a silent economic killer.


There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.”

John Maynard Keynes


Paying your taxes like a good little slave is supporting the biggest mafia on the planet, which routinely uses that currency to kidnap, torture, pillage, rape, and murder others who would not bend over and submit to its treasonous and criminal intent. Given that we are, all of us, sovereign beings answerable to no government and with sovereign inalienable rights that no government can give nor take away, it follows that we only consent to being taxed through our fundamental ignorance of this assertion. Taxation is only theft to the extent that the ignorant and indoctrinated masses allow their wealth to be stolen by the extreme minority of psychopaths, for if they truly understood the enormous power they possess in sheer numbers they would not stand for this injustice one day longer.

It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity – than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.”

Stefan Molyneux


Production always precedes predation. Throughout history there have been many small tribal societies, devoid of formal governmental institutions, that have lived peacefully, harmoniously, and have produced great abundance for those living among them. This unfortunately is an attractive opportunity for criminals and rogues who seek out such societies in order to overthrow, dominate, and enslave them. When presented with the choice of working to support oneself through innovation and parasitically living off the work of others, the latter is always the preferable choice for megalomaniacs, also known as politicians, kings, and emperors. The productive sector of society must always exist before a criminal ruling class can come along and extort them for the fruits of their labor and thrift.


It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

Mark Twain


Attempting to tame and cage a wild animal is a formidable task indeed, however once the spirit of freedom has forcibly been expunged that free spirit rarely makes a reappearance. The process of enslaving future generations becomes immeasurably easier with the passage of time. Without the previous direct experience of true freedom the progeny may be easily converted and inculcated into blind State worship by the government indoctrination camps known as public schools. Thus is established the propagation of a criminal ruling class who firmly entrenches themselves in the minds of their subjects as being necessary, inevitable, and self-evident.


One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

Carl Sagan

There is a term that puts all this into clear perspective. That term is “tax financed murder”.  One must look past all the pomp and ceremony that apparently gives the thieving politicians validation to understand the true nature of their iniquity. This is done in exactly the same manner that a magician uses pyrotechnics to enhance the theatricality of his show. Neither is based on logic and reason. Political campaigns are based on buzz words and the mindless repetition of key phrases which proves to be as effective for swaying public appeal as any advertisement for Coca Cola, McDonald’s, or the latest cell phone.


Let them march all they want, so long as they pay their taxes.”

Alexander Haig, Secretary of State to President Reagan


Stripped to its bare essence, taxation is the word provided by the ruling class to justify theft of the fruits of industry and labor of the working productive class. The percentage of taxation and items taxed is entirely arbitrary as can be seen by the fact that since 1913 income tax, excise taxes, import taxes etc have all been increasing. The wealth of a man is his property, and just like his real estate, his possessions, his inventions etc, he is absolutely justified in resisting, to the full extent of his being, any man or entity, which includes the State, attempting to rob him of that property. Rarely are any taxes or laws repealed, rather they are most often added or augmented in scope.


Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty.”

Emma Goldman


The authority of the State to institute laws with impunity, which includes taxation, may be freely challenged by anyone who recognizes the inalienable sovereign status of all individuals. Ask those who would exert their influence over you “Where do you get your authority?” In a pyramid hierarchical society, such as the one we have been conditioned to accept, each bottom layer places the blame of their actions on the next layer above. This continues until perhaps the President is reached. From where does the President obtain his authority? If he answers God, then we have descended into the ungrounded justification of the god-kings of antiquity who have claimed their right to rule directly from the gods themselves, resistance against whom would be considered blasphemous. If he answers the Constitution, then one must ask from what divine source does the Constitution derive its power to rule and subjugate? The Constitution is, after all, just a piece of parchment paper, with scribbling, albeit fancy calligraphical scribbling, by dead white slave masters. Such an insignificant piece of paper cannot realistically possess the magical authority to prudently guide the development of any nation state. The impossibility of this task becomes more apparent the larger the State becomes. Verily as the State grows in size subsequent amendments, alterations, substitutions, transmutations, deletions, and additions must be made in order to accommodate and validate the expansion. This becomes the norm such that the intent of the original document itself becomes adulterated to such a degree as to scarcely be recognizable. Thus paper documents are insubstantial for the purpose of justifying the authoritarian claim to power.


Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”



If 0% taxation is freedom and 100% is slavery, then at which point does a man become a slave? I would argue that anything above 0% is some level of economic slavery since even 0.5% taxation is involuntarily collected by means of violent force and is therefore immoral, unjust, and must be resisted. The fact that the American people have allowed the excessive growth of the State and that of insufferable tax laws to asphyxiate them to the extent that it has is testament to man’s docility and complacency when subjected to the gradual losses of freedoms and progressive encroachment of oppressive bureaucracy. For a free people to remain free no amount of taxation must be tolerated. This is known as the boiling frogs syndrome. Complacency and a lack of vigilance only breeds further exploitation and theft.


When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, ‘This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,’ the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” Robert A. Heinlein


Another way to look at the immoral issue of taxation is from the perspective of plunder. Here is what the great Frederic Bastiat has to say on the matter:


The question of legal plunder must be settled once and for all, and there are only three ways to settle it: 1) The few plunder the many. 2) Everybody plunders everybody. 3) Nobody plunders anybody.”

Frederic Bastiat, “The Law”


When we are governed by an entity that functions solely through coercion and brutality, what type of person is attracted by these positions of power? It seems only logical to conclude that psychopaths and mad men would vie for the ability to rule and dominate others. Most sane people are content to maintain order in their own home, let alone try to govern one’s neighbor, street, town, city, state, or country. Thus elections can be described as congregations of psychopaths vying for the unique opportunity to dominate others using the only monopoly of violent force in the land, the State.


None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


We must protest and boycott everything “compulsory” regarding government which includes education, healthcare, taxation etc. It gives nothing of itself. It is not a producing sector of society. In order to give it must first steal from somewhere else. Therefore when it does give the State is merely giving us back our own money on their terms. We must de-legitimize and nullify its power! It has no power! We give it all the power! It is a hollow entity that does not exist in its own right. We can starve it and free ourselves anytime we wish. However first in order to do so we must understand the nature of our own slavery.


I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

Harriet Tubman


This truly enlightening 3 minute animation video is for all you loyal subjects who believe your tax dollars are going towards something meaningful, just, and productive. Approximately 53% of our tax dollars are directed to strengthen and empower the War Machine in all its murderous and barbaric efforts overseas. This is tax financed murder at its finest. We, the American taxpayers, are either blissfully ignorant or wickedly complicit in the bloody intent for which our tax dollars are used. Regardless of the reason for our compliance the consequences are the same. People are murdered as a result.




“We can ignore reality but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” Ayn Rand
Here is wonderfully simple 3-minute animated video depiction of why being an entrepreneur in America is such a daunting task. The Federal Government is the unwanted business partner of all business owners. It does nothing to contribute capitol or labor, instead adding more and more legislation and taxes each year to the already over-burdened load that exists. The ratio of producers:parasitic dependents is tipping. A functional society cannot exist when the former dwarfs the latter.


“I sit on a man’s back choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all means possible, except by getting off his back.” Leo Tolstoy, “What Then Must We Do?”


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About Danilo

A practitioner of Eastern Healing arts with degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese medicinal herbs, I have always questioned the status quo, a path which led me to peaceful anarchism. Through my journey, I have worn many hats, that of a classical pianist, avid chess player, philosopher, comedian, and now father of two little anarchists. My wife brands me as a Cultural Critic, but I am simply following my thirst for knowledge and passion for writing.

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