Tax Bill Is Beginning of Formal Debt Criminalization
by Anthony Wile
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States Congress is steadily headed to a place where those who owe
money to the US government shall be treated criminally.
is advancing domestically and now, increasingly, internationally.
The first shot in this latest campaign took place in 2010 when US
President Barack Obama signed into law The Foreign Account Tax Compliance
Act. It demanded, basically, that foreign banks withhold up to 30
percent of the income that an American abroad might earn.
This bill isn't
working so well because overseas banks are not cooperating (a state
of affairs that was certainly expected). Thus, there is a need for
something else: Senate Bill 1813, recently introduced by Senator
Barbara Boxer (D-CA). This bill, in part, states that taxpayers
with unpaid taxes over US$50,000 may find their passports confiscated.
criminal per se, but the IRS has recently made noises about "sharing"
information with police authorities. The last time it was an institutionalized
crime to owe money within the context of the Anglosphere was during
the British industrial revolution when there were such things as
debtors prisons. Those were eventually disbanded as it was seen
as counterproductive (and even inhuman) to put a man in prison for
a debt he could not pay.
But both in
the US and in Europe, the concept of imprisoning an individual over
debt is making a comeback. In the US it is especially clear. There
are plenty of people, mostly men, who are behind bars for falling
behind on their child support payments.
incarceration for debts takes place mostly at the state level. But
the IRS and other taxing facilities throughout the Western
world are increasingly putting people in prison for falling
behind on their taxes.
From my point
of view, this is not a coincidence. It is part of a gradual process
of increasing global control by using money as a weapon to control
over just why the US instituted its controversial income tax back
in 1913 is gradually fading away as the lineaments of the New World
Order are becoming increasingly evident. Taxes are a method of government
control. They force people to reveal intimate details of their personal
lives and make it difficult for entrepreneurial activity as well.
is only available to those who discern, as we do, a malign intelligence
behind the world's woes, one gathering a coming storm that is supposed
to transform the West and the rest of the world into a globalist
on can't be overemphasized for those who have long given up on the
idea that the nefarious trends now afflicting our life and times
are mere coincidence, however grim.
For those who
can bear to look, the patterns are evident and obvious. There is
a power elite: It certainly seems so. These dynastic families want
to run the world and use their apparent control over 150 central
banks around the world as a kind of war chest.
and their enablers and associates use dominant social themes to
frighten the masses into giving up wealth and power to specially
created globalist facilities: The UN, IMF, WHO, etc.
The nexus of
this elite seems to be located in the City of London with proximate
facilities in Washington DC, Tel Aviv, the Vatican and Brussels,
among other places.
It works like
a crime family, using various locations for various functions. Israel
may be used for Intel operations but the US without a doubt is this
reason so much of the current "new world" enforcement
activity is coming out of the US. The US, on behalf of the elites,
is the cop-on-the-beat, the international enforcer of the increasingly
evident globalist paradigm.
NATO is basically
the US military writ large, and it travels to wherever the elite
wishes it to. The US FBI has now expanded to 90 countries. (The
FBI's brief illegal to begin with has not yet been
challenged by the US Congress.) The CIA has long committed murder
and mayhem around the world.
In fact, the
US and its evolving global interference is simply the ever-elongating
arm of the coming formal, global empire if the power elite
has its way. The current fiscal encumbrances emerging from the bowels
of Washington DC should simply be seen as an extension of ongoing
How the elites
believe that they will be able to pursue their agenda to fruition
in the era of what we call the Internet Reformation is a mystery
to me. This passport bill is yet one more evidence that they will
try. But like debtors prisons and other such schemes, it is likely
fated not to work over time ...
can be greater than for gaolers (without provocation) to load prisoners
with irons, and thrust them into dungeons, and manacle them, and
deny their friends to visit them, and force them to pay excessive
fines for their chamber rent, their victuals and drinks; to open
their letters and seize the charity that is sent to them! And when
debtors have succeeded in arranging with their creditors, hundreds
are detained in prison for chamber-rent and other unjust demands
put forward by their gaolers, so that at last, in their despair,
many are driven to commit suicide... gaolers should be paid a fixed
salary and forbidden, under pain of instant dismissal, to accept
bribe, fee or reward of any kind... law of imprisonment for debts
inflicts a greater loss on the country, in the way of wasted power
and energies, than do monasteries and nunneries in foreign lands,
and among Roman-Catholic peoples... Holland, the most unpolite country
in the world, uses debtors with mildness and malefactors with rigour;
England, on the other hand, shows mercy to murderers and robbers,
but of poor debtors impossibilities are demanded... ~ Letter
from Samuel Byrom to the Duke of Dorset (mid-1700s).
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