What is the point of elections? Why do we have them every X years?
If it is good that politicians retain office for X years after winning an election, why would it not be good for them to retain the office until they either retire or die?
If one doesn’t pay taxes, why should one be allowed to vote? If one doesn’t vote, why should one be forced to pay taxes?[/quote]
I’m a rich guy, I’ve got a private security company watching over me .
Say you’re a poor guy. You and I sign a contract. Then I say fuck you buddy and don’t do my half at the end of it. Then I tell you that if you tell anyone, I’ll come back with my little army and cut you into pieces. Just to prove a point, I break your wife’s arm. I tell you to show up at my factory for work the next day. You’ll be making ten dollars a week.
Then a little while goes by, and I say: I’m gonna bang that wife of yours, and you just keep working in my factory for nothin, and if anybody hears about this, you’re dead and gone.
I get away with it completely, and you have to just go fuck yourself. Right? Or, at best, you flee in the middle of the night with absolutely no money and no hope and no property. Right?
This sounds way better than voting and paying taxes. And if you don’t think it would happen, then do some reading on the Packingtown district.[/quote]
Despite the fact that you answered none of the questions posed in my post, I’ll play along.
What would realistically happen if Bill Gates wanted to, and was willing to pay enough, to do any of those things today? He could most likely have an army of socialized defense workers arrest me.
I know, I know, I know-that’s not how the system is supposed to work. Well, in my system, a pegasus could come and rescue the man, his wife, and his property, then fly them to safety on a private island in the Pacific-if that doesn’t happen, then you can’t blame my system, right?
It’s interesting that Upton Sinclair wrote about things supposedly occurring in a regulated society-not a free one, or do you deny that Chicago was part of the U.S. at the time?
Are the above any more true than Sinclair’s novel? I don’t know-I wasn’t there, but they make more sense.