Posted: February 25th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian
Maxwell Smart (referring to various implements of torture): Are you sure KAOS has all these devices?
CONTROL scientist Carlson: Oh, yes — it’s standard equipment for terrorist organizations.
Max: Well, where did you get these?
Carlson: From the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
“More tax is collected by fear and intimidation than by the law. People are afraid of the IRS.”
Given its source — former IRS District Chief David Patnoe — that indictment of the Regime’s most notorious secret police organ could be considered a confession. What he describes can only be called state terrorism.
The IRS is an agency that uses the threat of lethal violence to terrorize people into surrendering their legitimately earned wealth. In their unguarded moments, officials of that dreaded terror syndicate admit that they are at war with the public they supposedly serve.
“The language of war and the culture of conflict are the only means to prepare us for what is expected of us,” recalled former IRS revenue officer Richard Yancey in his invaluable memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. “How else could they [the commissars whom Yancey and his fellow cadres in the agency] demand what was expected of us? You can’t take [the] life savings [of income tax victims], their car, their paycheck, the roof over their head and the heads of their children, without dehumanizing them, without casting yourself in a role that by necessity makes them the enemy.”
One of Yancey’s supervisors considered taxpayers to be, at best, fodder for the firing squad. That official, Yancey recalls, ended a profanity-infused tirade by describing taxpayers unable to surrender every dime demanded by agents of federal extortion as “Deadbeats … if it were up to me, I’d line ’em all up against a wall and shoot them.”
Yancey’s supervisor obviously shared the late Joseph Stack’s view that “violence is the only answer” — whether that violence is implicit or overt.
Perhaps that official will receive one of the sixty Remington Model 870 pump-action shotguns ordered by the Treasury Department for the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division (in this case, the name refers to investigations conducted by, rather than of, criminals).
Interestingly, each of those shotguns has a barrel fourteen inches long, much shorter than the “illegally” modified shotguns sold byRandy Weaver to an undercover ATF agentwho carefully entrapped Weaver in the hope of forcing him to become an informant for that detestable outfit.
When Weaver — displaying admirable character — refused to become a stukach, the same Regime that entrapped him laid siege to his family, murdering his wife and only son. Weaver had never had any trouble with the “law” prior to his encounter with a street-level thug employed by the ATF — an agency that could be considered the clumsier, more overtly thuggish sibling of the IRS. Despite the fact that he had done no harm to anybody, Randy Weaver and his family like the “deadbeats” denigrated by Yancey’s IRS supervisor, were seen as suitable targets for extermination.
The term “deadbeats,” of course, is properly applied to people who refuse to carry out legitimate contractual obligations by making timely payments. Since nobody has the moral right to claim the property of another through force, there is nothing legitimate about the supposed “obligations” the IRS enforces through terrorism.