Our Government Should Play WoW

First off, it has been a long time since I’ve posted here. I’ve been pretty busy with school. I truly hate this class that I am taking. Which is sad because I really do love education. I just really do not like taking classes that I feel are near impossible.

In my spare time I have been playing World of Warcraft (WoW). Oddly enough, it is a game that I thought I would never play. I think for a long time I even actively refused to play. After all, everyone that I knew that played it was actively addicted.

The game is fun. However, there is an issue that just screams to be talked about. WoW is a free market system. There is no authorizing force that “drives” society. There is no government that makes everyone do what they want by taxing them and no government to tell them that if they don’t do something, that they will go to jail. People buy and trade goods. Some goods are hard to come by. So the demand for those goods are high and therefore the price for them rises. The goods that are readily available are not so expensive. When you go to buy something from other characters through the Auction House, there is a “tax” system in place. If you don’t like the tax, you can always go out and find the materials yourself, which could take months for you to train up that skill. Or, you can have your friends (who know that trade) help you out. Or maybe barter by just doing a direct trade with another character. In any case, there is a way to escape (circumvent) the taxes. Perfect! This is what we call a direct tax. THIS is how our country was originally set up. The government can tax what it wants, but not money itself. It has to give people an option of not paying the tax. On the game, when I kill a nasty looking blob of jello, and it drops “loot” of 1 gold… a little window does not pop up from the government telling me to give them 25 silver just because they want it. THAT is what our government does.

Every time you get your paycheck, that is what is happening, a little window is popping up and a little hand slides out and says, “Pay up bucko, or else we will repossess your car and everything you have.” Most of us just go, well, I like my car and I don’t want to hurt my family, so we just give the money to the hand and keep on living. But, what if you just stood up to that hand and said, hey, back off this is my money that I earned. In reality, you can do this. You don’t owe the government except what you choose to pay. If you choose to pay income taxes every April, then that is purely your choice. You are choosing to give your money to them. And this law supports this fact that you don’t have to pay income taxes unless you fall under a very specific group (you work for the government).

So, why are you paying taxes? Seriously…


7 Responses to “Our Government Should Play WoW”

  1. 1 DJ
    31 July 2008 at 00:58

    You play WoW??? I will never read this blog again! Anyone who plays WoW cannot have a clue about the “real” world! LOL. Excellent analogy my friend, I couldn’t have made it any clearer myself. Question is, how many others can make the connection you so eloquently posted “…you don’t have to pay income taxes unless you fall under a very specific group (you work for the government).” I’ve been talking to some bubba’s over here in Israel and for the most part they like what Pete (Hendrickson) has to say but they lack the cajones to act.

    Question, What do you think it will take to get the greater part (read a majority) of America to not only accept the fact that they have been lied to all their working lives and stolen from all their working lives, but to actually take action?

    I read an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press a few weeks back in which they were going to print the names of all the Professional athletes, business people, etc who have avoided taxes and “cause the rest of us to pick up the tab” my first reaction was “typical of a liberal rag to approach the subject in this manner”, then I got to thinking, maybe its best that they continue to approach it in this manner because taking the attitude that people who don’t pay “there fair share” are putting the burden on everyone else, perhaps some of the “everyone elses” may start to look into how they can get on the bandwgon too! I was half tempted to send my name and address for their list but figured it wouldn’t matter since I no longer in Michigan.

    Great post Kyle, glad to see you back on the net!

  2. 1 August 2008 at 10:20

    This was an excellent post. Enjoy WoW, just don’t get addicted :)

  3. 1 August 2008 at 16:06

    Unfortunately, there is a lot more about the game that can be shown how supreme the free-market is over a government-regulated market. I just made a quick post with something that I was thinking. And yes Jared, it’s hard to NOT get addicted! Ha!

    @ DJ, I think that it is going to be near impossible to get people to recognize and accept that they have been lied to all these years. It is like we all grow up thinking the sky is blue, and if someone came along and told us that the shy was actually a grey hue, we would still call it blue just because that is a societal norm. And that is something that has no reprisal of fear. The government and specifically the IRS are a very pit-bullish type organization. They have no problem threatening you and your family, and for most people they are too scared to stand up for that.

    With that said, even if it gets to the point where there is more than a “movement,” I think at that time the government will change the Constitution to have taxes collected as they have [incorrectly and unlawfully] been collected since 1917.

    Too bad about the Detroit Free Press too. Maybe they should be a real media outlet and do some actual reporter work and investigate WHY these people didn’t pay taxes instead of just parroting what the IRS screams all the time (Pay your taxes you minion!). Of course, that won’t happen because most outlets are owned.. and the owners are probably in favor of the lie.

  4. 4 DJ
    1 August 2008 at 22:45

    @Kyle, “Too bad about the Detroit Free Press too. Maybe they should be a real media outlet and do some actual reporter work and investigate WHY these people didn’t pay taxes instead of just parroting what the IRS screams all the time (Pay your taxes you minion!). Of course, that won’t happen because most outlets are owned.. and the owners are probably in favor of the lie.” Actually, I think the root of the issue is that the media is predominantly (not entirely, but predominantly) socialist in nature, they (the media) like to see the down trodden lifted by the government and actually believe-honestly believe it is the governments job to take from the producers and give to the consumers-Marxs’ philosophy. It seems to me that when you are building a company or business, and you create (produce) and give a portion of the working class a job the media hails you as an example of the “American Dream” but once you get to a certain size (not quite sure what that size is) you are an “evil corporation” driven solely by profit and trying to screw the little guy. I wish the media would just report in an unbiased manner EVERYTHING (not likely to happen in my lifetime-or yours), then maybe the reporting would be these (insert number of people here) have not paid taxes and here is why and here is what they have based the decision on and this is what the law says… you get the picture…

  5. 1 November 2008 at 11:47

    Do I seriously have to buy the book (Cracking the Code) to know what you’re talking about here?

  6. 6 DJ
    15 January 2009 at 09:01

    @Steve: Yes. The book goes into GREAT detail regarding the true meaning of the language used in Title 26.

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