Submitted by Freedom Crier
If you think Barbadians like you and me are free in this wonderful Island of ours, think again!
Do you own your house and property or do you have to pay taxes on what you own and if you do not pay that made up tax; that tax is used to sell what is yours to pay it. Even when you die your inheritors have to continue paying the tax so who do you assume are the owners of what you IMAGINE to be yours?
Do you pay a drivers license? After the first time you sit the driver’s exam, why do we need to still pay for it each year?·
We all have to pay NIS. Why? We start work at 18 years old, work until 67 soon to be 70, (we pay 10% and our employer pays more than 10%). We pay over 20% of our wages for all our working life, for 50 years to get a 50% (approx.) pension for 7 years soon to be 5 years (life expectancy of 75 years average.) You are paying for 50 years to get half of your weekly wage for 7 years? Does this seem right?
Remember when VAT was introduced it was supposed to reduce taxes, now every tax imaginable in fostered on us (Vat gone up and in Trinidad Vat gone down)·
You can think of your own over reach of government taxation in your arena and consider the Root cause of such a System of Governance.
We in Barbados have adopted a system of Governance that is Stifling the Nation, literally taking the wind out of its Sails. My hope is to empower the individual because Collectivism is a system that values the group more than the individual. Under this system, a ruling authority arbitrarily sets common moral, social, and economic aims and, to achieve those aims, dictates the standards and rules by which individuals live and work.
Socialism abounds and prospers at the expense of our nation. Socialism is Economic Cannibalism. Socialism has its tentacles like a giant Mantel over the earth and we on the Isles of the Sea are not exempt! It is a slow process of Rot, Understand that the plan is to “CONTROL AND RULE BY WAY OF THE EXTRACTION OF THE PEOPLES WEALTH WHILE ENCROACHING ON THEIR FREEDOM THROUGHBURDENSOME REGULATIONS”.
People do not understand the Root System of Socialism.
Socialism has many disguises, i.e. Communism, Nazism, Fascism, Marxism Leftism, Crony Capitalism and Progressive ism, et al, only different varieties of the same thing. Socialism is a very slow process of rot and yes it has been around for generations, its all part of the same tree and root system and its Ideology is a Godless conspiracy. It has the same outcome, i.e. creating Elitist where certain people are favoured and benefited. Names only change to suit the times.
“THE FRUIT OF SOCIALISM IS COMMUNISM”. VLADIMIR LENIN
The foundation for ALL tyrannies Is the removal of free agency. The means to accomplish this has always been Big Government that takes from everyone to create a system that the Elitist controls. This is in direct opposition to free enterprise that is not shackled by burdensome regulation.
Socialism is against the natural order of how we live and trade as a free people as was envisioned in the American Constitution, Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the protection of Property! That is the natural order of God anything else is an abrogation. Both Communism and Socialism is Stateism that seeks power and control to take away freedom and benefits only the Elitist.
A nation of Free Individuals limit government by managing their own needs and their own charitable causes -while Serfs, and Slaves, handover their authority over their own actions, their own beliefs, their own individual welfare, and their own individual responsibilities to that of a Master’s Management or to governmental authority that will giveaway their labor, corrupt them with it, and ultimately uniformly bind society in “egalitarianism
” Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it’s just a destructive, Envy-Driven Fantasy about redistributing wealth after something else (and somebody else) creates it first. The slow poison of Government and corporations, Crony Capitalism has infiltrated almost every level of socialist countries and is now being used as fodder to promote socialism.
Modern Day slaves are not in chains they are in debt.
-YouTube ▶ 4:29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_7Jv2oh9s4 Jan 19, 2015 – Uploaded by PragerU Does free enterprise hurt the poor? … In five minutes, Arthur Brooks answers these question…
Peace and Security are better established through the means of economic liberty. It is only when a people are individually and economically free can a society establishing a self-respecting and self-governing citizen. Free Enterprise (Capitalism)= Free Markets
Capitalism, which is a Communist word removing the (Free Enterprise aspect of it), + Governments =Crony Capitalism/Corporations (Not a Free Market)
Cronyism is where big business and governments collude to give special favors to those entities to the exclusion of the ordinary person. Crony Capitalism is an attempt to label the System of Free Enterprise by regulating it until it is no longer Free.
A people who depend upon a government managing personal needs, personal benefits, and personal responsibilities are owned by the whole instead of being a society of self owned individuals. The law in a free society is only used for the protection of person and property—you cannot use the law as a tool for force and theft of property and labor, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THEINTENTION—this economic ideology of a “fair share” of anther’s labor is the foundation for Fascism, Nazism, Socialism, and Communism”.
The Problems of Corruption are surely not Limited to our Shores.
I always tend to talk on the Root Cause of our ills, which produces all the issues we debate (weather intentionally or not). When we recognize the Culprit the Mirage becomes Clear and we are no longer baffled and entangled in issues of their making leaving us puzzled.Socialism / Collectivism is Serfdom; it only benefits the Elitist resulting in Tyranny and Chaos as witnessed by what is ensuing in Venezuela under Full Blown Socialism! There are different Degrees of Socialism, but it is All Socialism with guaranteed results of failure.
Why in the first place did it get so out of hand? Eventually the System Rots and every kind of corruption emerge. I am sympathetic to suffering but we have to come to grips with the Root Cause…SOCIALISM.
With our Situation, there is no End in Sight; now the Establishment has created a Garbage Collection Tax in Barbados, as if we were not already encumbered by Taxation, which included the removal of Garbage. Maybe next there will be a ‘Sunlight Tax’ like the British had in the 1800’s. Oh dear I really should not suggest any more ‘Bright’ ideas like that!
We are on a Very Slippery Slope… IT IS NOT ABOUT HATING GOVERNMENT, IT IS ABOUT RESISTING THE IDEA THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS OUR MASTER AND SILENCE IS CONSENT!Socialism is the Big Lie of the twentieth century. While it promised prosperity, equality, and security, it delivered poverty, misery, and tyranny.
Why Socialism Failed – Foundation for Economic … fee.org/freeman/detail/why-socialism-failed cached
Cronyism is where big business and governments collude to give special favors to those entities to the exclusion of the ordinary person. (Duty free for certain selected businesses). Crony Capitalism is an attempt to label the System of Free Enterprise by regulating it until it is no longer Free. It always and only benefits Politicians and those they are in bed with who do not think twice about who they plunder. The name of the Game is to acquire Wealth by Stealth for Power and Gain.
By the way we do not pay taxes the Government Takes our Taxes. Taxation is not voluntary it is forced. I have been writing for a few years now, that the solution to pilfering by way of Taxation by Governments is the System of Governance meaning Socialist practices of robing Peter to pay Paul and until we come to understand that Socialism is a Godless Conspiracy Masquerading as Political Philosophy, we will continue to be deprived, the only intent of such, is to rule over others for control and profit.
More than a failed state, it’s a failed SYSTEM. It’s called socialism and it sooner or later fails everywhere. Its motto is, “When at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.” In the free, competitive private sector, failure is something you learn from, so you can succeed in the future. But in the public sector under socialism especially, failure is merely an excuse to fail even more spectacularly later because all that matters is intentions, not results. Let’s hope that in Venezuela, the hour of liberation is near and that lessons will be learned from this horrific flop spelled S-O-C-I-A-L-I-S-M.
Consider that one of the fruits of Socialism is Crony Capitalism. True Capitalism and Free Enterprise is good! What has developed in this country is due to the bastardization of the two by insane taxes, stifling over regulation. This has allowed cronyism through Politicians and big businesses that are forced to “play ball”, to commit theft and control in such a grand scale that is almost unfathomable!!!!
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”. –Winston Churchill”
Socialism considers the individual person simply as an element, a molecule within the social organism, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socioeconomic mechanism. Socialism likewise maintains that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice, to the unique and exclusive responsibility, which he exercises in the face of good or evil.
Man is thus reduced to a series of social relationships, and the concept of the person as the autonomous subject of moral decision disappears, the very subject whose decisions build the social order. From this mistaken conception of the person there arise both a distortion of law, which defines the sphere of the exercise of freedom, and an opposition to private property. A person, who is deprived of something he can call “his own,” and of the possibility of earning a living through his own initiative, comes to depend on the social machine and on those who control it. This makes it much more difficult for him to recognize his dignity as a person, and hinders progress towards the building up of an authentic human community.
In contrast, from the Christian vision of the human person there necessarily follows a correct picture of society. According to Rerum Novarum and the whole social doctrine of the Church, the social nature of man is not completely fulfilled in the State, but is realized in various intermediary groups, beginning with the family and including economic, social, political and cultural groups which stem from human nature itself and have their own autonomy, always with a view to the common good. This is what I have called the “subjectivity” of society which, together with the subjectivity of the individual, was cancelled out by “Real Socialism.”” — Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus, 1991.
Too bad that the Reigning Pope is a Socialist, through and through!
I celebrate the Spirit of Freedom and try to live in accordance with my individual Sovereignty, which Independence has been given to each individual by a wise and loving God. I am truly grateful for ability to make Correct Choices even when faced with Gut Wrenching Oppression that threaten the very fabric of my family’s existence, let alone the tragedy of Government-Overreach. My family knows first hand what it is like to live under the hand of an Oppressor who feels what is rightfully yours belongs to them. They devise every means to CONTROL and USE what rightfully belongs to the individual!
Always Choose the Right And Let The Consequences Follow.