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TAXES

Dorothy: I don’t understand taxes. Why are strangers taking the money I earned?
Wizard: You pay them to protect you.

Dorothy: But I don’t have a choice?
Wizard: People would not pay if they had a choice.

Dorothy: If I needed protection, I would be willing to pay.
Wizard: Trust me; you need protection — from those who collect the taxes.

Dorothy: If I don’t have a choice, then, isn’t it theft?
Wizard: Not according to the Judge.

Dorothy: Who is this Judge?
Wizard: A rich guy who is paid by your taxes.

Dorothy: I don’t like this, not one little bit.
Wizard: Try lying to yourself, it works for most people.

Taxes, Part II

Dorothy: Wizard, about taxes, there is more to it than just the Judge, isn’t there?
Wizard: Yes Dorothy. The Majority set up a system which let’s this happen.

Dorothy: Why does a group have the right to take what is mine, while I cannot take their stuff?
Wizard: Because they are stronger.

Dorothy: Might makes right, then?
Wizard: Only for the Government, who has a monopoly on legal aggressive force.

Dorothy: Wizard, you have explained the HOW, but not the WHY. By what RIGHT do they steal from me?
Wizard: I’ve studied this, and every attempted answer is a mere word salad of contradictions.

Dorothy: What other wretched things does the government let itself do to me?
Wizard: That totally depends on what the People will put up with.

Dorothy: This should be taught in our schools!
Wizard: In our government schools?

Dorothy: Oh, right.

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THE FED – old

ALICE: Hatter, do you know the Wizard of Oz? I have some questions about his curtain…
MAD HATTER: The Wizard is my step Brother, I know him quite well. What is your question?

ALICE: What was really behind his curtain?
MAD HATTER: Why, the most powerful money creation device ever seen.

ALICE: Amazing! But there was so little space back there. How is this possible?
MAD HATTER: Space is not important; no space is needed at all. It is the idea which became the Federal Reserve.

ALICE: How does an idea create money? Can I do it?
MAD HATTER: You cannot, that would be illegal.

ALICE: Oh, pity. Did the government buy it?
MAD HATTER: No, the government does not own it.

ALICE: But I thought it was “Federal” ?
MAD HATTER: Ah, that is what they want folks to think. But, no.

ALICE: If the reserves cannot fit behind the curtain, then where are they?
MAD HATTER: There are no reserves, and there never were.

ALICE: This is quite odd!
MAD HATTER: That is why it is behind a curtain!

ALICE: Well okay. But can you tell me how it creates wealth?
MAD HATTER: Alice, money is not wealth.

ALICE: You are frustrating me severely! What is money, then?
MAD HATTER: Money is debt.

ALICE: Preposterous!
MAD HATTER: That is what most people believe. The curtain is the most important part of all this!

ALICE: Does the Government at least own the newly created cash ?
MAD HATTER: Certainly not! The new cash is distributed by some very wise men.

ALICE: Oh my, that must be exciting. What do they do with it all?
MAD HATTER: They make sure those who control things are loyal to them.

ALICE: They purchase loyalty?
MAD HATTER: Exactly! They have used rivers of debt-money, which they call fiat currency, to control the Media, Hollywood, universities, financial instructions, politicians, and everything important.

ALICE: Oh.
MAD HATTER: Owe, indeed!

ALICE: Why don’t people know about this?
MAD HATTER: I just said they control the Media.

ALICE: Oh.
MAD HATTER: You are repeating yourself.

ALICE: But this is all so… stunning.
MAD HATTER: I suppose. More tea?

ALICE: I think we need a whole Tea Party!
MAD HATTER: Young lady, do you think you can fight City Hall?

ALICE: Come along Toto, we have work to do.

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SCHOOL – Dorothy

STRAWMAN: Hi Dorothy, I’ve been looking for you.
DOROTHY: Hi Strawman, I haven’t seen you since you started school last summer. What’s up?

STRAWMAN: That’s the thing, I’m not sure it’s going so well.
DOROTHY: Have your grades been bad?

STRAWMAN: No, not at all – my grades are good!
DOROTHY: Then what’s wrong?

STRAWMAN: I wanted to improve my brain, but I don’t think it’s working.
DOROTHY: What are they teaching you?

STRAWMAN: The first thing was to sit still and pay attention. And next, to remember and repeat.
DOROTHY: Oh. Remembering is not really thinking, is it?

STRAWMAN: I’m not sure, but obeying and repeating seems, it seems like learning NOT to think.
DOROTHY: Doing what authority tells one to do was never part of a classical education.

STRAWMAN: What kind of education is it, then?
DOROTHY: It is the kind preferred by, well, by bullies.

STRAWMAN: How can I learn to think, you know, like the classic critical thinkers?
DOROTHY: Since you are already questioning authority, I think you are doing it already, all by yourself.

STRAWMAN: Should I quit school, then?
DOROTHY: No, you will get in trouble for that.

STRAWMAN: Ah, well,  that kind of tells us what’s happening, doesn’t it?
DOROTHY: Only if you can think for yourself!

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