Can’t Tax Love


feed the poor
My mind is going round in circles lately
And I can’t find a way to try and escape me
With the world that is giving me
The things that I’m taking
My mind is flowing
But my heart it is breaking
So I try to move on
Try to move on
Stuck in the basement
and it’s feeling so wrong

Stuck in the basement feeling at war?
Walk to the lift man rise to the ground floor
Stuck in the basement feeling at war?
Walk to the lift rise to the ground floor

Coz the ground floor it’s in technicolour
No dreary grey and they got real butter
A bit less lying, thieving and cheating
But everyone’s rushing round and competing
No man steps to me as a brother
Getting high selling crack to each other
And I just want a break from the norm
Shoot my mind straight through the storm

Moving up to the second floor
Straight past the first with the fighting and the war
Where greed is still preoccupation
And people’s egos need masturbating
Still got hunger with no abating
Bit more love and a bit less hating
No one’s true self  radiating
So I pause in the lift and my game is raising

Coz I seen grown men cry when goodness dies
I seen people steal and kill and bloody lie
I seen this world and I see why
Nothing really change till I be changing I

So I jump past the middle
and I look to the top
Where the goodness lives
and the short sight stops
Rapid period of mind expansion
Readjust to drop the tension
Where true love flows like medication
Can spin you round reduce sedation
Lift all up can lift whole nations
Fear and doubts just radiation
Hope x10 my inspiration
Sold Halo Souls
This Worlds creation

A billion years of evolution counting
Push me on to new wave ranting
Seen the problems?
Man they look like mountains

Stand above them
Stand above your understanding
Stand above your understanding
Stand above your understanding

Who, who, who,  runs the government?
We run the government

Acceptance peace and good intentions
Pushed my faith past apprehension
Got my love, too much to mention
Save it up like a karmic pension
Getting interest on a daily basis
hit by a bus!
But shit can’t erase this
Setting up a positive stasis
Giving up on the negative playlist
Truthful living up on the hit list
Drawing breath to make clear choices

Who runs the government?
We run the government

Did you bloody know that your vote doesn’t count?
Did you bloody know that it’s worth no amount?
Coz the people at the top be living at the bottom
Supported by the rich it’s not easy to stop ‘em
Less you look at what you’re spending
Bending who you give the power to
Through what you’re bloody buying

We run the government
We run the government

Push ‘gainst the world, feeling at war?
Walk to the lift man rise to the top floor
Love is reflected, love keeps you warm
Love can’t be taxed and love can’t be torn
Love can’t be taxed and love can’t be torn
Love can’t be taxed and love can’t be torn
By the fucking government
By the fucking government

Who runs the government?
We run the government

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15 responses to this post.

  1. We do the things we do out of long-standing habit. It’s a self-reinforcing confidence game – in which all choices lead us in the same general direction.

    I have long suspected that our way of organizing ourselves simply can’t work. It is normal to us – and so we can’t think of options. And all the options we think of tend to be paths that are manipulations. It is so easy to get side-tracked into politics as we practice them – as if the polarities offered were the only viable choices. (Or as if there were any less slavery in either path.)

    What would happen, for instance, if we eliminated the concept of corporations – I mean as free standing, self-sustaining, continuing (fictional) legal entities. Things that go beyond the lives of their ‘founders’, that are owned by masses but controlled by very few. (I mean – when’s the last time you’ve seen a corporation act in the interest of shareholders? Seriously – that might be self-centered, but it would be at least predictable and understandable.) As is, they have a life of their own. So why not just change the law? What value do they add?

    Or what would happen, for instance, if we chose to value freedom – because it is at the point that our lives are threatened? I mean here, not participating in the taking of other people’s freedoms – not passing laws just because we prefer one thing to another and think that somehow others should comply with our wishes? Or if we realized that taxes, fees, employer contributions – are all stealing freedoms. Or if we realized that all laws have as their basis the threat of death – that is the only actual power governments (and corporations) wield – either through killing or denial of things necessary to life over which they have control. So laws should only exist where the threat of death is warranted – e.g. to protect others.

    Or what would happen if we devoutly ignored media products?
    Or chose not to participate?

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    • Thanks for the comments and thoughts. I will return to digest the ideas shortly. All ideas and thoughts welcomed though as it all aids the thinking processes greatly. Thanks for taking the time.

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    • I think that if we all ignored media advertising and made an effort not to buy anything that was advertised, or at least not advertised with full transparency of information then it would promote our power as consumers to sculpt what we thought to be fair and this would drive the corporations to make the right decisions for their shareholders, which is truly all they care about. We vote with every penny we spend, but we are guided to spend it through manipulative advertising procedures that prey on our psychological weaknesses. If we all say demanded that iphone workers got a fair wage, then the proce would go up, but we would have a fair product. We have more power than we thinkm, but we need information to help us make informed choices. At the moment, we make very warped choices.. It is not like the whole system should be changed, but instead of buying due to advertising we should buy on grounds of what is a good and fair product..This is just my opinion, but I cannot see why this could not work.

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  2. Hm. I, and not I alone, have the impression, that the British are still relatively well-off and free, compared with the rest of Europe, which now evolves into a half-Scandinavian style, half-Stalinist empire.

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    • Well off in many respects, but we must surely bare the burden of much that is occuring from the greed and corruption we all inadvertently support. I for one am not comfortable with how my country operates and the effect it has on others. If we are so well off, we should be in a position to do the right things, but I think we are well off because we do all the wrong things.. Not too sure how great Great Britain really is.. We do not look after our childrens futures well unless they may exert the kind of power that will bolster the rich. Perhaps the same the world over, but a shame for decent people wanting to be decent and yet getting led astray and playing a part in things they should not.

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      • At risk that I may sound sour now: Cherish what you have in liberal freedom… don’t become like us. The Netherlands really are about to collapse & everybody is in denial.

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        • We will follow you… Everyone is too busy watching tv to change what is happening.. Sorry to hear things are tough where you are though, but really we are not far behind.. Any solutions?

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          • Yes, I’m even trying to write about it too… I think we must get rid of large landownership, no matter if the landlord is a government or a corporation (the Netherlands are still a feudal society). And we must get rid of too much government & welfare state anyway. Too many people compulsory benefit from a service offered by only a few parties. That is a feudal oligopoly, and that causes expensive, bad service. It discourages people to start something for themselves, too. I don’t think Western society ever got rid of feudalism; it only got facelifted every now&then. So we go from debt crisis to debt crisis & from war to war.

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  3. ‘Who runs the government?
    We run the government’

    That means the people must take responsibility for it’s faults & crimes… hold accountable those that transgress, remove their mandate.

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    • Sounds about right… Iceland seem to have gone that way a bit, unless that is all misinformation..

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      • Iceland has stood up for itself, where others are docile towards Europe and even give their drinking water.

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        • Government and media rely on big business. Big business relies on our compliance. Media ensures our compliance.. Doh!

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          • That doesn’t explain what makes Iceland different from the docile rest, Twisted Youth… Iceland has media, business, a government, and EU-membership too.

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            • Presumably there is a tipping point.. I think here in the UK the BBC is held to be so unbiased and amazing that people have been completely brainwashed by it for generations.. It is run by the elite for their ends, but that is well hidden and most people will defend it to the hilt. Chomsky writes well on manufacture of consent and I believe UK and America have fought hard to discredit all the things he shows to be true.. The sheople create the tipping point with beer, football and chasing bullshit dreams, community evapourates and it is every cloven hoofed animal for itself or at a push it’s family also..

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