"Money is only important in a society when certain resources for survival must be rationed and the people accept
money as an exchange medium for the scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you will. It is
neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is not necessary for survival unless we have been
conditioned to accept it as such. (Jacque Fresco)"
"´Property taxes' rank right up there with 'income taxes' in terms of immorality and destructiveness. Where 'income taxes' are simply slavery using different words, 'property taxes' are just a Mafia turf racket using different words. For the former, if you earn a living on the gang's turf, they extort you. For the latter, if you own property in their territory, they extort you. The fact that most people still imagine both to be legitimate and acceptable shows just how powerful authoritarian indoctrination is. Meanwhile, even a brief objective examination of the concepts should make anyone see the lunacy of it. 'Wait, so every time I produce anything or trade with anyone, I have to give a cut to the local crime lord??' 'Wait, so I have to keep paying every year, for the privilege of keeping the property I already finished paying for??' And not only do most people not make such obvious observations, but if they hear someone else pointing out such things, the well-trained Stockholm Syndrome slaves usually make arguments condoning their own victimization. Thus is the power of the mind control that comes from repeated exposure to BS political mythology and propaganda. (Larken Rose)"
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to #survival. ― Noam Chomsky