I am sailing along, doing what I think is right for me. So is everyone else.
Even when we act for the good of another, it pleases us as well. We cannot help it. Is this what Kierkegaard and Camus told us would happen? This human condition that spins us in orbit around a ball of fire — is it our only destiny?
Perhaps, on the other hand, we have never gone anywhere. Is this all illusion? Are we Masters of a magic so good that it blindfolds us to the Magician in us?
Someone wrote there is no time or distance between lovers… was he telling an observed truth or thinking out loud, afraid he was alone in the universe?
My destiny may not tie to yours. Hell, I may not need a destiny. Maybe I just AM.
Maybe you just ARE.
Maybe we are all illusionists of the first-rate. Condemned to our freedoms; jailed by our distractions.
In that case, your distractions melt my heart, my soul and ME.
I prefer pay-as-I-purchase taxation (i.e., sales tax).
America can do better with no income-based taxation and, instead, a sales tax on retail purchases. This could be collected by the states, which would act as “collection agents” for the federal government. They could charge a commission and then pay the net proceeds to Congress to manage the federal budget. This would increase state revenues and give fiscal oversight.
Current IRS employees could be hired by states to administer the collections, thereby eliminating from the federal budget their current salaries and fringe benefit costs; yet, save their jobs.
Net effect: less federal government intrusion; everyone pays tax by purchases, even criminals; no loopholes; states increase revenue streams; lowered federal government costs; a workable system that is fair; less costly: no income tax returns and related costs of time and money; everybody keeps 100% of their paychecks. April 15th becomes just another day.
Give Marxism a rest. Eliminate income taxation.