Go read. It’s funny and sad in a way that makes you want to rip your ears off…
I’m not one of these tax-hating people–there seem to be so MANY of them these days!–and I tend to think that the government (local AND federal) does many useful things, in spite of occasional excesses. (How occasional, of course, depends on your attitude and feelings about government.*) Irrespective of that, this fellow, Josh Kornbluth, is quite cogent and eloquent in support of his thesis that taxation is a civic duty and a civic virtue.
*Well, um. Let’s just say that my political upbringing, as it were, was probably about as confused and emotionally weird as my religious/spiritual upbringing was… Maybe I’ll go into it sometime.
UPDATE: The link that was broken should now be UNbroken. Thanks, T.
Loca Records: you can download all of their music, they encourage distribution, you give them money if you want to buy the music. Once you’ve done so, you can do ANYTHING with the music you like.
Check it out.