15 July 2015

Coyote Campaigning Wakes People Up

Cartoonists have fun with the well-deserved reputation coyotes have for being tricky. When hunting, coyotes trick their prey. When being hunted, coyotes trick those who would dearly love to catch them. Coyote campaigning in politics "tricks" people into waking up. To illustrate, let's look at a possible coyote campaign to wake people up regarding taxation.

The truth that taxation (threatening your neighbor with a government whip and demanding money for your purposes) is immoral and criminal cannot be sold directly to the general public who have been carefully and thoroughly brainwashed to believe paying taxes is their "duty."

Only among people highly dedicated to reason can I even hope to be heard if I point out that taxation is extortion. If I campaign in public on the immorality of taxation, I will be crucified. Therefore, there has to be a winning indirect approach.

The answer is a coyote campaign: a campaign that causes the problem to be looked at without specifically attacking the problem. A coyote approach in this instance does not campaign against taxation, but campaigns against retaliation for taxation and in favor of forgiveness of tax advocates. "No retaliation for taxation!" "Forgive taxers, for they know not what they do!"

A coyote approach in this instance accomplishes the following:

(1) People would be at least subconsciously in rapport with the coyote campaign because their inner spirit responds positively to non-retaliation and forgiveness.

(2) Many people would suddenly ask themselves: "Why would taxers need forgiveness?" The answer awakens at least in some subconscious level of mind: "Because taxers must be hurting people, causing pain."

(3) Many people would suddenly give thought to the essence of taxation: extortion, threat of property confiscation, ultimately threat of force. The immorality of taxation would no longer be easy to hide.

(4) A possible future threat to freedom rising in the form of oppressive legislation and expansion of police-state power would be averted.

This fourth point needs explanation.

If liberal-progressives and their enablers have their way, taxes will continue to decimate paychecks, greater numbers of people will be impoverished or struggling financially, and more people than ever will be furious about taxes. A Robin Hood mindset might emerge. A charismatic leader might come along who says, "It's okay to coerce the coercers! Those who are taxed would be within their rights to tax the taxers! Politicians who steal from the people have no moral claim to immunity from theft of their own personal property!"

If such a leader were to convince even a few followers that it is heroic to become Robin Hoods, robbing from the taxers and giving to those taxed, it would not be long before we would see the spectacle of misguided vigilantes taking upon themselves a self-appointed mission of conducting midnight sneak attacks stealing the personal property of politicians who favor taxation and the personal property of those who call for assertive government programs requiring taxation.

Only a handful of such attacks would lead to the noisiest cry ever for more protection for politicians and those in cahoots with politicians. Such a resounding cry by politicians and their cohorts for protection would lead to more oppressive legislation and greater expansion of police-state powers than ever before.

The public already knows that pursuing "an eye for an eye" against politicians and others who vote for taxation (other than voting such politicians out of office) is not the way to go. Yet by noisily trumpeting the obvious, we stay in rapport with the public while yet inviting everyone to look deeper at the immorality of taxation itself. Which politicians would dare come after those campaigning long and loud against retaliation for taxation?

There are numerous aspects to conducting such a campaign.

Citizen's committees can be set up in cities all over the United States for the specific purpose of opposing retaliation for taxation. There can be thousands of letters to editors, and news media contacts, and social media expositions regarding "heading off at the pass" any tendency people have to begin retaliating against politicians who tax, or against people who favor taxation.

Freedom candidates themselves can campaign loudly and constantly against retaliation for taxation. No matter that it's never been an issue on anyone's mind. It gets people thinking.

Bumper stickers can be printed up stating: "No retaliation for taxation!" and "Forgive the taxers!"

Petitions can be circulated in shopping malls and outside libraries favoring: "Clemency for politicians and others who vote for taxes!"

Issue ads can be purchased with bold headlines stating: "Retaliation for taxation is not the answer!"

All tools of the trade of issue-oriented campaigning can and should be used.

If we think of politicians being the original tricksters by hoodwinking people into supporting their ways, coyote campaigning is seen as a fun can't-lose approach ... tricking the trickster.

To understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

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