In case the name Joe Stack doesn’t ring a bell, read about his kamikaze attack on the IRS building in Austin.
And while some will say he’s deranged and others will question whether this could be counted as “domestic terrorism” – I’m inclined to believe that in the modern age of instantaneous journalism and a 24-hour news cycle- he’s just the start of a string of acts of frustration we’ll see over the next few years.
You didn’t know who Joe Stack was on Feb. 17, 2010 – but you do now. His message, as difficult as it is to accept by some, is that this is what people think they have to do to be heard.
Running for office isn’t an option- with the millions of dollars it takes and the hoops that are placed in front of people. Nope, much easier to blow things up. How many American’s had heard of Osama Bin Laden on Sept. 10, 2001- not near as many as after. It’s instant infamy.
Bin Laden said we had it coming. We’ve yet to accept that view- but, now, we’re starting to hear it from our own people- ones who’ve felt that the only option was to take things into their own hands.
I highly recommend you read the whole suicide note/manifesto- it’s only a few pages long- and consider his positions. Do you empathize at all with him?
Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self- serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.
And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!
How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is…
I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
Joe Stack (1956-2010) 02/18/2010
While tens of thousands of Americans die from lack of proper preventive medicine each year, while health insurance CEOs take home hundreds of millions in “salary” Congress does nothing-
Yet, when a few Toyotas crash- it’s a major investigation.
Yep, Joe Stack will have copy cats. How Joe Stack figures in the history books all will depend on how much longer the American people remain gullible.
Here’s our Dayton Grassroots Daily Show discussing the Stack Attack: